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This chapter presents a list of reference books and articles for the book Hotel Abyss: An Hegelian-Marxist Critique of Adorno. The position throughout Negative Dialectics and elsewhere is that identity is total, that totality is totally identical, formed by identity-thinking. Identity must be purged from consciousness, Adorno argues, as quickly as it is sensed or the being who identifies will succumb to the existing social order of identity-thinking. In the mid-1940s, Adorno queried the interest of workers in their own class as a political means to social change.

Keywords: Adorno; identity-thinking



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