Adorno: The Recovery of Experience (SUNY series in by Roger Foster

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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 undertaking on the center of Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology, the most important to that's the restoration of a broader realizing of expertise. Foster claims, in Adorno’s writings, it's the notion of religious adventure that denotes this richer imaginative and prescient of expertise and indicates an understanding of the experiential stipulations of options. through elucidating Adorno’s view of philosophy as a severe perform that discloses the pain of the area, Foster indicates that Adorno’s philosophy doesn't turn out in a sort of resignation or futile pessimism. Foster additionally breaks new flooring through putting Adorno’s idea of expertise in terms of the paintings of alternative early twentieth-century thinkers, particularly Henri Bergson, Marcel Proust, Edmund Husserl, and early Wittgenstein.

“…this ebook is exceptional.” — CHOICE

“This e-book argues its place essentially, 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 essentially the most tricky and nuanced elements of Adorno: his perception of expertise relating to language.” — Tom Huhn, editor of The Cambridge significant other to Adorno

Roger Foster teaches philosophy on the Borough of big apple group collage, the town collage of recent York.

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