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  Frankfurt School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "Frankfurt School" is an informal term used to designate the thinkers affiliated with the Institute for Social Research or influenced by them: it is not the title of any institution, and the main thinkers of the Frankfurt School did not use the term to describe themselves.
The Frankfurt School gathered together dissident Marxists, severe critics of capitalism who believed that some of Marx's alleged followers had come to parrot a narrow selection of Marx's ideas, usually in defense of orthodox Communist or Social-Democratic parties.
Frankfurt School critical theory has influenced some segments of the Left wing and leftist thought (particularly the New Left).
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 Frankfurt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From 855 to 1792 Frankfurt was the electoral city for the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Frankfurt is also home to many cultural and educational institutions, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, many museums, most of them lined up along the Main river on the Museumsufer (museum embankment), and a large botanical garden, the Palmengarten.
Frankfurt managed to remain neutral during the Thirty Years' War, but it suffered from the bubonic plague that was brought to the city by refugees.
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 Info and facts on 'Frankfurt School'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Frankfurt School (additional info and facts about Frankfurt School) is a school of neo-Marxist (An advocate of Marxism) social theory (additional info and facts about social theory), social research (additional info and facts about social research), and philosophy (The rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics).
This stance helped prepare the way for the fourth, current phase of the Frankfurt School, shaped by the communication theory (The discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)) of Habermas.
Frankfurt School critical theory (additional info and facts about critical theory) has influenced some segments of the Left wing (Those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare) and leftist thought (particularly the New Left (additional info and facts about New Left)).
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 Talk:Frankfurt School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While many people blame the Frankfurt school for all sorts of things, including probably emergence of what you call counterculture, I am hard pressed to see the founder of dianetics to be the leading representant of such a view.
The first is that the intellectual perspective of the Frankfurt School is really a romantic, elitist critique of mass culture dressed-up in neo-Marxist clothing: what really bothers the critical theorists in this view is not social oppression, but that the masses like Ian Fleming and The Beatles instead of Samuel Beckett and Webern.
He feels the Frankfurt School is evidence of Jewish attempts to diminish the abilities of non-jews to thrive, and defend themselves against Judaism.
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 Learn more about Frankfurt School in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From these thoughts it was but a short step to the third phase of the Frankfurt School, which coincided with the postwar period, particularly from the early 1950s to the middle 1960s.
During this period the Institute of Social Research was re-established in Frankfurt (although many of its associates remained in the United States), with the task not merely of continuing its research but of becoming a leading force in the sociological education and democratization of West Germany.
Frankfurt School critical theory has influenced some segments of Left wing and thought (particularly the New Left).
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 Frankfurt School
Frankfurt is simultaneously Germany's financial capital and a longstanding centre of anti-capitalist theory.
Most famously, it gave the world the 'Frankfurt School' of Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer et al: neo-Marxist thinkers who fled Nazism and landed up in Southern California, where their eyes and ears were affronted by the kitsch outpoutings of Hollywood's dream-factory.
Today, the Frankfurt School is mostly remembered for its snooty attitude towards popular culture, which it regarded as the 20th century's opiate-of-the-people, a soul-degrading inferior to High Modernism.
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 !Cultural Studies and FS: McGuigan reader [cta] - Title
My argument is that the Frankfurt school is extremely useful for analyzing the current forms of culture and society because of their focus on the intersections between technology, the culture industries, and the economic situation in contemporary capitalist societies.
During the 1930s, the Frankfurt school developed a critical and transdisciplinary approach to cultural and communications studies, combining critique of political economy of the media, analysis of texts, and audience reception studies of the social and ideological effects of mass culture and communications.
The Frankfurt school were one of the first neo-Marxian groups to examine the effects of mass culture and the rise of the consumer society on the working classes which were to be the instrument of revolution in the classical Marxian scenario.
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 Critical theory (Frankfurt School) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is a discussion of critical theory as the phrase is used by the Frankfurt School.
It also, especially in the Frankfurt School version, meant critiquing the existing social reality in terms of the potential for human freedom and happiness that existed within that same reality (e.g.
that of the Frankfurt School, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, and feminist theory, that has in common the critique of domination, an emancipatory interest, and the fusion of social/cultural analysis, explanation, and interpretation with social/cultural critique.
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 Frankfurt International School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Frankfurt International School (also known as FIS) is a private school in Oberursel, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Founded in 1961, it is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The school's main curriculum is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which allows many of its 1700 students to go on to study at some of the most prestigious universities in the wold, including Oxford, Cambridge and Durham.
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 Illuminations: Kellner
The Frankfurt School was perhaps the first group to undertake, in conjunction with Paul Lazarsfeld, systematic critical inquiries into the roles of mass communications and culture in contemporary societies, and inaugurated research into the authoritarian personality that drew heavily on Freudian theory.
The overall impression that emerges is that the Frankfurt School never really realized their project of developing an interdisciplinary theory of the present age and that Horkheimer and Adorno were more interested in engaging in purely theoretical projects, such as the studies that constituted _Dialectic of Enlightenment_, rather than carrying out interdisciplinary research.
Yet the "Frankfurt School" emerges not so much as a "school," with a set method, doctrine, and defining positions as a group of individuals, often with their own interests and agendas, which sometimes coalesced and sometimes diverged.
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 Encyclopedia: Frankfurt School
Neo-Marxism was a 20th century school that harked back to the early writings of Marx before the influence of Engels which focused on dialectical idealism rather than dialectical materialism, and thus rejected the economic determinism of early Marx, focusing instead on a non-physical, psychological revolution.
The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (commonly called the University of Frankfurt) was founded in 1914 as a Citizens University, which means that while it was a State university of Prussia, it had been founded and financed by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt am...
Maximilian Weber (April 21, 1864 – June 14, 1920) was a German political economist and sociologist who is considered one of the founders of the modern, antipositivistic study of sociology and public administration.
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 Marxist Media Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Frankfurt School of 'critical theory' was regarded by orthodox Marxists as 'revisionist' partly because it criticised economism and crude materialism, and partly because of its eclecticism.
The Frankfurt School was influenced by predominantly conservative notions of 'mass society', though it gave this perspective a leftist slant (Bennett 1982: 42).
The Frankfurt School's focus on ideology helped to undermine economism, but it was criticized by other Marxists for elitism and for Hegelian idealism (Bennett 1982: 47).
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 Frankfurt School --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An early medieval settlement of Franconian colonists and traders, Frankfurt was chartered in 1253 and joined the Hanseatic League in 1368.
The early schools of thought each presented a systematic formulation of sociology that implied possession of exclusive truth and that involved a conviction of the need to destroy rival systems.
Analyzes the position of Frankfurt school on the matter and argues that the application of psychoanalytical theory to understand advertising is problematic.
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 Frankfurt School. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Leading members, such as Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and Herbert Marcuse, influenced by aspects of psychoanalysis and existentialism, developed a version of Marxism known as “critical theory.”; They formulated influential aesthetic theories and critiques of capitalist culture.
After a period of exile in the United States because of the Nazis, the institute returned in 1949 to Frankfurt, where Jürgen Habermas became its most prominent figure.
See M. Jay, The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research 1923–1950 (1973); R. Geuss, The Idea of a Critical Theory: Habermas and the Frankfurt School (1981).
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 Frankfurt School
Weil was the son of a wealthy grain merchant, and had studied with Karl Korsch, for whom he wrote a dissertation on the various plans for socializing the economy and the contemporary debates over socialism.
The positivistic schools which root their theories in isolated facts are also criticized for their unsupportable metaphysical presuppositions and methodological limitations (p.
In November, 1951, with the help of the city of Frankfurt and of the American High Commissioner, John McCloy, the Institut fur Sozialforschung re-established itself in Frankfurt under the leadership of Max Horkheimer, assisted by Theodor Adorno.
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 Learn German in Germany - Language School in Frankfurt
Our language school is situated in a charming neighbourhood close to downtown Frankfurt; it is an area full of pubs and traditional cafes, where you'll find some of the most interesting museums "just around the corner".
The Frankfurt we know today is the result of a blend of many smaller municipalities; and still, one doesn't have the feeling of being in such a large city.
Frankfurt is a bustling city with an important cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes and sights and a wild nightlife.
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 RECENT PHILOSOPHY: The Frankfurt School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The project of the Frankfurt School was to develop a critical theory of contemporary society that would combine philosophy, social theory, economics, and cultural criticism in a new type of interdisciplinary theory.
Members of the Frankfurt School developed highly provocative and original perspectives on contemporary society and culture, including analyses of fascism, state monopoly capitalism, the culture industries, advanced industrial society, and the high-tech and consumer society that we currently find ourselves in.
Drawing on Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and Weber, the Frankfurt School synthesized philosophy and social theory to develop a critical theory of contemporary society.
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 Joel Kovel on the Frankfurt School (by L. Proyect)
Joel was strongly influenced by the Frankfurt School in the early 1970s when he was in training as a psychiatrist.
He now views the Frankfurt school as having a fundamental weakness in its inability to ground social transformation in the working class.
The "postscarcity" framework of the Frankfurt school now seems dated as the economic crisis of the past 20 years has gnawed away at the living conditions of European and American workers.
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Associated with Frankfurt University in the 1920s and early 1930s and again in the 1950s through the 1960s (with a Nazi era exile in Geneva and at Columbia University and a post-war stay in California), the Frankfurt School thinkers produced an innovative blend of radical philosophy and social science.
The Frankfurt School was a tight network of independent radical philosophers, economists and sociologists associated with the German Institute for Social Research — essentially a Marxist think tank bankrolled by the radical son of a German millionaire grain merchant (Wiggershaus, 1994; Jay, 1973).
And while sociological schools of thought and theoretical traditions are sometimes organized around particular individuals such as Parsons or Garfinkel (although sociological schools of thought are rarely named after people as is the case in psychoanalysis), most prestigious sociologists are employed in departments housed at decentralized universities or colleges that control their own hiring.
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 The Frankfurt School -- Philosophy Books and Online Resources
The Frankfurt School was an academic community composed of, among others: Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, and Walter Benjamin.
The Frankfurt school is not a place, but a school of thought, a group of similar theories that focus on the same topic.
The thought of the Frankfurt school is a dialogue, that resulted after Karl Marx added his proverbial "two cents" to the ongoing conversation of philosophy.
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