Introduction to Critical Theory: Horkheimer to Habermas / Edition 51

Introduction to Critical Theory: Horkheimer to Habermas / Edition 51

by David Held
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520041755

ISBN-13: 9780520041752

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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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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ISBN-13:
9780520041752
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/13/1980
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
497
Sales rank:
1,124,744
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

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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