Adorno continues to have an impact on disciplines as diverse as philosophy, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, musicology and literary theory. An uncompromising critic, even as Adorno contests many of the premises of the philosophical tradition, he also reinvigorates that tradition in his concerted attempt to stem or to reverse potentially catastrophic tendencies in the West. This book serves as a guide through the intricate labyrinth of Adorno's work. Expert contributors make Adorno accessible to a new generation of readers without simplifying his thought. They provide readers with the key concepts needed to decipher Adorno's often daunting books and essays.
Table of Contents
1. Theodor W. Adorno: An Introduction, Deborah Cook 2. Influences and Impact, Deborah Cook 3. Adorno's Logic, Alison Stone 4. Metaphysics, Espen Hammer 5. Between Ontology and Epistemology, Stale Finke 6. Moral Philosophy, Fabian Freyenhagen 7. Social Philosophy, Pauline Johnson 8. Political Philosophy, Marianne Tettlebaum 9. Aesthetics, Ross Wilson 10. Philosophy of Culture, Robert W. Witkin 11. Philosophy of History, Brian O'Connor