Adorno

Adorno

by Alex Thomson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826474209

ISBN-13: 9780826474209

Pub. Date: 03/23/2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

One of the most influential philosophers and cultural theorists of the twentieth century, Theodor Adorno poses a considerable challenge to students. His works can often seem obscure and impenetrable, particularly for those with little knowledge of the philosophical traditions on which he draws. Adorno: A Guide for the Perplexed is an engaging and accessible…  See more details below

Overview

One of the most influential philosophers and cultural theorists of the twentieth century, Theodor Adorno poses a considerable challenge to students. His works can often seem obscure and impenetrable, particularly for those with little knowledge of the philosophical traditions on which he draws. Adorno: A Guide for the Perplexed is an engaging and accessible account of his thought that does not patronise or short-change the reader. Those new to Adorno - and those who have struggled to make headway with his work - will find this an invaluable resource: clearly written, comprehensive and specifically focused on just what makes Adorno difficult to read and understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826474209
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/23/2006
Series:
Guides for the Perplexed Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations Introduction
1. Against Authenticity Weimar Years In America Adorno's Cultural Criticism Return Aftermath
2. Art and Culture Adorno and Popular Music The Aesthetics of Music Modernism or avant-garde?
History and Truth-Content The Culture Industry Aesthetic theory and ideology-critique
3. Freedom and Society Wrong Life: Adorno's Minima Moralia Adorno and Kant Freedom and Society Dialectic of Enlightenment The morality of thinking Living with Guilt
4. Philosophy and History Writing the Disaster Crisis of Reason Against Historicism The task of philosophy Adorno & Marxism Conclusion Notes Further Reading Bibliography Index.

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