Adorno, Theodor W.

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one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II with great influence on scholars and intellectuals in postwar Germany. Recent translations facilitate an emerging assessment of his work in epistemology and ethics as well as strengthen an already advanced reception of his work in aesthetics and cultural theory.

Adorno—Aesthetic Theory

“The concept of art balks at being defined, for it is a historically changing constellation of moments.” (P.359)

Bibliographic Reference: 
Adorno, Theodor. Aesthetic theory. London ;;Boston: Routledge & K. Paul, 1984.

Adorno's appeal to experience

thought which "does not decapitate itself" flows into the idea of a world where "not only extant suffering would be abolished but also suffering that is irrevocably past would be revoked." (p.403)

Bibliographic Reference: 
Adorno, Theodor. Negative dialectics. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973.
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