A Brief Overview of the Frankfurt School’s Mission: A Mini Essay

Jesi Taylor
6 min readJun 1, 2021

The following contains excerpts from an unpublished article titled The Function Of Extended Cosmic Metaphors In Herbert Marcuse’s Social Ontology.

The Milky Way Galaxy; Photo by Sid Suratia on Unsplash

“[Critical theory] wants to describe what should be overcome without getting involved in speculation about the end state,” Max Horkheimer said in a 1969 interview before he went on to explain the main…

Jesi Taylor

NYC-based philosophy graduate student whose work covers Genocide Studies, Repro + Enviro Justice, Discard Studies, and Political Ecology of Waste. @moontwerk