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Negative Dialectics

Author : Theodor Adorno
ISBN : 9781134940837
Genre : Social Science
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This is the first British paperback edition of this modern classic written by one of the towering intellectual of the twentieth century. Theodor Adorno (1903-69) was a leading member of the Frankfurt School. His books include The Jargon of Authenticity, Dialectic of Enlightenment (with Max Horkheimer), and Aesthetic Theory
Category: Social Science

Adorno S Negative Dialectic

Author : Brian O'Connor
ISBN : 0262651084
Genre : Philosophy
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An analysis of how Adorno's "pure" philosophy can be seen to provide a justification of the rationality required by critical theory.
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Negative Dialectics

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 9780415052214
Genre : Social Science
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The first British paperback edition of this modern classic penned by one of the towering intellectuals of the twentieth century. Negative Dialectics is a vital weapon in making sense of modern times.
Category: Social Science

Adorno

Author : Brian O'Connor
ISBN : 9780415367356
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was one of the foremost philosophers and social theorists of the post-war period. Crucial to the development of Critical Theory, his highly original and distinctive but often difficult writings not only advance questions of fundamental philosophical significance, but provide deep-reaching analyses of literature, art, music sociology and political theory. In this comprehensive introduction, Brian O'Connor explains Adorno's philosophy for those coming to his work for the first time, through original new lines of interpretation. Beginning with an overview of Adorno's life and key philosophical views and influences, which contextualizes the intellectual environment in which he worked, O'Connor assesses the central elements of Adorno's philosophy. He carefully examines Adorno's distinctive style of analysis and shows how much of his work is a critical response to the various forms of identity thinking that have underpinned the destructive forces of modernity. He goes on to discuss the main areas of Adorno's philosophy: social theory, the philosophy of experience, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; setting out detailed accounts of Adorno's notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, identity, nonidentity, experience, negative dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in art. The final chapter considers Adorno's philosophical legacy and importance today. Including a chronology, glossary, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading, Adorno is an ideal introduction to this demanding but important thinker, and essential reading for students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dialectic Of Enlightenment

Author : Max Horkheimer
ISBN : 0804736332
Genre : Social Science
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This celebrated work is the keystone of the thought of the Frankfurt School. It is a wide-ranging philosophical and psychological critique of the Western categories of reason and nature, from Homer to Nietzsche.
Category: Social Science

Lectures On Negative Dialectics

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 9780745694573
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume comprises one of the key lecture courses leading up to the publication in 1966 of Adorno's major work, Negative Dialectics. These lectures focus on developing the concepts critical to the introductory section of that book. They show Adorno as an embattled philosopher defining his own methodology among the prevailing trends of the time. As a critical theorist, he repudiated the worn-out Marxist stereotypes still dominant in the Soviet bloc – he specifically addresses his remarks to students who had escaped from the East in the period leading up to the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Influenced as he was by the empirical schools of thought he had encountered in the United States, he nevertheless continued to resist what he saw as their surrender to scientific and mathematical abstraction. However, their influence was potent enough to prevent him from reverting to the traditional idealisms still prevalent in Germany, or to their latest manifestations in the shape of the new ontology of Heidegger and his disciples. Instead, he attempts to define, perhaps more simply and fully than in the final published version, a ‘negative', i.e. critical, approach to philosophy. Permeating the whole book is Adorno’s sense of the overwhelming power of totalizing, dominating systems in the post-Auschwitz world. Intellectual negativity, therefore, commits him to the stubborn defence of individuals – both facts and people – who stubbornly refuse to become integrated into ‘the administered world’. These lectures reveal Adorno to be a lively and engaging lecturer. He makes serious demands on his listeners but always manages to enliven his arguments with observations on philosophers and writers such as Proust and Brecht and comments on current events. Heavy intellectual artillery is combined with a concern for his students’ progress.
Category: Philosophy

Hegel

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 0262510804
Genre : Philosophy
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This short masterwork in twentieth-century philosophy provides both a major reinterpretation of Hegel and insight into the evolution of Adorno's critical theory. The first study focuses on the relationship of reason, the individual, and society in Hegel, defending him against the criticism that he was merely an apologist for bourgeois society. The second study examines the experiential content of Hegel's idealism, considering the notion of experience in relation to immediacy, empirical reality, science, and society. The third study, "Skoteinos," is an unusual and fascinating essay in which Adorno lays out his thoughts on understanding Hegel. In his reflections, which spring from his experience teaching at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, questions of textual and philosophical interpretation are intertwined. Rescuing the truth value of Hegel's work is a recurring theme of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School, and nowhere is this goal pursued with more insight than in these three studies. The core problem Adorno sets for himself is how to read Hegel in a way that comprehends both the work and its historical context, thereby allowing conclusions to be drawn that may seem on the surface to be exactly opposed to what Hegel wrote but that are, nevertheless, valid as the present truth of the work. It is the elaboration of this method of interpretation, a negative dialectic, that was Adorno's underlying goal. Adorno's efforts to salvage the contemporaneity of Hegel's thought form part of his response to the increasingly tight net of social control in the aftermath of World War II. In this, his work is related to the very different attempts to undermine reified thinking undertaken by the various French theorists. The continued development of what Adorno called "the administered world" has only increased the relevance of his efforts.
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Adorno S Positive Dialectic

Author : Yvonne Sherratt
ISBN : 1139434586
Genre : Philosophy
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This book offers an interpretation of the work of Theodor Adorno. In contrast to the conventional view that Adorno's is in essence a critical philosophy, Yvonne Sherratt traces systematically a utopian thesis that pervades all the major aspects of Adorno's thought. She places Adorno's work in the context of German Idealist and later Marxist and Freudian traditions, and then analyses his key works to show how the aesthetic, epistemological, psychological, historical and sociological thought interconnect to form a utopian image. The book will be eagerly sought out by students and specialists in philosophy, social and political theory, intellectual history, literary theory and cultural studies.
Category: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion To Adorno

Author : Tom Huhn
ISBN : 0521775000
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Adorno was one of the main philosophers of the Frankfurt School of critical theory.
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History And Freedom

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 9780745630120
Genre : History
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"Early in the 1960s Adorno gave four courses of lectures on the road leading to Negative Dialectics, his magnum opus of 1966. The second of these was concerned with the topics of history and freedom. In terms of content, these lectures represented an early version of the chapters in Negative Dialectics devoted to Kant and Hegel. In formal terms, these were improvised lectures that permit us to glimpse a philosophical work in progress." -- Cover, p. [4].
Category: History

Dialectics Of The Body

Author : Lisa Yun Lee
ISBN : 9781135872984
Genre : Philosophy
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The study of Theodor Adorno has largely ignored or dismissed the enigmatic and provocative moments in his writing on the body. Dialectics of the Body corrects this gap by arguing that Adorno's analysis of reified society emanates and returns to the body and that hope and desire are present throughout Adorno's philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Metaphysics

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 0804745285
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume makes available in English for the first time the famed lectures on metaphysics by one of the founders of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory and one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. It provides a unique introduction not only to metaphysics but also to Adorno's own intellectual standpoint.
Category: Philosophy

Quasi Una Fantasia

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 9781844677924
Genre : Music
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Adorno S Philosophy Of The Nonidentical

Author : Oshrat C. Silberbusch
ISBN : 9783319956275
Genre : Philosophy
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This book focuses on a central notion in Theodor. W. Adorno’s philosophy: the nonidentical. The nonidentical is what our conceptual framework cannot grasp and must therefore silence, the unexpressed other of our rational engagement with the world. This study presents the nonidentical as the multidimensional centerpiece of Adorno’s reflections on subjectivity, truth, suffering, history, art, morality and politics, revealing the intimate relationship between how and what we think. Adorno’s work, written in the shadow of Auschwitz, is a quest for a different way of thinking, one that would give the nonidentical a voice – as the somatic in reasoning, the ephemeral in truth, the aesthetic in cognition, the other in society. Adorno’s philosophy of the nonidentical reveals itself not only as a powerful hermeneutics of the past, but also as an important tool for the understanding of modern phenomena such as xenophobia, populism, political polarization, identity politics, and systemic racism.
Category: Philosophy

In Search Of Wagner

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 1844675009
Genre : Music
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This new edition includes a lengthy foreword by Slavoj Zizek, entitled "Why is Wagner worth saving?"
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Adorno And Existence

Author : Peter E. Gordon
ISBN : 9780674734784
Genre : Philosophy
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Adorno was forever returning to the philosophies of bourgeois interiority, seeking the paradoxical relation between their manifest failure and their hidden promise. As Peter E. Gordon shows, Adorno’s writings on Kierkegaard, Husserl, and Heidegger present us with a photographic negative—a philosophical portrait of the author himself.
Category: Philosophy

Adorno And Heidegger

Author : Iain Macdonald
ISBN : 080475635X
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of essays explores the conflictual history and future implications of two important traditions of twentieth-century European thought: the critical theory of Theodor W. Adorno and the ontology of Martin Heidegger.
Category: Philosophy

Minima Moralia

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 1844670511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A volume of Adorno is equivalent to a whole shelf of books on literature."--Susan Sontag
Category: Biography & Autobiography