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Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Hugh Grady

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical ... More


The Dialectic of Modernism

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer began to write their Dialectic of Enlightenment in 1941, they unintentionally provided a theory for the experience of exile in Southern California and for a ... More


Frankfurt Scholar

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes Erich Fromm’s life as a Frankfurt scholar. By 1929, Fromm’s experiment with the therapeuticum had ended, his marriage to Frieda Reichmann was deeply troubled, and his analysis ... More


The Psyche in Late Capitalism I: Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and the Crisis of Internalization

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Employs the drive theory developed in the first three chapters toward a reinterpretation of the culture industry thesis of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer.


“For We Born After”: The Challenge of Sustainable Critique

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Why is reification so resilient, and critique so difficult to sustain? Developing a critique of knowledge with its roots in Theodor Adorno’s Negative Dialectics, this chapter shows the depth of the ... More


I Against I: Stressing the Dialectic in the Dialectic of Enlightenment

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter advances three big claims. First, that Kant is the central interlocutor in Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment, and that this has not yet been recognized in the ... More


Idiosyncrasies: of Anti-Semitism

Jan Plug

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses and revisits the question of anti-Semitism as it emerges especially in the Dialectic of Enlightenment. Dialectic of Enlightenment, then, articulates the ... More


Art and Its Resistance to Society: Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the concept of the “culture industry,” as defined in Dialectic of Enlightenment, and on Theodor W. Adorno's Philosophy of Modern Music of 1949 and his late Aesthetic Theory of ... More


America as Wasteland in Detour: Film Noir and the Frankfurt School

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Eight analyzes Edgar Ulmer's classic film noir Detour and its bleak portrait of America as a land of frustrated desires and lost dreams. It explores the affinities between Detour and the ... More


The Always Unfinished Project of Modernity: The Fragile Life of Symbols

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines philosophers' view on the issue concerning symbolic forms and the unfinished project of modernity. Herbert Marcuse has developed a critique that takes note of the ways in which ... More


Reason in Exile: Critical Theory and Technological Society

Sheldon S. Wolin

Nicholas Xenos (ed.)

in Fugitive Democracy: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691133645
eISBN:
9781400883424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133645.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers a theory proposed by two writers Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno nearly a half-century ago, which set out a very different version of the future where the opportunity created ... More


Critique and Law: The Legacy of the Frankfurt School

Roger Cotterrell

in Law's Community: Legal Theory in Sociological Perspective

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264903
eISBN:
9780191682858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264903.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

What conceptual and methological issues arise in the attempt to develop a sociologically based moral critique of law? In this context, some important ideas of the German scholar Max Horkheimer on the ... More


Introduction

Martin Jay

in Reification: A New Look At An Old Idea

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320466
eISBN:
9780199851591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320466.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Although Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno's notion that “all reification is a forgetting” and Ludwig Wittgenstein's belief that “all knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgment” are outwardly ... More


The Dialectic of Modern Science: Brecht’s Galileo

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During his exile in Denmark, Bertolt Brecht selected Galileo Galilei, an early representative of modern science, as protagonist for a play that he began to write in October 1938. He represents ... More


Totality Fractured, Reconciliation Deferred: From Marx to Lukács, to Horkheimer and Adorno

Todd Hedrick

in Reconciliation and Reification: Freedom's Semblance and Actuality from Hegel to Contemporary Critical Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190634025
eISBN:
9780190634056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634025.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This chapter traces the influence trajectory of Hegel’s idea of freedom as reconciliation in the critical theory tradition, as it develops in the hundred-plus years after Hegel. Its interpretive ... More


Introduction

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The introduction notes that throughout the academy there continues to be an ongoing investment in the modernization thesis, which is alternately celebrated or condemned. Fortunately, two small groups ... More


Horkheimer and Adorno: The Totalitarian Face of the Dialectic of Enlightenment

Vincenzo Ferrone

in The Enlightenment: History of an Idea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175768
eISBN:
9781400865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175768.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the claim by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, articulated in their work Dialektik der Aufklärung that the Enlightenment underwent a dialectical reversal that paradoxically ... More


From Odysseus to Rotpeter: Adorno and Kafka, Mimicry and Happiness

Doug Haynes

in Modernism and Affect

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748693252
eISBN:
9781474412346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693252.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 10 considers an Adornian form of happiness that might be found in the correspondence between the poles of instinct and culture, a happiness that is not a simple return to nature but an ... More


Productive Pragmatism: Habits as Artifacts in Peirce and Dewey

Larry A. Hickman

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses criticisms and misconceptions on the pragmatist views of John Dewey and Charles Peirce. Classical pragmatists have always been incorrectly accused ... More


Perfect Is Dead: Karen Carpenter, Theodor Adorno, and the Radio; or, If Hooks Could Kill

Eric Lott

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter attempts to bring to bear one of the most severely unforgiving instruments of twentieth-century aesthetic judgment (the critique of culture-industry commodification articulated by Max ... More


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