Radical thinkers: Max Horkheimer's Critique of Instrumental Reason - video
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Max Horkheimer (front left), Theodor Adorno (front right), and Jürgen Habermas (in the background, right), in 1965 at Heidelberg.
Max Horkheimer 1895-1973. Neo-Marxist philosopher of the Frankfurt School. Horkheimer's work is marked by a concern to show the relation between affect (especially suffering) and concepts (understood as action-guiding expressions of reason). In this, he responded critically to what he saw as the one-sidedness of both neo-Kantianism (with its focus on concepts) and Lebensphilosophie (with its focus on expression and world-disclosure).
FREIHANDbuch: Theodor W. Adorno / Max Horkheimer - Dialektik der Aufklärung
[click on this image to find a clip which illustrates Max Horkheimer's (left) and Theodor W. Adorno (right) concept of the Culture industry]
neue Burse Max Horkheimer Str. 10-16-description of dorm at U of Wuppertal
The Who, What and Why of the Frankfurt School
The Who, What and Why of the Frankfurt School: Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno in 1964.
Kulturindustrie - Theodor W. Adorno & Max Horkheimer - 1974, 2012