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Posts tagged ‘Theodor W. Adorno’

Look at his marvellous hands!

by / RP 180 (July/Aug 2013) / Individual Review

Yvonne Sherratt, Hitler’s Philosophers, Yale University Press, New Haven CT and London, 2013. 336 pp., £25.00 hb., 978 0 30015 193 0.

Yvonne Sherratt’s book on the response of philosophers to the Third Reich is written in the style of a docudrama. There are colourful descriptions of foliage in Heidegger’s Todtnauberg and peasants in ‘folksy …


Truly Liberating

by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Individual Review

Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell, eds, The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978: Dialogues on Hegel, Marx and Critical Theory, Lexington Books, Lanham MD and Plymouth, 2012, 269 pp., £49.95 hb., £21.95 pb., 978 0 73916 835 6 hb, 978 0 73916 836 3 pb.

Raya Dunayevskaya died in 1987 aged 77, but her ideas remain alive …


Can One Lead a Good Life in a Bad Life?

Adorno Prize Lecture
by / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Article

I am most honoured to be here on this occasion to receive the Adorno Prize.* I would like this evening to talk to you about a question that Adorno posed, one that is still alive for us today. It is a question to which I return time and again, one that continues to …


Elementary

by / RP 173 (May/Jun 2012) / Individual Review

Ben Watson, Adorno for Revolutionaries, Unkant, London, 2011. 217 pp., £10.99 pb., 978 0 95681 760 0.

David Cunningham

In a much-cited March 1936 letter to Walter Benjamin, Adorno famously remarks of the separation between autonomous art and mass culture that, while both ‘bear the stigmata of capitalism’, and ‘both contain elements of …


167 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 167 (May/Jun 2011) / Reviews

‘Never a fascist’?

Maurice Blanchot, Political Writings, 1953–1993, translated with an introduction by Zakir Paul, foreword by Kevin Hart, Fordham University Press, New York, 2010. 200 pp.

Howard Caygill

It is perhaps appropriate that this collection of political writings by Maurice Blanchot is marked by a troubling absence. Yet it …


The absolute artwork meets the absolute commodity

by / RP 146 (Nov/Dec 2007) / Article


Exchange on DJ Rottweiler

by and / RP 145 (Sep/Oct 2007) / Extras


143 Reviews

by , , , and / RP 143 (May/Jun 2007) / Reviews

Theodor W. Adorno, Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory Ben Watson

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology Kaye Mitchell

Jason Powell, Jacques Derrida: A Biography Sas Mays

Alasdair MacIntyre, The Tasks of Philosophy, Selected Essays Volume 1 Alasdair MacIntyre, Ethics and Politics: Selected Essays Volume 2 Sean Sayers

Benedict Anderson, Under Three Flags: Anarchism and …


Doing something and doing nothing

Dossier: documenta 12 magazines project
by / RP 141 (Jan/Feb 2007) / Article, documenta 12 magazines project, Dossier


Mirrors without images

Mimesis and recognition in Lacan and Adorno
by / RP 139 (Sep/Oct 2006) / Article


The Dreambird of Experience

Utopia, Possibility, Boredom
by / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Article


Nihilism and faith

Rose, Bernstein and the future of Critical Theory
by / RP 134 (Nov/Dec 2005) / Article


Philosophizing post-punk

by / RP 132 (Jul/Aug 2005) / Commentary


NOISETHEORYNOISE#1, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, 6 March 2004

by / RP 125 (May/Jun 2004) / Conference Report


Uncategorical imperatives

Adorno, Badiou and the ethical turn
by / RP 111 (Jan/Feb 2002) / Article


No Man’s Land

Reading Kant historically
by / RP 110 (Nov/Dec 2001) / Article


New German aesthetic theory

Martin Seel’s art of diremption
by / RP 109 (Sep/Oct 2001) / Article


Gillian Rose and the project of a Critical Marxism

by / RP 105 (Jan/Feb 2001) / Article

The work of Gillian Rose (1947–1995) displays a prodigious range equal to that of any British intellectual of her generation. Her output consists of eight books produced over a seventeen-year period between 1978 and her early death in 1995. The authorship falls into two distinct periods: a first phase, from 1978 to 1984, which includes …


Backwoods musicology

Roger Scruton’s aesthetics of music
by / RP 099 (Jan/Feb 2000) / Commentary


Childhood experience and the image of utopia

The broken promise of Adorno’s Proustian sublimations
by / RP 099 (Jan/Feb 2000) / Article