Aesthetics

Product Number: EB00716189
Released: Dec 12, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780745694870
Publisher: Polity
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Description

This volume of lectures on aesthetics, given by Adorno in the winter semester of 1958-9, formed the foundation for his later aesthetic Theory, widely regarded as one of his greatest works. The lectures cover a wide range of topics, from an intense analysis of the work of Georg LukAcs to a sustained reflection on the theory of aesthetic experience, from an examination of works by Plato, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard and Benjamin, to a discussion of the latest experiments of John Cage, attesting to the virtuosity and breadth of Adorno's engagement. All the while, Adorno remains deeply connected to his surrounding context, offering us a window onto the artistic, intellectual and political confrontations that shaped life in post-war Germany. This volume will appeal to a broad range of students and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, as well as anyone interested in the development of critical theory.

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Author(s): Theodor W. Adorno
Original Publish Date: Nov 10, 2017

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