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ZANOLLA, Silvia Rosa da Silva; PEREIRA, Márcia Ferreira Torres  and  PINTO, Rômulo Fabriciano Gonzaga. Institutional rationality and domination in the light of Weber, Freud and Adorno: uncritical or emancipatory adhesion. Psicol. USP [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.3, pp.336-344. ISSN 0103-6564.

Based on the Critical Theory of Society by the philosopher Theodor Adorno, this study proposes to reflect on objective elements of the context of institutional and social structure that founded ideas regarding rationality and domination, considering subjective factors correlated to the sociologist Max Weber’s ideas. In this sense, ideas about the complex formation of the subject’s identity against the demands of human conservation, presented in the light of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis, are corroborated; A discussion, although controversial, fundamental to critical theory, since it considers contributions of psychology permeated by elements that expand beyond determined, conscious or alienated behaviors. That is, it aims at cultural, historical and sociological factors as primordial bases for analysis of ideology as a rational factor which runs through the modern period.

Keywords : formation; identity; violence; authority; politics.

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