Adorno (The Routledge Philosophers)

Adorno (The Routledge Philosophers)

Brian O'Connor


Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) used to be one of many most desirable philosophers and social theorists of the post-war interval. the most important to the advance of serious thought, his hugely unique and targeted yet frequently tough writings not just increase questions of basic philosophical value, yet offer deep-reaching analyses of literature, artwork, track sociology and political conception.

In this entire advent, Brian O’Connor explains Adorno’s philosophy for these coming to his paintings for the 1st time, via unique new strains of interpretation. starting with an outline of Adorno’s lifestyles and key philosophical perspectives and affects, which contextualizes the highbrow setting within which he labored, O’Connor assesses the valuable components of Adorno’s philosophy.

He rigorously examines Adorno’s particular variety of research and indicates how a lot of his paintings is a serious reaction to a few of the varieties of id considering that experience underpinned the damaging forces of modernity. He is going directly to speak about the most components of Adorno’s philosophy: social concept, the philosophy of expertise, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; starting off special bills of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, identification, nonidentity, adventure, detrimental dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in paintings. the ultimate bankruptcy considers Adorno’s philosophical legacy and value today.

Including a chronology, word list, bankruptcy summaries, and proposals for additional analyzing, Adorno is a perfect creation to this difficult yet very important philosopher, and crucial studying for college students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.

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