By Gillian Rose
"The depression technology" is Gillian Rose s research into TheodorAdorno s paintings and legacy. Rose uncovers the cohesion discernableamong the numerous fragments of Adorno s oeuvre, and argues that hisinfluence has been to show Marxism right into a look for type.
The makes an attempt of Adorno, Lukacs and Benjamin to increase a Marxisttheory of tradition concentrated at the idea of reification are contrasted, and the ways that the idea that of reification has come to bemisused are uncovered. Adorno s continuation for his personal time ofthe Marxist critique of philosophy is traced via his writings onHegel, Kierkegaard, Husserl and Heidegger. His competition to theseparation of philosophy and sociology is proven through exam ofhis critique of Durkheim and Weber, and of his contributions to thedispute over positivism, his critique of empirical social learn andhis personal empirical sociology.
Gillian Rose indicates Adorno s most crucial contribution to be hisfounding of a Marxist aesthetic that provides a sociology of tradition, asdemonstrated in his essays on Kafka, Mann, Beckett, Brecht andSchonberg. ultimately, Adorno s depression technological know-how is printed tooffer a sociology of phantasm that competitors either structural Marxism andphenomenological sociology in addition to the following paintings of theFrankfurt School."