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Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics
     

Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics

by J. M. Bernstein
 

ISBN-10: 0521622301

ISBN-13: 9780521622301

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) was the leading philosopher of the first generation of the Frankfurt School and is best known for his contributions to aesthetics and social theory. In this highly original contribution to the literature on Adorno, J.M. Bernstein offers the first attempt in any language to provide an account of the ethical theory latent in Adorno's

Overview

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) was the leading philosopher of the first generation of the Frankfurt School and is best known for his contributions to aesthetics and social theory. In this highly original contribution to the literature on Adorno, J.M. Bernstein offers the first attempt in any language to provide an account of the ethical theory latent in Adorno's writings. This book will be widely acknowledged as the standard work on Adorno's ethics and will interest professionals and students of philosophy, political theory, sociology, history of ideas, art history and music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521622301
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Wrong life cannot be lived rightly; 2. Disenchantment: the skepticism of enlightened reason; 3. The instrumentality of moral reason; 4. Mastered by nature: abstraction, independence, and the simple concept; 5. Interlude: three versions of modernity; 6. Disenchanting identity: the complex concept; 7. Toward an ethic of nonidentity; 8. After Auschwitz; 9. Ethical modernism.

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