By Espen Hammer
Interest in Theodor W. Adorno keeps to develop within the English-speaking international because the value of his contribution to philosophy, social and cultural concept, in addition to aesthetics is more and more famous. Espen Hammer’s lucid booklet is the 1st to correctly learn the political implications of his paintings, paying cautious realization to Adorno’s paintings on key thinkers comparable to Kant, Hegel and Benjamin.
Examining Adorno’s political studies and assessing his engagement with Marxist in addition to liberal conception, Hammer appears on the improvement of Adorno’s idea as he confronts Fascism and glossy mass tradition. He then analyzes the political measurement of his philosophical and aesthetic theorizing. by way of addressing Jürgen Habermas’s influential criticisms, he defends Adorno as a theorist of autonomy, accountability and democratic plurality. He additionally discusses Adorno’s relevance to feminist and ecological considering. in preference to those that see Adorno as anyone who relinquished the political, Hammer’s account exhibits his reflections to be, at the so much primary point, politically influenced and deeply engaged.
This invigorating exploration of an enormous political philosopher is an invaluable creation to his concept as an entire, and may be of curiosity to students and scholars within the fields of philosophy, sociology, politics and aesthetics.
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