Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund

   German philosopher. Adorno was born in Frankfurt-am-Main. His father was a German Jew and his mother an Italian Catholic. He started his career teaching philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, but moved to England and subsequently to the United States in the war years. In 1949 he returned to Frankfurt where he became Director of the Institute for Social Re-search, and Professor of Philosophy and Sociology at the University. Adorno was a prolific writer, initially concentrating his researches on the work of Kierkegaard, Hussel and Heidegger. Before World War II his work showed little Jewish attachment, but he was profoundly affected by the Holocaust. His Dialectic of Enlightenment (1949) written with Max Horkheimer discussed the roots of anti-Semitism and attempts to explain the ‘new kind of barbarism’ of the Nazi period. He continued to explore this theme in The Authoritarian Personality (1950) which was sponsored by the American Jewish committee. His other books include a series of moral aphorisms entitled Minima Moralia (1974) which was subtitled Reflections from a Damaged Life, Negative Dialectics (English 1973) in which he reflects on his status as a Holocaust survivor and Aesthetic Theory (1986) in which he discusses his philosophy of art. He is chiefly remembered for his dictum ‘No poetry after Auschwitz’.

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  • Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund — ▪ German philosopher and music critic born Sept. 11, 1903, Frankfurt am Main, Ger. died Aug. 6, 1969, Visp, Switz.       German philosopher who also wrote on sociology, psychology, and musicology.       Adorno obtained a degree in philosophy from …   Universalium

  • Adorno, Theodor (Wiesengrund) — (11 sep. 1903, Francfort del Meno, Alemania–6 ago. 1969, Visp, Suiza). Filósofo alemán. Adorno emigró a Inglaterra en 1934 para escapar del nazismo. Vivió diez años en EE.UU. (1938–48) antes de volver a Francfort, donde enseñó y encabezó el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Adorno, Theodor (Wiesengrund) — born Sept. 11, 1903, Frankfurt am Main, Ger. died Aug. 6, 1969, Visp, Switz. German philosopher. He immigrated to England in 1934 to escape Nazism. He lived for 10 years in the U.S. (1938–48) before returning to Frankfurt, where he taught and… …   Universalium

  • Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund — (1903 69)    German philosopher and sociologist. He taught at the University of Frankfurt in 1931 and later lived in the US. In 1949 he returned to Germany, where he served as director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt and… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund — (1903 69) A leading member of the Frankfurt School of Social Research, who worked in America during the Second World War, returning to West Germany after the allied victory. He was a man of immense learning, and complex, often obscure and… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno — Theodor W. Adorno (rechts) zusammen mit Max Horkheimer (1965) Theodor W. Adorno (eigentlich Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund Adorno; * 11. September 1903 in Frankfurt am Main; † 6. August 1969 in Visp, Schweiz) war ein deutsche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ADORNO, THEODOR W. — ADORNO, THEODOR W. (1903–1969), German philosopher, sociologist, composer. As a sociologist (in conjunction with max horkheimer et al.) he developed the Critical Theory of society (the so called Frankfurt School project) and published treatises… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Adorno, Theodor — (1903 1969)    social theorist and musicologist; a key associate of Frankfurt s Institut fur Sozialforschung. He was born in Frank furt, where his father was a Jewish wine merchant (born Wiesengrund, Theodor adopted his mother s maiden name,… …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

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  • Theodor Adorno — Theodor Adorno, 1965, Heidelberg. Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund Adorno (11 de septiembre de 1903, Fráncfort, (Alemania) 6 de agosto de 1969, Viège, Suiza), fue un filósofo alemán que también escribió sobre sociología, psicología y musicología. Se le …   Wikipedia Español

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