By Theodor Adorno,John Cumming
A vintage of twentieth-century notion, charting how society devours itself during the very rationality that was once intended to set it free
Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer are the top figures of the Frankfurt tuition and this booklet is their magnum opus. Dialectic of Enlightenment is among the such a lot celebrated works of recent social philosophy and maintains to provoke in its wide-ranging ambition.
Writing simply after global struggle II and reflecting at the paperwork and myths of nationwide Socialism and the inanity of the sunrise of consumerism, Adorno and Horkheimer addressed themselves to a question which went to the very center of the trendy age: ‘why mankind, rather than moving into a really human situation, is sinking right into a new type of barbarism’. Modernity, faraway from redeeming the guarantees and hopes of the Enlightenment, had led to the stultification of mankind and administered society, characterized through simulation and candy-floss leisure. Tracing humanity’s smooth fall to the very rationality that was once to be its liberation, the authors uncovered the domination and violence that underpin the Enlightenment project.
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