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

By Theodor W. Adorno,Willis Domingo

This vintage publication via Theodor W. Adorno anticipates some of the subject matters that experience for the reason that develop 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 rules that have been built through Adorno in his most vital philosophical works, together with Negative Dialectics.

Against Epistemology is predicated on a manuscript Adorno initially wrote in Oxford in 1934-37 in the course of his first years in exile and as a result transformed in Frankfurt in 1955-56. The textual content used to be written as a critique of Husserl’s phenomenology, however the critique of phenomenology is used because the celebration for a 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 suggestion. the result's a strong textual content which is still probably the most devastating reviews of Husserl’s paintings ever written and which heralded some of the principles that experience develop into ordinary in modern philosophy.

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