After Adorno Rethinking Music Sociology
... specifically, he sought to understand what he perceived as a transformation of consciousness, one that fostered authoritarian modes of ruling. To
this end, Adorno’s project begins philosophically with a critique of reason. It ends, one might argue, sociologically with a psycho-cultural study
of cons ...
NATURE, SOCIOLOGY, AND THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL By Ryan
... Paradigm (HEP)—an anthropocentric conceptual framework in which humans were viewed and
studied as exempt from the global ecosystem—which some sociologists hoped to replace with
their environmentally-conscious, New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) (Catton and Dunlap 1980).
Straightforwardly, Dunlap and Catt ...
The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory
... Marxism and its historical applications explain some of the hardest confrontations
on economic themes within the Institute, such as the case of Pollock’s criticism of
Grossman’s standard view on the pauperization of capitalism. This particular
confrontation led Grossman to leave the Institute. Pollo ...
Chapter 1 Habermas and Frankfurt School critical theory
... Generally it meant that the task of theory was practical, not just
theoretical: that is, it should aim not just to bring about correct
understanding, but to create social and political conditions more
conducive to human ﬂourishing than the present ones. More
speciﬁcally, it meant that the theory had ...
The Ethic of Care and the Dialectic of Enlightenment
... corpus, as enmeshed in a complex network of relations crucial for the existence of
each one, they need to appeal to their self-interest so as to create abstract principles
applicable to alike circumstances.
Max Horkheimer (February 14, 1895 – July 7, 1973) was a German Jewish philosopher and sociologist who was famous for his work in critical theory as a member of the 'Frankfurt School' of social research. His most important works include The Eclipse of Reason (1947), ""Between Philosophy and Social Science"" (1930–1938) and, in collaboration with Theodor Adorno, The Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947). Through the Frankfurt School, Horkheimer planned, supported and made other significant works possible.