The Creativity Aspect of Video Games? A Question of Genre

This post will provide an overview of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer’s idea of the ‘Culture Industry’, before going onto to argue that video games may not wholly fit this term’s description, despite being part of modern-day consumer culture. The ‘Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception’ is a chapter in a book called Dialectic ofContinue reading “The Creativity Aspect of Video Games? A Question of Genre”

‘Theorising Society and Space’: What is Critical Theory?

By Ciara Merrick   Continental philosophy of social science encompasses a rich canon of thinkers, in turn reflecting the longer histories of European thought,  from Ancient Greece and Rome, to early Christendom and today. However, the dominance of Anglo-American philosophy within much of the contemporary social sciences has served to marginalise the continental tradition, eitherContinue reading “‘Theorising Society and Space’: What is Critical Theory?”