Adorno and Heidegger

Adorno and Heidegger : Philosophical Questions

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Adorno and Heidegger explores the conflictual history of two important traditions of twentieth-century European thought: the critical theory of Theodor W. Adorno and the ontology of Martin Heidegger. As is well known, there has been little productive engagement between these two schools of thought, in large measure due to Adorno's sustained and unanswered critique of Heidegger. Stemming from this critique, numerous political and philosophical barriers have kept these traditions separate, such that they have rarely been submitted to scrutiny, let alone questioned. The essays making up this collection are fresh and original attempts at coming to terms with the nuances and difficulties that these two towering figures have bequeathed to the history of European thought. The volume's authors deal with a variety of issues ranging from epistemology to esthetics, to ethics, to intellectual history and modernity, providing the reader with detailed insight into a thorny debate in the history of recent European thought.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 454g
  • Palo Alto, United States
  • English
  • 080475635X
  • 9780804756358
  • 2,784,908

Table of contents

@fmct:Contents @toc4:Acknowledgements iii Abbreviations iii @toc2:Introduction @tocca:Iain Macdonald and Krzysztof Ziarek 000 @toc2:Ethics and Authenticity: Conscience and Non-Identity in Heidegger and Adorno, with a Glance at Hegel @tocca:Iain Macdonald 000 @toc2:Truth and Authentication: Heidegger and Adorno in Reverse @tocca:Lambert Zuidervaart 000 @toc2:Transcendental Realism and Post-Metaphysical Thinking @tocca:Matthew Grist 000 @toc2:Poietic Epistemology: Reading Husserl through Adorno and Heidegger @tocca:Joanna Hodge 000 @toc2:Adorno and Heidegger on the Question of Art: Countering Hegel? @tocca:Nicholas Walker 000 @toc2:Beyond Critique? Art and Power @tocca:Krzysztof Ziarek 000 @toc2: "Were speculation about the state of reconciliation permissible": Reflections on the Relation between Human Beings and Things in Adorno and Heidegger @tocca:Ute Guzzoni 00 @toc2:The Struggle of the Self Against Itself: Adorno and Heidegger on Modernity @tocca:Josef Fr'chtl 000 @toc2:Adorno, Heidegger and the Problem of Remembrance @tocca:Mario Wenning 000 @toc2:Adorno and Heidegger on Modernity @tocca:Fred Dallmayr 000 @toc4: Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Contributors 000 Index 000
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"Partisan scholarship has perhaps made it too easy to simply separate Adorno and Heidegger, and this volume admirably makes the case that such a separation is theoretically and historically erroneous. This fine collection of essays by an important and diverse group of experts brings us to the next stage of evaluating Heidegger and Adorno's work."-Stephen H. Watson, University of Notre Dame "Adorno's polemical antagonism to Heidegger hid what now appears as a fateful proximity between their two philosophies. The drive toward concreteness, the critique of technological modernity, the critical power of art, an ethics without principles, the need for remembrance are among the philosophical tropes binding Adorno and Heidegger together. Macdonald and Ziarek have put together an exhilarating collection of essays exploring these and related topics. For the English-speaking reader, the dialogue between Adorno and Heidegger begins with this volume."-J. M. Bernstein, New School for Social Research
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About Iain MacDonald

Iain Macdonald is professeur agrege in the Department of Philosophy at the Universite de Montreal and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University. He has published in English and French on Hegel, Adorno, and Heidegger and is currently working on a book dealing with the Adorno-Heidegger question. His research focuses on the intersection of epistemology, metaphysics and normativity. Krzysztof Ziarek is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo. He is the author of Inflected Language: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nearness (1994), The Historicity of Experience: Modernity, the Avant-Garde, and the Event (2001), and The Force of Art (Stanford, 2004). He has also written two books of poetry in Polish, Zaimejlowane z Polski and Sad dostateczny
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