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This book offers a radically new interpretation of the work of Theodor Adorno. In contrast to the conventional view that Adorno's is in essence a critical philosophy, Yvonne Sherratt traces systematically a utopian thesis that pervades all the major aspects of Adorno's thought. She places Adorno's work in the context of German Idealist and later Marxist and Freudian traditions, and then analyses his key works to show how the aesthetic, epistemological, psychological, historical and sociological thought interconnect to form a utopian image. The book will be eagerly sought out by students and…mehr

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This book offers a radically new interpretation of the work of Theodor Adorno. In contrast to the conventional view that Adorno's is in essence a critical philosophy, Yvonne Sherratt traces systematically a utopian thesis that pervades all the major aspects of Adorno's thought. She places Adorno's work in the context of German Idealist and later Marxist and Freudian traditions, and then analyses his key works to show how the aesthetic, epistemological, psychological, historical and sociological thought interconnect to form a utopian image. The book will be eagerly sought out by students and specialists in philosophy, social and political theory, intellectual history, literary theory and cultural studies.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: 31. Mai 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 16mm
  • Gewicht: 423g
  • ISBN-13: 9780521038881
  • ISBN-10: 052103888X
  • Artikelnr.: 22896599
Inhaltsangabe
General introduction: Prelude I. Adorno's intellectual tradition: German philosophy
Prelude II. Adorno's intellectual tradition: Freud
Part I. Negative Thesis: The Decline of Enlightenment: 1. The decline of subjectivity: the instincts
2. The decline of subjectivity: narcissism
3. The decline of knowledge acquisition
4. Knowledge acquisition: a negative solution
Part II. Positive Thesis: The Redemption of Enlightenment: 5. The aesthetic: aura
6. Knowledge acquisition: an aesthetic form
7. A positive dialectic of knowledge acquisition
8. A positive dialectic of subjectivity: the instincts
9. A positive dialectic of subjectivity: the structure of the self
Conclusion.