Adorno’s politics: Theory and praxis in Germany’s 1960s

Adorno’s politics: Theory and praxis in Germany’s 1960s

Fabian Freyenhagen

Theodor W. Adorno encouraged a lot of Germany’s Sixties pupil move, yet he got here more and more into clash with this move in regards to the useful implications of his severe conception. Others – together with his buddy and colleague Herbert Marcuse – additionally accused Adorno of a quietism that's politically objectionable and in contradiction along with his personal thought. listed here, I reconstruct, and in part safeguard, Adorno’s perspectives on idea and (political) praxis in Germany’s Nineteen Sixties in eleven theses. His usually attacked and maligned stance in the course of the Sixties is predicated on his research of those historic situations. placed provocatively, his stance is composed within the view that folks within the Sixties have attempted to alter the realm, in a number of methods; the purpose – at the moment – was once to interpret it.

This article was once initially conceived as a part of Adorno’s sensible Philosophy and will be regarded as imperative to it.

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