Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords
Critical Models combines into a single volume two of Adorno'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 Adorno 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 renowned scholar in philosophy, aesthetic theory, and musicology. Goehr illuminates Adorno's ideas as well as the intellectual, historical, and critical contexts that shaped his postwar thinking.
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Adorno, a leading member of the Frankfurt school, often expressed himself in prose of daunting complexity. As he showed after his return to Germany following World War II, he was also capable of ... Read full review
Public Opinion and Critique
Philosophy and Teachers
Note on Human Science and Culture
Prologue to Television
Television as Ideology
Sexual Taboos and Law Today
Gloss on Personality
Taboos on the Teaching Vocation
Education After Auschwitz
What is German?
On Subject and Object
Marginalia to Theory and Praxis
Discussion of Professor Adornos Lecture