June 29, 2022

The New Polis Is Now Also A Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal (Announcement)

The New Polis is now also a peer-reviewed academic journal. We announce the inaugural issue (vol. 1, no. 1) for the winter of 2022 entitled “Decoloniality and the Disintegration of Western Cognitive Empire: Rethinking Sovereignty and Territoriality in the 21st Century”. The issue is a compilation of papers and panel discussions for an online conference […]

The New Polis Journal (Announcement)

The New Polis, which launched operations in February 2018 as an academic blog or e-journal, will now as of January 2022 become a full-fledged, peer-reviewed academic journal . It will initially be published twice a year with a third annual edition added as the pace of submissions increases. The inaugural issue will include papers and presentations from […]

The Sociological Deficit Of Contemporary Critical Theory – Axel Honneth’s Theory Of Recognition, Part 3 (Piet Strydom)

The following is the third installment of a four-part series.The first can be found here, the second here. At this juncture several questions arise. The first one concerns social structure formation. Considering the conflictual process as one that involves a shift from historical events to the overarching process of the development of society, and considering further […]

The Sociological Deficit Of Contemporary Critical Theory – Axel Honneth’s Theory Of Recognition, Part 2 (Piet Strydom)

The following is the second installment of a four-part series. The first can be found here. Honneth’s Theoretical Solution to the Deficit Parameters of the Reconstruction For the task of reconstructing Honneth’s project of eliminating the sociological deficit of critical theory and eventually arriving at a critical assessment of it, there is no better perspective […]

The Missed Encounter Between Critical Theory And American Pragmatism (Daniel Tutt)

The German Frankfurt School theorist and philosopher Max Horkheimer’s Eclipse of Reason (1947) presents one of the most thorough and far-ranging critiques of American philosophy and of American thought ever written. But within months of the publication of this book its scathing critique would effectively terminate the spread of the Frankfurt School in American academic […]

The Affects Of May 1968 – On Liberal Subjectivity And Its Discontents (Roger Green)

Elliot Neaman closes his book, Free Radicals: Agitators, Hippies, Urban Guerrillas, and Germany’s Youth Revolt of the 1960s and 1970s, stating that the battles of the late 1960s persist today, “not on the streets this time, but rather [in disputes] over who has the power to interpret the past correctly” (212).  He claims that rather […]