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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

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

Peter E. Gordon

Yale University Press

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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