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Comment: Edition: First British Edition; Used: Good/Good+ Dust Jacket; Very good hardcover in good+ dust jacket. No additional printings indicated. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards and text also very good. Shelfwear, rubbing at edges of dust jacket. DJ is clipped, although British price remains (odd...). DJ arrives protected in Mylar wraps. NOT ex-library. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Prisms Hardcover – Import, January 1, 1967

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Neville Spearman; First British Edition edition (January 1, 1967)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0854354131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0854354139
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,354,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on February 18, 2015
Format: Paperback
Theodor W. Adorno (1903–1969) was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist who was also a leading member of the Frankfurt School. He wrote other books such as Dialectic of Enlightenment, Negative Dialectics, The Stars Down to Earth,etc.

He wrote in the Foreword to the English edition of this 1967 book, “Although the author is delighted that for the first time one of his German books is now to appear in English… he is none the less fully aware of the difficulties which confront such texts in the English-speaking world. That he is no stranger to Anglo-Saxon norms of thought and presentation has been demonstrated, the author believes, in his English-language writings… These norms are essential to him as a control, lest he reject common sense without first having mastered it; it is only by use of its own categories, that common sense can be transcended… His essential effort is to illuminate the realm of facticity---without which there can be no true knowledge---with reflections of a different type, one which diverges radically from the generally accepted canon of scientific validity.” (Pg. 7)

He says, “Just because culture affirms the validity of the principle of harmony within an antagonistic society, albeit in order to glorify that society, it cannot avoid confronting society with its own notion of harmony and thereby stumbling on discord. The ideology which affirms life is forced into opposition to life by the immanent drive of the ideal.” (Pg.
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Format: Paperback
Theodor W. Adorno (1903–1969) was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist who was also a leading member of the Frankfurt School. He wrote other books such as Dialectic of Enlightenment, Negative Dialectics, The Stars Down to Earth, etc.

He wrote in the Foreword to the English edition of this 1967 book, “Although the author is delighted that for the first time one of his German books is now to appear in English… he is none the less fully aware of the difficulties which confront such texts in the English-speaking world. That he is no stranger to Anglo-Saxon norms of thought and presentation has been demonstrated, the author believes, in his English-language writings… These norms are essential to him as a control, lest he reject common sense without first having mastered it; it is only by use of its own categories, that common sense can be transcended… His essential effort is to illuminate the realm of facticity---without which there can be no true knowledge---with reflections of a different type, one which diverges radically from the generally accepted canon of scientific validity.” (Pg. 7)

He says, “Just because culture affirms the validity of the principle of harmony within an antagonistic society, albeit in order to glorify that society, it cannot avoid confronting society with its own notion of harmony and thereby stumbling on discord. The ideology which affirms life is forced into opposition to life by the immanent drive of the ideal.
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