"Contributions from major scholars include useful comparative treatments, tracings of the legacies of Marx and Freud, discussions of neglected figures such as Franz Neumann, and interrogations of critical theoryas political efficacy and future." CHOICE May 2005
An international team of distinguished contributors examines the major figures in Critical Theory, including Adorno, Benjamin, and Habermas, as well as lesser known but important thinkers. They survey the shared philosophical concerns that have given impetus to Critical Theory throughout its history, while at the same time showing the diversity among its proponents that contributes so much to its richness as a philosophical school. The result is an illuminating overview of the history of Critical Theory and its central conceptual concerns, and an in-depth discussion of its future prospects.