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- DescriptionCritical Models combines into a single volume two of Ador's most important postwar works - Interventions: Nine Critical Models (1963) and Catchwords: Critical Models II (1969). Written after his return to Germany in 1949, the articles, essays, and radio talks included in this volume speak to the pressing political, cultural, and philosophical concerns of the postwar era. The pieces in Critical Models reflect the intellectually provocative as well as the practical Ador as he addresses such issues as the dangers of ideological conformity, the fragility of democracy, educational reform, the influence of television and radio, and the aftermath of fascism. This new edition includes an introduction by Lydia Goehr, a rewned scholar in philosophy, aesthetic theory, and musicology. Goehr illuminates Ador's ideas as well as the intellectual, historical, and critical contexts that shaped his postwar thinking.
- Author BiographyTheodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) was one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. He is the author of such seminal works as Minima Moralia, The Philosophy of New Music, and, with Max Horkheimer, The Dialectic of Enlightenment.Lydia Goehr is professor of philosophy and aesthetic theory at Columbia University. She is the author of The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music and The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy.
- Author(s)Theodor W. Adorno
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication19/08/2005
- Series TitleEuropean Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Weight726 g
- Width174 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Translated byHenry W. Pickford
- Introduction byLydia Goehr
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