Adorno's Concept of Life (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

By Alastair Morgan

In this significant and interesting new ebook, Alastair Morgan bargains a close exam of the concept that of lifestyles in Adorno's philosophy. He relates Adorno's suggestion during this context to a couple of key thinkers within the background of Continental philosophy, together with Marx, Hegel, Heidegger and Agamben, and offers a controversy for the relevance and value of Adorno's serious philosophy of lifestyles initially of the twenty-first century. Crucially, Morgan bargains a brand new framework for realizing the relation among ideas of existence and a serious philosophy.
The inspiration of existence has formerly bought little recognition in Adorno scholarship. but it is a continuing subject matter and challenge working all through Adorno's paintings, from his early opinions of life-philosophies to his past due philosophy of metaphysical adventure because the danger of existence. the concept that Adorno's philosophy is wanting or missing in a primary ontology has been the topic of loads of serious awareness, yet this has infrequently been tested via an research of the idea that of existence. additionally, philosophies of lifestyles have noticeable a resurgence lately (particularly with a renewed curiosity in Bergson's philosophy through the serious reception of Deleuze's philosophy).
Adorno's suggestion of lifestyles is an important and well timed examine that provides a particular interpretation of Adorno's philosophy, and should be of critical curiosity to a person engaged on Adorno. in addition, it offers a robust interpretation of the serious strength of Adorno's philosophy, that may give a contribution to the renewed curiosity within the thought of lifestyles inside of modern philosophy.

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