James Schmidt (Boston University) has two wonderful posts on the history of this manuscript, and his remarkable discovery of a missing English translation by Adorno himself. More here and here, and check out his blog.
Thomas Ebke (Pötsdam) has written to us asking us to post the following call for papers (which is in German) for a conference in February of 2016 at the University of Pötsdam on the relationship between philosophical anthropology and the Frankfurt School. This is what Dr. Ebke writes:
As you may know, the dialogue between these two schools of thought was characterized, during the lives of the major protagonists, by mutual skepticism and a series of demarcations. This is all the more astonishing not only because Horkheimer and Adorno, for instance, had good professional relations with Helmuth Plessner who used to be implicated in sociological research projects monitored by the Insitut für Sozialforschung in the 1950s, but also because the problem of anthropological thought and a philosophy of human nature seems on closer inspection to be rather equivocal, especially in the case of Adorno.