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Theodor W. Adorno
|Theodor W. Adorno|
|Full name||Theodor W. Adorno|
|Born||September 11, 1903|
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany
|Died||August 6, 1969 (aged 65)|
Visp, Visp, Valais, Switzerland
|Era||20th century philosophy|
|School||Critical theory, Marxism|
|Main interests||Social theory, sociology, psychoanalysis, epistemology, aesthetics, musicology, mass media|
|Notable ideas||Criticism of "actionism," modernist art opposes the conventional ordering of experience found in the mass media, the paradox of aesthetics, negative dialectics|
Theodor W. Adorno (September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German sociologist, philosopher, composer, and music theorist. He designed the F-scale with other researchers at the University of California. This scale tried to measure "the authoritarian personality", the "F" standing for "Fascist". He wrote about this with them in the controversial 1950 book The Authoritarian Personality. He was a Marxist.
- Christine Fillion, "Adorno's Marginalien zu Theorie und Praxis: In Praise of Discontinuity", Humanitas, Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012.
- Arato, Andrew; Gephardt, Eike (1978). Essential Frankfurt School Reader. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 300–318. . https://books.google.com/?id=lMKWPss41rgC.
- Day, Gary (2008). Literary Criticism: A New History. Edinburgh University Press. p. 265. . https://books.google.com/?id=3fllNYqKmWsC.
- Harding, James Martin (1997). Adorno and "A Writing of the Ruins": Essays on Modern Aesthetics and Anglo-American Literature and Culture. SUNY Press. p. 30. . https://books.google.com/?id=TuQALDWeLyYC.