versão impressa ISSN 0101-3173
COSTA, Iná Camargo. Adorno's essay and the social production of form. Trans/Form/Ação [online]. 1987, vol.9-10, pp.41-49. ISSN 0101-3173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31731987000100005.
In order to discuss essay as a form in its relationship to philosophy, we take Adorno's text, "Essay as form", to investigate this formal choice of Frankfurt School. Once we find Adorno's proposition about the object of essay as a detained conflict, we try to suggest some of the social motivations to this choice.
Palavras-chave : Classic marxism; western marxism; dialectical method; negative dialectic; critical theory; intelligentsia; political organization.