Dialectic of Enlightenment
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Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno’s Dialektik der Aufklärung (1944/1947; “Dialectic of Enlightenment,” 2002) is one of the principal works of Critical Theory and of the Frankfurt School (Institute for Social Research​). The title also came to be known for its especial negativity in responding to the ma…

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von Wussow, Philipp, “Dialectic of Enlightenment”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 20 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0177>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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