Adorno’s Positive Dialectic by Yvonne Sherratt

By Yvonne Sherratt

This e-book deals a greatly new interpretation of the paintings of Theodor Adorno. unlike the traditional view that Adorno’s is in essence a severe philosophy, Yvonne Sherratt strains systematically a utopian thesis that pervades the entire significant features of Adorno’s concept. She locations Adorno’s paintings within the context of German Idealist and later Marxist and Freudian traditions, after which analyses his key works to teach how the classy, epistemological, mental, old, and social inspiration interconnect to shape a utopian image.

“It is a e-book which should be learn not just via students and scholars of serious thought but additionally of these attracted to Adorno who, regardless of themselves, yearn to explain the glass as being part full.” —Philosophy in Review

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Part II, the Utopian vision of our thesis, begins with Chapter 5. This discusses Adorno’s aesthetics. We explore Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory and unravel a strand of argument about a particular aesthetic concept, namely, aura. We illuminate an argument in Adorno’s work that aura can produce a special kind of receptivity towards the object. We thereby reveal a concept of aesthetic unity which we have termed ‘absorption’. Chapter 6 continues to examine Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory. However, we move away from Adorno’s own writings and develop from these, the concept of absorption.

C. (1928). See, on the first Critique, Ewing, A. C. (1938); Strawson, P. F. (1966); on the second Critique, Paton, H. J. (1947). Cassirer, E. 1951, p. x. We discuss four main points from Kant for the trajectory that leads into the Frankfurt School. This entails, of course, a great simplification of Kant’s enormous philosophical contribution and is intended to be introductory only. Note that although his overarching metaphysics was to ground philosophy in reason, it also accomodated both religion and science: Kant was a Christian and accepted the achievements of Newtonian science.

Kemp-Smith, N. (1929); Critique of Practical Reason, trans. , (1997); Critique of Judgement, trans. Meredith, J. C. (1928). See, on the first Critique, Ewing, A. C. (1938); Strawson, P. F. (1966); on the second Critique, Paton, H. J. (1947). Cassirer, E. 1951, p. x. We discuss four main points from Kant for the trajectory that leads into the Frankfurt School. This entails, of course, a great simplification of Kant’s enormous philosophical contribution and is intended to be introductory only. Note that although his overarching metaphysics was to ground philosophy in reason, it also accomodated both religion and science: Kant was a Christian and accepted the achievements of Newtonian science.

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