Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic (Theory and History of Literature Series) by Theodor Adorno, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic (Theory and History of Literature Series)

Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic (Theory and History of Literature Series)

by Theodor Adorno
     
 

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Construction of the Aesthetic intends to recuperate the sphere of the aesthetic from the dialectic of existence: 'not to forget in dreams the present world, but to change it by the strength of an image.'

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Construction of the Aesthetic intends to recuperate the sphere of the aesthetic from the dialectic of existence: 'not to forget in dreams the present world, but to change it by the strength of an image.'

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Library Journal
Philosopher, sociologist, and musicologist, Adorno (1903-1969) published this as his first major work in 1933. By then he had been studying Kierkegaard for nearly 20 years and would continue to refer to the life and work of the 19th-century Dane throughout his own intellectual career. For Kierkegaard, the aesthetic is the first of three stages in one's interior development, and Adorno concerns himself with revealing the not-always-conscious course by which Kierkegaard came to this formulation. While of importance to scholars of existentialism, intellectual history, and Adorno, this book is not for lay readers.-- Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley P.L., Cal.
Booknews
A translation of the German philosopher's first published philosophical work (1930). There is no progression of ideas, no argument developed, no conclusion reached. Each of the seven chapters, each paragraph (1-5 pages long), sometimes each sentence, is an observation directly connected to Kierkegaard's work, and unmindful of the observations standing to either side. Paperback edition ($14.95) not seen. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816611874
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Series:
Theory and History of Literature Series, #61
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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