Essential Frankfurt School Reader

ISBN-10: 0826401945
ISBN-13: 9780826401946
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 8/1/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The Frankfurt School of philosophers, aestheticians, sociologists, and political scientists (including Theodore W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm, and Herbert Marcuse) represents one of the most interesting and unique intellectual events of the twentieth century. Editors Arato and Gebhardt offer major introductions to the three sections that comprise the Reader, in which they seek to place to historical development of the School's thought and to deonstrate its complexity, while investigating its influence on various disciplines. Paul Piccone has written the General Introduction.

Andrew Arato is Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor of Political and Social Theory at the New School for Social Research and founding editor of the journal Constellations. He has advised constitution makers in Nepal and the Hungarian parliament, and his books include Civil Society and Political Theory; Civil Society, Constitution, and Legitimacy; From Neo-Marxism to Democratic Theory; The Young Luk�cs and the Origins of Western Marxism; and Habermas on Law, Democracy, and Legitimacy.

Preface
General Introduction: Paul Piccone
Political Sociology and Critique of Politics
Introduction
The End of Reason: Horkheimer
Changes in the Structure of Political Compromise: Kircheimer
State Capitalism: Its Possibilities adn Limitations: Pollock
The Authoritarian State: Horkheimer
Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda: Adorno
Some Social Implications of Modern Technology: Marcuse
Notes
Theory and Cultural Criticism
Introduction
Introductory note by Eike Gebhardt
Edward Fuchs: Collector and Historian: Benjamin
The Author as Producer: Benjamin
On the Fetish Character in Music and the Regression of Listening: Adorno
Commitment: Adorno
Knut Hamsun: Lowenthal
A Critique of Methodology
Introduction
On the Problem of Truth: Horkheimer
A Note on Dialectic: Marcuse
The Sociology of Knowledge and its Consciousness: Adorno
On Science and Phenomenology: Marcuse
The Method and Function of an Analytic Social Psychology: Fromm
Subject and Object: Adorno
Notes
Biographical Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgements

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