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The Tragedy of Enlightenment : An Essay on the Frankfurt School - Paul Connerton

The Tragedy of Enlightenment

An Essay on the Frankfurt School

Paperback Published: 28th April 1980
ISBN: 9780521296755
Number Of Pages: 180

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First published in 1980, this essay on the Frankfurt School deals with one of the most important threads in the story of cultural migration from Europe which began in the 1930s. For long best known in the English-speaking world through the influence of Herbert Marcuse, the school played a unique role in the history of the intellectual emigration, since its core members, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, returned to Germany after the Second World War to reconstitute the Institute for Social Research, while the tradition has subsequently been renewed by a post-war generation centred around the social theorist Jurgen Habermas. The purpose of this book is to convey an overall sense of the continuities and discontinuities in the concerns of these representative figures over two generations. It seeks to do this by showing the way in which the experience of fascism shaped their interpretation of modern society as a whole, and by setting their work within the context of certain cultural conventions of German intellectual history.

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Horkheimer's critical theory
The critique of ideology
The dialectic of enlightenment
Technological rationality
Language and politics
Critique of critical theory
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521296755
ISBN-10: 0521296757
Series: Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 28th April 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.24

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