DAWN & DECLINE NOTES 1926-1931 & 1950-1969 by Max Horkheimer
The seabury Press, 1978 First edition, 252pp., 5 3/4" X 8 1/2" Hardcover
Horkheimer was a leader of the “Frankfurt School,” a group of philosophers and social scientists associated with the Institut für Sozialforschung (Institute of Social Research) in Frankfurt am Main. His work both influenced his contemporaries (including Adorno and Herbert Marcuse) and has had an enduring influence on critical theory’s later practitioners (including Jürgen Habermas, and the Institute’s current director Axel Honneth).
The themes explored in Dawn & Decline examine and re-examine the meaning of concepts such as metaphysics, character, morality, personality and the value the human being.