Social Philosophy after Adorno

Social Philosophy after Adorno

by Lambert Zuidervaart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521870275

ISBN-13: 9780521870276

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines what is living and what is dead in the social philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno, the most important philosopher and social critic in Germany after World War II. When he died in 1969, Adorno's successors abandoned his critical-utopian passions. Habermas, in particular, rejected or ignored Adorno's central insights on the negative effects of capitalism…  See more details below

Overview

This book examines what is living and what is dead in the social philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno, the most important philosopher and social critic in Germany after World War II. When he died in 1969, Adorno's successors abandoned his critical-utopian passions. Habermas, in particular, rejected or ignored Adorno's central insights on the negative effects of capitalism and new technologies upon nature and human life. In this book, Lambert Zuidervaart reclaims Adorno's insights from Habermasian neglect, while taking up legitimate Habermasian criticisms. He also addresses the prospects for radical and democratic transformations of an increasingly globalized world. The book proposes a provocative social philosophy “after Adorno.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521870276
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Thinking otherwise: introduction; 1. Transgression or transformation; 2. Metaphysics after Auschwitz; 3. Heidegger and Adorno in reverse; 4. Globalizing Dialectic of Enlightenment; 5. Autonomy reconfigured; 6. Ethical turns.

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