Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life

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Verso, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
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A reflection on everyday existence in the 'sphere of consumption of late Capitalism', this work is Adorno's literary and philosophical masterpiece.
 

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This book read more as a list of densely rendered pessimistic thoughts by a very cynical person than anything else. Clearly, Theodor was not a happy camper living in exile after WWII. Read full review

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A languorous howl of despair and anger - but who would not feel these things in the ashes of Germany 1945? I was surprised by how fierce Adorno can be - I've heard horror stories of his impenetrable ... Read full review

Contents

Dedication
15
They the people
28
Articles may not be exchanged
42
Pro doma nostra
51
Always speak of it never think of it
65
Morality and temporal sequence
78
Genealogical research
91
Briefer expositions
98
Picturebook wthout pictures
140
Gold assay
152
Expiry
165
Coming clean
178
The bad comrade
192
Wolf as grandmother
203
Addressee unknown
216
Knackery
231

Deviation
113
Keeping ones distance
126
not to be misused
244
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About the author (2005)

Theodor Adorno was director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt from 1956 until his death in 1969. His works include In Search of Wagner; Aesthetic Theory; Negative Dialectics; and (with Max Horkheimer) Dialectic of Enlightenment and Towards a New Manifesto.

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