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Critical Theory: Meaning, Engagement and the Influence of Language with a focus on Structuralism and Deconstruction

  

 *Sangeeta Nath and **Dr. Shanthichitra

*Department of English, SRM University, Faculty of Science and Humanities, Kattankulathur- 603203. E-mail: nathsangeeta.2008@gmail.com

**Department of English, SRM University, Faculty of Science and Humanities, Kattankulathur- 603203. E-mail: hod.doe@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in

 

Abstract: In Philosophy and Social Sciences, Critical Theory has both a narrow and a broad meaning. “Critical Theory” in its narrowest sense designates several generations of German philosophers and social theorists in the Western European Marxist tradition known as the Frankfurt School. According to these theorists, a “critical” theory may be distinguished from a “traditional” theory according to a specific practical purpose: a theory is critical to the extent that it seeks human emancipation, “to liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them” (Horkheimer 1982). As these theories in its narrowest form seek to transform, alter and change all the practical purposes, new theories in its broadest form have been formulated.

Key Terms: Critical Theory, Language, Traditional, Structuralism, Deconstructionism

 

 

InternationaleJournal of Mathematical Sciences, Technology and Humanities
Volume
6, Issue
3, Pages:  63 - 66