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Adorno, Theodor W. 1903-1969

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Aesthetic theory by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

303 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 3,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culmination of a lifetime of aesthetic investigation, Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's major work, a defense of modernism that is paradoxical in its defense of illusion. In it, Adorno takes up the problem of art in a day when "it goes without saying that nothing concerning art goes without saying." In the course of his discussion, Adorno revisits such concepts as the sublime, the ugly, and the beautiful, demonstrating that concepts such as these are reservoirs of human experience. These experiences ultimately underlie aesthetics, for in Adorno's formulation "art is the sedimented history of human misery."
Negative dialectics by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

205 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major work and Adorno's culminating achievement. Negative Dialectics is a critique of the philosophies of Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger, and a visionary elaboration of the author's own vision of dialectics
Philosophy of modern music by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

196 editions published between 1949 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1947 Theodor Adorno, one of the seminal European philosophers of the postwar years, announced his return after exile in the United States to a devastated Europe by writing Philosophy of New Music. Intensely polemical from its first publication, every aspect of this work was met with extreme reactions, from stark dismissal to outrage. Even Schoenberg reviled it." "Despite the controversy, Philosophy of New Music became highly regarded and widely read among musicians, scholars, and social philosophers. Marking a major turning point in his musicological philosophy, Adorno located a critique of musical reproduction as internal to composition itself, rather than as a matter of the reproduction of musical performance. Consisting of two distinct essays, "Schoenberg and Progress" and "Stravinsky and Reaction," this work poses the musical extremes in which Adorno perceived the struggle for the cultural future of Europe, between human emancipation and barbarism, between the compositional techniques and achievements of Schoenberg and Stravinsky." "In this completely new translation - presented along with an extensive introduction by distinguished translator Robert Hullot-Kentor - Philosophy of New Music emerges as a key to the whole of Adorno's illustrious and influential oeuvre."--Jacket
Dialectic of enlightenment : philosophical fragments by Max Horkheimer( Book )

77 editions published between 1969 and 2020 in English and held by 2,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialectic of Enlightenment is undoubtedly the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Written during the Second World War and circulated privately, it appeared in a printed edition in Amsterdam in 1947. "What we had set out to do," the authors write in the Preface, "was nothing less than to explain why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism." Yet the work goes far beyond a mere critice of contemporary events. Historically remote developments, indeed, the birth of Western history and of subjectivity itself out of the struggle against natural forces, as represented in myths, are connected in a wide arch to the most threatening experiences of the present. The book analyzes such phenomena as the detachment of science from practical life, formalized morality, the manipulative nature of entertainment culture, and a paranoid behavioral structure, expressed in aggressive anti-Semitism, that marks the limits of enlightenment. The authors perceive a common element in these phenomena, the tendency toward self-destruction of the guiding criteria inherent in enlightenment thought from the beginning. Using historical analyses to elucidate the present, they show, against the background of a prehistory of subjectivity, why the National Socialist terror was not an aberration of modern history but was rooted deeply in the fundamental characteristics of Western civilization. Adorno and Horkheimer see the self-destruction of Western reason as grounded in a historical and fateful dialectic between the domination of external nature and society. They trace enlightenment, which split these spheres apart, back to its mythical roots. Enlightenment and myth, therefore, are not irreconcilable opposites, but dialectically mediated qualities of both real and intellectual life. "Myth is already enlightenment, and enlightenment reverts to mythology." This paradox is the fundamental thesis of the book. This new translation, based on the text in the complete edition of the works of Max Horkheimer, contains textual variants, commentary upon them, and an editorial discussion of the position of this work in the development of Critical Theory. -- from back cover
The Authoritarian personality by T. W., et al Adorno( Book )

104 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What makes a fascist? Are there character traits that make someone more likely to vote for the far right? The Authoritarian Personality, written in the shadow of Fascism and the Holocaust, looked to analyse the rise of Fascism in Europe through the specific psychological traits that make people prone to authoritarianism. Based on extensive empirical studies of Americans conducted by a team which included the leading member of the Frankfurt School Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality ranked a range of character traits on what it called the 'F scale' (F for fascist). These included conventionalism, anti-intellectualism, superstition and occultism, power and toughness, destructiveness and cynicism, projectivity, and exaggerated concerns over sex. The Authoritarian Personality is not only one of the most influential works of social psychology ever written, it also marks a milestone in the development of Adorno's thought, showing him grabbling with the problem of fascism and the reasons for Europe's turn to reaction. Over half a century later and with the rise of right-wing populism and the reemergence of the far-right in recent years, this hugely influential study remains as insightful and relevant as ever."
Notes to literature by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

198 editions published between 1958 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant collection of short essays on literary subjects--e.g. Beckett, Balzac, Proust, Thomas Mann, Dickens, Goethe, Heine, the lyric, realism, the essay, and the contemporary novel--by the great social theorist (1903-1969), originally published in 1958 as Noten zur literature (Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main), and here translated by Adorno's former student, Shierry Weber Nicholsen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Prisms by Theodor W Adorno( )

47 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays on Veblen, Huxley, Benjamin, Bach, Proust, Schoenberg, Spengler, jazz, Kafka"--Jacket subtitle
Hegel : three studies by Theodor W Adorno( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Adorno : rethinking music sociology by Tia DeNora( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to how to do music sociology that argues for a reassessment of Adorno's work
Adorno : the stars down to earth and other essays on the irrational in culture by Theodor W Adorno( )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected here offer an analysis of the irrational dimensions of modern culture which is both timely and disturbing in the 1990s. Adorno's ideas are relevant to the understanding of phenomena as apparently diverse as astrology and "New Age" cults, the power of neo-fascist propaganda and the re-emergence of anti-Semitism, and the psychological basis of popular culture. The longest essay, "The Stars Down To Earth" offers a content analysis of the astrology column in a 1950s Los Angeles newspaper. Adorno argues that the column promotes psychological dependency and social conformism in much the same way as fascist propaganda. He maintains that the same principles operate in the mainstream products of "the culture industry." The three shorter papers illuminate different aspects of Adorno's argument: the relation of occultism to orthodox modern thought, the pervasiveness of anti-Semitism, and the "psycho-technic" rhetoric of fascist propaganda. Stephen Crook's introduction critically reviews Adorno's argument and offers an assessment of its contemporary relevance. Taken together, these essays offer an astringent antidote to any facile optimism about the democratic and pluralist character of postmodern popular culture. Adorno identifies an irrationalist dynamic which implicates the most enlightened and emancipated elements of contemporary culture. His unsettling arguments demand the attention of anyone interested in popular culture, critical theory, racism, and authoritarian politics
Critical models : interventions and catchwords by Theodor W Adorno( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1959 and his death ten years later, Adorno published fourteen paperback collections of his work, often combining revised and new essays - publications intended for an educated, politically and culturally influential audience. Two collections of those works are combined in this single volume - Interventions: Nine Critical Models (1963) and Catchwords: Critical Models II (1969). These books are passionate examples of Adorno's postwar commitment to unmasking the culture that engendered Nazism and its antihumanist nightmare
The jargon of authenticity by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

93 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodor Adorno was no stranger to controversy. In 'The Jargon of Authenticity' he gives full expression to his hostility to the language employed by certain existentialist thinkers such as Martin Heidegger
Dialektik der Aufklärung. Philosophische Fragmente by Max Horkheimer( Book )

187 editions published between 1944 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialektik der Aufklärung ist eine im Untertitel als Philosophische Fragmente bezeichnete Sammlung von Essays von Max Horkheimer und Theodor W. Adorno und gilt als eines der grundlegenden Werke zur Kritischen Theorie der Frankfurter Schule. Angesichts des Triumphs von Faschismus und monopolistischem Kapitalismus als neuen Herrschaftsformen, denen die Gesellschaft keinen nennenswerten Widerstand entgegensetzt, unterziehen die Autoren den Vernunftbegriff der Aufklärung einer radikalen Kritik. Sie formulieren die These, dass sich bereits am Beginn der Menschheitsgeschichte mit der Selbstbehauptung des Subjekts gegenüber einer bedrohlichen Natur eine instrumentelle Vernunft durchgesetzt habe, die sich als Herrschaft über innere und äußere Natur befestigte. Aufgrund dieses „Herrschaftscharakters“ der Vernunft sei die Aufklärung in Mythologie zurückgeschlagen. Die „Verschlingung von Mythos und Aufklärung“ (Habermas) habe einen universellen Selbstzerstörungsprozess der Aufklärung in Gang gesetzt. Diesem Prozess durch „Selbstbesinnung“ und Selbstkritik der Aufklärung Einhalt zu gebieten, ist ein zentrales Motiv der Autoren
The culture industry : selected essays on mass culture by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

83 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture. He argued that the culture industry commodified and standardised all art. In turn this suffocated individuality and destroyed critical thinking. At the time, Adorno was accused by his many detractors of everything from overreaction to deranged hysteria. In today's world, where even the least cynical of consumers is aware of the influence of the media, Adorno's work takes on a more immediate significance. The Culture Industry is an unrivalled indictment of the banality of mass culture."--BOOK JACKET
The Positivist dispute in German sociology by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

95 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alban Berg, master of the smallest link by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

60 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adorno's study of Alban Berg is a personal account, by a pre-eminent philosopher and aesthetician, of the life and musical works of his mentor, friend and teacher. Book jacket."--Jacket
In search of Wagner by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

74 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's works are among the most controversial in the history of European music--because of their powerful aesthetic qualities and, in wider political terms, because of their eventual assimilation into the official culture of the Third Reich. This concise synoptic account by the most brilliant exponent of Frankfurt School Marxism subtly interweaves these artistic and ideological qualities. It provides deft musicological analyses of Wagner's scores and of his compositional techniques, orchestration and staging methods, quoting copiously from the music dramas themselves. At the same time it offers incisive reflections on Wagner's social character and the ideological impulses of his artistic activity [Publisher description]
Minima Moralia : Reflexionen aus d. beschädigten Leben by Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno( Book )

145 editions published between 1951 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.'s Hauptwerk ist eine Sammlung von Aphorismen. Sie darf getrost, als sei sie eine Summe, studiert werden (Jürgen Habermas)
Introduction to the sociology of music by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and German and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of moral philosophy by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is organized around an account of Kant's moral theory, and introduces most of the central topics of Adorno's far more difficult work Negative Dialectics. He examines concepts such as the primacy of practical reason, the relation between freedom and experience, and the desubstantialization of moral thought. These and other concepts are discussed in an accessible and entertaining style which is very different from the rest of Adorno's published work." "Problems of Moral Philosophy will be an important resource for scholars drawing on Adorno's thought, and its nature as a lecture course makes it a useful and accessible introduction for students to Adorno's ideas about moral philosophy. It will be of interest to those working in philosophy and in social and political thought."--Jacket
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After Adorno : rethinking music sociology
Negative dialecticsPhilosophy of modern musicDialectic of enlightenment : philosophical fragmentsThe Authoritarian personalityNotes to literaturePrismsHegel : three studiesAfter Adorno : rethinking music sociology
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