Introduction to Critical Theory: From Horkheimer to Habermas

Held, David

Verlag: Hutchinson, 1980
ISBN 10: 0091389410 / ISBN 13: 9780091389413
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Inhaltsangabe: 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 traditions rarely studied in the Anglo-American world, the works of these authors are often misunderstood. In this book David Held provides a much-needed introduction to, and evaluation of, critical theory. He is concerned mainly with the thought of the Frankfurt school - Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, in particular - and with Habermas, one of Europe's leading contemporary thinkers.Several of the major themes considered are critical theory's relation to Marx's critique of the political economy, Freudian psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and the philosophy of history. There is also a discussion of critical theory's substantive contribution to the analysis of capitalism, culture, the family, and the individual, as well as its contribution to epistemology and methodology. Held's book will be necessary reading for all concerned with understanding and evaluating one of the most influential intellectual movements of our time.

Rezension: ?The best introduction to, and analysis of the work of the leading figures in the ?Frankfurt School? that has yet appeared. It should become the standard work in the field.? Political Studies

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?The book is clearly written, packed with information and biographical references, and most of all, well?organized.? Contemporary Sociology

?David Held?s book presents the major strands of critical theory in an accessible and comprehensive form ... a valuable presentation and evaluation of the thought of the Frankfurt School and some of its critics.? Political Studies

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Verlag: Hutchinson
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Held, David
Verlag: Hutchinson & Co., U.K. (1980)
ISBN 10: 0091389410 ISBN 13: 9780091389413
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Buchbeschreibung Hutchinson & Co., U.K., 1980. paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Cover is clean with several minor creases. Previous owner's name on the inside cover, pages white, bright and tight. Used. Artikel-Nr. 176360

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