On Max Horkheimer: New Perspectives

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Max Horkheimer (1895-1973), one of the founders of critical theory and a sometime colleague of Herbert Marcuse, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin, has become a subject of renewed attention and appreciation in Germany in the last decade. This collection of essays by German andAmerican scholars will help familiarize English-speaking readers with the most important results of this recent work and, in conjunction with a companion volume of Horkheimer's essays, BetweenPhilosophy and Social Science, should provide a ...

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Max Horkheimer (1895-1973), one of the founders of critical theory and a sometime colleague of Herbert Marcuse, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin, has become a subject of renewed attention and appreciation in Germany in the last decade. This collection of essays by German andAmerican scholars will help familiarize English-speaking readers with the most important results of this recent work and, in conjunction with a companion volume of Horkheimer's essays, BetweenPhilosophy and Social Science, should provide a much fuller and deeper picture of his role in the history of modern social theory.

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German and American scholars present 15 essays on German philosopher Horkheimer (1895-1973), one of the founders of critical theory. They cover his early work building a new relationship between philosophy and the social sciences, and his later development of a critical social theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Seyla Benhabib is Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at YaleUniversity and author of The Claims of Culture: Equality and Diversity in the GlobalEra and other books.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Max Horkheimer : Between Philosophy and Social Science 1
I Science, Methodology, and Research Paradigms in the Development of Horkheimer's Work
2 Max Horkheimer's Intellectual Physiognomy 25
3 Remarks on the Development of Horkheimer's Work 49
4 Dialectical Positivism of Happiness: Horkheimer's Materialist Deconstruction of Philosophy 67
5 The Program of Interdisciplinary Research and the Beginnings of Critical Theory 99
6 The Idea of a Critical Theory and Its Relation to Philosophy 127
7 Stranded at the Crossroads of Dehumanization: John Desmond Bernal and Max Horkheimer 153
II Reason, Domination, and the Fate of Emancipation in Horkheimer's Mature Work
8 Max Horkheimer and the Sociological Deficit of Critical Theory 187
9 Critical Theory and Political Economy 215
10 The Long Friendship: On Theoretical Differences between Adorno and Horkheimer 257
11 Max Horkheimer and the Moral Philosophy of German Idealism 281
12 "Mystical Aura": Imagination and the Reality of the "Maternal" in Horkheimer's Writings 309
13 Reason and the "Other": Horkheimer's Reflections on Anti-Semitism and Mass Annihilation 335
14 Mass Culture and Aesthetic Redemption: The Debate between Max Horkheimer and Siegfried Kracauer 364
15 The Failure of Self-Realization: An Interpretation of Horkheimer's Eclipse of Reason 387
Bibliography of Max Horkheimer's Works 413
Acknowledgments 421
Contributors 423
Index 427
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