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Critical Theory

Critical theory is synonymously known as the Frankfurt School perspective in sociology. Essentially, it is a collective coinage for the works of a number of German social thinkers of the first half of the twentieth-century. All the thinkers have drawn their intellectual inspiration from the work of Karl Marx. As they belong to the same tradition of critiquing the society like Marx, they are being called as critical theorist. And the conglomerates of such theories are popularly known as constituting the Critical School. If Marx made a scathing criticism of the capitalist order — the social system that was emergent and a marker of his times — the thinkers of the new century responded to their specific historical setting. In the ...

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