Reappraisals shifting alignments in postwar critical theory

Reappraisals is a provocative account of the development of modern critical theory in Germany and the United States. Focusing on the period since World War II, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores key debates on the function of critical theory, illuminating the diverse positions and alliances among the part...

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Main Author: Hohendahl, Peter Uwe
Format: eBook
Published: Ithaca Cornell University Press 1991, 1991
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Marx, the Frankfurt School, and West German history
  • 1. Neoromantic anticapitalism : Georg Lukács's search for authentic culture
  • 2. Art work and modernity : the legacy of Georg Lukács
  • 3. Autonomy of art : looking back at Adorno's aesthetische theorie
  • 4. Dialectic of Enlightenment revisited : Habermas's critique of the Frankfurt School
  • 5. Habermas's philosophical discourse of modernity
  • 6. The politicization of aesthetic theory : the debate in aesthetics since 1965
  • 7. Reappraisals of critical theory : the legacy of the Frankfurt School in America