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Adorno and the need in thinking : new critical essays

Author: Donald A Burke
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays is a testament to Adorno's profound influence in areas such as politics, language, cultural studies, and ethics. The contributors share the conviction, however, that there are facets of Adorno's work that have been hitherto neglected in the English-speaking scholarly world. Adorno and the Need in Thinking addresses these overlooked nuances, whether they apply to questions of politics,  Read more...
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Named Person: Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Burke
ISBN: 9780802092144 0802092144
OCLC Number: 154746593
Description: viii, 365 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
PART ONE: LANGUAGE. Theses on the language of the philosopher --
Adorno's dialectics of language --
The 'aesthetic dignity of words' : Adorno's philosophy of language --
The linguistic image : mediation and immediacy in Adorno and Benjamin --
PART TWO: METAPHYSICS AND SOCIETY. Metaphysics after Auschwitz : suffering and hope in Adorno's Negative dialectics --
From the actual to the possible : non-identity thinking --
Experience and aura : Adorno, McDowell, and 'second nature' --
PART THREE: COMMUNICATION, REIFICATION, AND THE NON-IDENTICAL. Mystical kernels? Rational shells? Habermas and Adorno on reification and re-enchantment --
Politics beyond speech: communication and the non-identical --
Adorno's aesthetics of reconciliation : negative presentation of Utopia or post-metaphysical pipe-dream? --
PART FOUR: AESTHETICS AND CULTURE. On Adorno's aesthetics of the ugly --
'Three-minute access' : Fugazi's negative aesthetic --
A world of difference : Adorno and cultural studies --
'On the morality of thinking', or why still Adorno --
PART FIVE: ECOLOGY. Adorno and ecological politics.
Responsibility: edited by Donald Burke [and others].

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At a time when Adorno scholarship is on the rise, this collection sheds light on new areas of critical research, adding another dimension to the existing literature on this most important  Read more...

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