Critical Horizons 5 (1):259-269 (2004)

Martin Seel
Goethe University Frankfurt
This paper argues that there is an ethics of contemplation that is internal to Adorno's critique of modern functionalised and administered societies. It is argued here that 'contemplation' is Adorno's name for a praxis by which one is open to the other, and yet can let the other be. Adorno sees a kernel of experience in such contemplative practices, which, although increasingly being stripped bare by the modern world, is the basis for its possible critique.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1163/1568516042653558
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 56,972
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
44 ( #228,640 of 2,410,146 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #540,207 of 2,410,146 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes