Introduction to Critical Theory - Horkheimer to Habermas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745607696
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/21/1989
  • Pages: 520

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David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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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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