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 tuition, the circle of German-Jewish lecturers who sought to diagnose-and, if in any respect attainable, cure-the ills of society, relatively fascism and capitalism. during this ebook, Stephen Eric Bronner presents sketches of major 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 gentle at the cluster of innovations and topics that set severe idea except its extra conventional philosophical opponents. Bronner explains and discusses suggestions comparable to procedure and service provider, alienation and reification, the tradition and repressive tolerance, non-identity and utopia. He argues for the creation of latest different types and views for illuminating the hindrances to innovative swap and focusing upon hidden transformative percentages. just a critique of severe thought can render it salient for a brand new age. that's accurately what this very brief creation provides.

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