Miguel Benasayag, Conversation upon youth


Written within the cultural context that was close to the devastation of the Second World War, Dialectic of Enlightment by Horkheimer and Adorno focuses the attention on the difference between critical reason and instrumental reason. Explained from an educational point of view, such difference put forward some issues that underline the strict nexus existing among culture, society and crisis of educational systems. For this reason the author interprets the work of these two members of the Frankfurt School by looking at the relationship between the crisis of individuality and the role of normativity of power, hence recovering the sense of the critical function of thought.