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By Espen Hammer

Theodor W. Adorno's aesthetics has ruled discussions approximately paintings and aesthetic modernism on account that international struggle II, and maintains to notify modern theorizing. Situating Adorno's aesthetic concept within the context of post-Kantian ecu philosophy, Espen Hammer explores Adorno's severe view of artwork as engaged in reconsidering primary beneficial properties of our relation to nature and truth. His e-book 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 international, whereas demonstrating its designated cognitive strength. Hammer bargains a full of life exam of Adorno's paintings during the important challenge of what complete human self-actualization will require, and in addition discusses the broader philosophical importance of aesthetic modernism. This ebook might be a important source for students and scholars of social philosophy, paintings, and aesthetics.

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