Against Epistemology: A Metacritique

Against Epistemology: A Metacritique

Theodor W. Adorno


This vintage ebook via Theodor W. Adorno anticipates some of the topics that experience when you consider that develop into universal in modern philosophy: the critique of foundationalism, the illusions of idealism and the tip of epistemology. It additionally foreshadows the various key rules that have been constructed 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 therefore remodeled 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 so much 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 strong textual content which is still the most devastating reviews of Husserl’s paintings ever written and which heralded a few of the rules that experience develop into common in modern philosophy.

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