The Melancholy Science: An Introduction to the Thought of Theodor W. Adorno (European Perspectives)

The Melancholy Science: An Introduction to the Thought of Theodor W. Adorno (European Perspectives)

Gillian Rose


"The depression technology" is Gillian Rose s research into TheodorAdorno s paintings and legacy. Rose uncovers the harmony discernableamong the various fragments of Adorno s oeuvre, and argues that hisinfluence has been to show Marxism right into a look for kind.
The makes an attempt of Adorno, Lukacs and Benjamin to boost a Marxisttheory of tradition targeted at the notion of reification are contrasted, and the ways that the concept that of reification has come to bemisused are uncovered. Adorno s continuation for his personal time ofthe Marxist critique of philosophy is traced via his writings onHegel, Kierkegaard, Husserl and Heidegger. His competition to theseparation of philosophy and sociology is proven via exam ofhis critique of Durkheim and Weber, and of his contributions to thedispute over positivism, his critique of empirical social examine andhis personal empirical sociology.
Gillian Rose indicates Adorno s most vital contribution to be hisfounding of a Marxist aesthetic that gives a sociology of tradition, asdemonstrated in his essays on Kafka, Mann, Beckett, Brecht andSchonberg. ultimately, Adorno s depression technology is printed tooffer a sociology of phantasm that opponents either structural Marxism andphenomenological sociology in addition to the next paintings of theFrankfurt School."

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