Brian O'Connor's Adorno (The Routledge Philosophers) PDF

By Brian O'Connor

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) used to be one of many most desirable philosophers and social theorists of the post-war interval. an important to the advance of severe idea, his hugely unique and targeted yet usually tricky writings not just strengthen questions of basic philosophical value, yet offer deep-reaching analyses of literature, artwork, song sociology and political idea.

In this entire creation, Brian O’Connor explains Adorno’s philosophy for these coming to his paintings for the 1st time, via unique new strains of interpretation. starting with an summary of Adorno’s existence and key philosophical perspectives and affects, which contextualizes the highbrow setting during which he labored, O’Connor assesses the relevant parts of Adorno’s philosophy.

He rigorously examines Adorno’s distinct form of research and indicates how a lot of his paintings is a serious reaction to a few of the different types of id considering that experience underpinned the harmful forces of modernity. He is going directly to talk about the most parts of Adorno’s philosophy: social conception, the philosophy of expertise, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; taking off specified money owed of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, id, nonidentity, event, detrimental dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in artwork. the ultimate bankruptcy considers Adorno’s philosophical legacy and value today.

Including a chronology, word list, bankruptcy summaries, and recommendations for additional studying, Adorno is a perfect creation to this difficult yet vital philosopher, and crucial interpreting for college kids of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.

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