Adorno on Politics after Auschwitz

Adorno on Politics after Auschwitz


In the minds of many severe theorists, Theodor W. Adorno epitomizes the failure of severe idea to supply any concrete suggestions for political perform. His identify is nearly synonymous with the retreat of the innovative highbrow from the creeping totalitarianism of up to date mass democracy. This publication endeavors to disrupt this false impression through supplying an in depth studying of Adorno’s philosophical war of words with the Holocaust and the fashionable conceptions of historical past, morality and subjectivity which are complicit in genocide. by way of rethinking the connection among cause and remembrance, morality and materiality, mimesis and political violence, Adorno’s paintings bargains not just incisive feedback of recent political principles and associations, it additionally exhibits us intimations of a special political practice.

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