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Democracy and the potentials of resistance in the industrial late capitalism: majority, culture and experience in Th. W. Adorno

Grant number: 16/08248-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal researcher:Marcos Severino Nobre
Grantee:Adriano Márcio Januário
Home Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/11611-3 - Public sphere and reconstruction: on the constitution of a reconstructive paradigm within Critical Theory, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):17/04526-8 - Critical theory and empirical research: democracy and the potentials of resistance in Th. W. Adorno, BE.EP.PD


Tied to the thematic project FAPESP 2014/11611-3, "Public sphere and reconstruction: on the constitution of the reconstructive paradigm inside the Critical Theory ", this post-doctoral research intends to investigate the following hypothesis: one of the central aspects of time's diagnosis, developed by Th. W. Adorno during the 1960s, is the notion of democracy - a notion that was little worked in the bibliography on his thought. This research intends to investigate how the notion of democracy appears in his work, organizing and allowing that Adorno points to the potential of resistance to the full integration in the late capitalism. In the same time, notions such as majority [Mündigkeit], culture and experience, and the education field, appear all as a constellation of resistance in the social democratic order. Therefore, it would be possible, following the Adorno's work written during the 1950s and 1960s, to reconstruct a notion of public sphere in the democratic conditions, which points to the potential of resistance. This diagnosis presents many differences, when it is compared to the diagnosis of Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947). (AU)

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