Negative Dialectics

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Negative Dialectics
Negative Dialectics, German edition.jpg
The German Suhrkamp Verlag edition
Author Theodor W. Adorno
Original title Negative Dialektik
Translator E. B. Ashton
Language German
Subject Philosophy
Published 1966 (Suhrkamp Verlag)
Media type Print
Pages 416 (Routledge edition)
ISBN 0-415-05221-1 (Routledge edition)

Negative Dialectics (German: Negative Dialektik) is a 1966 book by Theodor W. Adorno.


Adorno's work has had a large impact on cultural criticism, particularly through Adorno's analysis of popular culture and the culture industry.[1] Adorno's account of dialectics has influenced Joel Kovel[2] and John Holloway.[3]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ James Bohman (1999). Robert Audi, ed. The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 10. ISBN 0-521-63722-8. 
  2. ^ Kovel, Joel (1991). History and Spirit: An Inquiry into the Philosophy of Liberation. Boston: Beacon Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-8070-2916-5. 
  3. ^ John Holloway. Negativity and Revolution: Adorno and Political Activism (2008) ISBN 978-0-7453-2836-2, ed. with Fernando Matamoros & Sergio Tischler