New PDF release: Adorno's Negative Dialectic: Philosophy and the Possibility

By Brian O'Connor

ISBN-10: 0262151103

ISBN-13: 9780262151108

ISBN-10: 0262651084

ISBN-13: 9780262651080

The only philosophical matters of Theodor W. Adorno's unfavourable dialectic would appear to be a ways faraway from the concreteness of severe conception; Adorno's philosophy considers might be the main conventional topic of "pure" philosophy, the constitution of expertise, while serious concept examines particular facets of society. yet, as Brian O'Connor demonstrates during this hugely unique interpretation of Adorno's philosophy, the adverse dialectic may be noticeable because the theoretical origin of the reflexivity or serious rationality required through serious conception. Adorno, O'Connor argues, is dedicated to the "concretion" of philosophy: his thesis of nonidentity makes an attempt to teach that truth isn't really reducible to appearances. This lays the basis for the utilized "concrete" critique of appearances that's necessary to the opportunity of serious theory.To explicate the context within which Adorno's philosophy operates -- the culture of contemporary German philosophy, from Kant to Heidegger -- O'Connor examines intimately the information of those philosophers in addition to Adorno's self-defining adjustments with them. O'Connor discusses Georg Lucàcs and the effect of his "protocritical thought" on Adorno's notion; the weather of Kant's and Hegel's German idealism appropriated by means of Adorno for his conception of subject-object mediation; the concern of the thing and the supplier of the topic in Adorno's epistemology; and Adorno's vital evaluations of Kant and the phenomenology of Heidegger and Husserl, evaluations that either light up Adorno's key innovations and exhibit his development of serious concept via an engagement with the issues of philosophy.

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