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10. Unfinished taskssolidarity, resistance, and global society

10. Unfinished tasks: solidarity, resistance, and global society  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0011
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The Frankfurt School never really thought about the world beyond Europe, the Soviet Union, and the United States. But there exists a global totality in which the most basic principles of ... More
3. Critical theory and modernism

3. Critical theory and modernism  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0004
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The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the birth of an international avant-garde that focused upon alienation, standardization, and the liberation of the individual from constrictive ... More
4. Alienation and reification

4. Alienation and reification  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘Alienation and reification’ explores the concepts of alienation and reification in Karl Marx's Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, and how this affected 20th century Western ... More
5. Enlightened illusions

5. Enlightened illusions  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘Enlightened illusions’ examines Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment. The work shows how scientific (or instrumental) rationality expels freedom from historical process and ... More
3. Why does film music work?

3. Why does film music work?  

Kathryn Kalinak

in Film Music: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365685
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10.1093/actrade/9780195370874.003.0003
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Film music has power over its audience. Why? There is a body of theory about the sources of film's powers and pleasures, and the way in which they are tied to the presence of music in film. ... More
Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Stephen Eric Bronner

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Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction explores the concepts and themes that distinguished critical theory from its more traditional philosophical competitors. Critical ... More
1. The Frankfurt School

1. The Frankfurt School  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘The Frankfurt School’ provides a brief history of the formation of the Frankfurt School, and biographies of prominent members. The Frankfurt School grew out of the Institute for Social ... More
2. A matter of method

2. A matter of method  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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‘A matter of method’ outlines how the aims and methods of the Frankfurt school changed. The Frankfurt School took its inspiration from the intellectual framework provided by Western Marxism ... More
1. Habermas and Frankfurt School critical theory

1. Habermas and Frankfurt School critical theory  

James Gordon Finlayson

in Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776274
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.003.0001
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Habermas is known for being at the forefront of the second generation of Frankfurt School theorists. His work is an on-going response to the critical theory of the first generation of ... More
Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

Habermas: A Very Short Introduction  

James Gordon Finlayson

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May 2005
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840950.001.0001
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Habermas: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of Jürgen Habermas's forbiddingly complex philosophy using concrete examples. Habermas is arguably the most influential ... More
7. The happy consciousness

7. The happy consciousness  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0008
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‘The happy consciousness’ explores how happiness precludes progress, and how this can be overcome. For Hegel and the Frankfurt School, conformism and loss of individuality mark the happy ... More
6. The utopian laboratory

6. The utopian laboratory  

Stephen Eric Bronner

in Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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9780190692704
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10.1093/actrade/9780190692674.003.0007
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‘The utopian laboratory’ explores the notions of aesthetics and utopia. Friedrich Schiller introduced aesthetics as a utopian response to society. The Frankfurt School said that art should ... More
9. Schopenhauer's influence

9. Schopenhauer's influence  

Christopher Janaway

in Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775666
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802590.003.0009
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‘Schopenhauer's influence’ argues that Schopenhauer's lasting importance as a philosopher rests more on his manner of unfettered probing and blunt questioning, on his demolition of ... More

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