Biography of Theodor Adorno
Theodor Adorno was a man of many fields; music, sociology and political philosophy. Adorno is best known for his involvement in the creation of the Institute for Social Research at Frankfurt School.
His most famous work, The Authoritarian personality (1951), focused on antisemitism and discussed ways of how human desire to conform to social demands can result in contradictions and paradox.
Adorno also wrote widely on aethetics. He was especially critical of art propaganda being used under capitalism to spread the capitalist system.
In 1969, during the student revolts, Adorno failed to come out publicly in support of the students causing them to turn against him. This also led to university and governmental authorities labeling him a radical and blaming him and his beliefs for what others were doing. He then left the university and died soon after.
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