April 6, 2018

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 in simple terms philosophical issues of Theodor W. Adorno's adverse dialectic would appear to be a long way faraway from the concreteness of serious idea; Adorno's philosophy considers maybe the main conventional topic of "pure" philosophy, the constitution of expertise, while severe idea examines particular points of society. yet, as Brian O'Connor demonstrates during this hugely unique interpretation of Adorno's philosophy, the adverse dialectic will be obvious because the theoretical origin of the reflexivity or severe rationality required by means of serious concept. Adorno, O'Connor argues, is devoted 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 severe theory.To explicate the context during which Adorno's philosophy operates -- the culture of recent German philosophy, from Kant to Heidegger -- O'Connor examines intimately the tips of those philosophers in addition to Adorno's self-defining adjustments with them. O'Connor discusses Georg Lucàcs and the impact of his "protocritical conception" on Adorno's proposal; the weather of Kant's and Hegel's German idealism appropriated through Adorno for his idea of subject-object mediation; the concern of the article and the service provider of the topic in Adorno's epistemology; and Adorno's vital evaluations of Kant and the phenomenology of Heidegger and Husserl, reviews that either light up Adorno's key thoughts and display his building of severe conception via an engagement with the issues of philosophy.

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