By Brian O'Connor
Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) used to be one of many most excellent philosophers and social theorists of the post-war interval. an important to the improvement of severe idea, his hugely unique and specified yet usually tough writings not just strengthen questions of primary philosophical value, yet offer deep-reaching analyses of literature, artwork, tune sociology and political thought.
In this accomplished creation, 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 surroundings within which he labored, O’Connor assesses the vital parts of Adorno’s philosophy.
He rigorously examines Adorno’s exact type of research and exhibits how a lot of his paintings is a serious reaction to a few of the varieties of id considering that experience underpinned the harmful forces of modernity. He is going directly to talk about the most components of Adorno’s philosophy: social concept, the philosophy of expertise, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; taking off particular money owed of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, identification, nonidentity, adventure, unfavourable dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in artwork. the ultimate bankruptcy considers Adorno’s philosophical legacy and significance today.
Including a chronology, word list, bankruptcy summaries, and recommendations for extra analyzing, Adorno is a perfect creation to this tough yet very important philosopher, and crucial studying for college kids of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.
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