The Mathematical Imagination: On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

This book offers an archeology of the undeveloped potential of mathematics for critical theory. As Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno first conceived of the critical project in the 1930s, critical theory steadfastly opposed the mathematization of thought. Mathematics flattened thought into a dangerous positivism that led reason to the …

The Dialectics of Otherness: Siegfried Kracauer’s Figurations of the Jew, Judaism, and Jewishness

There are many sides to Siegfried Kracauer – the film theorist, sociologist, and friend to and mentor of many members of the Frankfurt School. One of these sides that has remained largely untheorized is Kracauer’s relationship to…