Theory and Event 22 (1):18-43 (2019)

Vangelis Giannakakis
Goethe University Frankfurt
The present state of late capitalist society is, mutatis mutandis, eerily reminiscent of that criticized by Theodor W. Adorno more than half a century ago. Indeed, it was against this cultural, social and political backdrop that Adorno invited his students to stay confident in the prospects of a breakout [Ausbruch]. In this spirit, this paper looks into Adorno's notion of "breakout" and studies its relation to Badiou's theory of the event in an attempt to show that alternatives are still possible today.
Keywords Critical Theory  Theodor W. Adorno  Alain Badiou  Event
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