By (author) Ross Wilson
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Theodor Adorno by Ross Wilson
Book DescriptionThe range of Adorno's achievement, and the depth of his insights, is breathtaking and daunting. His work on literary, artistic, and musical forms, his devastating indictment of modern industrial society, and his profound grasp of Western culture from Homer to Hollywood have made him one of the most significant figures in twentieth-century thought. As one of the main philosophers of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, Adorno's influence on literary theory, cultural studies, and philosophical aesthetics has been immense. His wide-ranging authorship is significant also to continental philosophy, political theory, art criticism, and musicology. Key ideas discussed in this guide include: * art and aesthetics * fun and free time * nature and reason * things, thoughts and being right This Routledge Critical Thinkers guide will equip readers with the tools required to critically interpret Adorno's major works, whilst also introducing readers to his interpretation of classical German philosophy and his relationship to the most significant of his contemporaries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415418195
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"Details the history and contemporary usage of terms and phrases associated with prehistoric, ancient, medieval or modern periods, employed within Anglophone countries to describe social, cultural or political situations in the present"--
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This book establishes Percy Bysshe Shelley's view of poetry as 'living melody' and sets it within the wider context of Romantic-era thought.
Landscapes of the Western Front, Hardback (November 2011)
"Simultaneously published in the UK"--T.p. verso.
Meaning of Life in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Ross Wilson
This volume brings together an impressive range of established and emerging scholars to investigate the meaning of 'life' in British romantic poetry and poetics.
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Author Biography - Ross Wilson
Ross Wilson is Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in the faculty of English, Cambridge University. His research interests include the history and theory of literary criticism, philosophical aesthetics, British Romantic poetry and poetics, and eighteenth-century and Romantic theories of language.
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