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Of critical theory and its theorists

Author: Stephen Eric Bronner
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of Critical Theory and its Theorists is an overview of the entire Critical Theory Tradition. Filled with insights and historical narratives, the book covers the work of major philosphical thinkers such as Benjamin, Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse and Habermas and revisits the contributions of lesser-known figures such as Karl Korsch and Ernst Bloch. Bronner measures the writing of these theorists against each other,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Eric Bronner
ISBN: 0631187375 9780631187370 0631187383 9780631187387
OCLC Number: 28631415
Description: vi, 372 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Karl Korsch : Western Marxism and the origins of critical theory --
Philosophical anticipations : a commentary on the "Reification" essay of Georg Lukacs --
Utopian projections : in honor of Ernst Bloch --
Horkheimer's road --
Ontology and its discontents : unorthodox remarks on the philosophy of Martin Heidegger --
Reclaiming the fragments : on the Messianic materialism of Walter Benjamin --
Political aesthetics in retrospect : reflections on the expressionism debate and its contemporary relevance --
Dialectics at a standstill : a methodological inquiry into the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno --
Fromm in America --
Remembering Marcuse --
The anthropological break : Herbert Marcuse and the radical imagination --
Left instrumentalism : a critique of analytic and rational choice Marxism --
Jürgen Habermas and the language of politics --
Points of departure : sketches for a critical theory with public aims.
Responsibility: Stephen Eric Bronner.

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Contributes to the debate surrounding critical theory by providing interpretations of its most important representatives - including Adorno, Benjamin, Bloch, Fromm, Horkheimer and Marcuse. Bronner  Read more...

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