Epistemology

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
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 3. “Peephole Metaphysics” The way Adorno describes it, coming
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 8. Cogitative Self-Reflection Sooner or later, philosophers discover 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 2. Compulsory Substantiveness Adorno, destroyer of philosopher worlds though
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 4. Noncontradictoriness Not To Be Hypostatized What makes us
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 7. On the Dialectics of Identity Negative dialectics involves
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 5. Relation to Left-Wing Hegelianism Adorno seems to have
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 1. The Indissoluble “Something” In Hegel, the ultimate truth
*The following article by Jeanne Willette is reposted from Art History Unstuffed, originally posted March 2, 2012.   Theodor Adorno and “Negative Dialectics”   THEODOR ADORNO (1903-1969) AND IDENTITY Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno wrote their critique of the culture of Western civilization, Dialectic of Enlightenment during the Second World War. When the book
This is the first installment of what I intend to be an ongoing personal blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I will provide summaries and brief reflections of writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape. Because I am personally drawn toward epistemology, first generation Frankfurt
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