Adorno’s Dash: Dialectics of the Inconspicuous


The study focuses in detail on Adorno’s punctuation as one of the key components of his philosophic style and an integral element of his negative dialectics. By providing a complex analysis of the peculiar way Adorno handles punctuation marks, the study should help the reader to achieve a richer and more precise understanding of Adorno’s texts. Punctuation marks will be presented not only as means of underscoring the acoustic aspect of the text and rendering it musical but also as objects that can react to current historical processes and help to meaningfully transform them as well.

Keywords: Adorno, style, punctuation in philosophy, theory of language, Walter Benjamin

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