Dialektik der Aufklärung

Philosophische Fragmente

Paperback, 308 pages

German language

Published Jan. 1, 1969 by Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH.

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Max Horkheimer und Theodor W. Adorno verfassten gemeinsam im US-amerikanischen Exil ihre Gedanken zur Dialektik der Aufklärung und veröffentlichten sie als Philosophische Fragmente, wie es im Untertitel heißt. Diese erschienen 1944 erstmals auf Englisch, drei Jahre später auf Deutsch im Exilverlag Querido in Amsterdam. Sie hatten Glück, dass die Umstände es erlaubten, die bereits in Frankfurt begonnene gemeinsame Arbeit im Exil fortzuführen.

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I am still re-reading it, obsessing over paragraphs, taking notes and drawing diagrams, etc. Haven't worked this closely with an entire book before. Told myself I would wait until I have gained "enough understanding" of the text before I write a review, but I realize now that's not a smart goal to set. So here's a few sentences. This is a very dense text. You can read it multiple times and unlock new layers of meaning each time. Sometimes a little Nebensatz will contain multitudes. There's little dialectical movements to be found all over and it's always fun to spot them. The prose is beautiful and precise. I can't explain my current obsession with this book (and with Teddie in general) but it is what it is.

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