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Questions tagged [adorno]

Questions related to the work of the German philosopher and sociologist Theodor W. Adorno (1903 – 1969). Adorno was a leading member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory; his works include Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947), Minima Moralia (1951) and Negative Dialectics (1966).

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What is the difference between Adorno's 'fragmentation' and post-modern art's fragmentation?

the most authentic art is modernist art which reflects in its own fragmentation the fragmentation of society. What is the difference between Adorno's 'fragmentation' and post-modern art's ...
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Why did Kant, Hegel, and Adorno leave some words and phrases in the Greek alphabet?

I know this mostly from continental philosophers, like Hegel, Adorno or Kant: they use the greek alphabet when writing ancient terminology like ergon, telos or megalopsychos, while MacIntyre for ...
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Did Wyndham Lewis' (painter and writer) claim that modernism was (just?) morality gone wrong, and would what Adorno say?

What would Adorno say about Wyndham Lewis' (painter and writer) apparent claim that modernism was morality gone wrong? This book characterizes Lewis as parodying the avant garde in Blast. Poetry of ...
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What did Adorno think of Nietzsche's critique of morality?

What did Adorno think of Nietzsche's critique of morality? I've not read much of either. But seems a bit like Adorno's theory of modernist art, however influenced by Nietzsche, wants to be moral, is ...
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Why is Adorno interested in Kant?

Why is Adorno interested in Kant? in the text, Problems of Moral Philosophy? as a related question Why does Adorno prefer to use the term “morality” rather than “ethics”
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Why does Adorno prefer to use the term “morality” rather than “ethics”

Why does Adorno prefer to use the term “morality” rather than “ethics” in the text, Problems of Moral Philosophy?
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Does Habermas' 'performative contradiction' have more bite after Adorno gave up Marxism?

Does Habermas' 'performative contradiction' have more bite after Adorno gave up Marxism? I took Habermas to be wrong because: > The claim that seeking truth is socially necessary may be granted, ...
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In what sense does philosophy, especially aesthetics, live on, for Adorno?

The introduction to Negative Dialectics begins Philosophy, which once seemed outmoded, remains alive because the moment of its realization was missed. The summary judgement that it had merely ...
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How is Adorno suggesting we respond to culture?

The way in which a girl accepts and keeps the obligatory date, the inflection on the telephone or in the most intimate situation, the choice of words in con versation, and the whole inner life as ...
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What would Adorno and Horkheimer say about modern pornography?

In the "Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception", Theodore Adorno and Max Horkheimer write that pop culture and mass media are tools of deception, used to manipulate the masses into ...
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Dialectic of Enlightment Prerequisites

I wanted to start reading Dialectic of Enlightenment by Adorno and Horkheimer. My question is simple: Which philosophers' works do I have to be familiar with to get a decent first time reading from it?...
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Why is the modern notion of motion inappropriate to Antiquity?

Adorno, in Negative Dialectics writes a quick summary of the Marxist critique of political economy: It imitates a central antimony of bourgeois society. To preserve itself, to remain the same, to '...
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What is the “concrete universal” in Hegel and Adorno?

The core argument of this article is that Adorno adopts the distinction between an abstract and a concrete universal from Hegel and criticizes Hegel, on that basis, as abstract. The first two ...
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From a critical theory point of view, can philosophy itself be absorbed into the culture industry?

In the "Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception", Adorno and Horkheimer state that: Anyone who resists can only survive by fitting in. Once his particular brand of deviation from the ...
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According to Adorno, does the “truth content” of art refer?

Adorno and the Political, By Espen Hammer In this negation, by truth content, is it a form of referentiality? Which may be to ask whether truth content is linguistic, in this action of negation.
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Dialectics of Enlightenment - Why is Enlightenment Myth and vice versa?

I've tried several times reading The Dialectics of Enlightenment, it is simply to dense for me and my grounding in philosophy is really not that strong. I've looked at the summary in SEP, and need ...
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What is the enigma of art?

I've always been fascinated by the following constellated section of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory, probably because phenomenology is intuitively easier to get to grips with than a drawn out critical ...
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Can the meaning of “negative dialectics” be paraphrased?

At the very beginning of his book Negative Dialectics, Adorno writes As early as Plato, dialectics meant to achieve something positive by means of negation; the thought figure of a “negation of ...
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Did Adorno retain anything from Heidegger's Being and Time?

I've read a little of Adorno, it's particularly slow work though. I had a look at (the poet) Rilke's elegies, which Wikipedia added the following to [from Adorno's book The Jargon of Authenticity] ...
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Why, according to Adorno, were Schoenberg's innovations progressive?

I think that Zuidervaart, in his book Adorno's aesthetic theory, says that Adorno makes two claims for artworks: They develop the productive forces of the artform The artist has a cognition of the ...
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Minima Moralia.127: “Intelligence is a moral category”

Minima Moralia is a collection of aphorisms by the (individualist) Marxist inspired philosophy Theodor Adorno, who was probably most famous (outside philosophy) for strident attacks on the culture ...