Adorno and Existence

Author: Peter E. Gordon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674734785

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Adorno was forever returning to the philosophies of bourgeois interiority, seeking the paradoxical relation between their manifest failure and their hidden promise. As Peter E. Gordon shows, Adorno’s writings on Kierkegaard, Husserl, and Heidegger present us with a photographic negative—a philosophical portrait of the author himself.
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Sartre and Adorno

The Dialectics of Subjectivity

Author: David Sherman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791471166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Systematic comparison of Sartre and Adorno that focuses on their theories of the subject.
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Gadamer

ein philosophisches Porträt

Author: Donatella Di Cesare

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161499463

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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English summary: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) is one of the most representative figures of twentieth century philosophy. What is his philosophical hermeneutics really about? And how did it develop and change over the years? Donatella Di Cesare recounts the life of the Marburg philosopher and retraces all the stages of his thought, from his student days in his hometown to the dark hours of Nazism and the war years in Leipzig, from the birth of hermeneutics in Heidelberg to its success in the United States and worldwide. Gadamer's philosophy increasingly moved away from Heidegger and chose Plato's dialogue, enabling him to develop his thoughts critically. By forsaking a metaphysical foundation, which did however not mean a renunciation of universality, his philosophical hermeneutics accepts finiteness and, at the same time, is receptive to a ceaseless dialogue in the ongoing comparison with other major contemporary philosophical trends. German description: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) gehort zu den bedeutendsten Vertretern der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts. Sein Hauptwerk Wahrheit und Methode ist mittlerweile zu einem Klassiker geworden. Aber worin besteht eigentlich seine philosophische Hermeneutik? Wie entwickelt und verandert sie sich im Lauf der Jahre? Auf einfache und bundige Weise schildert Donatella Di Cesare Gadamers Leben und geht allen Etappen seines Denkens nach: von den Studienjahren in Marburg bis zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus und den Kriegsjahren in Leipzig, von der Geburt der Hermeneutik in Heidelberg bis zum Erfolg in Amerika und in der Welt. Das Spiel der Kunst, die Wirkungsgeschichte, eine lebensnahe Ethik, die Frage nach dem Verstehen, der Horizont der Sprache, dies alles bildet den theoretischen Kern, aus dem sich eine Philosophie entwickelt, die sich immer weiter von der Heideggers entfernt und den platonischen Dialog bevorzugt, um ihre Gedanken kritisch zu entfalten. Indem sie auf jede metaphysische Letzbegrundung verzichtet, was aber keinen Verzicht auf Universalitat bedeutet, nimmt die philosophische Hermeneutik zugleich die Endlichkeit an und offnet sich zu einem unendlichen Dialog. Ihre Kontur als eine Philosophie der unendlichen Endlichkeit zeichnet sich dabei auch in der Auseinandersetzung mit den anderen zeitgenossischen Philosophien ab: mit der Ideologiekritik Habermas', dem Pragmatismus Rortys, der Dekonstruktion Derridas, dem Nihilismus Vattimos und dem Denken der Differenz. Abschliessend zeichnet die Autorin die neuesten Perspektiven einer Hermeneutik des Anderen ab.
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Adorno and the Political

Author: Espen Hammer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317834895

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Interest in Theodor W. Adorno continues to grow in the English-speaking world as the significance of his contribution to philosophy, social and cultural theory, as well as aesthetics is increasingly recognized. Espen Hammer’s lucid book is the first to properly analyze the political implications of his work, paying careful attention to Adorno’s work on key thinkers such as Kant, Hegel and Benjamin. Examining Adorno’s political experiences and assessing his engagement with Marxist as well as liberal theory, Hammer looks at the development of Adorno’s thought as he confronts Fascism and modern mass culture. He then analyzes the political dimension of his philosophical and aesthetic theorizing. By addressing Jürgen Habermas’s influential criticisms, he defends Adorno as a theorist of autonomy, responsibility and democratic plurality. He also discusses Adorno’s relevance to feminist and ecological thinking. As opposed to those who see Adorno as someone who relinquished the political, Hammer’s account shows his reflections to be, on the most fundamental level, politically motivated and deeply engaged. This invigorating exploration of a major political thinker is a useful introduction to his thought as a whole, and will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of philosophy, sociology, politics and aesthetics.
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The Cultural Studies Reader

Author: Simon During

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415137543

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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Written for students wanting to know how cultural studies developed, where it is now, and its future directions, this text contains essays covering major methods and theories, and takes account of changes in the field with articles on areas such as technology and science and globalization.
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Zur Metakritik der Erkenntnistheorie

Studien über Husserl und die phänomenologischen Antinomien

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518284728

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Page: 245

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Jürgen Habermas

Eine Biographie

Author: Stefan Müller-Doohm

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518737120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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»Jürgen Habermas«, so schrieb der US-amerikanische Philosoph Ronald Dworkin anlässlich des 80. Geburtstags des großen europäischen Denkers, »ist nicht nur der berühmteste lebende Philosoph der Welt. Sein Ruhm selbst ist berühmt.« Nach mehrjährigen Forschungen, intensiver Recherche und ausführlichen Gesprächen mit Weggefährten, Zeitzeugen sowie mit Habermas selbst legt Stefan Müller-Doohm nun die erste umfassende Biographie des bedeutendsten Intellektuellen unserer Zeit vor. Sie beleuchtet sowohl das Zusammenspiel von philosophischer Reflexion und intellektueller Intervention als auch das Wechselverhältnis von Lebens- und Werkgeschichte vor dem Hintergrund historischer Ereignisse.
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Adorno and the Need in Thinking

New Critical Essays

Author: Donald A. Burke

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802092144

Category: Philosophy

Page: 365

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Few intellectual figures of the twentieth century dealt with such a vast scope of subjects as Theodor Adorno (1903-1969). His insights, therefore, lend themselves to critical overview as many have cross-disciplinary relevance, appealing to scholars from a variety of backgrounds. Adorno and the Need in Thinking examines questions dealt with in the works of Adorno, offering a glimpse at the development of his complex thought. This collection of essays, though dealing with different topics from section to section, is unified by the idea that, at least in the English-speaking world, there are numerous facets of Adorno's work that have been hitherto neglected in terms of critical scholarship. Adorno and the Need in Thinking addresses these forgotten nuances, whether they apply to questions of politics, language, metaphysics, aesthetics, ecology, or several of these at once. Also included for the first time in English is Adorno's important early essay, "Theses on the Language of the Philosopher." At a time when Adorno scholarship is on the rise, this collection sheds light on new areas of critical research, adding another dimension to the existing literature on this most important intellectual.
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Passions of the Earth in Human Existence, Creativity, and Literature

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401009309

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

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Literature reveals that the hidden strings of the human `passional soul' are the creative source of the specifically human existence. Continuing the inquiry into the `elemental passions of the soul' and the Human Creative Soul pursued in several previous volumes of this series, the present volume focuses on the `passions of the earth', bringing to light some of the primogenital existential threads of the innermost bonds of the Human Condition and mother earth. In Tymieniecka's words, the studies purpose to unravel the essential bond between the living human being and the earth - a bond that lies at the heart of our existence. A heightened awareness of this bond should enlighten our situation and help us find our existential bearings.
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Adorno and Theology

Author: Christopher Craig Brittain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567542165

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno (1903-1969), the German sociologist and philosopher was one of the intellectual leaders of the post-war Frankfurt School. This book presents and analyzes Adorno's writings on theology and religion in a clear and accessible manner. It is targeted at upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will not presuppose any familiarity with Adorno. The book includes a general introduction to Adorno's thought, and examines his relationship with the work of Walter Benjamin and Jewish theology, his confrontation with scientific positivism (Karl Popper), and his criticism of the "Culture Industry" and ideology. All of these topics are explored with attention to how they engage with contemporary debates within theology. This is accomplished by bringing Adorno's work into dialogue with major concerns and authors. The volume concludes by highlighting an often neglected aspect of Adorno's writing - his philosophy of music - and how this aesthetic appreciation of the sublime informs contemporary theological reflection.
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Husserl und Kant

Eine Untersuchung über Husserls Verhältnis zu Kant und zum Neukantianismus

Author: Kern

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9401036012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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Kierkegaard

Konstruktion des Ästhetischen

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518293027

Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page: 266

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Georg Lukacs: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence

Aesthetics, Politics, Literature

Author: Timothy Bewes,Timothy Hall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441187286

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The end of the Soviet period, the vast expansion in the power and influence of capital, and recent developments in social and aesthetic theory, have made the work of Hungarian Marxist philosopher and social critic Georg Lukács more vital than ever. The very innovations in literary method that, during the 80s and 90s, marginalized him in the West have now made possible new readings of Lukács, less in thrall to the positions taken by Lukács himself on political and aesthetic matters. What these developments amount to, this book argues, is an opportunity to liberate Lukács's thought from its formal and historical limitations, a possibility that was always inherent in Lukács's own thinking about the paradoxes of form. This collection brings together recent work on Lukács from the fields of Philosophy, Social and Political Thought, Literary and Cultural Studies. Against the odds, Lukács's thought has survived: as a critique of late capitalism, as a guide to the contradictions of modernity, and as a model for a temperament that refuses all accommodation with the way things are.
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Minima Moralia

Reflections on a Damaged Life

Author: Theodor W. Adorno,E. F. N. Jephcott

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844670512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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"A volume of Adorno is equivalent to a whole shelf of books on literature."--Susan Sontag
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Adorno's Nietzschean Narratives

Critiques of Ideology, Readings of Wagner

Author: Karin Bauer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791442807

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

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Investigates the intellectual affinities of Adorno and Nietzsche, culminating in a discussion of their readings of Wagner, who serves as a medium and supplement for their critiques of modern culture.
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Adorno

Disenchantment and Ethics

Author: J. M. Bernstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521003094

Category: Philosophy

Page: 460

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Provides the first account in any language of the ethical theory latent in Adorno's writings.
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History and Freedom

Lectures 1964-1965

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745694500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Despite all of humanity's failures, futile efforts and wrong turnings in the past, Adorno did not let himself be persuaded that we are doomed to suffer a bleak future for ever. One of the factors that prevented him from identifying a definitive plan for the future course of history was his feelings of solidarity with the victims and losers. As for the future, the course of events was to remain open-ended; instead of finality, he remained committed to a Hölderlin-like openness. This trace of the messianic has what he called the colour of the concrete as opposed to mere abstract possibility. Early in the 1960s Adorno gave four courses of lectures on the road leading to Negative Dialectics, his magnum opus of 1966. The second of these was concerned with the topics of history and freedom. In terms of content, these lectures represented an early version of the chapters in Negative Dialectics devoted to Kant and Hegel. In formal terms, these were improvised lectures that permit us to glimpse a philosophical work in progress. The text published here gives us an overview of all the themes and motifs of Adorno's philosophy of history: the key notion of the domination of nature, his criticism of the existentialist concept of a historicity without history and, finally, his opposition to the traditional idea of truth as something permanent, unchanging and ahistorical.
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Schopenhauer and Adorno on Bodily Suffering

A Comparative Analysis

Author: M. Peters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137412178

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

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Schopenhauer and Adorno on Bodily Suffering explores how the works of both philosophers revolve around an entwinement of pessimism and optimism, which links statements regarding the wrongness of the world to analyses of the human capability to experience compassion with bodily suffering and to the redeeming qualities of the arts.
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Nietzsche, Theories of Knowledge, and Critical Theory

Nietzsche and the Sciences I

Author: B.E. Babich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940172430X

Category: Science

Page: 348

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Nietzsche, Theories of Knowledge, and Critical Theory, the first volume of a two-volume book collection on Nietzsche and the Sciences, ranges from reviews of Nietzsche and the wide variety of epistemic traditions - not only pre-Socratic, but Cartesian, Leibnizian, Kantian, and post-Kantian -through essays on Nietzsche's critique of knowledge via his critique of grammar and modern culture, and culminates in an extended section on the dynamic of Nietzsche's critical philosophy seen from the perspective of Habermas and critical theory. This volume features a first-time English translation of Habermas's afterword to his own German-language collection of Nietzsche's Epistemological Writings.
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Prisms

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262510257

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The eminent critic and scholar analyzes a wide range of topics, including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, jazz, the music of Bach, and museums
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