Dialectic of Enlightenment : Philosophical Fragments ( Cultural Memory in the Present)

Dialectic of Enlightenment : Philosophical Fragments ( Cultural Memory in the Present)

by Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno
     
 

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This is a new, improved translation of the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Adorno and Horkheimer aimed "to explain why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism."See more details below

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This is a new, improved translation of the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Adorno and Horkheimer aimed "to explain why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism."

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In 1947, philosophers Horkheimer (1895-1973) and Adorno (1903-69) joined forces to explain why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism. They attribute the relapse into mythology not so much to the nationalist, pagan, or other modern mythologies concocted specifically to cause such a relapse, but to a fear of truth that petrifies enlightenment itself. Edmund Jephcott translates the German text from volume five of Horkheimer's collected works. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780804736329
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
04/22/2002
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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