The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory

by Fred (University of Notre Dame, Indiana) Rush

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series

The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory Synopsis

Critical Theory constitutes one of the major intellectual traditions of the twentieth century, and is centrally important for philosophy, political theory, aesthetics and theory of art, the study of modern European literatures and music, the history of ideas, sociology, psychology, and cultural studies. In this volume an international team of distinguished contributors examines the major figures in Critical Theory, including Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Benjamin, and Habermas, as well as lesser known but important thinkers such as Pollock and Neumann. The volume surveys the shared philosophical concerns that have given impetus to Critical Theory throughout its history, while at the same time showing the diversity among its proponents that contributes so much to its richness as a philosophical school. The result is an illuminating overview of the entire history of Critical Theory in the twentieth century, an examination of its central conceptual concerns, and an in-depth discussion of its future prospects.

The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory Press Reviews

Contributions from major scholars include useful comparative treatments, tracings of the legacies of Marx and Freud, discussions of neglected figures such as Franz Neumann, and interrogations of critical theoryas political efficacy and future. CHOICE May 2005

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521816601
Publication date: 26th August 2004
Author: Fred (University of Notre Dame, Indiana) Rush
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Philosophy,

About Fred (University of Notre Dame, Indiana) Rush

Fred Rush is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His main research interests are in Kant, post-Kantian German Philosophy, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy.

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