Critique of Instrumental Reason
by Max Horkheimer Translated by Matthew O'Connell
Part of the Radical Thinkers series
September 2014 / 9781781680353
These essays, written between 1949 and 1967, focus on a single theme: the triumph in the twentieth century of the state-bureaucratic apparatus and 'instrumental reason' and the concomitant liquidation of the individual and the basic social institutions and relationships associated with the individual.