Theodor Adorno

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-09-30
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co

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This collection provides an overview of the English language reception of the work of the philosopher, social theorist and cultural critic, Theodor W. Adorno. The essay subjects range from Adorno's general conception of critical theory to his cultural criticism, and include discussion of his Dialectic of Enlightenment and his posthumously-published Aesthetic Theory.

Table of Contents

Three Portraits
The permanent exile of Theodor W. Adorno
Hibernation: on the 10th anniversary of Adorno's death
Recollections of Theodor W. Adorno
Philosophy as a Critique: T.W. Adorno, or, historical tropes
How is critical theory possible? Theodor W. Adorno and concept formation in sociology
T.W. Adorno and the dilemma of bourgeois philosophy
Introduction to Adorno's 'idea of natural history'
Culture and Society
Adorno in reverse: from Hollywood to Richard Wagner
The displaced intellectual? Adorno's American years revisited
Damage control
Adorno, Los Angeles, and the dislocation of culture
Why did Adorno 'hate' jazz?
Why is Adorno's music criticism the way it is? Some reflections of 20th-century criticism of 19th-century music
The language-character of music: some motifs in Adorno
Reason, Domination and the Subject
Language, mythology and enlightenment: historical notes on Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment
The entwinement of myth and enlightenment: re-reading Dialectic of Enlightenment
Between modernity and postmodernity: reading Dialectic of Enlightenment against the grain
The sundered totality
Adorno's Freudo-Marxism
Why were the Jews sacrificed? The place of anti-semitism in Dialectic of Enlightenment
Art, Truth and Utopia
Utopia, mimesis and reconciliation: a redemptive critique of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory
Art and criticism in Adorno's aesthetics
Truth, semblance and reconciliation
Adorno's aesthetic redemption of modernity
Toward a more adequate reception of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory: configurational form in Adorno's aesthetic writings
Mimetic rationality and material inference
Adorno and Brandom
Name index
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