An Introduction to Dialectics
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Published By Polity Press
ISBN : 9780745679440
Category : Philosophy
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"Despite Adorno's abiding suspicion of easy communicability, he was fully capable of explaining complex ideas lucidly and accessibly, never more so than in the lecture hall. There can be few concepts that demand as much careful exposition as ′dialectics,′ whose multiple uses and frequent abuses have frustrated countless attempts to render it comprehensible. Still fewer exponents of dialectical thought have been as skilled in unpacking its meaning, while at the same time performatively demonstrating its virtues, as Adorno."
Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley

"The twenty lectures that Adorno held in 1958 constitute the first comprehensive articulation of his thinking. The challenge to which he responds is that of wresting conceptual thinking from its narcissistic tendencies, as outlined in Dialectics of Enlightenment. ′Suffering and Happiness,′ he insists, must be recognized as ′the immanent substance of dialectics′. Adorno's effort to turn thinking inside–out by revealing the affective origin of its transformative potential, remains his most enduring legacy."
Samuel Weber, Northwestern University

Theodor Adorno (1903–1969), a prominent member of the Frankfurt School, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century in the areas of social theory, philosophy and aesthetics.



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