Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. Adorno (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts)

Things Beyond Resemblance: Collected Essays on Theodor W. Adorno (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts)

Robert Hullot-Kentor


Theodor W. Adorno used to be a huge twentieth-century thinker and social critic whose writings on oppositional tradition in artwork, tune, and literature more and more stand on the heart of up to date highbrow debate. during this first-class assortment, Robert Hullot-Kentor, generally considered as the main wonderful American translator and commentator on Adorno, gathers jointly 16 essays he has written in regards to the thinker over the last 20 years.

The establishing essay, "Origin Is the Goal," pursues Adorno's thesis of the dialectic of enlightenment to raised comprehend the pressing social and political state of affairs of the us. "Back to Adorno" examines Adorno's concept that sacrifice is the primordial kind of human domination; "Second Salvage" reconstructs Adorno's unfinished examine of the transformation of track in radio transmission; and "What Is Mechanical replica" revisits Adorno's feedback of Walter Benjamin. additional essays conceal a wide diversity of subject matters: Adorno's affinities with Wallace Stevens and Nabokov, his advanced dating with Kierkegaard and psychoanalysis, and his serious research of well known music.

Many of those essays were revised, with new fabric further that emphasizes the relevance of Adorno's notion to the us this day. Things past Resemblance is a well timed and richly analytical assortment the most important to the learn of serious conception, aesthetics, continental philosophy, and Adorno.

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