Theodor W. Adorno born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund; September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society. He was a leading member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, whose work has come to be associated with thinkers such as Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse, for whom the work of Freud, Marx and Hegel were essential to a critique of modern society. He is widely regarded as one of the 20th century's foremost thinkers on aesthetics and philosophy, as well as one of its preeminent essayists. As a critic of both fascism and what he called the culture industry, his writings—such as Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947), Minima Moralia (1951) and Negative Dialectics (1966)—strongly influenced the European New Left.
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What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore
Our choices define us. E. Kant
If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho
Knowledge is like the wind, once you obtain it, you can go anywhere. Yellow Hare(Native-American Chief)
QUOTES BY THEODOR WIESENGRUND ADORNO ======================================== ======
1)Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
2) There are no more ideologies in the authentic sense of false consciousness, only advertisements for the world through its duplication and the provocative lie which does not seek belief but commands silence.
3)Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology.
4)Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.
5)Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
6)The Enlightenment has always aimed at liberating men from fear and establishing their sovereignty. Yet the fully enlightened earth radiates disaster triumphant.
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