Max Horkheimer (1895-1973), one of the founders of critical theory and a sometime colleague of Herbert Marcuse, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin, has become a subject of renewed attention and appreciation in Germany in the last decade. This collection of essays by German and American scholars will help familiarize English-speaking readers with the most important results of this recent work and, in conjunction with a companion volume of Horkheimer's essays, Between Philosophy and Social Science, should provide a much fuller and deeper picture of his role in the history of modern social theory.
About the Editor
Seyla Benhabib is Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and author of The Claims of Culture: Equality and Diversity in the Global Era and other books.
"An anthology of considerable quality.... On Max Horkheimeris an anthology of more than historical interest. Horkheimer wasa thinker who asked, even when he failed adequately to answer,questions concerning the intellectual credentials and moral statusof a social theory that aspires to be critical as well asinterpretive. These are questions that have lost none of theirrelevance.... Horkheimer remains a figure to be reckoned with."
—David Levy, Times Higher Education Supplement