By Brian O'Connor

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

In this accomplished advent, 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 atmosphere within which he labored, O’Connor assesses the primary parts of Adorno’s philosophy.

He rigorously examines Adorno’s particular variety of research and indicates how a lot of his paintings is a serious reaction to a few of the sorts of id considering that experience underpinned the harmful forces of modernity. He is going directly to talk about the most components of Adorno’s philosophy: social conception, the philosophy of expertise, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; starting off distinct money owed of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, id, nonidentity, adventure, unfavorable 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 examining, Adorno is a perfect advent to this tough yet very important philosopher, and crucial interpreting for college kids of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.

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