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Migrants in the ProfaneCritical Theory and the Question of Secularization$
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Peter E. Gordon

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300250763

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300250763.001.0001

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Horkheimer; or, The Longing for the Wholly Other

Horkheimer; or, The Longing for the Wholly Other

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(p.64) Two Horkheimer; or, The Longing for the Wholly Other
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Migrants in the Profane
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Peter E. Gordon

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300250763.003.0003

Examines the concept of secularization in the writings of Max Horkheimer, with special emphasis on his shift from a more dialectical conception of religion in his early writing to his late appeal to the concept of God as “wholly other” and as the only resource for critical resistance.

Keywords:   wholly other, Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment, Max Weber, Judaism, Schopenhauer, Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination

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