1st Edition

Hegel and the Frankfurt School

Edited By Paul Giladi Copyright 2021
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    This collection of original essays discusses the relationship between Hegel and the Frankfurt School Critical Theory tradition. The book’s aim is to take stock of this fascinating, complex, and complicated relationship. The volume is divided into five parts: Part I focuses on dialectics and antagonisms. Part II is concerned with ethical life and intersubjectivity. Part III is devoted to the logico-metaphysical discourse surrounding emancipation. Part IV analyses social freedom in relation to emancipation. Part V discusses classical and contemporary political philosophy in relation to Hegel and the Frankfurt School, as well as radical-democratic models and the outline and functions of economic institutions.


    Gordon Finlayson


    Eduardo Mendieta


    Paul Giladi

    Part I: Dialectics and Antagonisms

    1. The Antinomy of Modernism and Anti-Modernism in Adorno’s ‘Negative Dialectics’

    Espen Hammer

    2. Unsocial Society: Adorno, Hegel, and Social Antagonisms

    Borhane Blili-Hamelin and Arvi Särkelä

    Part II: Intersubjectivity and Ethical Life

    3. Reactualizing Hegel’s ‘Philosophy of Right’: Honneth and Habermas

    James Gledhill

    4. Second Nature and the Critique of Ideology in Hegel and the Frankfurt School

    Cat Moir

    Part III: Logic and Emancipatory Power

    5. Hegel’s Metaphysics and Social Philosophy: Two Readings

    Charlotte Baumann

    6. Hegel, Actuality, and the Power of Conceiving

    Victoria I. Burke

    Part IV: Social Freedom and Emancipation

    7. The Dragon Seed Project: Dismantling the Master’s House with the Master’s Tools?

    Paul Giladi

    8. The Passionate Nature of Freedom: From Hegel to Dewey and Adorno; From This to Another Country

    Federica Gregoratto

    Part V: Political Theory and Political Economy

    9. Critical Theory and / as Political Philosophy

    Jean-Philippe Deranty

    10. Hegelian Political Economy in the Frankfurt School: Friedrich Pollock

    Christopher Yeomans & Jessica Seamands


    Paul Giladi is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, and an honorary research fellow at the University of Sheffield. He has published articles in leading philosophy journals and edited collections on Hegel, pragmatism, critical social theory, feminism, and contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. Dr. Giladi is also the editor of Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism (Routledge, 2019), as well as the co-editor (with Nicola McMillan) of the forthcoming Routledge collection Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Recognition.