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  • Page extent: 480 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.64 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 170/.92
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: B3199.A34 B48 2001
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Adorno, Theodor W.,--1903-1969--Ethics
    • Ethics, Modern--20th century
    • Journalism--Objectivity--United States--History--19th century
    • Journalism--Objectivity--United States--History--20th century

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521003094 | ISBN-10: 0521003091)

  • Also available in Hardback
  • Published July 2001

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Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) was the leading philosopher of the first generation of the Frankfurt School and is best known for his contributions to aesthetics and social theory. In this highly original contribution to the literature on Adorno, J.M. Bernstein offers the first attempt in any language to provide an account of the ethical theory latent in Adorno's writings. This book will be widely acknowledged as the standard work on Adorno's ethics and will interest professionals and students of philosophy, political theory, sociology, history of ideas, art history and music.

Contents

Introduction; 1. Wrong life cannot be lived rightly; 2. Disenchantment: the skepticism of enlightened reason; 3. The instrumentality of moral reason; 4. Mastered by nature: abstraction, independence, and the simple concept; 5. Interlude: three versions of modernity; 6. Disenchanting identity: the complex concept; 7. Toward an ethic of nonidentity; 8. After Auschwitz; 9. Ethical modernism.

Prize Winner

2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award Winner

Reviews

"This is a marvelous book, balancing a commitment to hermeneutic explication with a desire to make Adorno relevant to contemporary thought in the widest possible sense." Choice

"Bernstein's study of Adorno may mark a watershed in the reception of Adorno in the Anglo-american philosophical community... This is a marvelous book, balancing a commitment to hermeneutic explication with a desire to make Adorno relevant to contemporary thought in the widest possible sense. Highly recommended for general readers and upper-division undergraduates through professionals." Choice

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