p10 Kant's understanding of critique is important to early Critical Theory for a number of reasons.First,it specifies the object of critique,that is,what critical activity operates upon.Kant's critical philosophy directs itself upon "reason".
p11 Horkheimer first uses the term critical theory in his seminal 1937 essay "Traditional and Critical Theory."Although the core members of the early Institute viewed this essay as the classic statement of the structure and aims of Critical Theory,focusing on it alone provides a simplified and overly neat answer to the question of what is supposed to make Critical Theory,focusing on it alone provides a simplified and overly neat answer to the question of what is supposed to make Critical Theory critical.
p12 Hegel's power.
p24 Modern skepticism is a form of nondialectical false consciousness,no matter how disdainfully high-minded.
p54 Marxism must also give an acceptable account of how the base is able to exert this apparently miraculous power of generating the superstructure it needs.To take up the parallel between Marx and Darwin which has recently become fashionable again...
p61 The achievement of the market economy is that it makes possible the organization of unlimited quantities of labor.It htus enables human beings to carry out projects that would otherwise stretch their productive capacity to the limit.The market achieves this by defining objects according to their abstract exchange value.
p150 "The new "in modernist art is the longing for the new,not the new itself:That is what everything new suffers from.What takes itself to be utopia remains the negation of what exists and is obedient to it.
p251 With increasing insight into global interdependence,the provincial,European world perspective is decentered.
p303 Having already rethought Nietzsche's circumscription of "criptique,"Foucault further reconsidered its scope,adding to its meaning the sense of self-critique as a "testing "or "essaying" of ourselves.