The Frankfurt School: Philosophy and (political) economy

Matthias Rothe (Editor), Bastian Ronge (Editor)

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The following introduction has two parts: the first part provides a sketch of the Frankfurt School’s history, highlighting the circumstances under which the authors discussed in this issue engaged philosophically with matters of economy. We thereby follow the prevailing periodization, starting with the school’s foundation in 1924 and ending with Theodor W. Adorno’s death in 1969 and the school’s preliminary dissolution. The second part of the introduction explores the legacy of the Frankfurt School’s philosophical critique of economy. Max Horkheimer’s writings thereby serve as a model case for such a critique and become the point of departure for the discussion of contemporary critical theories of the economic.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHistory of the Human Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2016


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