Critical Theory


Critical theory deals with the criticism of cultural institutions. This criticism is both negative and positive. In the words of John Dryzek, "a critical theory strives to interpret the condition of a group of sufferers, make plain to them the cause of their suffering, and by sketching a course of relief, demonstrate that their situation is not immutable". (Dryzek, 1990)

Web Resources

87 Texts Every Critical Theorist Needs to Read

Books & Chapters

Bohman, J. (2012). Critical Theory. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2012.). Retrieved from