After the End: Adorno

Samuel Weber

in Theatricality as Medium

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780823224159
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235841 | DOI:
After the End: Adorno

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This chapter attempts to summarize an array of Adorno's works and analyses of various concepts as a critique of Kierkegaard's texts or as a comparison with a Hegelian line of thought. Adorno shares his thoughts on concreteness and a conception of knowledge as an active process of self-constituting rather than a passive medium. Among some of the concepts discussed in this chapter is that which concerns reading: Hegel requires repeated reading, but one could easily fool someone who relies on repeated reading. Adorno also gives focus to Hegel's concept of reading as an art. Adorno analyzes the “Culture Industry” and associates this with the critique of the “Critical Theory”. Lastly, Adorno turns his attention to the importance of the use of language and pseudonyms and their philosophical implications.

Keywords: Kierkegaard; Hegelian system; Adorno; Critical Theory; Culture Industry

Chapter.  8538 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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