By Brian O'Connor
Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was once one of many preferable philosophers and social theorists of the post-war interval. an important to the advance of severe concept, his hugely unique and detailed yet usually tricky writings not just enhance questions of primary philosophical value, yet offer deep-reaching analyses of literature, paintings, tune sociology and political idea.
In this entire advent, Brian O’Connor explains Adorno’s philosophy for these coming to his paintings for the 1st time, via unique new traces of interpretation. starting with an summary of Adorno’s lifestyles and key philosophical perspectives and affects, which contextualizes the highbrow atmosphere within which he labored, O’Connor assesses the significant parts of Adorno’s philosophy.
He conscientiously examines Adorno’s specified kind of research and indicates how a lot of his paintings is a serious reaction to some of the different types of identification pondering 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; starting up distinctive money owed of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, identification, nonidentity, event, destructive 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 proposals for additional interpreting, Adorno is a perfect advent to this not easy yet very important philosopher, and crucial analyzing for college students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.
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