Thinking from No-Man’s-Land. The Life and Work of Theodor W. Adorno


  • Stefan Müller-Doohm University of Oldenburg
  • Stefan Bird-Pollan (Translator) University of Kentucky



First Published in Studies in Social and Political Thought 11, 2005. Translation by Stefan Bird-Pollan.

Author Biography

Stefan Müller-Doohm, University of Oldenburg

Stefan Müller-Doohm is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oldenburg and is the author of Adorno: An Intellectual Biography (2003, trans. Rodney Livingstone 2005); and Habermas: A Biography (2014, trans. Daniel Steuer 2016).


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How to Cite

Müller-Doohm, S. and Bird-Pollan (Translator), S. (2017) “Thinking from No-Man’s-Land. The Life and Work of Theodor W. Adorno”, Studies in Social and Political Thought, 260. doi: 10.20919/sspt.26.2016.58.