Theodor Adorno And Antonio Gramsci

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Name: Michelle Moffitt Student Number: 12474438 "I define modernism as any attempt by modern men and women to become subjects as well as objects of modernisation, to get a grip on the modern world and make themselves at home in it." (Berman, 1988). It can be seen that both Theodor Adorno and Antonio Gramsci are major thinkers and contributors to the twentieth century. Both Adorno and Gramsci had many ideas by which could be associated with the social world in which we live in today. Even though both Adorno and Gramsci had good points and ideologies which still apply to the modern world, it is clear that Adorno had more to say about the social world we live in today. Theodor W. Adorno was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist who was known for his critical theory of society. He was a leading member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, this was a social science and cultural centre for promoting socialism and overthrowing capitalism. "It was responsible for the creation of the philosophical form called critical theory, which takes the stand that oppression is created through politics, economics, culture and materialism, but is maintained most significantly through consciousness." (Fagan, 1995). Adorno as a result became one of the most important continental philosophers of the 20th century. He observed that people must conform to an outside world of which they have no control over. Overall it is clear that Adorno has a lot to say about the social world
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