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Title: Adorno and freedom
Author: Feely, J. T.
ISNI:       0000 0004 8502 4916
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2015
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My thesis forms a critical examination of Adorno's treatment of the idea of freedom. I claim that, despite the pessimism of Adorno's views concerning the unfreedom of the individual in contemporary society, he nonetheless offers a novel way of thinking about the possibilities of both individual and social freedom. In particular, I focus on his suggestion that impulses play an integral part in our experience of freedom, and I seek to show the way in which this relates to Adorno's moral philosophy. I end with a consideration of how we should read his claims pertaining to the realisation of a wider social freedom. Throughout my examination, I identify aspects of Adorno's account that are less feasible than others, and how, if at all, Adorno could meet any objections.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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