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Theodor Adorno

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Theodor Adorno's "Education After Auschwitz"

Theory & Philosophy

In this episode, I present Theodor Adorno's "Education After Auschwitz." If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_philosophy

20mins

19 Jun 2021

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Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer's "The Dialectic of Enlightenment" (Part 2/2)

Theory & Philosophy

In this episode, I present the second half of Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer's "The Dialectic of Enlightenment." If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_philosophy 

36mins

12 Jun 2021

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Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer's "The Dialectic of Enlightenment" (Part 1/2)

Theory & Philosophy

In this episode, I present the first half of Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer's "The Dialectic of Enlightenment." If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_philosophy

49mins

5 Jun 2021

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Intro to Introduction to Dialectics with Professor Theodor Adorno

Theory Pleeb

---DESCRIPTION---Theodor Adorno is most well known for a book he wrote with Horkheimer called The Dialectic of Enlightenment, his magnum opus Negative Dialectics, or for his affiliation with The Frankfurt School for Social Research. Hated by liberals, conservatives, communists, and Nazis alike, Adorno is, perhaps, really only appreciated for his expansive, original, and incisive mind (abnormally large brain). Hated for the difficulty of his prose, these public lectures, read by yours truly, are a lot more approachable and accessible than any of the works for which Adorno is typically known. In other words, there is no better place to find an introduction to dialectics OR Adorno than through his lecture course called An Introduction to Dialectics. ---MY SHORT ESSAY IN DEFENSE OF LISTENING TO BOOKS---"It's hard to pay attention to an audiobook, or when someone is reading aloud," is a very common complaint I receive, not just from folks online, but more often from people in my normal life. Maybe it won't work for everyone, in which case I hope you may find the inspiration and time-energy to tackle it on your own. A lot of folks who need to cultivate their minds will not have such a luxury though, so outside of surplus leisure time, consider the fact that your listening comprehension is a muscle that can be strengthened over time. The emerging working class intellectual revolution needs a new mentality about books than the linear-consumerist model (this model insists that you consume a book from start to finish, typically just once to the exclusion of others). Schooling has taught people not to even look at a book if they don't have the time-energy or focus-ability to take on a huge undertaking, so quality is abandoned for the endless focus-grouped and advertiser-funded blogosphere. But if you can listen to podcasts, chances are your brain is well on the way to being able to take on book-listening. Does getting distracted stop you from getting on social media? Does the fact that you might not finish or register every word on a website stop you from opening a website to glance over its content or, even, to just focus on an area of the site? Something about how we are trained to see and treat books has raised the stakes for some reason. Normalize listening even if you don't understand every word. Learning and understanding is "retroversive," meaning that it is an ongoing process where you will never entirely achieve perfect knowing. Let go of perfectionist expectations. Treat it like a TV you can tune into and back out of freely. Distractions are fine, you can always go over it again later. Consider your first brush with the text nothing but a first pass, speed dating or window shopping, just getting a sense of whether, why, and when this is worth returning to.Enjoy!Can't wait for lecture one to publish next Tuesday? If you want to get a head start on it, you can access the unlisted version here: https://youtu.be/ifrVD0cvHS0---RECOMMENDATIONS---Can’t wait for more dank theory reading content? Go check out Dank Audio Stash, eCodex, and Theory and Philosophy. If you like what you see, subscribe!Dank Audio Stash is a growing collection of entire books or excerpts read aloud by robot readers: https://www.youtube.com/c/DankAudioStash24/videoseCodex is less formal and more personable, reading aloud while sipping on wine and chatting with her live audience! https://www.youtube.com/c/eCodex/videosTheory & Philosophy has a lot of reading-aloud and then unpacking sections of popular theory or philosophy texts kinds of content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIq2xNjGAof0cCUaKbco6HQ/videos--- CREDITS ---My content from 2021 onward is de-monetized, self-funded, and to be used for educational purposes only.All music rights bought and paid for on Epidemic Sound.If you are looking for good music for your own creations, then I highly recommend this site. It is relatively cheap for quality music and sound effects. Use my link to start your account and I’ll earn another free month!https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/h3mooy/

1hr 9mins

27 Apr 2021

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Theodor Adorno, "The Authoritarian Personality" (Verso, 2019)

New Books in Political Science

70 years ago, the philosopher Theodore Adorno and a team of scholars released a massive book titled The Authoritarian Personality (Verso, 2019), which attempted to map the psychological and emotional dynamics of those who might find themselves seduced by authoritarianism.The book synthesized both empirical psychology and sociology, relying on massive sets of data, with psychoanalytic models of personality so as to approach their subjects with a set of deep hermeneutic tools. The result is a book that is both both data-driven and speculative, and covers a vast swatch of theoretical territory.It was recently republished by Verso books, with a new introduction by Peter Gordon.Charles Clavey, a lecturer in social studies at Harvard University, whose research focuses on critical theory and the history of authoritarianism. His writing has appeared in a number of places including Modern Intellectual History, The LA Review of Books and The Chronicle of Higher Education.Stephen Dozeman is a freelance writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

1hr 14mins

30 Jun 2020

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Theodor Adorno, "The Authoritarian Personality" (Verso, 2019)

New Books in Critical Theory

70 years ago, the philosopher Theodore Adorno and a team of scholars released a massive book titled The Authoritarian Personality (Verso, 2019), which attempted to map the psychological and emotional dynamics of those who might find themselves seduced by authoritarianism.The book synthesized both empirical psychology and sociology, relying on massive sets of data, with psychoanalytic models of personality so as to approach their subjects with a set of deep hermeneutic tools. The result is a book that is both both data-driven and speculative, and covers a vast swatch of theoretical territory.It was recently republished by Verso books, with a new introduction by Peter Gordon.Charles Clavey, a lecturer in social studies at Harvard University, whose research focuses on critical theory and the history of authoritarianism. His writing has appeared in a number of places including Modern Intellectual History, The LA Review of Books and The Chronicle of Higher Education.Stephen Dozeman is a freelance writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

1hr 14mins

30 Jun 2020

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Theodor Adorno, "The Authoritarian Personality" (Verso, 2019)

New Books in Sociology

70 years ago, the philosopher Theodore Adorno and a team of scholars released a massive book titled The Authoritarian Personality (Verso, 2019), which attempted to map the psychological and emotional dynamics of those who might find themselves seduced by authoritarianism.The book synthesized both empirical psychology and sociology, relying on massive sets of data, with psychoanalytic models of personality so as to approach their subjects with a set of deep hermeneutic tools. The result is a book that is both both data-driven and speculative, and covers a vast swatch of theoretical territory.It was recently republished by Verso books, with a new introduction by Peter Gordon.Charles Clavey, a lecturer in social studies at Harvard University, whose research focuses on critical theory and the history of authoritarianism. His writing has appeared in a number of places including Modern Intellectual History, The LA Review of Books and The Chronicle of Higher Education.Stephen Dozeman is a freelance writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

1hr 14mins

30 Jun 2020

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Theodor Adorno's "The Culture Industry" (Part 2/2)

Theory & Philosophy

Podbean: https://theoretician.podbean.com/                                                                      Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy                                                      Instagram: @theory_and_philosophy                                                                                      Paypal: paypal.me/theoryphilosophy In this episode, I continue and finish my presentation of Theodor Adorno's "The Culture Industry." Some of the key takeaways from this half include Adorno's appropriation of Freud's theories to understand the rise of Fascism; Adorno's critique of Benjamin; and Adorno's faith in theory as a form of praxis. Timestamps: Ch. 4: Culture & Administration (Beginning) Ch. 5: Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda (14:30) Ch. 6: How to Look at Television (29:30) Ch. 7: Transparencies on Film (36:20) Ch.8: Free Time (42: 09) Ch. 9: Resignation (46:41)

50mins

25 Apr 2020

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Theodor Adorno's "The Culture Industry" (Part 1/2)

Theory & Philosophy

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy                                                           Podbean: https://theoretician.podbean.com/                                                               Instagram: @theory_and_philosophy                                                                               Paypal: paypal.me/theoryphilosophy In this episode, I present the first three chapter of Theodor Adorno's "The Culture Industry." Adorno levels a strong critique against mass culture here, highlighting the effects of alienation under advanced industrial capitalism Timestamps: Ch. 3: The Culture Industry Reconsidered (Beginning) Ch. 1: On the Fetish Character in Music and the Regression of Listening (11:50) Ch 2: The Schema of Mass Culture (26:41)

46mins

18 Apr 2020

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Philosopher Focus: Theodor Adorno

Coffeelosophy

Cris shares all about German philosopher Theodor Adorno, the f-scale, and culture industry theory.

6 Aug 2019

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