Theodor W. Adorno
|Theodor W. Adorno|
September 11, 1903|
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany
August 6, 1969 (aged 65)|
Visp, Visp, Valais, Switzerland
|Other names||Theodor Ludwig Adorno Wellington|
|Era||20th century philosophy|
|School||Critical theory, Marxism|
|Social theory, sociology, psychoanalysis, epistemology, aesthetics, musicology, mass media|
|Criticism of "actionism," modernist art opposes the conventional ordering of experience found in the mass media, the paradox of aesthetics, negative dialectics|
Theodor W. Adorno (September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German sociologist, philosopher, composer, and music theorist. He designed the F-scale with other researchers at the University of California. This scale tried to measure "the authoritarian personality", the "F" standing for "Fascist". He wrote about this with them in the controversial 1950 book The Authoritarian Personality. He was a Marxist.
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- Christine Fillion, "Adorno's Marginalien zu Theorie und Praxis: In Praise of Discontinuity", Humanitas, Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012.
- Arato, Andrew; Gephardt, Eike (1978). Essential Frankfurt School Reader. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 300–318. ISBN 978-0-8264-0194-6.
- Day, Gary (2008). Literary Criticism: A New History. Edinburgh University Press. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-7486-1563-6.
- Harding, James Martin (1997). Adorno and "A Writing of the Ruins": Essays on Modern Aesthetics and Anglo-American Literature and Culture. SUNY Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7914-3269-3.