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date: 19 October 2020

Dialectic of Enlightenment 

Source:
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
Author(s):

Ian Buchanan

Theodor *Adorno and Max *Horkheimer’s modification of Immanuel *Kant’s thesis that *Enlightenment means the end of the intellectual immaturity of humans and the advent of the Age of Reason. Adorno and Horkheimer accept that the Enlightenment did bring about the Age of Reason, but argue that reason is a double-edge sword, or in their words a ... ...

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