|Theodor W. Adorno|
|Full name||Theodor W. Adorno|
September 11, 1903|
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany
|Died||August 6, 1969
Visp, Visp, Valais, Switzerland
|Era||20th century philosophy|
|School||Critical theory, Marxism|
|Main interests||Social theory, sociology, psychoanalysis, epistemology, aesthetics, musicology, mass media|
|Notable ideas||Criticism of "actionism," modernist art opposes the conventional ordering of experience found in the mass media, the paradox of aesthetics, negative dialectics|
Theodor W. Adorno (September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German sociologist. He designed the F-scale with other researchers at the University of California. This scale tried to measure "the authoritarian personality", the "F" standing for "Fascist". He wrote about this with them in the controversial 1950 book The Authoritarian Personality. He was a Marxist.
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