The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    Vassar College
  Oct 17, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
[Add to Portfolio]

PHIL 284 - The Frankfurt School

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This course is an introduction to the Frankfurt School, the Institute for Social Research. Started in Frankfurt in 1930s, and spanning 30+ years, this group of intellectuals worked in Germany, and in exile in England and the United States during the Second World War and afterwards. Regardless of their philosophical pursuits and disciplines, their overarching concerns included: providing a critical theory for, and of, society, a critique of ideology, and an assessment of the role and task for philosophy in the 20th century. Areas of their writings that we examine are: social theory, politics, political-economy, aesthetics, and history. Philosophers that we read include: Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse, Fromm, Pollock, and Benjamin. Osman Nemli.

Two 75-minute periods.

[Add to Portfolio]