March 4, 2017

Adorno: The Recovery of Experience (SUNY series in by Roger Foster

By Roger Foster

Examines the function of expertise inside Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology.

In Adorno, Roger Foster argues that there's a coherent severe undertaking on the middle of Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology, the major to that's the restoration of a broader figuring out of expertise. Foster claims, in Adorno’s writings, it's the thought of religious adventure that denotes this richer imaginative and prescient of expertise and indicates an know-how of the experiential stipulations of options. via elucidating Adorno’s view of philosophy as a severe perform that discloses the soreness of the realm, Foster exhibits that Adorno’s philosophy doesn't prove in a sort of resignation or futile pessimism. Foster additionally breaks new floor via putting Adorno’s conception of expertise relating to the paintings of different early twentieth-century thinkers, particularly Henri Bergson, Marcel Proust, Edmund Husserl, and early Wittgenstein.

“…this publication is exceptional.” — CHOICE

“This ebook argues its place essentially, engages incisively with the to be had secondary literature in either English and German, and establishes a brand new interpretive place that during many ways corrects and in others complements the scholarly literature.” — Max Pensky, editor of the reality of Adorno: severe Essays on Adorno and the Postmodern

“This is the main lucid presentation I’ve ever learn of Adorno’s paintings. it is a unique fulfillment simply because Foster is facing the most tough and nuanced points of Adorno: his belief of expertise relating to language.” — Tom Huhn, editor of The Cambridge significant other to Adorno

Roger Foster teaches philosophy on the Borough of big apple neighborhood university, the town college of latest York.

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