Chapter 9. Critical Theory

  1. Robert C. Solomon and
  2. David Sherman
  1. David Sherman

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997093.ch10

The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy

How to Cite

Sherman, D. (2003) Critical Theory, in The Blackwell Guide to Continental Philosophy (eds R. C. Solomon and D. Sherman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997093.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631221241

Online ISBN: 9780470997093

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Keywords:

  • critical theory;
  • interdisciplinary materialism;
  • disintegrative dialectics;
  • marxists;
  • metaphysics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Background

  • 1930–7: Interdisciplinary Materialism and Disintegrative Dialectics

  • 1937–1940: Critical Theory

  • 1940–5: The Critique of Instrumental Reason

  • 1945–70: Theory and Practice in a One-Dimensional Society

  • Conclusion