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Adorno, Theodor W. 1903-1969

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Aesthetic theory by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

371 editions published between 1947 and 2020 in 21 languages and held by 4,111 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."
Philosophy of modern music by Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno( Book )

281 editions published between 1949 and 2022 in 15 languages and held by 3,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, published for the first time in 1948 in Germany, is a product of the years of exile which Theodor Adorno spent in the United States while National Socialism triumphed and feel in his European homeland. It is an irony of the modern historical process that this book, written in America, only now becomes accessible to the English-speaking reader..." - Translator's introduction
Negative dialectics by Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno( Book )

276 editions published between 1966 and 2020 in 19 languages and held by 3,025 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
The authoritarian personality by T. W Adorno( Book )

109 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1950
Notes to literature by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

208 editions published between 1958 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 2,650 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( )

51 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This short masterwork in twentieth-century philosophy provides both a major reinterpretation of Hegel and insight into the evolution of Adorno's critical theory. The first study focuses on the relationship of reason, the individual, and society in Hegel, defending him against the criticism that he was merely an apologist for bourgeois society. The second study examines the experiential content of Hegel's idealism, considering the notion of experience in relation to immediacy, empirical reality, science, and society. The third study, 'Skoteinos,' is an unusual and fascinating essay in which Adorno lays out his thoughts on understanding Hegel. In his reflections, which spring from his experience teaching at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, questions of textual and philosophical interpretation are intertwined. Rescuing the truth value of Hegel's work is a recurring theme of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School, and nowhere is this goal pursued with more insight than in these three studies. The core problem Adorno sets for himself is how to read Hegel in a way that comprehends both the work and its historical context, thereby allowing conclusions to be drawn that may seem on the surface to be exactly opposed to what Hegel wrote but that are, nevertheless, valid as the present truth of the work. It is the elaboration of this method of interpretation, a negative dialectic, that was Adorno's underlying goal. Adorno's efforts to salvage the contemporaneity of Hegel's thought form part of his response to the increasingly tight net of social control in the aftermath of World War II. In this, his work is related to the very different attempts to undermine reified thinking undertaken by the various French theorists. The continued development of what Adorno called 'the administered world' has only increased the relevance of his efforts" --Provided by publisher
After Adorno : rethinking music sociology by Tia DeNora( )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,923 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( )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,763 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
Dialectic of enlightenment by Max Horkheimer( Book )

137 editions published between 1944 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This celebrated work is the keystone of the thought of the Frankfurt School. It is a wide-ranging philosophical and psychological critique of the Western categories of reason and nature, from Homer to Nietzsche
Critical models : interventions and catchwords by Theodor W Adorno( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,496 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 )

98 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,435 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
Dialectic of enlightenment : philosophical fragments by Max Horkheimer( )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and held by 1,423 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 critique 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 consists in five chapters, at first glance unconnected, together with a number of shorter notes. The various analyses concern 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
Dialektik der Aufklärung. Philosophische Fragmente by Max Horkheimer( Book )

203 editions published between 1944 and 2022 in 4 languages and held by 1,361 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 )

92 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,266 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 unparalleled 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 Positivist dispute in German sociology by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

99 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Wagner by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

87 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,177 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]
Alban Berg, master of the smallest link by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

63 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,112 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
Guilt and defense : on the legacies of national socialism in postwar Germany by Theodor W Adorno( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning in 1949, Theodor W. Adorno and other members of the reconstituted Frankfurt Institute for Social Research undertook a massive empirical study of German opinions about the legacies of the Nazis, applying and modifying techniques they had learned during their U.S. exile. They published their results in 1955 as a research monograph edited by Friedrich Pollock. The study's qualitative results are published here for the first time in English as Guilt and Defense, a psychoanalytically informed analysis of the rhetorical and conceptual mechanisms with which postwar Germans most often denied responsibility for the Nazi past. In their editorial introduction, Jeffrey K. Olick and Andrew J. Perrin show how Adorno's famous 1959 essay "The Meaning of Working Through the Past" is comprehensible only as a conclusion to his long-standing research and as a reaction to the debate it spurred; this volume also includes a critique by psychologist Peter R. Hoffstatter as well as Adorno's rejoinder. This previously little-known debate provides important new perspectives on postwar German political culture, on the dynamics of collective memory, and on Adorno's intellectual legacies, which have contributed more to empirical social research than has been acknowledged. A companion volume, Group Experiment, will present the first book-length English translation of the Frankfurt Group's conceptual, methodological, and theoretical innovations in public opinion research."--Jacket
Minima Moralia : Reflexionen aus d. beschädigten Leben by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

153 editions published between 1951 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.'s Hauptwerk ist eine Sammlung von Aphorismen. Sie darf getrost, als sei sie eine Summe, studiert werden (Jürgen Habermas)
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Dialectic of enlightenment : philosophical fragments
Philosophy of modern musicNegative dialecticsThe authoritarian personalityNotes to literaturePrismsHegel : three studiesAfter Adorno : rethinking music sociologyAdorno : the stars down to earth and other essays on the irrational in culture
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