Adorno's practical philosophy : living less wrongly by Adorno, Theodor W.; Freyenhagen, Fabian; Adorno, Theodor W.; PDF

By Adorno, Theodor W.; Freyenhagen, Fabian; Adorno, Theodor W.; Adorno, Theodor W

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Adorno notoriously asserted that there's no 'right' existence in our present social international. This statement has contributed to the frequent notion that his philosophy has no useful import or coherent ethics, and he's usually accused of being too unfavorable. Fabian Freyenhagen reconstructs and defends Adorno's functional philosophy based on those fees. He argues that Adorno's deep pessimism in regards to the modern social global is coupled with a robust optimism approximately human capability, and that this optimism explains his unfavorable perspectives in regards to the social international, and his call for that we face up to and alter it. He indicates that Adorno holds a noticeable ethics, albeit one who is minimalist and in response to a pluralist perception of the undesirable - a advisor for dwelling much less wrongly. His incisive learn does a lot to develop our realizing of Adorno, and can be an enormous intervention into present debates in ethical philosophy

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I considered various options of how I could account for the possibility of my being able to reconstruct and defend Adorno in the way I propose in this study – such as including a self-reflective investigation of my life and intellectual development in the hope of being able to disarm any debunking accounts of why, say, early childhood experiences (for example, of the separation of my parents) led me to the interpretation and claims at hand (such as negativism). In the end, I could not settle on anything other than simply to acknowledge the problem.

It is not unlogical; rather it obeys logical criteria in so far as the totality of its sentences must fit together coherently. Mere contradictions may not remain, unless they are grounded in the object itself. It is just that the essay develops thoughts differently from discursive logic. The essay neither makes deductions from a principle nor does it draw conclusions from coherent individual observations. 47 46 See also the interesting comments by Reginster in the similar context of his taking a systematic approach to Nietzsche’s work (2006: 2–4, 290 n.

1 Translation by D. Luke amended; Goethe 1964: 177. 26 t h e w h o le i s u n t ru e 27 Secondly, the poem highlights the danger that our creations take on a life of their own: if the master sorcerer had not arrived in time, disaster would have struck and even then, we can imagine the apprentice spending long hours putting things in order under the watchful eye of the master. For Adorno, the difference is that there is no master sorcerer to come to humanity’s rescue (at least, if – as I do – one rejects messianic readings of his works).

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