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This led many of them to take up the task of choosing what parts of Marx's thought might serve to clarify contemporary social conditions that Marx himself had never seen.

Horkheimer, Adorno and Pollock eventually resettled in West Germany in the early 1950s, although Marcuse, Lowenthal, Kirchheimer and others chose to remain in the United States.

It was only in 1953 that the Institute was formally re-established in Frankfurt.

Its journal Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung was accordingly renamed Studies in Philosophy and Social Science.

It was at this moment that much of its important work began to emerge, having gained a favorable reception within American and English academia.

Georg Lukács and Karl Korsch both attended the Arbeitswoche, which had included a study of Korsch's Marxism and Philosophy—but both were too committed to political activity and Party membership to join the Institut, though Korsch participated in publishing ventures for a number of years.

The way Lukács was obliged to repudiate his History and Class Consciousness, published in 1923 and probably a major inspiration for the work of the Frankfurt School, indicated that independence from the Communist Party was necessary for genuine theoretical work.

Early members of the Frankfurt School were: The Frankfurt School's work cannot be addressed without understanding the objectives of critical theory.

Initially outlined by Max Horkheimer in his Traditional and Critical Theory (1937), critical theory may be defined as a self-conscious social critique that is aimed at change and emancipation through enlightenment and that does not cling dogmatically to its own doctrinal assumptions.

The event was so successful that Weil set about erecting a building and funding salaries for a permanent institute.

Weil negotiated with the Ministry of Education that the Director of the Institute would be a full professor from the state system, so that the Institut would have the status of a University institution.

As the growing influence of National Socialism became ever more threatening, its founders decided to prepare to move the Institute out of the country.