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Sartre and Adorno: The Dialectics of Subjectivity
     

Sartre and Adorno: The Dialectics of Subjectivity

by David Sherman
 

ISBN-10: 0791471152

ISBN-13: 9780791471159

Pub. Date: 08/02/2007

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Systematic comparison of Sartre and Adorno that focuses on their theories of the subject.

Focusing on the notion of the subject in Sartre’s and Adorno’s philosophies, David Sherman argues that they offer complementary accounts of the subject that circumvent the excesses of its classical formation, yet are sturdy enough to support a concept of

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Systematic comparison of Sartre and Adorno that focuses on their theories of the subject.

Focusing on the notion of the subject in Sartre’s and Adorno’s philosophies, David Sherman argues that they offer complementary accounts of the subject that circumvent the excesses of its classical formation, yet are sturdy enough to support a concept of political agency, which is lacking in both poststructuralism and second-generation critical theory. Sherman uses Sartre’s first-person, phenomenological standpoint and Adorno’s third-person, critical theoretical standpoint, each of which implicitly incorporates and then builds toward the other, to represent the necessary poles of any emancipatory social analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791471159
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/02/2007
Series:
SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations Used in the Text and Notes
Introduction


Part I. Adorno’s Relation to the Existential and Phenomenologicial Traditions

1. Adorno and Kierkegaard

Adorno’s Critique of Kierkegaard
Adorno’s Kierkegaardian Debt

2. Adorno and Heidegger

Adorno’s Critique of Heidegger
Adorno and Heidegger Are Irreconcilable

3. Adorno and Husserl


Part II. Subjectivity in Sartre’s Existential Phenomenology

4. The Frankfurt School’s Critique of Sartre

Adorno on Sartre
Marcuse’s Critique of Being and Nothingness

5. Sartre’s Relation to His Predecessors in the Phenomenological and Existential Traditions

Being
Knowing
Death

6. Sartre’s Mediating Subjectivity

Sartre’s Decentered Subject and Freedom
Being-for-Others: The Ego in Formation
Bad Faith and the Fundamental Project
Situated Freedom and Purified Reflection


Part III. Adorno’s Dialectic of Subjectivity

7. The (De)Formation of the Subject

The Dawn of the Subject
Science, Morality, Art
Adorno, Sartre, Anti-Semitism, and Psychoanalysis

8. Subjectivity and Negative Dialectics

Freedom Mode
History Model
Negative Dialectics, Phenomenology, and Subjectivity


Notes
Bibliography
Index

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