The Frankfurt School Critique of Capitalist Culture
A Critical Theory for Post-democratic Society and Its Re-education
First published in 1998, this volume is an impressive contradictory cultural phenomenon. It addresses almost every existing contemporary school of thought whilst belonging completely to none of them through an absence of external signifiers. With remarkable erudition, Ronald Schindler reveals to official society the truth about itself through explorations of areas including the origins of dialectical intelligence, a metatheoretical reconstruction of Marxism, Habermas’ historical materialism and hermeneutics and political visions for the universities.
Table of Contents
1. The Dialectical Intelligence: Its Origins in German Philosophy. 2. Toward a Metatheoretical Reconstruction of Marxism. 3. Philosophy and Critico-Practical Activity. 4. Habermas’s Historical Materialism and Semiotic Phenomenology. 5. Contemporary Modalities of Alienated Consciousness. 6. False Consciousness: Ideology and Mental Pathology. 7. Materialist Phenomenology of Language. 8. Work and Communicative Competence. 9. Whither Critical Theory and its Exponents. 10. Hermeneutics and Political Visions for the Universities. 11. Toward a Post-Auschwitz Ethics. 12. Conclusions.
Ronald Jeremiah Schindler is also the author of Applied Social Sciences In The Plutocratic Era Of The United States.