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Are the justifications of an irrational society false?

I was reading a bit about Horkheimer, and at various times he claims that capitalist society is not rational, that society limits rational critique of reason, and that something in them should rebel ...
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Does critical theory have any implications for unfalisifiable theories?

As science pursues truth but is not independent of man, does the true nature of society, especially its economic base, bear on currently unfalisfiable physical theories? Horkheimer thinks that there ...
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Trying to understand Horkheimer/Adorno Dialectic of Enlightenment

In the 1969 preface to the addition of Dialectic of Enlightenment, Horkheimer/Adorno say, "Critical thought, which does not call a halt before progress itself, requires us to take up the cause of ...
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Is there a connection between Heidegger's "anxiety" and Horkheimer's "subjective reason"?

After reading "What is Metaphysics?" by Heidegger and "Eclipse of Reason" by Horkheimer, I'm left wondering if there is any apparent connection between how Heidegger described anxiety and Horkheimer's ...
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What would Adorno and Horkheimer say about modern pornography?

In the "Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception", Theodore Adorno and Max Horkheimer write that pop culture and mass media are tools of deception, used to manipulate the masses into ...
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Dialectic of Enlightment Prerequisites

I wanted to start reading Dialectic of Enlightenment by Adorno and Horkheimer. My question is simple: Which philosophers' works do I have to be familiar with to get a decent first time reading from it?...
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From a critical theory point of view, can philosophy itself be absorbed into the culture industry?

In the "Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception", Adorno and Horkheimer state that: Anyone who resists can only survive by fitting in. Once his particular brand of deviation from the ...
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Who/what was Horkheimer referring to when he said that "Reason, in destroying conceptual fetishes, ultimately destroyed itself."?

In his 1941 Paper "The End of Reason", Max Horkheimer states the following: Reason, in destroying conceptual fetishes, ultimately destroyed itself. On one hand, he seems to be referring the ...
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Dialectics of Enlightenment - Why is Enlightenment Myth and vice versa?

I've tried several times reading The Dialectics of Enlightenment, it is simply to dense for me and my grounding in philosophy is really not that strong. I've looked at the summary in SEP, and need ...
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