By Max Horkheimer

Max Horkheimer is celebrated because the director of the Frankfurt Institute for Social learn and as a someday collaborator with Theodor Adorno, specifically on their vintage Dialectic of Enlightenment. those essays demonstrate one other facet of Horkheimer, concentrating on his notable contributions to serious conception within the Nineteen Thirties. incorporated are Horkheimer's inaugural tackle as director of the Institute, within which he outlines the interdisciplinary learn software that will dominate the preliminary section of the Frankfurt university, his first complete monograph, and several items released within the Thirties. The essays, so much of that have no longer seemed in English prior to, are unusually proper to present post-philosophy debates, particularly "On the matter of Truth," with its concentrate on pragmatism, and "The Rationalism Debate in present Philosophy," a sustained critique of the post-Cartesian philosophy of awareness. Horkheimer's 1933 critique of Kantian ethics, "Materialism and Morality," is of specific curiosity given the present response to the neo-Kantian element of Habermas's paintings. There also are essays correct to the present foundations debate inside of Continental philosophy, and the rationality/relativism query is continued through the quantity.

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65 The extremely progressive character of this transformation process is not at issue here. The disciplining of all strata of the population, which resulted from the need to incorporate the masses into the bourgeois mode of production, was affected in turn by the development of this economic form. Without the process of spiritualization and internalization, it is impossible to imagine not only the astonishing development of technology and the simplification of the work processin short, the increase of human power over naturebut also the human prerequisites for a higher form of society.

In addition, habits and customs likewise keep competition within certain forms and restrict it. But even insofar as the liberal principle is restricted only by these kind of juridical and traditional limits, as was the case during part of the nineteenth century in England, its rule is a special case in economic history. Before and afterward, far-reaching state measures were needed for the social whole to be able to reproduce itself in the given form at all. Social interests that go beyond the horizon of the individual economic subject were recognized, apart from juridical, political-economic, and various other state institutions, by church and private organizations as well as by a philosophically grounded morality.

A conscience must be made for all. By fighting for bourgeois freedoms, each must at the same time learn to fight against himself. The bourgeois revolution did not lead the masses to the lasting state of joyful existence and universal equality they longed for, but to the hard reality of an individualistic social order instead. This historical situation determines the character of the bourgeois leader. While his actions conform directly to the interests of particular groups of owners, his behavior and pathos are always vibrant with the misery of the masses.

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