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Although this book is not designed to be an introduction into Adorno's thought, it functions well as one due to its exceptional clarity in presenting such a complex and difficult thinker. While the work's most fundamental purpose is to display Adorno's thought vis a vis Wittgenstein, Husserl, Bergson, McDowell and others concerning the problem of disenchantment and the loss of experience, it also shows ways in which he remains salient for those occupied by such "postmodern" concerns as language, embodiment, and alterity. Most importantly, it draws attention to Adorno's cogent analysis of contemporary society as it suffers the effects of rationalization, secularization, and the decay of "spiritual experience." An important read I would recommend to anyone of a philosophical ilk.