Critical theory

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-S015-1
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References and further reading

  • Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung (Journal of Social Research) (1932–42).

    (The house organ of the Institute for Social Research in which the members of the Frankfurt School published their most important theoretical work during the 1930s and the very early 1940s. Most of the essays translated in Horkheimer’s Critical Theory (1972) and in Marcuse’s Negations (1968) originally appeared here. The journal has a complicated publishing history. In 1932 it began being published by Hirschfeld Verlag, Leipzig. Between 1933 and 1940 it was published (in German) by Librairie Alcan, Paris. In 1939 it changed its name to Studies in Philosophy and Social Science and was published (in English) by The Institute for Social Research, Morningside Heights, New York City. The last issue appeared in 1942. In 1980 the Deutscher Taschenbuchverlag, Munich photomechanically reproduced all of the issues of the Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung/Studies in Philosophy and Social Science in a set of nine paperback volumes.)

  • Adorno, T. (1949) The Philosophy of Modern Music, trans. A.G. Mitchell and W.V. Blomster, London: Sheed & Ward, 1973.

  • Adorno, T. (1951) Minima Moralia, trans. E.F.N. Jephcott, London: New Left Books, 1974.

  • Adorno, T. (1966) Negative Dialectics, trans. E.B. Ashton, New York: Seabury Press, 1973.

  • Adorno, T.W. and Horkheimer, M. (1944) Dialectic of Enlightenment, trans. J. Cumming, New York: Herder & Herder, 1972.

  • Benhabib, S. (1986) Critique, Norm and Utopia, New York: Columbia University Press.

    (An especially full discussion of the Hegelian and Marxist background.)

  • Geuss, R. (1981) The Idea of A Critical Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Discusses concepts of ‘ideology’ and ‘real interests’ and the epistemology of a critical theory.)

  • Held, D. (1980) Introduction to Critical Theory, Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.

    (Best general introduction.)

  • Horkheimer, M. (1947) The Eclipse of Reason, New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Horkheimer, M. (1968) Critical Theory, trans. M.J. O’Connell, et al., New York: Herder & Herder, 1972.

    (Translation of the more important of Horkheimer’s essays from the 1930s, all originally published in Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung.)

  • Jay, M. (1973) The Dialectical Imagination, Boston, MA: Little, Brown.

    (Historical account of the Institute for Social Research.)

  • Marcuse, H. (1955) Eros and Civilization, Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

  • Marcuse, H. (1964) One-Dimensional Man, Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

  • Marcuse, H. (1968) Negations, trans. J.J. Shapiro, Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

    (Contains translations of the most important essays from the 1930s originally published in Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung.)

  • Marcuse, H. (1969) An Essay on Liberation, Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

  • Marcuse, H. (1972) Counter-Revolution & Revolt, Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

  • Theunissen, M. (1969) Gesellschaft und Geschichte (History and Society), Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

    (Best philosophical analysis.)

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