The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Theory

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ISBN: 978-1-137-55800-8 (Print) 978-1-137-55801-5 (Online)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

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    Pages 1-14

    Introduction: What Is Critical Theory?

  3. The Hegelian-Marxist Roots of Critical Theory

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      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-42

      Critical Theory and Resistance: On Antiphilosophy and the Philosophy of Praxis

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      Pages 43-65

      Marx’s Influence on the Early Frankfurt School

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      Pages 67-85

      Lukács’ Theory of Reification and the Tradition of Critical Theory

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      Pages 87-108

      Totality, Reason, Dialectics: The Importance of Hegel for Critical Theory from Lukács to Honneth

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      Pages 109-133

      Why Students of the Frankfurt School Will Have to Read Lukács

  4. Critical Epistemology and the Aims of Social Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135

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      Pages 137-163

      Critical Theory and the Historical Transformations of Capitalist Modernity

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      Pages 165-184

      Critical Theory as Radical Comparative–Historical Research

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      Pages 185-206

      The Frankfurt School and the Critique of Instrumental Reason

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      Pages 207-229

      Materialism in Critical Theory: Marx and the Early Horkheimer

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      Pages 231-252

      Critique as the Epistemic Framework of the Critical Social Sciences

  5. The Sociology of Culture and Critical Aesthetics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253

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      Pages 255-278

      Theories of Culture in the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory

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      Pages 279-289

      Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory

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      Pages 291-308

      Art and the Concept of Autonomy in Adorno’s Kant Critique

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      Pages 309-327

      Judging by Refraining from Judgment: The Artwork and Its Einordnung

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      Pages 329-348

      Aesthetics as the Precondition for Revolution

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      Pages 349-365

      What Does It Mean To Be Critical? On Literary and Social Critique in Walter Benjamin

  6. Critical Social Psychology and the Study of Authoritarianism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 367-367

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      Pages 369-423

      Theory and Class Consciousness

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      Pages 425-441

      The Frankfurt School, Authority, and the Psychoanalysis of Utopia

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      Pages 443-462

      The Social Psychology of Critical Theory

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