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Tiedemann, Rolf

Works: 1,151 works in 3,622 publications in 6 languages and 25,143 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Music  Literature  Biography  Sources  Military history 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Adapter, Creator, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Originator, Publishing director, Annotator, în, 072, edi, Contributor, utg
Classifications: B3199.A33, 111.85
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Most widely held works by Rolf Tiedemann
Aesthetic theory by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

126 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,695 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."
Notes to literature by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

58 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,185 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
The arcades project by Walter Benjamin( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the arcades of 19th-century Paris--glass-roofed rows of shops that were early centers of consumerism--Benjamin presents a montage of quotations from, and reflections on, hundreds of published sources. 46 illustrations
Gesammelte Schriften by Walter Benjamin( Book )

108 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a provisional 'Inhaltsverzeichnis' for Bd 1-4 (70p ; 1977)
Kant's Critique of pure reason (1959) by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adorno attempts to make Kant's thought comprehensible to students by focusing on what he regards as problematic aspects of Kant's philosophy. Adorno examines his dualism and what he called the Kantian "block": the contradictions arising from Kant's resistance to the idealism that his successors, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel, saw as the inevitable outcome of his ideas. But these lectures also provide an accessible introduction to the rationale for Adorno's own philosophy as expounded in Negative Dialectics and his other major writings. Adorno's view of Kant forms an integral part of his own philosophy, since he argues that the way out of the Kantian contradictions is to show the necessity of the dialectical thinking that Kant himself spurned. This in turn enables Adorno to criticize Anglo-Saxon scientistic or positivist thought, as well as the philosophy of existentialism
Metaphysics : concept and problems by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents Adorno's lectures on metaphysics. It provides an introduction not only to metaphysics but also to Adorno's own intellectual standpoint, as developed in his major work Negative Dialectics
Night music : essays on music 1928-1962 by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Theodor W. Adorno is best known for his association with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, he began his career as a composer and successful music critic. Night Music presents the first complete English translations of two collections of texts compiled by Adorno - Moments musicaux, containing essays written between 1928 and 1962, and Theory of New Music, a group of texts written between 1929 and 1955. In Moments musicaux, Adorno echoes Schubert s eponymous cycle, with its emphasis on aphorism, and offers lyrical reflections on music of the past and his own time. The essays include extended aesthetic analyses that demonstrate Adorno s aim to apply high philosophical standards to the study of music. Theory of New Music, as its title indicates, presents Adorno's thoughts and theories on the composition, reception, and analysis of the music that was being written around him. His extensive philosophical writing ultimately prevented him from pursuing the compositional career he had once envisaged, but his view of the modern music of the time is not simply that of a theorist, but clearly also that of a composer. Though his advocacy of the Second Viennese School, comprising composer Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils, is well known, many of his writings in this field have remained obscure. Collected in their entirety for the first time in English, the insightful texts in Night Music show the breadth of Adorno's musical understanding and reveal an overlooked side to this significant thinker."--Jacket
Beethoven : the philosophy of music : fragments and texts by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theodor W. Adorno's long-awaited but never finished Beethoven: The Philosophy of Music was published in Germany only in 1993, nearly a quarter of a century after the author's death in 1969. These important and illuminating notes and texts - which remain in fragmented form - were described by Adorno as a "diary of his experiences of Beethoven"."--BOOK JACKET. "The editor of this volume, Rolf Tiedemann, has organized the segments in such a way as to bring out their inherent logic and relatedness. He has added copious explanatory notes and an appendix which serve as an invaluable elaboration of Adorno's frequently cryptic aphorisms."--BOOK JACKET
Understanding Brecht by Walter Benjamin( Book )

42 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of German tragic drama by Walter Benjamin( Book )

46 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin of the German Trauerspiel was Walter Benjamin's first full, historically oriented analysis of modernity. Readers of English know it as "The Origin of German Tragic Drama," but in fact the subject is something else--the play of mourning. Howard Eiland's completely new English translation, the first since 1977, is closer to the German text and more consistent with Benjamin's philosophical idiom. Focusing on the extravagant seventeenth-century theatrical genre of the trauerspiel, precursor of the opera, Benjamin identifies allegory as the constitutive trope of the Baroque and of modernity itself. Allegorical perception bespeaks a world of mutability and equivocation, a melancholy sense of eternal transience without access to the transcendentals of the medieval mystery plays--though no less haunted and bedeviled. History as trauerspiel is the condition as well as subject of modern allegory in its inscription of the abyssal. Benjamin's investigation of the trauerspiel includes German texts and late Renaissance European drama such as Hamlet and Calderón's Life Is a Dream. The prologue is one of his most important and difficult pieces of writing. It lays out his method of indirection and his idea of the "constellation" as a key means of grasping the world, making dynamic unities out of the myriad bits of daily life. Thoroughly annotated with a philological and historical introduction and other explanatory and supplementary material, this rigorous and elegant new translation brings fresh understanding to a cardinal work by one of the twentieth century's greatest literary critics.--
Can one live after Auschwitz? : a philosophical reader by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and extracts, all published previously, on a wide range of topics. The editor's introduction, "'Not the First Philosophy but a Last One': Notes on Adorno's Thought" (pp. xi-xxvii), summarizes the essence of Adorno's philosophy and notes the impact of the Holocaust on his thought. Parts of the following deal with antisemitism and the Holocaust:
History and freedom : lectures 1964-1965 by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early in the 1960s Adorno gave four courses of lectures on the road leading to Negative Dialectics, his magnum opus of 1966. The second of these was concerned with the topics of history and freedom. In terms of content, these lectures represented an early version of the chapters in Negative Dialectics devoted to Kant and Hegel. In formal terms, these were improvised lectures that permit us to glimpse a philosophical work in progress."--Page 4 of cover
Paris, capitale du XIXe siècle : le livre des passages by Walter Benjamin( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

«Chaque époque rêve la suivante» disait Michelet. Benjamin nous offre, pour déchiffrer les figures équivoques du rêve propre au XIXe siècle, des catégories aussi originales que fécondes qu'il appartient au lecteur d'associer et de combiner: l'ennui, l'oisiveté, la construction en fer, les expositions universelles, la mode, le collectionneur, l'intérieur, le miroir, le joueur, les passages, etc. Elles lui permettent de montrer l'émergence de formes de construction, de communication et de transport dans les villes, dont le XXe siècle a pu seul mesurer la portée politique, en même temps qu'elles lui servent à dégager, au commencement même de ces techniques de masse, une fragile aspiration utopiqe et une promesse oubliée de liberté. C'est cette ambivalence qui fait des 'Passages', même sous leur forme fragmentaire, un extraordinaire hommage critique au Paris du XIXe siècle, à son architecture et à ses écrivains." --
Ontologie und Dialektik, 1960-61 by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in German and English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adorno’s lectures on ontology and dialectics from 1960–61 comprise his most sustained and systematic analysis of Heidegger’s philosophy. They also represent a continuation of a project that he shared with Walter Benjamin - 'to demolish Heidegger'. Following the publication of the latter’s magnum opus Being and Time, and long before his notorious endorsement of Nazism at Freiburg University, both Adorno and Benjamin had already rejected Heidegger’s fundamental ontology. After his return to Germany from his exile in the United States, Adorno became Heidegger’s principal intellectual adversary, engaging more intensively with his work than with that of any other contemporary philosopher. Adorno regarded Heidegger as an extremely limited thinker and for that reason all the more dangerous. In these lectures, he highlights Heidegger’s increasing fixation with the concept of ontology to show that the doctrine of being can only truly be understood through a process of dialectical thinking. Rather than exploiting overt political denunciation, Adorno deftly highlights the connections between Heidegger’s philosophy and his political views and, in doing so, offers an alternative plea for enlightenment and rationality. These seminal lectures, in which Adorno dissects the thought of one of the most influential twentieth-century philosophers, will appeal to students and scholars in philosophy and critical theory and throughout the humanities and social sciences. --
Dialektik der Aufklärung. Philosophische Fragmente by Max Horkheimer( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in German and Spanish and held by 264 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
Lectures on negative dialectics : fragments of a lecture course 1965/1966 by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume comprises one of the key lecture courses leading up to the publication in 1966 of Adorno's major work, Negative Dialectics. These lectures focus on developing the concepts critical to the introductory section of that book. They show Adorno as an embattled philosopher defining his own methodology among the prevailing trends of the time. As a critical theorist, he repudiated the worn-out Marxist stereotypes still dominant in the Soviet bloc - he specifically addresses his remarks to students who had escaped from the East in the period leading up to the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Influenced as he was by the empirical schools of thought he had encountered in the United States, he nevertheless continued to resist what he saw as their surrender to scientific and mathematical abstraction. However, their influence was potent enough to prevent him from reverting to the traditional idealisms still prevalent in Germany, or to their latest manifestations in the shape of the new ontology of Heidegger and his disciples. Instead, he attempts to define, perhaps more simply and fully than in the final published version, a 'negative', i.e. critical, approach to philosophy. Permeating the whole book is Adorno's sense of the overwhelming power of totalizing, dominating systems in the post-Auschwitz world. Intellectual negativity, therefore, commits him to the stubborn defence of individuals - both facts and people - who stubbornly refuse to become integrated into 'the administered world'. These lectures reveal Adorno to be a lively and engaging lecturer. He makes serious demands on his listeners but always manages to enliven his arguments with observations on philosophers and writers such as Proust and Brecht and comments on current events. Heavy intellectual artillery is combined with a concern for his students' progress. (Fuente: Wiley)
Beethoven : Philosophie der Musik : Fragmente und Texte by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in German and Spanish and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Benjamin und sein Engel : vierzehn Aufsätze und kleine Beiträge by Gershom Scholem( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über Walter Benjamin by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rassemble tous les essais que Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) a consacrés à Walter Benjamin, ainsi que leur correspondance
Metaphysik : Begriff und Probleme (1965) by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The arcades project
Notes to literatureThe arcades projectGesammelte SchriftenKant's Critique of pure reason (1959)Metaphysics : concept and problemsNight music : essays on music 1928-1962Beethoven : the philosophy of music : fragments and textsCan one live after Auschwitz? : a philosophical reader
Alternative Names
Rolf Tiedemann deutscher Philosoph, Philologe und Editor

Rolf Tiedemann deutscher Philosoph, Philologe und Herausgeber

Rolf Tiedemann Duits socioloog

Rolf Tiedemann German philosopher, philologist and editor

Rolf Tiedemann German sociologist

Rolf Tiedemann germana filozofo, filologo kaj redaktisto

Rolf Tiedemann sociòleg alemany

Rolf Tiedemann sociólogo alemán

Tiedemann, R. 1932-

Tiedemann, R. 1932-2018

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