The Critical Theory of Society: The Longing for the Totally Other

  title={The Critical Theory of Society: The Longing for the Totally Other},
  author={Rudolf J. Siebert},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  pages={113 - 57}
  • R. Siebert
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Critical Sociology
This essay is concerned with the religious and theological dimension of Max Horkheimer's, Theodor W. Adorno's, and Walter Benjamin's and other theorists' critical theory of society. It aims at a new critical theory of religion, which would go beyond the religious and theological concerns of the critical theory of society. The essay concentrates on the way, in which the critical theorists of the first and second generation dealt with the modern dichotomy between the religious and the secular… 
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