The Frankfurt School's Critique of Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Knowledge

@article{Jay1974TheFS,
  title={The Frankfurt School's Critique of Karl Mannheim and the Sociology of Knowledge},
  author={Martin Jay},
  journal={Telos},
  year={1974},
  volume={1974},
  pages={72 - 89}
}
  • M. Jay
  • Published 20 June 1974
  • History
  • Telos
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 the first floor of its soon-to-becompleted building on the Victoria-Allee. During the early thirties, in the period that began with Max Horkheimer's accession to the directorship and ended with the Institut's forced departure from Germany, the tenants were two scholars of considerable distinction. The first… 
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