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History and freedom : lectures 1964-1965

Author: Theodor W Adorno; Rolf Tiedemann; Rodney Livingstone
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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Despite all of humanity's failures, futile efforts and wrong turnings in the past, Adorno did not let himself be persuaded that we are doomed to suffer a bleak future for ever. One of the factors that prevented him from identifying a definitive plan for the future course of history was his feelings of solidarity with the victims and losers. As for the future, the course of events was to remain open-ended; instead of  Read more...
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Adorno, Theodor W.
History and Freedom : Lectures 1964-1965.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2014
Named Person: Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodor W Adorno; Rolf Tiedemann; Rodney Livingstone
ISBN: 9780745692722 0745692729
OCLC Number: 899006783
Notes: Originally published in German as Zur Lehre von der Geschichte und von der Freihet (1964-65) by Theodor W. Adorno © Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (370 pages)
Contents: Title page; Copyright page; CONTENTS; EDITOR'S FOREWORD; Part I: History; Lecture 1: Progress or Regression?; Lecture 2: Universal and Particular; Lecture 3: Constitution Problems; Lecture 4: The Concept of Mediation; Lecture 5: The Totality on the Road to Self-Realization; Lecture 6: Conflict and Survival; Lecture 7: Spirit and the Course of the World; Lecture 8: Psychology; Lecture 9: The Critique of Universal History; Lecture 10: 'Negative' Universal History; Lecture 11: The Nation and the Spirit of the People in Hegel; Lecture 12: The Principle of Nationality. Lecture 13: The History of Nature (I)Lecture 14: The History of Nature (II); Part II: Progress; Lecture 15: On Interpretation: the Concept of Progress (I); Lecture 16: On Interpretation: the Concept of Progress (II); Lecture 17: On Interpretation: the Concept of Progress (III); Lecture 18: On Interpretation: the Concept of Progress (IV); Part III: Freedom; Lecture 19: Transition to Moral Philosophy; Lecture 20: What is Free Will?; Lecture 21: Freedom and Bourgeois Society; Lecture 22: Freedom in Unfreedom; Lecture 23: Antinomies of Freedom; Lecture 24: Rationality and the Additional Factor. Lecture 25: Consciousness and ImpulseLecture 26: Kant's Theory of Free Will; Lecture 27: Will and Reason; Lecture 28: Moral Uncertainties; Notes; References; Index of Names; Index of Subjects.
Other Titles: Zur Lehre von der Geschichte und von der Freihet (1964-65).
Responsibility: Theodor W. Adorno ; edited by Rolf Tiedemann ; translated by Rodney Livingstone.

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