The Contemporary Frankfurt School's Eurocentrism Unveiled: The Contribution of Amy Allen

Political Theory 46 (5):772-800 (2018)
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Abstract

In her latest book, The End of Progress, Amy Allen embarks on an ambitious and much-needed project: to decolonize contemporary Frankfurt School Critical Theory. As with all of her books, this is an exceptionally well-written and well-argued book. Allen strives to avoid making assertions without backing them up via close and careful textual reading of the thinkers she engages in her book. In this article, I will state why this book makes a central contribution to contemporary critical theory (in the broader sense), after which I pose a few questions. These questions are not meant to prove that there are any serious problems with her argumentation. Instead, they are meant in the spirit of dialogue and allow her to elaborate her work for her audience.

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Amy Allen
Pennsylvania State University
Claudia Leeb
Washington State University

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