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Horkheimer, Max 1895-1973

Works: 1,436 works in 4,182 publications in 9 languages and 38,067 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Dedicatee, Recipient, Collector, Interviewee, Narrator, Adapter, wpr, coo, 070
Classifications: B3279.H8473, 193
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Eclipse of reason by Max Horkheimer( Book )

122 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horkheimer surveys and demonstrates the gradual ascendancy of Reason in Western philosophy, its eventual total application to all spheres of life, and what he considers its present reified domination
Between philosophy and social science : selected early writings by Max Horkheimer( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical theory; selected essays by Max Horkheimer( Book )

36 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialectic of enlightenment by Max Horkheimer( Book )

73 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This celebrated work is the keystone of the thought of the Frankfurt School. It is a wide-ranging philosophical and psychological critique of the Western categories of reason and nature, from Homer to Nietzsche
Dialektik der Aufklärung. Philosophische Fragmente by Max Horkheimer( Book )

186 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialektik der Aufklärung ist eine im Untertitel als Philosophische Fragmente bezeichnete Sammlung von Essays von Max Horkheimer und Theodor W. Adorno und gilt als eines der grundlegenden Werke zur Kritischen Theorie der Frankfurter Schule. Angesichts des Triumphs von Faschismus und monopolistischem Kapitalismus als neuen Herrschaftsformen, denen die Gesellschaft keinen nennenswerten Widerstand entgegensetzt, unterziehen die Autoren den Vernunftbegriff der Aufklärung einer radikalen Kritik. Sie formulieren die These, dass sich bereits am Beginn der Menschheitsgeschichte mit der Selbstbehauptung des Subjekts gegenüber einer bedrohlichen Natur eine instrumentelle Vernunft durchgesetzt habe, die sich als Herrschaft über innere und äußere Natur befestigte. Aufgrund dieses „Herrschaftscharakters“ der Vernunft sei die Aufklärung in Mythologie zurückgeschlagen. Die „Verschlingung von Mythos und Aufklärung“ (Habermas) habe einen universellen Selbstzerstörungsprozess der Aufklärung in Gang gesetzt. Diesem Prozess durch „Selbstbesinnung“ und Selbstkritik der Aufklärung Einhalt zu gebieten, ist ein zentrales Motiv der Autoren
Dialectic of enlightenment : philosophical fragments by Max Horkheimer( )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialectic of Enlightenment is undoubtedly the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Written during the Second World War and circulated privately, it appeared in a printed edition in Amsterdam in 1947. "What we had set out to do," the authors write in the Preface, "was nothing less than to explain why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism." Yet the work goes far beyond a mere critice of contemporary events. Historically remote developments, indeed, the birth of Western history and of subjectivity itself out of the struggle against natural forces, as represented in myths, are connected in a wide arch to the most threatening experiences of the present. The book analyzes such phenomena as the detachment of science from practical life, formalized morality, the manipulative nature of entertainment culture, and a paranoid behavioral structure, expressed in aggressive anti-Semitism, that marks the limits of enlightenment. The authors perceive a common element in these phenomena, the tendency toward self-destruction of the guiding criteria inherent in enlightenment thought from the beginning. Using historical analyses to elucidate the present, they show, against the background of a prehistory of subjectivity, why the National Socialist terror was not an aberration of modern history but was rooted deeply in the fundamental characteristics of Western civilization. Adorno and Horkheimer see the self-destruction of Western reason as grounded in a historical and fateful dialectic between the domination of external nature and society. They trace enlightenment, which split these spheres apart, back to its mythical roots. Enlightenment and myth, therefore, are not irreconcilable opposites, but dialectically mediated qualities of both real and intellectual life. "Myth is already enlightenment, and enlightenment reverts to mythology." This paradox is the fundamental thesis of the book. This new translation, based on the text in the complete edition of the works of Max Horkheimer, contains textual variants, commentary upon them, and an editorial discussion of the position of this work in the development of Critical Theory. -- from back cover
Critique of instrumental reason; lectures and essays since the end of World War II by Max Horkheimer( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawn & decline : notes 1926-1931 and 1950-1969 by Max Horkheimer( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionelle und kritische Theorie : vier Aufsätze by Max Horkheimer( Book )

66 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in German and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anfänge der Bürgerlichen Geschichtsphilosophie by Max Horkheimer( Book )

53 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La dialectique de la raison fragments philosophiques by Max Horkheimer( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische Theorie; eine Dokumentation by Max Horkheimer( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in German and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Max Horkheimer( Book )

48 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of previously unpublished papers. Pp. 165-183 contain the translation of two lectures delivered in 1943 outlining plans for a research project on antisemitism under the sponsorship of the American Jewish Committee and the Institute for Social Research at Columbia University. Declares that effective resistance to antisemitism depends on a scientific understanding of the mechanisms of antisemitic propaganda and the psychological needs to which it appeals. Pp. 587-592 contain protocols of discussions between Horkheimer and Adorno during their joint work on the chapter "Elemente des Antisemitismus" in "Dialektik der Aufklärung"
Zeugnisse, Theodor W. Adorno zum sechzigsten Geburtstag by Max Horkheimer( Book )

13 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a new manifesto by Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund Adorno( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A record of their discussions over three weeks in the spring of 1956, recorded with a view to writing a contemporary version of The Communist Manifesto, this conversation ranges across its central themes--theory and practice, labor and leisure, domination and freedom--in a register found nowhere else in their work. Amid a careening flux of arguments, aphorisms and asides, in which the trenchant alternates with the reckless, positions are swapped and contradictions unheeded resulting in a thrilling example of philosophy in action and a compelling map of a possible passage to a new world"--Page 4 of cover
Notizen 1950 bis 1969 und Dämmerung : Notizen in Deutschland by Max Horkheimer( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in German and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociologica II : Reden und Vorträge by Max Horkheimer( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wirtschaft, Recht und Staat im Nationalsozialismus : Analysen des Instituts für Sozialforschung, 1939-1942( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pp. 33-53: Die Juden und Europa
Gesammelte Schriften by Max Horkheimer( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialektik der Aufklärung : philosophische Fragmente by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

35 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Between philosophy and social science : selected early writings
Between philosophy and social science : selected early writingsDialectic of enlightenmentDialectic of enlightenment : philosophical fragmentsGesammelte SchriftenTowards a new manifestoGesammelte SchriftenIntroduction to critical theory : Horkheimer to Habermas
Alternative Names
Chorkchaïmer, Max 1895-1973

Chorkchajmer, Maks 1895-1973

Horḳhaimer, M. 1895-1973

Horḳhaimer, M. (Maḳs) 1895-1973

Horkhaimer, M. (Max), 1895-1973

Horḳhaimer, Maḳs, 1895-1973

Horkhaimeri, Mak̕s 1895-1973

Horkhajmer, Maks

Horkhajmer, Maks 1895-1973

Horkheimer-Adorno, .. 1895-1973

Horkheimer, M.

Horkheimer, M. 1895-1973

Horkheimer, Max

Horkheimeris Maksas

Horkheimers, Makss 1895-1973

Hôrqheimer, M. 1895-1973

Huokehaimo, Makesi 1895-1973

Hūrkhāymir, Māks 1895-1973

Khorkkhaĭmer, Maks 1895-1973

Ma ke si Huo ke hai mo 1895-1973

Makesi-Huokehaimo 1895-1973

Max Horkheimer deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe

Max Horkheimer Duits filosoof

Max Horkheimer Duitse filosoof en sosioloog

Max Horkheimer e dütsche Filosoof und Sozioloog

Max Horkheimer filosofo tedesco

Max Horkheimer German philosopher and sociologist

Max Horkheimer germana filozofo kaj sociologo

Max Horkheimer niemiecki filozof i socjolog

Max Horkheimer philosophe allemand

Max Horkheimer professor académico alemão

Max Horkheimer tysk professor

Maximus Horkheimer

Regius Heinrich

Regius, Heinrich 1895-1973

Μαξ Χορκχάιμερ

Макс Горкгаймер

Макс Хоркхаймер немецкий философ и социолог

Макс Хоркхајмер

Хоркхаймер, Макс 1895-1973

הורקהיימר, מקס

הורקהיימר, מקס 1895-1973

הורקהימר, מ.

מקס הורקהיימר

ماكس هوركهايمر، 1895-1973

ماكس هوركهايمر فيلسوف ألماني

ماکس هورکهایمر

막스 호르크하이머

호르크하이머, M. 1895-1973

호르크하이머, 막스 1895-1973


ホルクハイマー, M

ホルクハイマー, マックス

ホルクハイマー・マックス 1895-1973


霍克海默, 马克斯

霍克海默, 马克斯 1895-1973

霍克海默尔 1895-1973

马克斯・霍克海默 1895-1973