The Frankfurt School, also known as the Institute for Social Research, is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. The Institute has historically been comprised of a group of scholars who practice critical social theory in the tradition of Western Marxism. In its first generation of scholars, its most notable members have included Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, and Erich Fromm; in the second generation, Jürgen Habermas; and in the third generation, Axel Honneth.

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt in Germany, commonly referred to as the Frankfurt School, was founded in 1923. A wealthy Argentinian Marxist named Félix Weil, who had studied and lived in Germany, made the funds available for the founding of the ...

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