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By Theodor W. Adorno,Christoph Ziermann

This quantity includes Adorno's first lectures particularly devoted to the topic of the dialectic, an idea which has been key to philosophical debate on the grounds that classical occasions. whereas discussing connections with Plato and Kant, Adorno concentrates at the such a lot systematic improvement of the dialectic in Hegel's philosophy, and its dating to Marx, in addition to elaborating his personal notion of dialectical pondering as a severe reaction to this tradition.

Delivered in the summertime semester of 1958, those lectures let Adorno to discover and probe the numerous problems and demanding situations this manner of considering posed in the cultural and highbrow context of the post-war interval. during this connection he develops the thesis of a complementary courting among positivist or functionalist techniques, relatively within the social sciences, in addition to calling for the renewal of ontological and metaphysical modes of concept which try and go beyond the abstractness of contemporary social adventure via entice regressive philosophical different types. whereas supplying an account of many vital topics of Hegelian notion, he additionally alludes to a complete diversity of different philosophical, literary and inventive figures of primary value to his notion of serious conception, significantly Walter Benjamin and the assumption of a constellation of thoughts because the version for an 'open or fractured dialectic' past the restrictions of process and system.

These lectures are pro with energetic anecdotes and private memories which permit the reader to glimpse what has been defined because the 'workshop' of Adorno's inspiration. As such, they supply an amazing access element for all scholars and students within the humanities and social sciences who're drawn to Adorno's paintings in addition to these trying to comprehend the character of dialectical thinking.

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