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By Roger Foster

ISBN-10: 0791472094

ISBN-13: 9780791472095

In Adorno, Roger Foster argues that there's a coherent severe venture on the middle of Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology, the foremost to that's the restoration of a broader realizing of expertise. Foster claims, in Adorno’s writings, it's the suggestion of religious event that denotes this richer imaginative and prescient of expertise and indicates an know-how of the experiential stipulations of strategies. by way of elucidating Adorno’s view of philosophy as a serious perform that discloses the soreness of the area, Foster indicates that Adorno’s philosophy doesn't prove in a kind of resignation or futile pessimism. Foster additionally breaks new flooring through putting Adorno’s concept of expertise with regards to the paintings of different early twentieth-century thinkers, specifically Henri Bergson, Marcel Proust, Edmund Husserl, and early Wittgenstein.

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“This publication argues its place truly, engages incisively with the to be had secondary literature in either English and German, and establishes a brand new interpretive place that during many ways corrects and in others complements the scholarly literature.” —Max Pensky, editor of The reality of Adorno: serious Essays on Adorno and the Postmodern

“This is the main lucid presentation I’ve ever learn of Adorno’s paintings. it is a designated fulfillment simply because Foster is facing the most tough and nuanced facets of Adorno: his notion of expertise on the subject of language.” — Tom Huhn, editor of The Cambridge better half to Adorno

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The light is the ideal and the distorted light the ideal of culture. The latter will be taken as the ideal so long as humanity has not arrived at the limit of this culture.

We can think of the idea of giving voice to suffering in terms of a destruction of the illusory, ideological claim of unity of thought and thing. , language as under the sway of disenchantment and its pulling away from expression). It assumes, that is, that the subject is able to The Consequences of Disenchantment 25 use linguistic conventions so as to express itself fully within them. Again, it is important to bear in mind that Adorno is not just criticizing the excesses of idealism and its attempts to derive the object from out of the subject.

This is not a thesis asserted in those concepts employed in the philosophical writing (hence Wittgenstein’s assertion that they can be safely “thrown away”). It is rather a form of self-reflection that occurs in the process of trying to come to grips with what happens in the course of trying to elucidate a set of theses. Philosophy, so Adorno will claim, achieves an insight about conceptual language as a whole through the selfreflection on its striving to state something. This evidently raises the question of why Adorno himself did not see the similarity with Wittgenstein’s philosophical endeavors.

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