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By Brian O'Connor

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was once one of many optimal philosophers and social theorists of the post-war interval. the most important to the improvement of severe idea, his hugely unique and certain yet usually tough writings not just enhance questions of basic philosophical importance, yet offer deep-reaching analyses of literature, paintings, tune sociology and political thought.

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 impacts, which contextualizes the highbrow setting within which he labored, O’Connor assesses the vital parts of Adorno’s philosophy.

He conscientiously examines Adorno’s specific type of research and exhibits how a lot of his paintings is a severe reaction to a number of the varieties of identification considering that experience underpinned the harmful 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 off targeted bills of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, id, nonidentity, adventure, unfavourable dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in paintings. the ultimate bankruptcy considers Adorno’s philosophical legacy and significance today.

Including a chronology, word list, bankruptcy summaries, and recommendations for extra interpreting, Adorno is a perfect creation to this challenging yet vital philosopher, and crucial analyzing for college students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.

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O’Connor succeeds in combining accessibility with philosophical sophistication and interpretative nuance. He unlocks significant problems with which Adorno’s writings offers us and demonstrates the long-lasting significance of non-identity pondering. ’ Fabian Freyenhagen, collage of Essex, united kingdom He conscientiously examines Adorno’s designated kind of research and exhibits how a lot of his paintings is a serious reaction to some of the different types of id considering that experience underpinned the harmful forces of modernity. He is going directly to speak about the most components of Adorno’s philosophy: social idea, the philosophy of expertise, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; starting up special bills of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, identification, nonidentity, event, destructive dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in paintings. the ultimate bankruptcy considers Adorno’s philosophical legacy and value at the present time. together with a chronology, word list, bankruptcy summaries, and proposals for additional examining, Adorno is a perfect advent to this not easy yet very important philosopher, and crucial examining for college students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural reviews. Brian O’Connor is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at collage collage Dublin, eire. he's the writer of Adorno’s adverse Dialectic (2004) and editor of The Adorno Reader (2000). hide photograph © Ville Eerikainen / Millennium photographs Philosophy/Sociology/Literature www. routledge. com brian o’connor Routledge Philosophers Edited via Brian Leiter, collage of Chicago, united states. ADORNO brian o’connor Adorno Theodor W. Adorno (1903–69) was once one of many most efficient philosophers and social theorists of the post-war interval. the most important to the improvement of serious concept, his hugely unique and distinct yet usually difficult writings not just boost questions of primary philosophical significance, yet offer deep-reaching analyses of literature, artwork, tune, sociology and political conception. during this entire advent, Brian O’Connor explains Adorno’s philosophy for these coming to his paintings for the first time, via unique new strains of interpretation. starting with an summary of Adorno’s existence and key philosophical perspectives and influences, which contextualizes the highbrow setting during which he labored, O’Connor assesses the principal components of Adorno’s philosophy. He rigorously examines Adorno’s exact kind of research and indicates how a lot of his paintings is a serious reaction to some of the sorts of id considering that experience underpinned the harmful forces of modernity. He is going directly to speak about the most parts of Adorno’s philosophy: social idea, the philosophy of expertise, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; starting up specified debts of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, identification, nonidentity, event, damaging dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in paintings. The final bankruptcy considers Adorno’s philosophical legacy and value this present day.

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