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This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape. In this project I am only covering Adorno’s Lectures 1 – 10 on Negative Dialectics; my summaries of
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape.  Adorno rejects the Hegelian principle that the second negation is an affirmation. Whoah! Hold on there! Okay back
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape.  Disclaimer: It is very difficult to be “down to earth” when discussing Adorno’s critique of Hegel. So be
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape.  You’re Damned if You Do, You’re Damned if You Don’t Adorno sees philosophy struggling at a fork in
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape.  The 5th lecture goes further into the topic that Adorno addressed at the end of the 4th lecture:
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape.  Adorno hammers in yet again that it is very important for theory to reflect on the failure of
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape.  Formal vs. Arbitrary How to break out of the impasse of contemporary philosophy? We are stuck between a
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape.  In bodily experience, we encounter material objects or forces on the level of sensation. Sensation makes an impression
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape. Despite Adorno’s materialism and his insistence on objects always being larger than their concepts, he also maintains that
This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief reflections on writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape.  Negative Dialectics Part Two: Negative Dialectics. Concepts and Categories 6. “Logic of Disintegration” The notion that our reality
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