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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Adorno
Author: Huhn, Tom (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2004
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521775007
Volumes: 1; Pages: 442
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The great German philosopher and aesthetic theorist Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno (1903-1969) was one of the main philosophers of the first generation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory. As an accomplished musician, Adorno originally focused on the theory of culture and art. He later turned to the problem of the self-defeating dialectic of modern reason and freedom. A distinguished roster of Adorno specialists explores the full range of his contributions to philosophy, history, music theory, aesthetics and sociology in this collection of essays.ContentsIntroduction: thoughts beside themselves Tom Huhn1. Negative dialectic as fate: Adorno and Hegel J. M. Bernstein2. Weighty objects: on Adorno's Kant-Freud interpretation Joel Whitebook3. Adorno, Marx, materialism Simon Jarvis4. Leaving home: on Adorno and Heidegger Samir Gandesha5. Is experience still in crisis? Reflections on a Frankfurt school lament Martin Jay6. Mephistopheles in Hollywood: Adorno, Mann and Schoenberg James Schmidt7. Right listening and a new type of human being Robert Hullot-Kentor8. Authenticity and failure in Adorno's aesthetics of music Max Paddison9. Dissonant works and the listening public Lydia Goehr10. Adorno, Heidegger and the meaning of music Andrew Bowie11. The critical theory of society as reflexive sociology Stefan Mller-Doohm12. Genealogy and critique: two forms of ethical questioning of morality Christoph Menke13. Adorno's negative moral philosophy Gerhard Schweppenhuser14. Adorno's social lyric, and literary criticism today: poetics, aesthetics, modernity Robert Kaufman15. Adorno's Tom Sawyer opera Singspiel Rolf Tiedemann.