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Dialectic of enlightenment : philosophical fragments

  title={Dialectic of enlightenment : philosophical fragments},
  author={M. Horkheimer and Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno and G. S. Noerr and E. Jephcott},
Dialectic of Enlightenment is undoubtedly the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Written during the Second World War and circulated privately, it appeared in a printed edition in Amsterdam in 1947. "What we had set out to do," the authors write in the Preface, "was nothing less than to explain why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism."Yet the work goes far beyond a mere critique of contemporary events… Expand
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