By Michael Payne, Jessica Rae Barbera
Now completely up to date and revised, this new version of the hugely acclaimed dictionary presents an authoritative and available consultant to trendy rules within the huge interdisciplinary fields of cultural and significant conception <ul type="disc">* up to date to add over forty new entries together with items on Alain Badiou, Ecocriticism, Comparative Racialization , usual Language Philosophy and Criticism, and Graphic Narrative* comprises reflective, broad-ranging articles from prime theorists together with Julia Kristeva, Stanley Cavell, and Simon Critchley* encompasses a totally up-to-date bibliography* Wide-ranging content material makes this a useful dictionary for college kids of a various variety of disciplines
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Marxist theory played two main roles in Adorno’s work. It provided him with a materialist critique of traditional philosophy as a realm of alienated universality or “bad” abstraction, and it endowed him (via Lukács) with the concept of Reification – the development of an aspect of Marx’s account of commodity fetishisms. (In commodity fetishism, the commodity is mystified by taking on attributes which properly belong to people. ) Adorno interpreted Marx’s theory of value as a sociology of cultural form.
Abstracted from the broader context of Marxist theory (and particularly from its account of class relations, which Adorno considered empirically outdated) and generalized, the idea of reification has more in common with a paranoid version of Max Weber’s “iron cage” of societal rationalization than anything recognizably Marxist, although it does resonate with a certain Trotskyist hostility to bureaucracy. ) Adorno’s use of psychoanalytic concepts is similarly unorthodox, yet also immensely suggestive.
In the second reading, however, Kant is seen as critically undermining the dominant, modern philosophical Discourses on beauty and art – Baumgarten’s “aesthetics” and the theory of “taste” – and leaving the outcome open, content to point to the paradoxes which inevitably beset modern philosophical reflection upon art and beauty. At stake in the two readings of Kant is nothing less than the validity of the aesthetic form of reflection on art outside of the temporally and geographically specific confines of the culture from which it emerged.
A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory by Michael Payne, Jessica Rae Barbera