Uncategorized

From Critical Theory to Postmodernism – Foucault, Horkheimer and Adorno

E-Learning

Readings for this module.


Critical Theory and The Frankfurt School

Credit : The Frankfurt School facebook page.

The narrow sense of “Critical Theory” was coined by a group of  German philosophers and social theorists known as “the Frankfurt School”. This began with Horkheimer and Adorno and stretched to Marcuse and Habermas. They distinguished “critical”  from “traditional” theory saying that a theory is critical to the extent that it seeks human emancipation, “to liberate human beings from the circumstances that enslave them” (Horkheimer 1982, 244). In a broader sense critical theories aim to explain  all the circumstances that enslave humans. This group of thinkers is still active today.

View original post 5,138 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s