Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Eric Bronner


serious idea emerged within the Nineteen Twenties from the paintings of the Frankfurt institution, the circle of German-Jewish teachers who sought to diagnose-and, if in any respect attainable, cure-the ills of society, quite fascism and capitalism. during this e-book, Stephen Eric Bronner presents sketches of top representatives of the serious culture (such as George Lukács and Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas) in addition to lots of its seminal texts and empirical investigations. This Very brief Introduction sheds mild at the cluster of suggestions and topics that set serious idea except its extra conventional philosophical rivals. Bronner explains and discusses techniques corresponding to technique and corporation, alienation and reification, the tradition and repressive tolerance, non-identity and utopia. He argues for the advent of recent different types and views for illuminating the stumbling blocks to innovative switch and focusing upon hidden transformative percentages. just a critique of severe concept can render it salient for a brand new age. that's accurately what this very brief creation provides.

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