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Introduction

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reexamines Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory, along with his other writings, to see if his ideas are still relevant today. First published in 1970, Aesthetic Theory raises a number of ... More


The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book reexamines Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Theory along with his other writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today's cultural debates. Is Adorno's ... More


The Ephemeral and the Absolute: The Truth Content of Art

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the significance of the absolute for Theodor Adorno's aesthetic theory, with particular emphasis on his interpretation of the status of art in late modernism. The point of ... More


Human Freedom and the Autonomy of Art: The Legacy of Kant

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Immanuel Kant's impact on Theodor Adorno by focusing on his Third Critique, which is reflected both in Adorno's repeated lecture courses on aesthetics and in Aesthetic Theory. ... More


Epilogue

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This epilogue reflects on the goal and purpose of the book, which has attempted to do justice to Theodor Adorno's aesthetic theory and literary criticism by focusing on more specific problems, asking ... More


Aesthetic Violence: The Concepts of the Ugly and Primitive

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the function of the ugly in Aesthetic Theory, with particular emphasis on the primitive and the archaic. It first considers the meaning of the ugly in relation to Theodor ... More


Reality, Realism, and Representation

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Theodor Adorno's engagement with literature by focusing on the theoretical problem of realism and representation in Aesthetic Theory. It first considers the role of realism in ... More


The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy

Elliott Schreiber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451782
eISBN:
9780801466014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Karl Philipp Moritz (d. 1793) was one of the most innovative writers of the late Enlightenment in Germany. A novelist, travel writer, editor, and teacher he is probably best known today for his ... More


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