Adorno Brian OConnor

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Adorno  by  Brian OConnor

Adorno by Brian OConnor
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Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was one of the foremost philosophers and social theorists of the post-war period. Crucial to the development of Critical Theory, his highly original and distinctive but often difficult writings not only advance questionsMoreTheodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was one of the foremost philosophers and social theorists of the post-war period. Crucial to the development of Critical Theory, his highly original and distinctive but often difficult writings not only advance questions of fundamental philosophical significance, but provide deep-reaching analyses of literature, art, music sociology and political theory.In this comprehensive introduction, Brian O Connor explains Adorno s philosophy for those coming to his work for the first time, through original new lines of interpretation.

Beginning with an overview of Adorno s life and key philosophical views and influences, which contextualizes the intellectual environment in which he worked, O Connor assesses the central elements of Adorno s philosophy.He carefully examines Adorno s distinctive style of analysis and shows how much of his work is a critical response to the various forms of identity thinking that have underpinned the destructive forces of modernity. He goes on to discuss the main areas of Adorno s philosophy: social theory, the philosophy of experience, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics- setting out detailed accounts of Adorno s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, identity, nonidentity, experience, negative dialectics, immanence, freedom, autonomy, imitation and autonomy in art.

The final chapter considers Adorno s philosophical legacy and importance today.Including a chronology, glossary, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading, Adorno is an ideal introduction to this demanding but important thinker, and essential reading for students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.



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