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Theodor W. Adorno

Remarks on ›The Authoritarian Personality‹ and Other Texts

Edited by Eva-Maria Ziege
Theodor W. Adorno
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Theodor W. Adorno was born on September 11, 1903 in Frankfurt am Main and died on August 6, 1969 from the consequences of a heart attack while on vacation in Visp/Valais. From 1921 to 1923 he studied Philosophy, Sociology and Musicology in Frankfurt and obtained his doctorate in 1924 with a thesis on »Transcendence of the Material and Noematic in Husserl’s Phenomenology«. He became friends with Siegfried Kracauer in his school days and later with Max Horkheimer and Walter Benjamin during their years at university. Alongside them, Adorno is one of the most important representatives of the »Frankfurt School«, which emerged from the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt. The collected works of Theodor W. Adorno are published by Suhrkamp Verlag and have been translated into more than 40 languages.

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In 1948 Theodor W. Adorno wrote a text on the authoritarian personality which remained unpublished until today and that is not so much a retrospective look at the barbarism of the Nazis but first and foremost and more generally a reflection on the individual in late capitalism that is forced into immaturity but that also seems to choose it. He discusses the dialectics of Enlightenment and the significance of antisemitism for Critical Theory with particular intensity – issues, that is, that have not lost any of their topicality in light of the current crisis of the political. Next to the »Remarks«, published for the first time, this volume contains further key texts on the authoritarian personality and on public opinion. The introduction and the afterword by the editor explain the context of their creation and draw connections to current debates.

Praise

»Another one of those Adorno-sentences that is more topical today, in times when Big Data has perfected profiling, than at the time it was written.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

»Those who wish to see how vividly Adorno pushes beyond the 1967 lecture [Aspects of Contemporary Right-Wing Radicalism] and frees himself from these relationships, should pick up this volume edited by Eva-Maria Ziege.« Wolfgang Bock, Glanz und Elend

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Aspekte des neuen Rechtsradikalismus/Aspects of Contemporary Right-Wing Radicalism (2019)

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»Der liebe Gott wohnt im Detail« Briefwechsel 1939-1969/»The good Lord lives in the details« (2015)

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Briefe und Briefwechsel/Correspondence 1923-1966 (2008)

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Traumprotokolle/Dream Protocols (2005)

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Zu einer Theorie der musikalischen Reproduktion/Towards a Theory of Musical Reproduction (2005)

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Beethoven. Philosophie der Musik/Beethoven (2004)

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Gesammelte Schriften in 20 Bänden/Collected Writings in 20 Volumes (1997)

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Nachgelassene Schriften. Abteilung I: Fragment gebliebene Schriften/Posthumous Writings (1994)

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Philosophie der neuen Musik/Philosophy of Modern Music (1987)

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Philosophische Terminologie/Philosophical Terminology (1974)

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Ästhetische Theorie/Aesthetic Theory (1973)

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Philosophische Terminologie/Philosophical Terminology (1973)

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Gesammelte Schriften in 20 Bänden/Hegel (1963)

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Die musikalischen Monographien/Mahler (1960)

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Minima Moralia/Minima Moralia (1951)

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