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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

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a school of social theory and philosophy associated in part with the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt; consisted of dissidents who felt at home neither in the existent capitalist, fascist, nor communist systems that had formed at the time

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The term ‘critical theory’ has a long history. Traditionally – often in the singular and upper case – it refers to the thinkers of the Frankfurt School, the generations of philosophers and sociologists who have succeeded one another at the helm of that city’s Institut für Sozialforschung

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The term ‘critical theory’ has a long history. Traditionally – often in the singular and upper case – it refers to the thinkers of the Frankfurt School, the generations of philosophers and sociologists who have succeeded one another at the helm of that city’s Institut für Sozialforschung

—p.1 Introduction (1) default author
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a proposed tax on international financial transactions, especially speculative currency exchange transactions; suggested by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Laureate economist James Tobin

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Critical theories are theories that more or less comprehensively challenge the existing social order. The criticisms they formulate do not concern particular aspects of this order, like the imposition of a tax on financial transactions (the ‘Tobin tax’) or some measure relating to pension reform

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Critical theories are theories that more or less comprehensively challenge the existing social order. The criticisms they formulate do not concern particular aspects of this order, like the imposition of a tax on financial transactions (the ‘Tobin tax’) or some measure relating to pension reform

—p.2 Introduction (1) default author
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(noun) the point in the orbit of an object (as a satellite) orbiting the earth that is at the greatest distance from the center of the earth / (noun) the point farthest from a planet or a satellite (as the moon) reached by an object orbiting it / (noun) the farthest or highest point; culmination

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The apogee of the New Left occurred from around 1968 until about 1977 (the Italian autonomist movement)

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The apogee of the New Left occurred from around 1968 until about 1977 (the Italian autonomist movement)

—p.8 The Defeat of Critical Thinking (1977–93) (7) default author
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(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight

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Marxists now produced hermetic knowledge, inaccessible to ordinary workers, about fields without any direct relationship to political strategy

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Marxists now produced hermetic knowledge, inaccessible to ordinary workers, about fields without any direct relationship to political strategy

—p.12 The Defeat of Critical Thinking (1977–93) (7) default author
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used to express a conclusion for which there is stronger evidence than for a previously accepted one

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When these intellectuals are members of the organizations in question and, a fortiori, when they are leaders of them, the constraints of political activity are clearly visible in their publications

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When these intellectuals are members of the organizations in question and, a fortiori, when they are leaders of them, the constraints of political activity are clearly visible in their publications

—p.12 The Defeat of Critical Thinking (1977–93) (7) default author
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a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation

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The End of Ideology by the American sociologist Daniel Bell dates from 1960, but it was only during the 1980s that this leitmotif reached France and found expression in all areas of social existence

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The End of Ideology by the American sociologist Daniel Bell dates from 1960, but it was only during the 1980s that this leitmotif reached France and found expression in all areas of social existence

—p.16 The Defeat of Critical Thinking (1977–93) (7) default author
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the ideology and thinking of French revolutionary syndicalist Georges Sorel: anti-individualist, anti-liberal, anti-materialist, anti-positivist, anti-rationalist, spiritualist syndicalism

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Now, there clearly exists a Marxism of Sorelian descent, of which Gramsci and Mariatégui, two authors with considerable influence on the new critical theories, count among the representatives

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Now, there clearly exists a Marxism of Sorelian descent, of which Gramsci and Mariatégui, two authors with considerable influence on the new critical theories, count among the representatives

—p.27 The Defeat of Critical Thinking (1977–93) (7) default author
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(The Glorious Thirty) the thirty years from 1945 to 1975 in France, during which the economy grew rapidly

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What Jean Fourastié was subsequently to dub the trente glorieuses – the ‘long wave’ of economic growth following the Second World War – accelerated the rural exodus, raised living standards, generalized leisure and created a ‘new working class’

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What Jean Fourastié was subsequently to dub the trente glorieuses – the ‘long wave’ of economic growth following the Second World War – accelerated the rural exodus, raised living standards, generalized leisure and created a ‘new working class’

—p.35 A Brief History of the ‘New Left’ (1956–77) (33) default author
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referring to a type of subterranean plant stem; as a metaphor, means interconnected

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The doctrine of power developed by Foucault is therefore relational, not substantive. Most structuralist and poststructuralist thinkers defend approaches of this type. The concept of ‘rhizome’ developed by Deleuze and Guattari, like the idea of ‘societies of control’, is an example of it.

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The doctrine of power developed by Foucault is therefore relational, not substantive. Most structuralist and poststructuralist thinkers defend approaches of this type. The concept of ‘rhizome’ developed by Deleuze and Guattari, like the idea of ‘societies of control’, is an example of it.

—p.41 A Brief History of the ‘New Left’ (1956–77) (33) default author
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the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation (adj: semiotic)

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The semiology developed by Barthes conceived the social world as a whole as a system of signs, as illustrated by the studies collected in Mythologies

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The semiology developed by Barthes conceived the social world as a whole as a system of signs, as illustrated by the studies collected in Mythologies

—p.44 A Brief History of the ‘New Left’ (1956–77) (33) default author
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