Negative Dialectics / Edition 2

Negative Dialectics / Edition 2

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by Theodor W. Adorno
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826401325

ISBN-13: 9780826401328

Pub. Date: 01/01/1981

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The major work and Adorno's culminating achievement. Negative Dialectics is a critique of the philosophies of Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger, and a visionary elaboration of the author's own vision of dialectics.

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The major work and Adorno's culminating achievement. Negative Dialectics is a critique of the philosophies of Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger, and a visionary elaboration of the author's own vision of dialectics.

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ISBN-13:
9780826401328
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/1981
Series:
Negative Dialectics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
479,859
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents


  • Translator’s Note
  • Editor’s Foreword
  • Lectures One to Ten
  • Lecture One: The Concept of Contradiction
  • Lecture Two: The Negation of Negation
  • Lecture Three: Whether negative dialectics is possible
  • Lecture Four: Whether philosophy is possible without system
  • Lecture Five: Theory and practice
  • Lecture Six: Being, Nothing, Concept
  • Lecture Seven: ‘Attempted breakouts’
  • Lecture Eight: The concept of intellectual experience
  • Lecture Nine: The element of speculation
  • Lecture Ten: Philosophy and ‘depth’
  • Lectures Eleven to Twenty-Five: Negative Dialectics
  • Additional Notes
  • Appendix: The Theory of Intellectual Experience
  • Bibliographical Sources

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Negative Dialectics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AndreBourbaki More than 1 year ago
The cover picture and number of pages seem to be correct, but the table of contents is for his "Lectures on Negative Dialectics", a different book. This is a truly excellent book but hard to understand unless you already know something about Hegel and Kant. For beginners I would recommend starting with "The Dialectic of Enlightenment" first, which represents an earlier partial working out of many of the same ideas, but more concretely. That said, I will share two "zingers" from Negative Dialectics: "el derecho es el protofenómeno de la racionalidad irracional." (Directed against the late Hegel's justification of the State.) "El principio identificador del sujeto es él mismo el interiorizado de la sociedad." Directed against the Enlightenment view that our consciousness or personality is something immediate and absolute, as if we do things because we want to do them. (Sorry but I lost my English copy and am reading it in the new Spanish translation.) Perhaps for this reason, he asserts ""sólo en una sociedad libre serían libres los individuos." "La libertad se concreta en las figuras cambiantes de la represión: en la resistencia contra estas."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is an incredible amount of discourse in Adorno's "Negative Dialectics" on a variety of subject matter. I am about half-way through this book, and what I find interesting are his philosphophical dialogs on how many humans interact and appear to communicate, but often do not because of each human living in his/her own realm of existence.