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Adorno : disenchantment and ethics, J.M. Bernstein

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Adorno : disenchantment and ethics
Title
Adorno
Title remainder
disenchantment and ethics
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J.M. Bernstein
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Language
eng
Summary
Theodor W. Adorno was the leading philosopher of the first generation of the Frankfurt School and is best known for his contributions to aesthetics and social theory. Critics have always complained about the lack of a practical, political, or ethical dimension to Adorno's philosophy. In this highly original contribution to the literature on Adorno, J. M. Bernstein offers the first attempt in any language to provide an account of the ethical theory latent in Adorno's writings. Bernstein relates Adorno's ethics to major trends in contemporary moral philosophy. He analyses the full range of Adorno's major works, with a special focus on Dialectic of Enlightenment, Minima Moralia, and Negative Dialectics. In developing his account Bernstein lays particular stress on Adorno's contention that the event of Auschwitz demands a new categorical imperative. This book will be widely acknowledged as the standard work on Adorno's ethics and as such will interest professionals and students of philosophy, political theory, sociology, history of ideas, art history, and music.--
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Bernstein, J. M
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170.92
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index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern European philosophy
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  • Adorno, Theodor W
  • Adorno, Theodor W.
  • Ethics, Modern
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Adorno : disenchantment and ethics, J.M. Bernstein
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Preface -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Nihilism, Disenchantment, and the Problem of Externalism -- A Grammar of Moral Insight, a Logic of the Concept -- Outline of the Argument -- 1.Ẁ̀rong Life Cannot Be Lived Rightly'' -- A Refuge for Goodness? -- The Death of the Good Life for Man: Ethical Life versus Moral Centralism -- 2.Disenchantment: The Skepticism of Enlightened Reason -- Disenchantment, Rationalism, and Universalism -- The Principle of Immanence -- Enlightenment Depends on Myth -- The Destruction of Knowledge -- Destruction of Aura, Destruction of Experience -- The Destruction of Authority -- Conclusion -- 3.The Instrumentality of Moral Reason -- Axial Turn and Saving Urge -- Authority and the Fact of Reason -- A Short Genealogy of Modern Universalism: How Pure Reason Overtook Empirical Knowing -- The Utility of Testing Maxims -- Moral Experience: Of Urgency and Obligation -- 4.Mastered by Nature: Abstraction, Independence, and the Simple Concept -- Bringing Nature Back In -- From Instinctual Renunciation to Abstraction -- Abstraction and Ends in Themselves -- Independence: The Constitutive Subject -- Independence: The Simple Concept and Linguistic Determinacy -- Dependence: The Guilt Context of the Living -- 5.Interlude: Three Versions of Modernity -- Modernity and the Philosophy of History Idealism, Naturalism, and Particularity -- The Metacritique of Freedom -- 6.Disenchanting Identity: The Complex Concept -- Conceptual Content -- Communication versus Naming -- Non-Predicative Identification: Dependence All the Way Up -- Ì̀s Living'' as a Material a Priori Predicate -- Reflective Judgement as Intransitive Understanding -- The Complex Concept as Moral Insight -- The Complex Concept as Authority -- 7.Toward an Ethic of Nonidentity -- Introduction -- Reasoning in Transitions -- Negative Dialectic -- Reactivating Material Inference -- Conclusion: The Indexical Binding of Moral Norms -- 8.À̀fter Auschwitz'' -- Introduction -- Auschwitz as Negative Theodicy -- À̀ new categorical imperative....'' -- Coldness: The Fundamental Principle of Bourgeois Subjectivity -- 9.Ethical Modernism -- Introduction -- Experience as Metaphysics -- Metaphysical Ideas: Possibility as Promise -- Fugitive Experience, Ethical Modernism -- Conclusion -- Index
Control code
FIEb1673063x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780521003094
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
System control number
  • ocm45388499
  • (OCoLC)45388499
Label
Adorno : disenchantment and ethics, J.M. Bernstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Nihilism, Disenchantment, and the Problem of Externalism -- A Grammar of Moral Insight, a Logic of the Concept -- Outline of the Argument -- 1.Ẁ̀rong Life Cannot Be Lived Rightly'' -- A Refuge for Goodness? -- The Death of the Good Life for Man: Ethical Life versus Moral Centralism -- 2.Disenchantment: The Skepticism of Enlightened Reason -- Disenchantment, Rationalism, and Universalism -- The Principle of Immanence -- Enlightenment Depends on Myth -- The Destruction of Knowledge -- Destruction of Aura, Destruction of Experience -- The Destruction of Authority -- Conclusion -- 3.The Instrumentality of Moral Reason -- Axial Turn and Saving Urge -- Authority and the Fact of Reason -- A Short Genealogy of Modern Universalism: How Pure Reason Overtook Empirical Knowing -- The Utility of Testing Maxims -- Moral Experience: Of Urgency and Obligation -- 4.Mastered by Nature: Abstraction, Independence, and the Simple Concept -- Bringing Nature Back In -- From Instinctual Renunciation to Abstraction -- Abstraction and Ends in Themselves -- Independence: The Constitutive Subject -- Independence: The Simple Concept and Linguistic Determinacy -- Dependence: The Guilt Context of the Living -- 5.Interlude: Three Versions of Modernity -- Modernity and the Philosophy of History Idealism, Naturalism, and Particularity -- The Metacritique of Freedom -- 6.Disenchanting Identity: The Complex Concept -- Conceptual Content -- Communication versus Naming -- Non-Predicative Identification: Dependence All the Way Up -- Ì̀s Living'' as a Material a Priori Predicate -- Reflective Judgement as Intransitive Understanding -- The Complex Concept as Moral Insight -- The Complex Concept as Authority -- 7.Toward an Ethic of Nonidentity -- Introduction -- Reasoning in Transitions -- Negative Dialectic -- Reactivating Material Inference -- Conclusion: The Indexical Binding of Moral Norms -- 8.À̀fter Auschwitz'' -- Introduction -- Auschwitz as Negative Theodicy -- À̀ new categorical imperative....'' -- Coldness: The Fundamental Principle of Bourgeois Subjectivity -- 9.Ethical Modernism -- Introduction -- Experience as Metaphysics -- Metaphysical Ideas: Possibility as Promise -- Fugitive Experience, Ethical Modernism -- Conclusion -- Index
Control code
FIEb1673063x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780521003094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm45388499
  • (OCoLC)45388499

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