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Minima Moralia by Theodor Adorno


Penned amidst the tumultuous aftermath of World War II, “Minima Moralia” stands as a penetrating critique of modern capitalist society, woven through rich aphorisms and essays, offering a searing exploration of existential angst and moral decay in mid-century America.

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In the tumultuous aftermath of World War II, Theodore Adorno unveils his magnum opus, “Minima Moralia,” a profound meditation on the fractured landscape of modern capitalist society. Through a collection of lucid aphorisms and penetrating essays, Adorno casts his discerning gaze upon the disfigured contours of mid-century America, revealing a world besieged by the ravages of capitalism.

Written with a keen intellect and an incisive wit, “Minima Moralia” emerges as both a theoretical treatise and a literary masterpiece—a testament to Adorno’s unparalleled ability to navigate the treacherous waters of twentieth-century thought. With each aphorism, he peels back the layers of societal veneer, exposing the existential angst and moral decay that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life.

As Adorno confronts the contradictions and absurdities of modern existence, he invites readers to join him on a journey of intellectual discovery and moral reckoning. Through his probing analysis, he challenges the prevailing myths of progress and prosperity, revealing the hidden costs of a society built on exploitation and alienation.

In “Minima Moralia,” Adorno offers a searing critique of the capitalist machine, laying bare the contradictions and injustices that define contemporary society. Yet, amidst the wreckage of moral decay, he finds moments of beauty and redemption, offering glimpses of hope amidst the darkness.

With its rich prose and profound insights, “Minima Moralia” stands as a timeless masterpiece—a clarion call to resist the dehumanizing forces of capitalism and reclaim the dignity of the human spirit. In the tradition of Proustian introspection, Adorno invites readers to confront the complexities of modern life with courage and clarity, forging a path towards a more just and humane future.

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Weight0.25 kg

Minima Moralia : Reflections from Damaged Life


Verso Books


Theodor Adorno

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Release date

24 Mar 2020



ISBN/EAN        9781788738538