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 idea, in addition to aesthetics is more and more well-known. Espen Hammer’s lucid ebook is the 1st to correctly examine the political implications of his paintings, paying cautious awareness to Adorno’s paintings on key thinkers akin to Kant, Hegel and Benjamin.
Examining Adorno’s political stories and assessing his engagement with Marxist in addition to liberal conception, Hammer appears to be like on the improvement of Adorno’s notion as he confronts Fascism and sleek mass tradition. He then analyzes the political measurement of his philosophical and aesthetic theorizing. by means 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 pondering. in preference to those that see Adorno as an individual who relinquished the political, Hammer’s account indicates his reflections to be, at the such a lot primary point, politically inspired and deeply engaged.
This invigorating exploration of an enormous political philosopher is an invaluable advent to his idea 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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