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Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords
     

Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords

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by Theodor W. Adorno
 

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Critical Models combines into a single volume two of Adorno's most important postwar works -- Interventions: Nine Critical Models (1963) and Catchwords: Critical Models II (1969). Written after his return to Germany in 1949, the articles, essays, and radio talks included in this volume speak to the pressing political, cultural, and

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Critical Models combines into a single volume two of Adorno's most important postwar works -- Interventions: Nine Critical Models (1963) and Catchwords: Critical Models II (1969). Written after his return to Germany in 1949, the articles, essays, and radio talks included in this volume speak to the pressing political, cultural, and philosophical concerns of the postwar era. The pieces in Critical Models reflect the intellectually provocative as well as the practical Adorno as he addresses such issues as the dangers of ideological conformity, the fragility of democracy, educational reform, the influence of television and radio, and the aftermath of fascism.

This new edition includes an introduction by Lydia Goehr, a renowned scholar in philosophy, aesthetic theory, and musicology. Goehr illuminates Adorno's ideas as well as the intellectual, historical, and critical contexts that shaped his postwar thinking.

Editorial Reviews

The Nation
[A] collection of essays that offers a view of Adorno in his role as... public intellectual.... Adorno's essays are truly urgent.

Los Angeles Times Book Review
Critical Models... introduce[s] a more accessible Adorno to the public.... In an age of cynicism and practicality, he is more essential than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231510424
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,169,360
File size:
17 MB
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J. M. Bernstein
Critical Models presents Adorno at his most philosophically stunning—'Progress'and 'On Subject and Object'are among his finest essays—and at his topical best. Even an Adorno radio talk can be critically chilling. This volume is the ideal entry into the expanse of Adorno's thought.

J.M. Bernstein
Critical Models presents Adorno at his most philosophically stunning — 'Progress'and 'On Subject and Object'are among his finest essays — and at his topical best. Even an Adorno radio talk can be critically chilling. This volume is the ideal entry into the expanse of Adorno's thought.
Martin Jay
Contrary to the caricature of Adorno as an aloof mandarin unwilling to descend into the public sphere, these essays, elegantly translated and abundantly annotated by Henry Pickford, reveal the range and power of his contributions to the fragile German democracy he helped build after returning from exile. Without sacrificing his critical rigor, Adorno shows that even the most negative of dialectics can address practical problems and provide suggestive answers.

Meet the Author

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) was one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. He is the author of such seminal works as Minima Moralia, The Philosophy of New Music, and, with Max Horkheimer, The Dialectic of Enlightenment.

Lydia Goehr is professor of philosophy and aesthetic theory at Columbia University. She is the author of The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music and The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy.

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