Lambert Zuidervaart, "Social Philosophy after Adorno"
English | ISBN: 0521870275 | 2007 | 232 pages | PDF | 1 MB
This book examines what is living and what is dead in the social philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno, the most important philosopher and social critic in Germany after World War II. When he died in 1969, Adornos successors abandoned his critical-utopian passions. Habermas, in particular, rejected or ignored Adornos central insights on the negative effects of capitalism and new technologies upon nature and human life. In this book, Lambert Zuidervaart reclaims Adornos insights from Habermasian neglect, while taking up legitimate Habermasian criticisms. He also addresses the prospects for radical and democratic transformations of an increasingly globalized world. The book proposes a provocative social philosophy "after Adorno."