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The value of art

One of the finer traditionalistic Marxist concepts that ‘The Dialectic of Enlightenment’ by Adorno and Horkheimer, two academics of the Frankfurt School, introduce is that all art has an added value, meaning that all art is marketable. 437 more words

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Putting Bob Dylan and Donald Trump in the same sentence? Why do that? Really?

Tim Stanley did this a few days ago in The Telegraph entitled “A World that gives Bob Dylan a Nobel Prize for Literature is a World that nominates Trump for President”.   970 more words

Stefan Breuer, Adorno's Anthropology

Anniversary commemorations are ambivalent events, particularly when they celebrate philosophers. Such commemorations focus on a life’s work and occasionally contribute to its elucidation. However, they frequently do violence to those they intend to honor, by emphasizing primarily those aspects of a thinker’s work which make him acceptable to the spirit of the age. 8,182 more words


Tomba on Dialectic of Enlightenment

Massimiliano Tomba’s excellent “Adorno’s Account of the Anthropological Crisis and the New Type of Human” has the following discussion of Dialectic of Enlightenment which I think provides of very cogent statement of how it should be read in contrast to the pervasive post-Habermasian reading: 598 more words


Stefan Breuer, 'The Long Friendship: Theoretical Differences Between Horkheimer and Adorno.'

Breuer’s seminal essay on the important differences between Horkheimer and Adorno

That critical theory is not a unity has long been known. The differ­ ences between early critical theory and Horkheimer’s and Adorno’s work from Dialectic ofEnlightenment onward have recendy been stressed once again by Jurgen Habermas in his Theory of Communicative Action.

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Critically evaluate Postmodernity and Ideology, and explore their usefulness and their limitations in reading a literary text.

Jean Francois Lyotard and his ‘The Post Modern Condition’ written in 1979 analysed how knowledge is created by the state and perceived by the people. It concerned itself with how knowledge is legitimised and expressed how the era of the grand narrative was in turmoil. 2,695 more words