categorizing theorists

The general thrust of class discussion on Day 2 seemed to be toward identifying the traditions of
Dewey – Habermas
Heidegger – Derrida & Levinas.
I appreciated Paula’s mode of eliciting what we thought to build toward this knowledge rather than just telling us, but now I want to “just be told!” Does anyone have a sense of which category these different strands of theorizing belong to, and why? The four overall categories Paula identified in the syllabus are: liberal, marxist, feminist, and postcolonial theories of comm and media theory.
My guess {gulp} is that Dewey-Habermas are “liberal” and Heidegger – Levinas, Derrida are “marxist.”

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