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On the ‘Difference between Preaching an Ideal and Giving Artistic Form to the Historical Tension Inherent in It’


Theodor Adorno Rainer Werner Fassbinder Joseph Beuys Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Adorno and Performance offers the first comprehensive examination of the vital role of performance within the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno. Capacious in its ramifications for contemporary life, the term performance here unlocks Adornos dialectical thought process, which aimed at overcoming the stultifying uniformity of instrumental reason.

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