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Introduction to Critical Theory: Horkheimer to Habermas

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The writings of the critical theorists caught the imagination of students and intellectuals in the 1960s and 1970s. They became a key element in the formation and self-understanding of the New Left, and have been the subject of continuing controversy. Partly because of their rise to prominence during the political turmoil of the sixties, and partly because they draw on tra ...more
Paperback, 497 pages
Published October 13th 1980 by University of California Press (first published January 15th 1980)
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Karl Steel
I believe there's a 1990 edition where, presumably, Held takes account of the relations between poststructuralism (and its iterations) and critical theory. But I'd say that this edition (1980) may be stronger for not having this material in it, as it becomes all the more astonishing how much poststructuralism--including its feminist versions--owes to critical theory. There are differences, of course (see Held's (approving?) account of Marcuse on mastering 'nature'); but the differences are not o ...more
Membaca buku ini harus didahului pemahaman tentang pemikiran Karl Marx. Jika tidak, mungkin akan menemui sedikit kesulitan memahami pemikiran para kaum Frankfurt School. Held menjelaskan secara sistematis pemikiran Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse dan Habermas secara diakronis. Buku ini menyita banyak atensi dan waktu untuk memahaminya. Namun bisa dikatakan cukup 'thorough', detail dan lengkap untuk mengkaji perkembangan teori kritis.
Jess Gulbranson
Very dense, but the summation of Adorno's aesthetic theory is fucking mind-blowing.
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