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The Resource Philosophical elements of a theory of society, 1964, Theodor W. Adorno ; edited by Tobias ten Brink and Marc Phillip Nogueira ; translated by Wielland Hoban

Philosophical elements of a theory of society, 1964, Theodor W. Adorno ; edited by Tobias ten Brink and Marc Phillip Nogueira ; translated by Wielland Hoban

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Philosophical elements of a theory of society, 1964
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Philosophical elements of a theory of society, 1964
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Theodor W. Adorno ; edited by Tobias ten Brink and Marc Phillip Nogueira ; translated by Wielland Hoban
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As an exile in America during the War, Theodor Adorno grew acquainted with the fundamentals of empirical social research, something which would shape the work he undertook in the early 1950s as co-director of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. Yet he also became increasingly aware of the ‘fetishism of method’ in sociology, and saw the serious limitations of theoretical work based solely on empirical findings. In this lecture course given in 1964, Adorno develops a critique of both sociology and philosophy, emphasizing that theoretical work requires a specific mediation between the two disciplines. Adorno advocates a philosophical approach to social theory that challenges the drive towards uniformity and a lack of ambiguity, highlighting instead the fruitfulness of experience, in all its messy complexity, for critical social analysis. At the same time, he shows how philosophy must also realise that it requires sociology if it is to avoid falling for the old idealistic illusion that the totality of real conditions can be grasped through thought alone. Masterfully bringing together philosophical and empirical approaches to an understanding of society, these lectures from one of the most important social thinkers of the 20th century will be of great interest to students and scholars in philosophy, sociology and the social sciences generally. --
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1903-1969
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Adorno, Theodor W.
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  • Ten Brink, Tobias
  • Nogueira, Marc Phillip
  • Hoban, Wieland
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Philosophical elements of a theory of society, 1964, Theodor W. Adorno ; edited by Tobias ten Brink and Marc Phillip Nogueira ; translated by Wielland Hoban
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Originally published in German as: Philosophische Elemente einer Theorie Der Gesellschaft, 1964
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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on1043052818
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23 cm
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English edition.
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xii, 174 pages
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9780745679471
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(OCoLC)1043052818
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Philosophical elements of a theory of society, 1964, Theodor W. Adorno ; edited by Tobias ten Brink and Marc Phillip Nogueira ; translated by Wielland Hoban
Publication
Note
Originally published in German as: Philosophische Elemente einer Theorie Der Gesellschaft, 1964
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1043052818
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xii, 174 pages
Isbn
9780745679471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1043052818

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