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Critical Models combines into a single volume two of Adorno's most important postwar works -- Interventions: Nine Critical Models (1963) and Catchwords: Critical Models II (1969). Written after his return to Germany in 1949, the articles, essays, and radio talks included in this volume speak to the pressing political, cultural, and philosophical concerns of the postwar era ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published September 14th 2005 by Columbia University Press (first published 1963)
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This is one of the most accessible work among the works of Adorno . I know many goodreads friends who loathe adorno for his elitist tone and hardness of his text.I assure them it have less difficulties comparing with his other works.This is the best text for people to start who are unfamiliar with adorno's works.Unlike his other works Adorno here talks about contemporary topics like public opinion, free time, Renaissance of religion, television,progress and the topics which interest learners lik ...more
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I can definitely understand why the students during the uprisings found little use for Adorno. To the extent that he had anything to say, it was almost always knee-deep in a form of idealism that put more faith in thought and clarifying concepts within the confines of the university. Most critics of capital understand action and struggle as a means by which our concepts and theories may be refined. Adorno views most action, and involvement within an organization, as a subordination of the very i ...more
1-Observaciones sobre el pensamiento filosófico.
2-Razón y revelación.
4-Glosa sobre personalidad.
5-Tiempo libre.
6-Tabúes relativos a la profesión de enseñar.
7-La eduación después de Auschwitz.
8-Sobre la pregunta ¿Que es alemán?.
9-Experiencias científicas en Estados Unidos.
10-Epilegómenos dialécticos.
11-Sobre sujeto y objeto.
12-Notas marginales sobre teoría y praxis.
Dec 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Some of his very best. Start with the last two essays, then read the first one, "Free Time," and others. ...more
One of the best bathroom books for philosophy-cum-art criticism I've had the pleasure to read. And I mean that in the best way possible. ...more
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Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno was one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II. Although less well known among anglophone philosophers than his contemporary Hans-Georg Gadamer, Adorno had even greater influence on scholars and intellectuals in postwar Germany. In the 1960s he was the most prominent challenger to both Sir Karl Popper's philosophy of science a ...more

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