New PDF release: Against Epistemology: A Metacritique

By Theodor W. Adorno,Willis Domingo

This vintage ebook through Theodor W. Adorno anticipates a number of the issues that experience given 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 constructed by way of Adorno in his most vital 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 for that reason transformed 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 proposal. the result's a robust textual content which is still probably the most devastating evaluations of Husserl’s paintings ever written and which heralded a few of the rules that experience turn into usual in modern philosophy.

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