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What would Adorno and Horkheimer say about modern pornography?

The question is interesting although it is difficult to answer from the position of the two mentioned philosophers and perhaps too complicated for this site and format. Modern mass/popular culture ...
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Trying to understand Horkheimer/Adorno Dialectic of Enlightenment

I linked another answer of mine in the comments, which should clarify some aspects of the question. The point is that enlightenment, which proliferated freedom, lead to institutional and moral ...
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Who/what was Horkheimer referring to when he said that "Reason, in destroying conceptual fetishes, ultimately destroyed itself."?

I do not think that Horkheimer is referring specifically to neo-positivism. Compare with : Max Horkheimer & Theodor Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments (1944-1947). The ...
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From a critical theory point of view, can philosophy itself be absorbed into the culture industry?

I think this was a motivation for some artists to create works that couldn't be commodified, for example the arte povera movement in Italy. Horkheimer does write in the Culture Industry: The ...
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Dialectic of Enlightment Prerequisites

I think the text would be challenging to an undergraduate unless a lecturer provided context and exegesis. Some philosophical texts, such as Descartes' Meditations and Locke's Essay concerning Human ...
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