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Adorno's Critical Theory of Time

In Adorno's philosophy, time plays a major, albeit comparatively hidden, role. In this book, Gabriele Geml shows how Adorno thought about the time of his time by reconstructing different strands of this theory of time as models. Their peculiarities lie in the merging of socio-cultural, historical-philosophical and aesthetic - especially music-aesthetic - problem areas; in addition, in the linguistic form of representation, which Adorno, according to his conception of critical theory, understood as a form of practice.

The content

  • Adorno as a reader of the Transcendental aesthetics
  • Empirical time as the 'deepest precipitation of the relationship of domination in consciousness
  • Time in the triad of control of nature, social domination and self-control in the Dialectic of Enlightenment
  • The exchange principle, the abstract working time and the critique of identifying thinking in the Negative dialectic
  • Adorno's interpretation of Schubert

The target groups

  • Lecturers and students in philosophy and sociology, literature, culture and musicology
  • Literary, cultural and musicologists as well as philosophers and sociologists

The author

Dr. Gabriele Geml is university assistant at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Vienna.

Keywords

Concept of time Time theory Time economy Time pressure Stress Exhaustion Bergson Kant Schubert Music philosophy Aesthetics Negative dialectics Dialectics of the Enlightenment

Authors and affiliations

About the authors

Dr. Gabriele Geml is university assistant at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Vienna.

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