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Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought
  • M. Jay
  • History, Sociology
  • 1 December 1994
Long considered 'the noblest of the senses', vision has increasingly come under critical scrutiny by a wide range of thinkers who question its dominance in Western culture. These critics of vision,Expand
The dialectical imagination : a history of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950
Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, Max Horkheimer, Franz Neumann, Theodor Adorno, Leo Lowenthal--the impact of the Frankfurt School on the sociological, political, and cultural thought of the twentiethExpand
Marxism and Totality: The Adventures of a Concept from Lukács to Habermas
  • M. Jay
  • Philosophy, Sociology
  • 4 October 1984
Totality has been an abiding concern from the first generation of Western Marxists, most notably Lukacs, Korsch, Gramsci, and Bloch, through the second, exemplified by the Frankfurt School, Lefebvre,Expand
Reification: A New Look At An Old Idea
List of Contributors Introduction MARTIN JAY Reification and Recognition: A New Look at an Old Idea AXEL HONNETH Comments JUDITH BUTLER RAYMOND GEUSS JONATHAN LEAR Rejoinder AXEL HONNETH Index
The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950.
antihistorical premises. The only constant, he argued, was man's ability to create himself anew. "Anthropogenesis," to use a later commentator's term, 66 was the only human nature Marx allowed. HereExpand
The Dialectical Imagination
The legitimacy of the modern age
In this major work, Blumenberg takes issue with Karl Lowith's well-known thesis that the idea of progress is a secularized version of Christian eschatology, which promises a dramatic interventionExpand
The Frankfurt School's Critique of Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Knowledge
  • M. Jay
  • Sociology
  • Telos
  • 20 June 1974
In its initial contract with the Education Ministry of the city of Frankfurt signed in 1923, the Institut für Sozialforschung agreed to provide office space for two university professors on theExpand