The Frankfurt School and the paradoxical idea of progress: Thinking beyond Critical Theory
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November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018
Duration: This eight-week course meets Saturdays 12-2pm, from September 29 to November 17.
This course will address the idea of progress in History through a careful and close reading of texts from Adorno and Horkheimer. Does progress really exist beyond minor reformist tendencies or is it a major symptom of the dialectic of enlightenment that dialectical positivity comes to a standstill? Can we rethink a new principle of hope that can build movement politics against the cynicism and pessimism of the present?
Stanley Aronowitz is Distinguished Professor in Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His most recent book is "The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers' Movement"(Verso, 2015). He is the co-managing editor of Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination, and a … Read More ›