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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  6,374 ratings  ·  247 reviews
تئودور آدورنو و مارکس هورکهایمر از برجسته‌ترین نمایندگان فرانکفورت‌‌اند و کتاب مشترکشان، دیالکتیک روشنگری، ام الکتاب جریان انتقادی به شمار می‌رود. کتاب دیالکتیک روشنگری، مهم‌ترین دستاورد فکری مکتب فرانکفورت، با چنین جمله‌‌ای آغاز می‌شود: روشنگری در مقام پیشروی تفکر در عام‌ترین مفهوم آن، همواره کوشیده است تا آدمیان را از قید و بند ترس رها و حاکمیت و سروری آنان را برقرار ساز ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published 2007 by گام نو (first published 1944)
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Alex
Jan 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a world... where the geist is pure evil... and the Fasshou System lurks right around the corner... two unlikely German Jew friends dare... to frighten enlightenment/mythology back into its box.

This summer....

DIALECTIC

OF

ENLIGHTENMENT
Ryan
Feb 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: set-aside, theory
The enlightenment wasn't all that. You think science replaced magic and religion? Not so fast. Isn't science, at a certain point, based on faith just as much as religion? Horkdorno (Horkheimer and Adorno) views the achievements of the enlightenment with a gimlet eye, refusing to accept that a forward movement in history equates to positive progress. You can just as easily move forward while descending. If you believe in progress, concomitantly, you must believe in decline. Many of the things th ...more
Ashley
The most poorly written, ego-maniacal, self-important, masturbatory piece of shit that I have ever read. Horkheimer and Adorno? If you were alive, I would punch you both in the testicles.
AC
Completely overrated. I'm shocked this book has had the influence it's had. It is bombastic and tendentious, a completely one-sided (abstract) view of the Englightenment and its implications -- with consequences that Adorno himself recoiled from (in 1968). And all his 'philosophical' 'reflections' on 'nature' and 'myth' are nothing but Central European rubbish -- without meaning or sense ('nonsense', as Wittgenstein would say). Very disappointing. ...more
Scott
Nov 10, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Proof that nothing gets pseudo-intellectuals salivating more quickly than non-sensical rants.
Gary  Beauregard Bottomley
It’s too hard to trash this book properly because the way it is laid out in a series of five or so only moderately related essays and with a bunch of short essays. The core of their version of conservative belief is that the absolute truth does exist even if we are not capable of knowing that we know but we can recognize it and any version of relativism must always be wrong because they know their inherent truth must be true because they feel it to be true. I had not realized that Jordan Peterso ...more
Karl Steel
Mar 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People able to endure an annoying prophetic, circular kind of prose
Shelves: theory
Three things I love here, above all else: a) the collaboration, and the refusal to disentangle themselves from it when others demanded that Horkorno coalesce into two identities: of course reminds me of Deleuze and Guattari, but, for a medievalist, also Marty Shichtman and Laurie Finke; b) the refusal to update the text to reflect the current moment: in this insistence on preserving the text as an intervention into a particular historical moment, Adorneimer refuse to pretend to speak from a posi ...more
Xander
Apr 29, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944) is a collection of essays by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. The essays themselves are the results of long and intimate conversations they had while living in the USA as refugees from Nazi Germany. In these long philosophical discussions they talked and thought about the patterns in western civilization which had made the rise of fascism possible. In itself this is a very interesting perspective, but the project is severely hampered by the fact that they were ...more
R.
Feb 19, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sympathetic to the themes, but this book was the high water mark of continental philosophy for me. If the Enlightenment, rationality, and language have codified and standardized experienced and reduced human capacity for magic in modernity, then okay. That point is able to be made and contains some truth. But distrusting language does not mean one needs to write like an obscurantist poet, nor quote Homer instead of explaining one's ideas in clear prose.

I resented this book for pushing me tow
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Drenda
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Enlightenment sought to bring mankind out of the shadows of orthodox tradition and religion and into the light of reason. A step toward human freedom, right? Perhaps, no doubt in some ways. But relying on reason skewed basic civility based in tradition and replaced human and humane interaction with calculated management. It could lead to places that the Encyclopedists could never have imagined. It could lead to concentration camps.

So what's a person to do. Adorno is not known for optimistic
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Gilbert
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like how Kant endeavours to set a limit to our reason, in Dialectic of Enlightenment (DE) Horkheimer and Adorno (H&A) wish to lay down a limit to enlightenment. As with other works in continental philosophy, this book is punctuated with jargons and difficult metaphors (esp. pertaining to Greek mythology which Adorno pretty much adores) - much to the dismay of analytically-oriented readers. Nonetheless, the central thesis of the entire book can be summarised in few sentences: enlightenment, ...more
Andrew
This, I feel, is a statement superlative to the Minima Moralia in the Adorno catalog. The classist overtones that damage so much of that book are less ingrained here, and we get what I feel to be a much more open philosophy. Whenever I read these old Frankfurt School dudes, there's this weird sense of tragedy, as if they were the last line of defense against the brutal forces of late capitalist alienation. And I've never felt that stronger than in here. That said, this is also the Frankfurt Scho ...more
Luke Echo
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fuck that was tough.
Steve
Sep 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my dogged pursuit of a self-issued advanced degree in intellectualism, a parchment many covet, yet few possess, I figured I must needs read this book, for what cravat and smoking jacket aspiring pedant hasn't? It's a tough read, folks. Could the writing be more difficult to digest? An example, from p. 163,
The developmental moment in thought, its whole genetic and intensive dimension, is forgotten and leveled down to what is immediately present, to the extensive.
Say what?

I’m reminded of those
...more
Szplug
Mar 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This translation, by John Cumming, is tough sledding - the textual equivalent of chopping onions, reducing the pungent-yet-aesthetically-Kremlinesque whole bulb into little blocky niblets that scatter and stick to the cutting board whilst still making your eyes water. Edmund Jephcott did such a lovely job with Walter Benjamin's Reflections and Adorno's Minima Moralia that I have little doubt his more recent rendering of DOE into English would be well worth spending the extra bucks. ...more
Buck
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful introduction to the critique of instrumental reason. If you are a marxist however, you may have some critical stances towards Adorno+Horkheimers seeming reduction of domination to elements of ideological domination. They do pay lip service to economic forms in their analyses of commodified society, but latent throughout their analyses is always what I consider the wrong theoretical formulation of the existence bureaucratic/keynesian capitalism as a qualitatively different capitalism ...more
Adam
Apr 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: durcharbeiten
New translation is a big deal to me. The old orange book was a great starter kit, but the care lavished on this edition is extraordinarily welcome, for neophytes and acolytes alike. Epochal and eye-opening, the ur-text of critical theory.
Michal Lipták
Just a short note: I cannot help but feel like all "culture industry" criticism is both a very long retort to utopian optimism of Walter Benjamin's Artwork essay, as well as theoretical revenge for the death of their friend hounded by fascists. While for Benjamin the destructive power of mass culture entailed the possibility of mass liberation - indeed, providing the masses exactly with material and cognitive equipment needed -, Adorno and Horkheimer invert almost all of Benjamin's theses, prese ...more
Caspar Bryant
May 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok so I hope we can be a bit more mature than flinging the jazz criticism about. I think we're all a little tired of that.

Some of these essays are very wonderful and The Culture Industry is absolutely one of the best essays of the 20th century. I think I was a little intimidated by this book but its not quite so fearsome as it is sometimes described.

Anyway the first essay - which establishes this principle of the dialectic of Enlightenment - is genuinely very impressive and original. Adorno does
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Naomi Pattirane
"On the way from mythology to logistics thought has lost the element of self-reflection and today machinery disables men even as it nurtures them... Today the order of life allows no room for the ego to draw spiritual or intellectual conclusions. The thought which leads to knowledge is neutralized and used as a mere qualification on specific labor markets and to heighten to commodity value of the personality"

The Dialectic of Enlightenment was published in 1944 and despite the clunky long winded
...more
Tomas Serrien
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is a very important and underrated book in the contemporary hightech world. On a more vivid way than Adorno and Horkheimer usually write, they explain how the "Enlightenment" can turn against humans in an oppressive manner. Especially the part about the culture industry is still very useful to think about our relationship with art. The book presents mainly questions about how reductionistic science divides every part of the world into a compulsive structure. This work should be read ...more
Avery
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
the chapter on the culture industry was really stimulating to me but most of the rest was confusing, over my head, or not very relevant to my current interests

EDIT: on re-read a couple years later it makes much more sense and I like it :) thank you A&H :)))
Sara Salem
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A classic that predicted all the social problems of the modern West just as they were materializing.
Tobias
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Finally finished this. Is it a cruel paradox that I had a lot of fun reading a work where 'fun' is a mass deception-commodity at best? Probably. ...more
Lucy
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
not a big believer in claiming things are the Most Important Book of Our Times, but the dialectic of enlightenment is provably the most important book of our times
Katrina Sark
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Concept of Enlightenment

p.1 – Enlightenment, understood in the widest sense as the advance of thought, has always aimed at liberating human beings from fear and installing them as masters.

p.28 – The regression of the masses today lies in their inability to hear with their own ears what has not already been heard, to touch with their hands what has not previously been grasped; it is the new form of blindness which supersedes that of vanquished myth.

p.29 – Through the mediation of the total
...more
Sarah
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
I'm not smart enough to review this, so here are some of my favorite quotes.

“Animism had endowed things with souls; industrialism makes souls into things.”

“Classification is a condition of knowledge, not knowledge itself, and knowledge in turn dissolves classification.”

“Science is repetition, refined to observed regularity and preserved in stereotypes. The mathematical formula is consciously manipulated regression, just as the magic ritual was; it is the most sublimated form of mimicry.”

“The cry
...more
Frederick
May 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to read, understand and digest this book , published in exile in Amsterdam shortly after the second World War by two Jewish authors and members of the "Frankfurter Schule". The central question is how a civilised and enlightened state like Germany can fall back into the barbarism of Nazism. As the title already makes clear, this is possible not despite the Enlightenment, but because of it.
Both philosophers are also very critical of the cultural industry in our society and how
...more
Melpomene
Aug 26, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
My life is too short Adorno, so if you want me to waste time on your fucking thoughts, you should have written them simpler.
Harold Struik
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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