Theodor W. Adorno

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Theodor W. Adorno
(April 1964)
Born11 September 1903(1903-09-11)
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse-Nassau, Kinrick o Proushie, German Empire
Dee'd6 August 1969(1969-08-06) (aged 65)
Visp, Valais, Swisserland
Ither namesTheodor Ludwig Wiesengrund
Era20t-century filosofie
RegionWastren filosofie
Main interests
Notable ideas

Theodor W. Adorno (/əˈdɔːrn/;[7] German: [aˈdɔʀno]; born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund; September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) wis a German philosopher, sociologist, an componer kent for his creetical theory o society.

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  1. Christine Fillion, "Adorno's Marginalien zu Theorie und Praxis: In Praise of Discontinuity", Humanitas, Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012.
  2. Adorno/Horkheimer, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception.
  3. Theodor W. Adorno (trans. Francis McDonagh), "Commitment" [based on a March 1962 radio broadcast under the title "Engagement oder künstlerische Autonomie"] in Andrew Arato, Eike Gebhardt (eds.), The Essential Frankfurt School Reader, Continuum, 1978, pp. 300–318 (modernist art as an opposition to the conventional experience of the mass media).
  4. Gary Day, Literary Criticism: A New History, Edinburgh University Press, 2008, p. 265.
  5. "[Art's] paradoxical task is to attest to the lack of concord while at the same time working to abolish discordance" (Adorno quoted by James Martin Harding in Adorno and "a Writing of the Ruins", SUNY Press, 1997, p. 30); variant translation by Robert Hullot-Kentor in Adorno, Aesthetic Theory, 1997, University of Minnesota Press, p. 168: "Paradoxically, art must testify to the unreconciled and at the same time envision its reconciliation; this is a possibility only for its nondiscursive language."
    (Original German: "Paradox hat sie das Unversöhnte zu bezeugen und gleichwohl tendenziell zu versöhnen; möglich ist das nur ihrer nicht-diskursiven Sprache.").
  6. Adorno defined maturity as the courage and the ability to use one's own understanding independently of dominant heteronomous patterns of thought; see Macdonald, Iain (2011), "Cold, cold, warm: Autonomy, intimacy and maturity in Adorno", Philosophy & Social Criticism, 37(6), 669–689.
  7. Oxford Dictionary of English