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Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords Paperback – 5 Oct 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0231135054 ISBN-10: 023113505X Edition: 1st

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collection of essays that offers a view of Adorno in his role as... public intellectual.... Adorno's essays are truly urgent. The Nation Critical Models... introduce a more accessible Adorno to the public.... In an age of cynicism and practicality, he is more essential than ever. Los Angeles Times Book Review Critical Models presents Adorno at his most philosophically stunning -- 'Progress'and 'On Subject and Object'are among his finest essays -- and at his topical best. Even an Adorno radio talk can be critically chilling. This volume is the ideal entry into the expanse of Adorno's thought. J. M. Bernstein, New School UniversityContrary to the caricature of Adorno as an aloof mandarin unwilling to descend into the public sphere, these essays, elegantly translated and abundantly annotated by Henry Pickford, reveal the range and power of his contributions to the fragile German democracy he helped build after returning from exile. Without sacrificing his critical rigor, Adorno shows that even the most negative of dialectics can address practical problems and provide suggestive answers. Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley

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Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) was one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. He is the author of such seminal works as Minima Moralia, The Philosophy of New Music, and, with Max Horkheimer, The Dialectic of Enlightenment.Lydia Goehr is professor of philosophy and aesthetic theory at Columbia University. She is the author of The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music and The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy.

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