David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Social Criticism 36 (7):819-836 (2010)
Adorno’s critical theory aims to open space for the expression of alternative futures, but its insistence on dialectical reflection encourages at the same time our sustained attentiveness to the psychic and material constraints that may prevent the very possibilities we imagine. In this article, I argue that dialectical reflection signals a location at which transcendental claims enter our thinking and that, for Adorno, such reflection provides a locus for a critically animating interplay between rhetorical figurations of darkness and redemption, or material constraint and alternative possibility. Concerned less with the substance of Adorno’s criticisms than with how his dialectical mode of thinking can be said to shape critical reflection as such, I suggest that Adorno provides a model orientation for democratic engagement in our time and a sobering critical supplement to recent Derridean discourse on radical democracy
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Karen S. Feldman (2011). Not Dialectical Enough: On Benjamin, Adorno, and Autonomous Critique. Philosophy and Rhetoric 44 (4):336-362.
Sara Beardsworth (2005). Benjamin, Horkheimer, and Adorno. Idealistic Studies 35 (1):61-72.
Joseph D. Lewandowski (1996). Adorno on Jazz and Society. Philosophy and Social Criticism 22 (5):103-121.
Harriet Johnson (2011). Undignified Thoughts After Nature: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory. Critical Horizons 12 (3):372-395.
Babette Babich (2011). Adorno on Nihilism and Modern Science, Animals, and Jews. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 15 (1):110-145.
Lambert Zuidervaart (2007). Social Philosophy After Adorno. Cambridge University Press.
Deborah Cook (2001). Adorno, Ideology and Ideology Critique. Philosophy and Social Criticism 27 (1):1-20.
Brian O'Connor (1998). Adorno, Heidegger and the Critique of Epistemology. Philosophy and Social Criticism 24 (4):43-62.
Nick Smith (2007). Adorno Vs. Levinas: Evaluating Points of Contention. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 40 (3):275-306.
David Kaufman (2000). Correlations, Constellations and the Truth: Adorno's Ontology of Redemption. Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (5):62-80.
Ernst Wolff (2006). From Phenomenology to Critical Theory: The Genesis of Adorno’s Critical Theory From His Reading of Husserl. Philosophy and Social Criticism 32 (5):555-572.
Maggie O'Neill (ed.) (1999). Adorno, Culture, and Feminism. Sage Publications.
Italo Testa (2007). Criticism From Within Nature: The Dialectic Between First and Second Nature From McDowell to Adorno. Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (4):473-497.
Added to index2010-08-27
Total downloads22 ( #111,233 of 1,696,464 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #342,645 of 1,696,464 )
How can I increase my downloads?