Theodor W. Adorno

Zuidervaart, Lambert. "Theodor W. Adorno," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2011 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Substantive revision of an entry first published in 2003.

This essay summarizes the life and work of one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II. It discusses his social philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, and ethics. An earlier version appears as an appendix in my book Social Philosophy after Adorno (Cambridge UP, 2007), 183-201.