Adorno and Philosophical Modernism: The Inside of Things by Roger S. Foster PDF

By Roger S. Foster

Adorno and Philosophical Modernism: the interior of Things deals an unique interpretation and energetic safety of Theodor Adorno’s thought of philosophy because the perform of what Roger Foster calls “philosophical modernism.” Adorno’s philosophical writings, from the early Nineteen Thirties to the mature works of the past due Nineteen Sixties, are deeply trained through a distinctively modernist imaginative and prescient of human adventure. This e-book seeks to set up that Adorno’s exact and lasting contribution to philosophy is composed in his sustained and rigorous improvement of this modernist imaginative and prescient into an encompassing perform of philosophical interpretation. the fundamental good points of this imaginative and prescient will be discerned in all of Adorno’s significant writings in philosophy, social idea, and aesthetics. Its defining point is the assumption of a trend underlying usual event, which, even though in some way available, might be disclosed by way of the reconstructive paintings of philosophical or literary language. This imaginative and prescient, Foster argues, could be discerned within the significant works of literary modernism (including Woolf, Proust, and Musil) in addition to within the interpretive means of psychoanalysis built by way of Sigmund Freud. the significance of Adorno’s contribution to twentieth-century philosophy can in simple terms be totally liked by means of realizing how he built this imaginative and prescient into an overarching perform of philosophical interpretation that provided a coherent and profound reaction to the decay of expertise afflicting late-modern societies. during this e-book, Foster expounds that interpretive perform, exploring its ramifications and, specifically, its relation with literary modernism, and areas it in severe discussion with substitute philosophical responses.

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