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Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Gerhard Richter

Abstract

This book's analysis of the fate of art following its alleged end, of ethical imperatives “after Auschwitz”, of the negative dialectic of myth and freedom from superstition, of the manipulation of consciousness by the unequal siblings of fascism and the culture industry, and of the narrowly conceived concept of reason that has given rise to an unprecedented exploitation of nature and needless human suffering, speaks to central concerns of our time. The essays collected here analyze the full range of implications emanating from the author's demand ... More

Keywords: myth, negative dialectic, fascism, culture industry, reason, Critical Theory, political activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823231263
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823231263.001.0001

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Gerhard Richter, editor

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