Adorno : The Recovery of Experience

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  • Copyright: 2007-09-06
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Examines the role of experience within Adorno's philosophy of language and epistemology.

Author Biography

Roger Foster teaches philosophy at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and a Note on Translationp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Consequences of Disenchantmentp. 9
Disenchantment and Experiencep. 9
Language and Expressionp. 16
Selbstbesinnung (Self-Awareness)p. 20
Natural History and Sufferingp. 23
The Limits of Language or How Is Spiritual Experience Possible?p. 26
Saying the Unsayablep. 31
Language and Disenchantmentp. 31
Wittgenstein as a Philosopher of Disenchantmentp. 40
The Dissolution of Philosophyp. 46
Adorno on Saying the Unsayablep. 51
Adorno and Benjamin on Language as Expressionp. 57
Benjamin on Showing and Sayingp. 57
Benjamin on Languagep. 60
Trauerspiel: Allegory and Constellationp. 66
Adorno and Philosophical Interpretationp. 71
Constellation and Natural Historyp. 78
Failed Outbreak I: Husserlp. 89
Introductionp. 89
The Husserlian Outbreakp. 91
Logical Absolutismp. 94
The Intuition of Essencesp. 100
Self-Reflection and Natural Historyp. 106
Failed Outbreak II: Bergsonp. 113
Spiritual Affinitiesp. 113
Memory and the Concept in Matter and Memoryp. 120
Intuition: the External Demarcation of the Conceptp. 127
Confinement as Habitudep. 132
The Internal Subversion of the Conceptp. 135
Proust: Experience Regainedp. 139
Introductionp. 139
The Depths of Experiencep. 141
Involuntary Memoryp. 147
Expression, Suffering, Allegoryp. 151
Metaphor and Contradictionp. 159
A Contemporary Outbreak Attempt: John McDowell on Mind and Worldp. 167
Introductionp. 167
Disenchantment and Natural-Scientific Understandingp. 170
McDowell's Epistemological Antinomyp. 175
Second Naturep. 180
Domesticated Experiencep. 185
McDowell and Adorno: Final Considerationsp. 191
Conclusionp. 195
Critical Theory and Experiencep. 195
Communication Theory as an Outbreak Attemptp. 200
Notesp. 205
Referencesp. 223
Indexp. 233
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