Introduction to Critical Theory: Horkheimer to Habermas / Edition 51by David Held
Pub. Date: 10/13/1980
Publisher: University of California Press
In this book David Held provides a much-needed introduction to, and evaluation of, critical theory. He is concerned mainly with the thought of the Frankfurt school - Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, in particular - and with Habermas, one of Europe's leading contemporary thinkers.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Critical Theory: The Frankfurt School:.
1. The formation of the Institute of Social Research.
2. Class, Class Conflict and the Development of Capitalism:.
Critical theory and political economy.
3. The Culture Industry:.
Critical theory and aesthetics.
4. The Changing Structure of the Family and the Individual:.
Critical theory and psychoanalysis.
5. The Critique of Instrumental Reason:.
Critical theory and philosophy of history.
6. Horkheimer's Formulation of Critical Theory:.
Epistemology and method 1.
7. Adorno's Conception of Negative Dialectics:.
Epistemology and method 2.
8. Marcuse's Notions of Theory and Practice:.
Epistemology and method 3.
Part II: Critical Theory: Habermas:.
9. Introduction to Habermas.
10. Discourse, Science and Society.
11. Interests, Knowledge and Action.
12. The Reformulation of the Foundations of Critical Theory.
Part III: The Importance and Limitations of Critical Theory:.
13. An Assessment of the Frankfurt School and Habermas.
14. The concept of critical theory.
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