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Understanding the Frankfurt School – With Moira Weigel – SuperSalon

June 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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Join writer and cultural critic Moira Weigel as we explore the ideas of Adorno, Horkheimer, and Habermas whose less-discussed concepts seem to nevertheless greatly influence important events in today’s technology and politics, and can be keys to understanding our world and its direction. Hosted by Interintellect founder Anna Gát.

In recent years, while the scenes of tech-intellectualism were busy reading Taleb and Girard, some readers of New York Times interviews and bestsellers like Zero to One felt a déjà vu of another group of philosophers, traditionally associated with humanities undergrads, and not the coveted tycoons of industry. And yet it looks like the black-rimmed glasses, always morose, always continental, keep popping up in US sense-making, even at the highest level. The Frankfurt School is more influential than they seem.

In this exciting conversation with the thinker, professor, and critic Moira Weigel, who penned a deep-dive into the topic, we will learn more about what Horkheimer, Habermas, Marcuse, and Adorno really said, and what their legacy really is within the leadership of the Western world.

We hope you’ll join us!


Moira Weigel is an assistant professor in the department of communication at Northeastern University. Previously, she was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University and a Sociotechnical Security Fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. from the joint program in Comparative Literature and Film and Media Studies at Yale University.


To read and watch:

– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_School

– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YGnPgtWhsw

– https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-frankfurt-school-knew-trump-was-coming

– https://www.boundary2.org/2020/07/moira-weigel-palantir-goes-to-the-frankfurt-school/

– https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/09/marxist-critique-capitalism-frankfurt-school-cultural-apocalypse

– https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2021/08/splinters-in-your-eye-frankfurt-school-review


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June 17, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Anna Gát
Moira Weigel