Critical Models

Critical Models : Interventions and Catchwords

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Critical Models combines into a single volume two of Adorno's most important postwar works - Interventions: Nine Critical Models (1963) and Catchwords: Critical Models II (1969). Written after his return to Germany in 1949, the articles, essays, and radio talks included in this volume speak to the pressing political, cultural, and philosophical concerns of the postwar era. The pieces in Critical Models reflect the intellectually provocative as well as the practical Adorno as he addresses such issues as the dangers of ideological conformity, the fragility of democracy, educational reform, the influence of television and radio, and the aftermath of fascism. This new edition includes an introduction by Lydia Goehr, a renowned scholar in philosophy, aesthetic theory, and musicology. Goehr illuminates Adorno's ideas as well as the intellectual, historical, and critical contexts that shaped his postwar thinking.show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 154 x 226 x 22mm | 639.58g
  • Columbia University Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 023113505X
  • 9780231135054
  • 411,354

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[A] 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[s] a more accessible Adorno to the public... In an age of cynicism and practicality, he is more essential than ever. Los Angeles Times Book Reviewshow more

About Theodor W. Adorno

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.show more

Table of contents

Preface Reviewing Adorno: Public Opinion and Critique by Lydia Goehr Interventions: Nine Critical Models Introduction Why Still Philosophy Philosophy and Teachers Note on Human Science and Culture Those Twenties Prologue to Television Television as Ideology Sexual Taboos and Law Today The Meaning of Working Through the Past Opinion Delusion Society Catchwords: Critical Models 2 Introduction Notes on Philosophical Thinking Reason and Revelation Progress Gloss on Personality Free Time Taboos on the Teaching Vocation Education After Auschwitz On the Question: "What is German?" Scientific Experiences of a European Scholar in America Dialectical Epilegomena: On Subject and Object Marginalia to Theory and Praxis Critical Models 3 Critique Resignation Appendixes Appendix 1: Discussion of Professor Adorno's Lecture "The Meanings of Working through the Past" Appendix 2: Introduction to the Lecture "The Meaning of Working Through the Past" Publication Information Notes Indexshow more

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