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FABIANO, Luiz Hermenegildo. Adorno, art and education: art business as negation. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2003, vol.24, n.83, pp.495-505. ISSN 0101-7330.

The main investigation in this paper aims at understanding that a work of art in its internal form gets a relative autonomy from the empiric reality of which it becomes a critical reflection. As mediation to the social and historical reality that produced it, art is characterized as a negation of this same reality. This principle of determined negation as an antithesis of society is condensed in a work of art as the problem of its internal form, an element to which Theodor W. Adorno conferred an epistemological dimension. In this category of knowledge, considered through the aesthetics perspective, the instrumental reason as a brutal praxis of surviving is concretely questioned in its restrictive form of knowledge.

Keywords : Art; Aesthetics; Mediation; Negation; Instrumental reason.

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