Against Epistemology: A Metacritique by Theodor W. Adorno,Willis Domingo

By Theodor W. Adorno,Willis Domingo

This vintage e-book by way of Theodor W. Adorno anticipates a few of the topics that experience because turn into universal in modern philosophy: the critique of foundationalism, the illusions of idealism and the top of epistemology. It additionally foreshadows some of the key principles that have been constructed by way of Adorno in his most crucial philosophical works, together with Negative Dialectics.

Against Epistemology relies on a manuscript Adorno initially wrote in Oxford in 1934-37 in the course of his first years in exile and therefore remodeled in Frankfurt in 1955-56. The textual content was once written as a critique of Husserl’s phenomenology, however the critique of phenomenology is used because the party for a much wider critique of epistemology. Adorno defined this as a ‘metacritique’ which blends jointly the research of Husserl’s phenomenology because the such a lot complex example of the decay of bourgeois idealism with an immanent critique of the tensions and contradictions inner to Husserl’s notion. the result's a strong textual content which continues to be probably the most devastating evaluations of Husserl’s paintings ever written and which heralded some of the principles that experience develop into normal in modern philosophy.

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