Theodor Adorno Quotes (94 quotes)
“Bourgeois society is ruled by equivalence. It makes the dissimilar comparable by reducing it to abstract quantities. To the enlightenment, that which does not reduce to numbers, and ultimately to the one, becomes illusion.”
John Cumming trans., p. 7 ( The one is money) - Dialektik der Aufklärung [Dialectic of Enlightenment] (1944)
“The blessing that the market does not ask about birth is paid for in the exchange society by the fact that the possibilities conferred by birth are molded to fit the production of goods that can be bought on the market.”
E. Jephcott, trans., p. 9 - Dialektik der Aufklärung [Dialectic of Enlightenment] (1944)
Kulturkritik und Gesellschaft (1951)
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Born: September 11, 1903
Died: August 6, 1969 (aged 65)
Bio: Theodor W. Adorno was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society.
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