Martinson, Mattias
June 2014
Value Inquiry Book Series;2014, Vol. 274, p33
Academic Journal
The author attempts to interpret the philosophical work of Theodor Adorno from "Negative Dialectics," which presents a contradictory thesis on Marxist and utopian ideology. The author discusses Adorno's idea of a negative utopia, where society becomes undesirable and reveals human frustrations, such that the idea of redemption cannot be achieved. In Adorno's view, a utopia is an idealistic, inherent need that defies logic and reality, which the author considers as representing Messianic ideas.


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