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The Frankfurt School: Philosophy and (political) economy A thematic introduction by the editors (2016)


The following introduction has two parts: the first part provides a sketch of the Frankfurt School’s history, highlighting the circumstances under which the authors discussed in this issue engaged philosophically with matters of economy. We thereby follow the prevailing periodization, starting with the school’s foundation in 1924 and ending with Theodor W. Adorno’s death in 1969 and the school’s preliminary dissolution. The second part of the introduction explores the legacy of the Frankfurt School’s philosophical critique of economy. Max Horkheimer’s writings thereby serve as a model case for such a critique and become the point of departure for the discussion of contemporary critical theories of the economic.

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Authors & Contributors
Manfred Gangl
Carlo Altini
Josephson-Storm, Jason A.
Rick Kuhn
Flodin, Camilla
Videla, Juan Daniel
History of the Human Sciences
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Psychoanalysis and History
History of Psychiatry
State University of New York Press
University of Illinois at Urbana
New School for Social Research
University of Toronto Press
University of Chicago Press
Cambridge University Press
Human sciences
Social sciences
Adorno, Theodor W.
Horkheimer, Max
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Pollock, Frederick (1845-1937)
Weber, Max
Schelling, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
18th century
Great Britain
Institut für Sozialforschung, Frankfurt am Main

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