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Toward a Concrete Philosophy: Heidegger and the Emergence of the Frankfurt School

Mikko Immanen


This book explores the reactions of Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse to Martin Heidegger prior to their dismissal of him once he turned to the Nazi party in 1933. The book provides a fascinating glimpse of the three future giants of twentieth-century social criticism when they were still looking for their philosophical voices. By reconstructing their overlooked debates with Heidegger and Heideggerians, the book argues that Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marcuse saw Heidegger's 1927 magnum opus, Being and Time, as a serious effort to make philosophy relevant for life again and as th ... More

Keywords: Nazi party, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, Martin Heidegger, social criticism, Being and Time, European modernity, Frankfurt School, philosophical revolution

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752377
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mikko Immanen, author
University Jyväskylä

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Part I Who Owns the Copyright to the Problematic of “Being and Time”?: Marcuse, Heidegger, and the Legacy of Hegel

Part II The Frankfurt Discussion: Adorno, Heidegger, and the Frankfurt Heideggerians

Part III The Young Horkheimer on Heidegger: From Guarded Enthusiasm to Determined Opposition

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