Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

by Gerhard Richter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823231267

ISBN-13: 9780823231263

Pub. Date: 11/18/2009

Publisher: Fordham University Press

The essays in this volume analyze the implications of Adorno's demand that the task of critical thinking be to imagine a mode of being in the world that occurs in and through a language that has liberated itself from the spell of an alleged historical and political inevitability, what he once tellingly called a "language without soil". Also included is an annotated

Overview

The essays in this volume analyze the implications of Adorno's demand that the task of critical thinking be to imagine a mode of being in the world that occurs in and through a language that has liberated itself from the spell of an alleged historical and political inevitability, what he once tellingly called a "language without soil". Also included is an annotated translation of a seminal interview Adorno gave in 1969 concerning the relationship of Critical Theory to political activism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823231263
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Edition description:
3
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Gerhard Richter 1

1 Without Soil: A Figure in Adorno's Thought Alexander GarcíA Düttmann 10

2 Taking on the Stigma of Inauthenticity: Adorno's Critique of Genuineness Martin Jay 17

3 Suffering Injustice: Misrecognition as Moral Injury in Critical Theory J. M. Bernstein 30

4 Idiosyncrasies: Of Anti-Semitism Jan Plug 52

5 Adorno's Lesson Plans? The Ethics of (Re)Education in "The Meaning of 'Working through the Past'" Jaimey Fisher 76

6 Adorno-Nature-Hegel Theresa M. Kelley 99

7 The Idiom of Crisis: On the Historical Immanence of Language in Adorno Neil Larsen 117

8 Aesthetic Theory and Nonpropositional Truth Content in Adorno Gerhard Richter 131

9 The Homeland of Language: A Note on Truth and Knowledge in Adorno Mirko Wischke 147

10 Of Stones and Glass Houses: Minima Moralia as Critique of Transparency Eric Jarosinski 157

11 The Polemic of the Late Work: Adorno's Hölderlin Robert Savage 172

12 Twelve Anacoluthic Theses on Adorno's "Parataxis: On Hölderlin's Late Poetry" David Farrell Krell 195

13 The Ephemeral and the Absolute: Provisional Notes to Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Peter Uwe hohendahl 206

Appendix: Who's Afraid of the Ivory Tower?

A Conversation with Theodor W. Adorno Translated, Edited, and with an Introduction by Gerhard Richter 227

Notes 239

List of Contributors 293

Index 297

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