Adorno (The Routledge Philosophers) by Brian O'Connor

By Brian O'Connor

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was once one of many prime philosophers and social theorists of the post-war interval. the most important to the advance of severe idea, his hugely unique and precise yet usually tough writings not just increase questions of primary philosophical importance, yet supply deep-reaching analyses of literature, paintings, track sociology and political thought.

In this finished 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 outline of Adorno’s existence and key philosophical perspectives and impacts, which contextualizes the highbrow setting within which he labored, O’Connor assesses the crucial parts of Adorno’s philosophy.

He rigorously examines Adorno’s special sort of research and exhibits how a lot of his paintings is a severe reaction to a number of the different types of identification considering that experience underpinned the damaging forces of modernity. He is going directly to talk about the most parts of Adorno’s philosophy: social thought, the philosophy of expertise, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; starting up designated money owed of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, id, nonidentity, adventure, damaging dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in artwork. the ultimate bankruptcy considers Adorno’s philosophical legacy and significance today.

Including a chronology, word list, bankruptcy summaries, and recommendations for additional interpreting, Adorno is a perfect advent to this hard yet very important philosopher, and crucial analyzing for college students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.

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