Adorno on Politics after Auschwitz by Gary A. Mullen

By Gary A. Mullen

In the minds of many severe theorists, Theodor W. Adorno epitomizes the failure of severe idea to supply any concrete information for political perform. His identify is nearly synonymous with the retreat of the innovative highbrow from the creeping totalitarianism of up to date mass democracy. This booklet endeavors to disrupt this false impression via supplying a detailed examining of Adorno’s philosophical war of words with the Holocaust and the fashionable conceptions of historical past, morality and subjectivity which are complicit in genocide. through rethinking the connection among cause and remembrance, morality and materiality, mimesis and political violence, Adorno’s paintings deals not just incisive feedback of contemporary political principles and associations, it additionally exhibits us intimations of a unique political practice.

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