Adorno and Marx

Osborne, Peter (2020) Adorno and Marx. In: Gordon, Peter E. , Hammer, Espen and Pensky, Max, (eds.) A companion to Adorno. Oxford, U.K. : Blackwell. pp. 303-319. (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) ISBN 9781119146919 (In Press)

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Abstract

This essay reconstructs the place of Marx’s thought within Adorno’s writings from his 1931 inaugural lecture to his famous 1962 seminar on Marx. It focuses on three areas: the critique and transformation of philosophy; the sociology of the commodification of art; and the social ontology of the objectivity of illusions, derived from the critique of political economy. Adorno, it argues, ended his academic life significantly more of a Marxist than he had entered it, leaving a legacy that was distinctive both for its dialectical appropriation of Marx’s critique – and suspended supersession – of philosophy and for its philosophical interpretation of Marx’s critique of political economy.

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Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Peter Osborne
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 09:09
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 09:09
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/44119

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