Theodor W. Adorno

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Theodor W. Adorno

Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Death 6 Aug 1969 (aged 65)
Visp, Bezirk Visp, Valais, Switzerland
Burial Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Plot Gewann K, Number 119
Memorial ID 7948579 · View Source
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Philosopher and Sociologist. Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund was born into a small bourgeois family of Jewish origin but with a Catholic mother of Italian origin. A prodigy student, he graduated in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt am Main in just three years (1925) and obtained the qualification for university teaching in 1931. During this interval he was able to enrich his philosophical and sociological vision through knowledge and cultural contact with men such as Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. In those years he also acquired considerable expertise in the field of musicology, inspired by the musical style of Schonberg and Berg. Adorno was in fact also an accomplished pianist and composer. After a pause of inactivity due to the rigors of the National Socialist regime (1933-1938) he moved to the United States at Princeton University where he was entrusted with the direction of the Princeton Radio Research Project. He will return to Germany in 1949 taking on the role of Researcher for the Institute of Sociology. His philosophical thought, which started from a careful retrospective analysis of German existentialism, of the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and of the Danish Soren Kierkegaard, subsequently flows (in the 1960s) into the current of thought of the Hegelian left (Marx, Engels). He has published many works including "Kierkegaard. Konstruktion des Ästhetischen," "Minima Moralia," "Reflexionen aus dem beschädigten Leben," "Drei Studien zu Hegel," "Philosophische Terminologie," "Wagner," "Mahler." Adorno died of a myocardial infarction at the age of sixty-five.

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