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Author Adorno, Theodor.

Title The Jargon of Authenticity
Edition 2nd ed
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (171 pages)
Series Routledge Classics
Routledge classics.
Contents Covers; Title Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Author's Note; The Jargon of Authenticity; Index
Summary Theodor Adorno was no stranger to controversy. In The Jargon of Authenticity he gives full expression to his hostility to the language employed by certain existentialist thinkers such as Martin Heidegger. With his customary alertness to the uses and abuses of language, he calls into question the jargon, or 'aura', as his colleague Walter Benjamin described it, which clouded existentialists' thought. He argued that its use undermined the very message for meaning and liberation that it sought to make authentic. Moreover, such language - claiming to address the issue of freedom - signal
Notes Print version record
Subject German language -- Style.
Philosophy -- Terminology.
Philosophy, German -- 20th century.
German language -- Style.
Philosophy, German.
Genre/Form Terminology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1134438389