Download e-book for iPad: Adorno's Modernism: Art, Experience, and Catastrophe by Espen Hammer

By Espen Hammer

Theodor W. Adorno's aesthetics has ruled discussions approximately artwork and aesthetic modernism considering that global warfare II, and maintains to notify modern theorizing. Situating Adorno's aesthetic conception within the context of post-Kantian ecu philosophy, Espen Hammer explores Adorno's severe view of artwork as engaged in reconsidering primary positive aspects of our relation to nature and truth. His publication is established round what Adorno considered as the modern aesthetician's overarching activity: to accomplish a imaginative and prescient of the destiny of paintings within the sleek global, whereas demonstrating its distinct cognitive strength. Hammer deals a full of life exam of Adorno's paintings in the course of the valuable challenge of what complete human self-actualization will require, and in addition discusses the broader philosophical value of aesthetic modernism. This booklet should be a worthy source for students and scholars of social philosophy, paintings, and aesthetics.

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