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Adorno's Modernism: Art, Experience, and Catastrophe by Espen Hammer

By Espen Hammer

Theodor W. Adorno's aesthetics has ruled discussions approximately paintings and aesthetic modernism in view that international warfare II, and maintains to notify modern theorizing. Situating Adorno's aesthetic concept within the context of post-Kantian eu philosophy, Espen Hammer explores Adorno's severe view of artwork as engaged in reconsidering primary positive aspects of our relation to nature and fact. His booklet is based round what Adorno considered as the modern aesthetician's overarching job: to accomplish a imaginative and prescient of the destiny of paintings within the smooth global, whereas demonstrating its particular cognitive strength. Hammer deals a full of life exam of Adorno's paintings in the course of the relevant challenge of what complete human self-actualization will require, and likewise discusses the broader philosophical value of aesthetic modernism. This e-book should be a worthwhile source for students and scholars of social philosophy, artwork, and aesthetics.

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