By Roger Foster

Examines the position of expertise inside of Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology.

In Adorno, Roger Foster argues that there's a coherent severe venture on the middle of Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology, the most important to that's the restoration of a broader figuring out of expertise. Foster claims, in Adorno’s writings, it's the idea of non secular event that denotes this richer imaginative and prescient of expertise and indicates an understanding of the experiential stipulations of recommendations. by means of elucidating Adorno’s view of philosophy as a severe perform that discloses the discomfort of the realm, Foster indicates that Adorno’s philosophy doesn't prove in a kind of resignation or futile pessimism. Foster additionally breaks new flooring by means of putting Adorno’s concept of expertise relating to the paintings of different early twentieth-century thinkers, specifically Henri Bergson, Marcel Proust, Edmund Husserl, and early Wittgenstein.

“…this e-book is exceptional.” — CHOICE

“This e-book argues its place basically, engages incisively with the to be had secondary literature in either English and German, and establishes a brand new interpretive place that during many ways corrects and in others complements the scholarly literature.” — Max Pensky, editor of the reality of Adorno: serious Essays on Adorno and the Postmodern

“This is the main lucid presentation I’ve ever learn of Adorno’s paintings. this can be a exact success simply because Foster is facing probably the most tough and nuanced points of Adorno: his notion of expertise in terms of language.” — Tom Huhn, editor of The Cambridge significant other to Adorno

Roger Foster teaches philosophy on the Borough of ny group collage, the town college of latest York.

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