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Kierkegaard

Construction of the Aesthetic

1989
Author:

Theodor W. Adorno
Robert Hullot-Kentor, editor
Translated by Robert Hullot-Kentor
Foreword by Robert Hullot-Kentor

Kierkegaard

Adorno’s first major published work, which points the way to all of his subsequent writings.

Theodor Adorno’s first major published work appeared in German bookshops in February 1933. Kierkegaard challenges not only the founder but also the whole tradition of existentialism, and played an important role in the formation of the Frankfurt School’s Critical Theory.

. . . of importance to scholars of existentialism, intellectual history, and Adorno.

Francisca Goldsmith, Library Journal

Theodor Adorno’s first major published work appeared in German bookshops in February 1933. Kierkegaard challenges not only the founder but also the whole tradition of existentialism, and played an important role in the formation of the Frankfurt School’s Critical Theory.

Kierkegaard

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) authored more than twenty volumes, including Aesthetic Theory (published by the University of Minnesota Press), Negative Dialectics, Philosophy of Modern Music, and (with Max Horkheimer) Dailectic of Enlightenment.

Robert Hullot-Kentor is associate professor of humanities at Southhampton College. He has written widely on Adorno and has translated various of his works, including Aesthetic Theory.

Kierkegaard

. . . of importance to scholars of existentialism, intellectual history, and Adorno.

Francisca Goldsmith, Library Journal

This brief book, perhaps the most accessible of Adorno’s works available in English. Contains the kernel of almost all the themes he developed in later writings.

Academic Library Book Review

A significant contribution to the distinguished series in which it appears.

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism