By Brian O'Connor

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was once one of many prime philosophers and social theorists of the post-war interval. an important to the improvement of serious thought, his hugely unique and special yet frequently tricky writings not just improve questions of primary philosophical importance, yet supply deep-reaching analyses of literature, artwork, tune sociology and political thought.

In this complete creation, Brian O’Connor explains Adorno’s philosophy for these coming to his paintings for the 1st time, via unique new traces of interpretation. starting with an summary of Adorno’s lifestyles and key philosophical perspectives and impacts, which contextualizes the highbrow surroundings during which he labored, O’Connor assesses the valuable parts of Adorno’s philosophy.

He conscientiously examines Adorno’s exact sort of research and exhibits how a lot of his paintings is a severe reaction to a few of the varieties of identification pondering that experience underpinned the damaging forces of modernity. He is going directly to speak about the most components of Adorno’s philosophy: social conception, the philosophy of expertise, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics; starting off specific money owed of Adorno’s notions of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reification, totality, mediation, id, nonidentity, adventure, adverse 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 proposals for additional studying, Adorno is a perfect advent to this tough yet vital philosopher, and crucial analyzing for college students of philosophy, literature, sociology and cultural studies.

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