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It is the persistence of social suffering in a world in which it could be eliminated that for Adorno is the source of the need for critical reflection, for philosophy. Philosophy continues and gains its cultural place because an as yet unbridgeable abyss separates the social potential for the relief of unnecessary human suffering and its emphatic continuance. Philosophy now is the culturally bound repository for the systematic acknowledgement and articulation of the meaning of the expanse of human suffering within technologically advanced societies that are already committed to liberal ideals of freedom and equality.
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Adorno, Marx, Materialism.Simon Jarvis - 2004 - In Tom Huhn (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Adorno. Cambridge University Press. pp. 79--100.

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