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Theodor W. Adorno
Max Horkheimer (front left), Theodor Adorno (front right), and Jürgen Habermas (in the background, right), in 1964 in Heidelberg
Full name Theodor W. Adorno
Born (1903-09-11)September 11, 1903
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany
Died August 6, 1969(1969-08-06) (aged 65)
Visp, Visp, Valais, Switzerland
Era 20th century philosophy
Region Western 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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