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The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present.

On Music and Dissonance: Hinge
On Music and Dissonance Hinge
Murray Dineen

And now let us turn to a matter decisive for the deepest understanding of National-Socialist theories of race. During the many thousands of years it took for the system of humanity [menschliche Ordnung] to arise, all the various positions described herein – which, taken as a whole, make up what we call a world perspective [Weltanschauung] – are harmonized in the individual races. The racial inheritance [Erbgut] thus harmonized produces – against racial distinctions –certain unfolding developmental tendencies and boundaries, and these are of a completely determinate nature. Every race has its own task in this regard, but the exercise of determining such distinctions is of no concern to us ...

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