Behavioral Rationality and Instrumental Reason

It seems to me that there is a need for an article or a piece of work that disentangles and articulates the relationship between instrumental rationality and behavioral rationality in Adorno. It seems to me that Habermasian criticisms as well as Habermases’ perceived corrective to the ‘first generation’ of critical theory rests on viewing the former as pervasive in Adorno’s thought, whilst ignoring the latter. As a consequence, instrumental reason is not tied to any sort of systematic compulsion or materialist need, so that another form of reason can be counterposed to it without addressing the former .

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