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Horkheimer, Max
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(Feb 4, 1895, Zuffenhausen, near Stuttgart – Jul 7, 1973, Nürnberg) was the only son of the Jewish textile manufacturer Moritz (Moses) Horkheimer. He studied, with Friedrich Pollock, philosophy, psychology, and national economy in Munich, Frankfurt am Main, and Freiburg im Breisgau. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Frankfurt in 1922, completed his habilitation there in 1925 and became a Privatdozent in philosophy. In 1930, he was appointed professor of social philosophy and director of the Institute for Social Research…

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Lutz-Bachmann, Matthias, “Horkheimer, Max”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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