|gpt. I.|tThe Task of Philosophy.|g1.|tThe Actuality of Philosophy.|g2.|tWhy Philosophy?|g3.|tNegative Dialectics and the Possibility of Philosophy.|g4.|tThe Melancholy Science.|g5.|tMeditations of Metaphysics: After Auschwitz --|gpt. II.|tThe Concepts of Philosophy.|g6.|tThe Essay as Form.|g7.|tMetacritique of Epistemology.|g8.|tSubject and Object --|gpt. III.|tSociology.|g9.|tThe Concept of Enlightenment.|g10.|tSociology and Empirical Research --|gpt. IV.|tArt, Culture and Society.|g11.|tCultural Criticism and Society.|g12.|tLyric Poetry and Society.|g13.|tCulture Industry Reconsidered.|g14.|tThe Autonomy of Art --|gpt. V.|tCriticism.|g15.|tThe Perennial Fashion -- Jazz.|g16.|tArnold Schoenberg, 1874-1951.|g17.|tAlienated Masterpiece: The Missa Solemnis.
|aThis text divides the work into five major sections: the task of philosophy, the concepts of philosophy, sociological writings, culture, and aesthetic criticism.
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