Frankfurt School

From Metapedia

Jump to: navigation, search
Frankfurt School 1924-1933

The Frankfurt School is a Marxist affiliated school of social theory and philosophy. Their origins go back to the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt. "Frankfurt School" is used as a term for thinkers affiliated with the Institute for Social Research or influenced by them.

Contents

History of the Frankfurt School

The first generation of the Frankfurt School were all Jews and the Institute of Social Research itself was funded by a Jewish millionaire, Felix Weil. It was created during the Weimar Republic and soon become very influential. The Frankfurt School was perceived as a communist organization and closed down within six weeks of Hitler’s ascent to power. It migrated to the United States (until after World War II) where it was also widely perceived as a communist front organization.[1]

Prominent members of the Frankfurt school include Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Friedrich Pollock, Erich Fromm, Walter Benjamin, and Jürgen Habermas.

Ideology and influence

Critical theory is the name applied to the theoretical perspective of the Frankfurt School. It and its influence is discussed in the article on Cultural Marxism

See also

External links

References

  1. Kevin B. MacDonald. The Culture of Critique. 1998, 2002. 1st Books Library.
Personal tools