Machines à Penser: Fondazione Prada, Milan

Guy Moreton, Dieter Roelstraete

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“Machines à penser” focuses on three major philosophers of the 20th century: Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). The latter two shared a life-long need for intellectual isolation: Heidegger spent long periods of his life in a secluded hut in the village of Todtnauberg in the Black Forest in Germany, whilst Wittgenstein retreated on several occasions to a small mountain cabin situated in a fjord in Skjolden, Norway. Adorno, on the other hand, was forced into exile from his native Germany during by the Nazi regime, first to Oxford and then to Los Angeles, where he wrote Minima Moralia, a collection of aphorisms that also reflects on the fate of forced emigration.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMilan
PublisherFondazione Prada
Number of pages546
ISBN (Print)9788887029727
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


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