By Roger S. Foster

ISBN-10: 1498525008

ISBN-13: 9781498525008

ISBN-10: 1498525024

ISBN-13: 9781498525022

Adorno and Philosophical Modernism: the interior of Things deals an unique interpretation and full of life security of Theodor Adorno’s thought of philosophy because the perform of what Roger Foster calls “philosophical modernism.” Adorno’s philosophical writings, from the early Thirties to the mature works of the past due Sixties, are deeply trained by way of a distinctively modernist imaginative and prescient of human event. This booklet seeks to set up that Adorno’s designated 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 positive factors 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 traditional adventure, which, even though in some way obtainable, may 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 through Sigmund Freud. the significance of Adorno’s contribution to twentieth-century philosophy can merely be totally favored through knowing 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 ebook, Foster expounds that interpretive perform, exploring its ramifications and, specifically, its relation with literary modernism, and areas it in serious discussion with replacement philosophical responses.

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