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dc.titleLudwig Klages (1872-1956) and the Origins of Critical Theory
dc.contributor.authorStauth, G.
dc.contributor.authorTurner, B.S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-19T06:47:56Z
dc.date.available2016-12-19T06:47:56Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationStauth, G., Turner, B.S. (1992). Ludwig Klages (1872-1956) and the Origins of Critical Theory. Theory, Culture & Society 9 (3) : 45-63. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/026327692009003003
dc.identifier.issn02632764
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133188
dc.description.abstractThe influence of Ludwig Klages on critical theory, specifically on the works of Theodor Adorno, is examined with the intent to modify conventional wisdom about critical theory, originating purely from rationalist traditions. Klages, who took part in the inner circle around Stefan George in the days of Schwabing, was an influential philosopher, psychologist, & writer in pre-WWII Germany. Basic assumptions of Adorno's philosophy of modern self-identification & knowledge construction are confronted with Klages's theory of human forms of nature perception. Furthermore, Klages's theme of modern forms of authentication being based on myths of prehistorical times is a recurrent theme in Max Horkheimer's & Adorno's Dialect of Enlightenment (London: Verso, 1979). It is concluded that Klages's insights have much to contribute, not only to the understanding of the roots of critical theory, but also to current debates on authentication, self-constitution, human-nature relations, & related ecological issues. AA.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSOCIOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1177/026327692009003003
dc.description.sourcetitleTheory, Culture & Society
dc.description.volume9
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.page45-63
dc.description.codenTCSUD
dc.identifier.isiutA1992JJ56200003
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