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  Theodor Adorno [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Adorno is generally recognized within the Continental tradition of philosophy as being one of the foremost philosophers of the 20th.
Adorno is accused of adopting the stance of an inveterate 'nay-sayer'.
Adorno is consistently accused of failing to appreciate the moral gains achieved as a direct consequence of the formalization of reason and the subsequent demise of the authority of tradition.
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 Theodor Adorno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theodor (or 'Teddie') was born in Frankfurt as an only child to the wine merchant Oscar Alexander Wiesengrund (1870-1941, of Jewish descent, converted to Protestantism) and the Catholic singer Maria Barbara, born Calvelli-Adorno.
Adorno also argued that the authoritarian personality would, of course, use culture and its consumption to exert social control, but that such control is inherently degrading to those who are subjected to it, and instead such personalities would project their own fear of loss of control on to society as a whole.
Adorno's theoretical method is closely related to his understanding of music and his friend Alban Berg use of twelve-tone techniques, which were aimed at dethroning the primacy of traditional tonality in composition.
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 Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno - German Philosopher Sociologist Music Theoretician Composer - Biography
Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno was born in 1903, the son of an opera singer.
Adorno's conscious attempt to write in a style that is difficult to consume or understand attests to his admiration of Schönberg as well, as he praised difficult works of both art and philosophy, maintaining that a struggle was necessary to achieve the true value of understanding.
Adorno was attracted to avant-garde art and music by virtue of its ability to resist commercialization and deny the homogenizing effects of the culture industry.
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 Theodor Adorno
Adorno's central argument is that the culture industry involves a change in the commodity character of art, such that art's commodity character is deliberately acknowledged and art "abjures its autonomy" (DE 127).
Adorno's is an ethics and metaphysics "after Auschwitz." Ethically, he says, Hitler's barbarism imposes a "new categorical imperative" on human beings in their condition of unfreedom: so to arrange their thought and action that "Auschwitz would not repeat itself, [that] nothing similar would happen" (ND 365).
Adorno appeals to the experience that thought which "does not decapitate itself" flows into the idea of a world where "not only extant suffering would be abolished but also suffering that is irrevocably past would be revoked" (403).
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 Harker, Adorno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Adorno saw the political impotence of the Weimar Republic in the face of Hitler: 'Germany's position in the competition between imperialist powers was, in terms of the available raw materials and of her industrial potential, hopeless in peace and war'.
Adorno 'seems to have naively hoped that the Nazis were a passing phenomena and he might still salvage his career',[34] and since 1928 he had put a lot of effort into cultivating an old acquaintance, Max Horkheimer, Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research.
Adorno claimed that 'as a matter of economic social fact' the 'crucial role in the struggle against increasing concentration of economic power will have to be played by the working-people',[109] but he made an explicit renunciation of any connection with working class parties, at a time when the German KPD was being banned.
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 Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As a young man, Adorno studied composition with Alban Berg, and he remained a great defender of the New Music of the Second Viennese School, which he saw as the ‘authentic voice’ of 20th-century music.
Adorno was the main contributor to The Authoritarian Personality (1950), a psychoanalytical and social research project stemming partly from Erich Fromm's ideas, in which the F-scale (F standing for fascism) was constructed.
Adorno's Minima Moralia:; Reflections from a Damaged Life (1951) is a series of aphorisms in the style of Friedrich Nietzsche, many of which are concerned with the problems of exile.
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 Theodor Adorno at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Theodor (or 'Teddie') was born in Frankfurt as an only child to the wine merchant Oscar Alexander Wiesengrund (1870-1941, of Jewish descent, converted to Protestantism) and the Catholic singer Maria Barbara, born Cavelli-Adorno.
Despite his pessimistic stance, the work raised Adorno to the level of a foundational intellectual figure in the West German republic, after a last attempt to get him involved in research in the USA failed in 1953.
Adorno was an outspoken critic of these politics, which he displayed by his participation in an event organized by the action committee Demokratie im Notstand.
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 Illuminations: Bronner
Adorno was as little engaged in formulating an "anti-epistemology," the official English translation of this work, as in denying the truths embodied in the "untruth" of idealism.
Adorno may have opposed the neo-classicism of Stravinsky and Hindemith along with "new objectivity" (Neue Sachlichkeit) and its belief that the composer is a "musical engineer." Nevertheless, the problems with his own aesthetic derive precisely from an objectivism of a different sort.
Adorno maintains his rejection of "false" immediacy, of enjoyment,"Mistrust is called for in face of all spontaneity, impetuosity, all letting oneself go, for it implies pliancy towards the superior might of the existent." (Theodor W. Adorno, Minima Moralia, pg.
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 Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ADORNO, THEODOR WIESENGRUND [Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund], 1903-69, German philosopher, born as Theodor Adorno Wiesengrund.
Influenced by Schoenberg, Adorno wrote extensively on music theory and developed an account of modernism in art.
Theodor W. Adorno: portrait of a Marxist mandarin.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Theodor Adorno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Adorno deemed it his philosophical task to get beneath these surfaces -- to discover material processes that would betray the seductive world of objects.
According to Adorno, this was achievable by means of "negative dialectics," or thought through negations and displacements, as opposed to identifications and affirmations.
Adorno consciously developed an interdisciplinary flexibility, as evidenced by the wide sweep of subjects that fell under his critical gaze.
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Theodor Adorno was a philosopher, critic, and theorist who generated a vast body of works on aspects of society and culture.
Adorno is best known as a member of the Frankfurt School, the informal name for a group of thinkers employed by the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany.
Adorno contributed to a number of Institute projects; most notably, Adorno collaborated with Horkheimer on the book Dialectic of Enlightenment, a classic text of critical theory, and Adorno developed the F-scale, an analytic tool used to identify personality types amenable to fascism.
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 Theodor Adorno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Theodor Wisengrund Adorno was born in Frankfurt on September 11, 1903 as Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund.
Adorno is generally regarded as the most brilliant and yet the most obscure of the first generation of the 'Frankfurt School'.
More information on Adorno's life and work can be found at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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 Glossary of People: Ad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Adorno obtained a degree in philosophy from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt in 1924.
One of Adorno's themes was civilisation's tendency to self-destruction, as evinced by Fascism.
Adorno concluded that rationalism offers little hope for human emancipation, which might come instead from art and the prospects it offers for preserving individual autonomy and happiness.
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 www.theory.org.uk Resources: Theodor Adorno
Adorno (1903-69) argued that capitalism fed people with the products of a 'culture industry' - the opposite of 'true' art - to keep them passively satisfied and politically apathetic.
Adorno saw that capitalism had not become more precarious or close to collapse, as Marx had predicted.
Adorno suggested that culture industries churn out a debased mass of unsophisticated, sentimental products which have replaced the more 'difficult' and critical art forms which might lead people to actually question social life.
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 Theodor Adorno
A leading member of the Frankfurt school, Adorno traced the development and failure of Western reliance on reason in his
(1951) Adorno described the ways conformity to the demands of social propriety imposes paradox and contradiction on the lives of individual human beings.
Adorno launched critiques of the Enlightenment conception of reason (see Dialectic of Enlightenment, written with Max Horkheimer, 1947, tr.
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 Theodor Adorno
One of the earliest academic writers to consider the importance of popular music, T.W. Adorno refused to draw a distinction between high and popular cultures, describing them as ‘torn halves of an integral freedom, to which however they do not add up’.
Writing from the nineteen-forties through to the seventies, he was a member of the Frankfurt School of Marxist analysis, and with Gramsci, Althusser, Benjamin, Lukacs, Bloch and others, he is often referred to as a Western Marxist.
The clarity and cutting edge of Adorno’s criticism is still widely respected today, despite the narrowness of his vision and the fact that some of his ideas are tied closely to the historical situation he was living and writing in.
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 A biography and bibliography for author theodor adorno all en
A biography and bibliography for author theodor adorno all en
Theodor Adorno - New York: Harper and Row, 1950
Theodor Adorno - University of Chicago Press, 1992
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 Adorno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist see Theodor Adorno
The Adorno family was an illustrious plebeian family in Genoa, of the Ghibelline party, several of whom were Doges of the republic.
This page was last modified 20:31, 14 December 2005.
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 Theodor Adorno - Wikiquote
Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund Adorno (11 September 1903 6 August 1969) German sociologist, philosopher, musicologist and composer.
The gesture of adolescence, which raves for this or that on one day with the ever-present possibility of damning it as idiocy on the next, is now socialized."
Quoted in The Sociology of Rock by Simon Frith, 1978, ISBN 0094602204, from Adorno's 'Perennial fashion-jazz'
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 Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": Study Guides: Theodor W. Adorno
T.W. Adorno on Kant, the Division of Labor and Restriction of Reason
T.W. Adorno on the Division of Philosophy & Labor
On Goldmann, Lukacs, Heidegger, and Adorno by Ralph Dumain
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 Theodor Adorno
"Theodor Adorno and Heavy Metal" by Thomas C. Gannon
"Adorno at Womad: South Asian Crossovers and the Limits of Hybridity-talk" by John Hutnyk
Adorno : The Stars Down to Earth and Other Essays on the Irrational in Culture
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