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Frankfurt School - The First Phase, The Second Phase, The Third Phase, Major Frankfurt school thinkers and scholars

The group of philosophers, sociologists, and psychologists who belonged to the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research (1923–69); leading figures included Max Horkheimer, Theodore Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, and more recently Jürgen Habermas. The School developed critical theory, an ethical, politically prescriptive critique of society which draws its inspiration from the works of Marx and Freud.

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