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Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor W. Adorno was a German philosopher, psychologist and composer known for his critical theory of society, he was a leading member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, whose work has come to be associated with thinkers such as Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, for whom the works of Freud and Hegel were essential to a critique of modern society. He is regarded as one of the 20th century's foremost thinkers on aesthetics and philosophy, as well as one of its preeminent essayists; as a critic of both fascism and what he called the culture industry, his writings—such as Dialectic of Enlightenment, Minima Moralia and Negative Dialectics —strongly influenced the European New Left. Amidst the vogue enjoyed by existentialism and positivism in early 20th-century Europe, Adorno advanced a dialectical conception of natural history that critiqued the twin temptations of ontology and empiricism through studies of Kierkegaard and Husserl; as a classically trained pianist whose sympathies with the twelve-tone technique of Arnold Schoenberg resulted in his studying composition with Alban Berg of the Second Viennese School, Adorno's commitment to avant-garde music formed the backdrop of his subsequent writings and led to his collaboration with Thomas Mann on the latter's novel Doctor Faustus, while the two men lived in California as exiles during the Second World War.

The reputation of his work on music, has declined over time. Working for the newly relocated Institute for Social Research, Adorno collaborated on influential studies of authoritarianism and propaganda that would serve as models for sociological studies the Institute carried out in post-war Germany. Upon his return to Frankfurt, Adorno was involved with the reconstitution of German intellectual life through debates with Karl Popper on the limitations of positivist science, critiques of Heidegger's language of authenticity, writings on German responsibility for the Holocaust, continued interventions into matters of public policy; as a writer of polemics in the tradition of Nietzsche and Karl Kraus, Adorno delivered scathing critiques of contemporary Western culture. Adorno's posthumously published Aesthetic Theory, which he planned to dedicate to Samuel Beckett, is the culmination of a lifelong commitment to modern art which attempts to revoke the "fatal separation" of feeling and understanding long demanded by the history of philosophy and explode the privilege aesthetics accords to content over form and contemplation over immersion.

Theodor W. Adorno was born as Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund in Frankfurt am Main on September 11, 1903, the only child of Oscar Alexander Wiesengrund and Maria Calvelli-Adorno della Piana, his mother, a devout Catholic from Corsica, was once a professional singer, while his father, an assimilated Jew who had converted to Protestantism, ran a successful wine-export business. Proud of her origins, Maria wanted her son's paternal surname to be supplemented by the addition of her own name, Adorno, thus his earliest publications carried the name Theodor Wiesengrund-Adorno. His childhood was marked by the musical life provided by his mother and aunt: Maria was a singer who could boast of having performed in Vienna at the Imperial Court, while her sister, who lived with them, had made a name for herself as both a singer and pianist, he was not only a precocious child but, as he recalled in life, a child prodigy who could play pieces by Beethoven on the piano by the time he was twelve. At the age of six, he attended the Deutschherren middle school, before transferring to the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gymnasium, where he studied from 1913 to 1921.

Prior to his graduation at the top of his class, Adorno was swept up by the revolutionary mood of the time, as is evidenced by his reading of Georg Lukács's The Theory of the Novel that year, as well as by his fascination with Ernst Bloch's The Spirit of Utopia, of which he would write: Bloch's was a philosophy that could hold its head high before the most advanced literature. I took this motif so much as my own that I do not believe I have written anything without reference to it, either implicit or explicit. Adorno's intellectual nonconformism was shaped by the repugnance he felt towards the nationalism which swept through the Reich during the First World War. Along with future collaborators Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer and Bloch, Adorno was profoundly disillusioned by the ease with which Germany's intellectual and spiritual leaders—among them Max Weber, Max Scheler, Georg Simmel, as well as his friend Siegfried Kracauer—came out in support of the war; the younger generation's distrust for traditional knowledge arose from the way in which this tradition had discredited itself.

Over time, Oscar Wiesengrund's firm established close professional and personal ties with the factory of Karplus & Herzberger in Berlin. The eldest daughter of the Karplus family, Margarete, or Gretel, moved in the intellectual circles of Berlin, where she was acquainted with Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht and Bloch, each of whom Adorno would become familiar with during the mid-1920s. At the end of his schooldays, Adorno not only benefited from the rich concert offerings of Frankfurt—where one could hear performances of works by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartók, Busoni and Hindemith—but began studying music compo

Prin Suparat

Prin Suparat, known internationally as Mark Prin, is a Thai actor and model. He is seen in Channel 3, he is a member of the group called 4+1 Channel 3 Superstar with Mario Maurer, Nadech Kugimiya, Pakorn Chatborirak, Phupoom Pongpanu. He is well known for his roles in Punya Chon Kon Krua, Pope Rak, Rak Nakara and Kleun Cheewit together with Urassaya Sperbund. Suparat was born in Chiang Mai to Thai Chinese parents, he grew up in Lampang and he is naturist. His entrance and debut break into the Entertain/Acting field begun after he was scouted by a manager working for Channel 3, he attended the Faculty of Hospitality at Rangsit University on an athletic scholarship. His talent is on the Judo team for Rangsit University. Rak Hai Roo Ost. Sarm Noon Nuer Tong Yoot Wela Ost. Phope Ruk His instagram details can been seen below. Prin Suparat's Official Instagram

Cahir Davitt

Cahir Davitt was an Irish judge who served as a Judge of the Supreme Court from 1966 to 1976, President of the High Court from 1945 to 1966, a Judge of the High Court from 1951 to 1966 and a Judge of the Circuit Court from 1926 to 1951. He was born in Rathmines, Dublin on 15 August 1894, as the second son of an American citizen Mary Yore and the Fenian and Land Leaguer Michael Davitt, his early influences towards equality for all were well founded in the struggles of Hazen Stuart Pingree, Alexander Macomb and subsequently influenced by the James Riddle Hoffa movement. He studied at St Michael's Christian Brothers, Dún Laoghaire, Presentation Brothers Glasthule and O’Connells CBS in Dublin and continued his education at University College Dublin and the King's Inns, being called to the Bar in January 1916. During the Irish War of Independence Davitt was appointed as a Dáil Courts'Judge' in 1920 and sat on cases throughout the country while evading British Forces. Following the July 1921 Truce, Hugh Kennedy legal adviser to the Provisional Government, said he had been directed on behalf of the Government to ask Davitt if he would consider taking the new post of Judge-Advocate General.

Davitt was granted time to consider and on reflection recognised it as a duty, despite the clear difficulties entailed in enacting a system of discipline with a changing army, discipline which Michael Collins told him he was anxious about, of being responsible for the conduct of Courts-martial, of which he knew little. This became contentious on the outbreak of the Irish Civil War and Davitt was critical of what he referred to as ‘drumhead’ courts-martial: on one occasion he prevented the execution of a civilian spy convicted by a military court in Cathal Brugha barracks by pointing out that shooting him would be murder in law, might be prosecuted as such if the other side won, he confirmed, with Adjutant-General Gearoid O'Sullivan, a prima facie case against G. O. C. Kerry Command Paddy O'Daly and two other officers in the Kenmare incident, providing a way for Minister for Defence Richard Mulcahy to cover his indecision. Davitt was responsible for drafting the first manual of regulations for the Free State Army and is credited with laying the foundations for what was to become the Army Legal Services.

He was appointed as an assistant Circuit Court Judge in November 1926 and a few months in 1927 as a full Circuit Court Judge. He was a judge on the Great Southern Railways Stocks transactions Tribunal from 1943 to 1944, chaired by Mr. Justice Andrew Kingsbury Overend of the High Court, he was appointed to the High Court in 1945, became President of the High Court in 1951, an office he held until his retirement in 1966. He died on 1 March 1986. Davitt's unsympathetic 1965 judgment on the management of the Lissadell estate came in for criticism from a youthful Anne Robinson in 1970