Adorno's Concept of Life (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Adorno's Concept of Life (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Alastair Morgan


In this crucial and fascinating new ebook, Alastair Morgan deals a close exam of the concept that of lifestyles in Adorno's philosophy. He relates Adorno's notion during this context to a couple of key thinkers within the historical past of Continental philosophy, together with Marx, Hegel, Heidegger and Agamben, and gives a controversy for the relevance and significance of Adorno's severe philosophy of existence at the start of the twenty-first century. Crucially, Morgan deals a brand new framework for figuring out the relation among techniques of lifestyles and a serious philosophy.
The notion of existence has formerly acquired little cognizance in Adorno scholarship. but it is a continuing topic and challenge working all through Adorno's paintings, from his early evaluations of life-philosophies to his overdue philosophy of metaphysical adventure because the chance of lifestyles. the concept that Adorno's philosophy is wanting or missing in a basic ontology has been the topic of loads of severe recognition, yet this has hardly ever been tested via an research of the concept that of existence. additionally, philosophies of lifestyles have noticeable a resurgence in recent times (particularly with a renewed curiosity in Bergson's philosophy through the severe reception of Deleuze's philosophy).
Adorno's notion of existence is an important and well timed examine that gives a particular interpretation of Adorno's philosophy, and should be of critical curiosity to an individual engaged on Adorno. moreover, it offers a strong interpretation of the severe strength of Adorno's philosophy, that might give a contribution to the renewed curiosity within the idea of existence inside of modern philosophy.

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