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

By Roger Foster

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

In Adorno, Roger Foster argues that there's a coherent severe venture on the center of Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology, the foremost to that's the restoration of a broader figuring out of expertise. Foster claims, in Adorno’s writings, it's the inspiration of religious adventure that denotes this richer imaginative and prescient of expertise and indicates an information of the experiential stipulations of suggestions. via elucidating Adorno’s view of philosophy as a severe perform that discloses the agony of the realm, Foster exhibits that Adorno’s philosophy doesn't prove in a sort of resignation or futile pessimism. Foster additionally breaks new flooring via putting Adorno’s idea of expertise when it comes to the paintings of different early twentieth-century thinkers, specifically Henri Bergson, Marcel Proust, Edmund Husserl, and early Wittgenstein.

“…this publication is exceptional.” — CHOICE

“This publication argues its place basically, engages incisively with the on hand 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: severe Essays on Adorno and the Postmodern

“This is the main lucid presentation I’ve ever learn of Adorno’s paintings. it is a particular fulfillment simply because Foster is facing the most tricky and nuanced facets of Adorno: his perception of expertise relating to language.” — Tom Huhn, editor of The Cambridge better half to Adorno

Roger Foster teaches philosophy on the Borough of long island group university, the town college of recent York.

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