Against Epistemology: A Metacritique by Theodor W. Adorno,Willis Domingo

By Theodor W. Adorno,Willis Domingo

This vintage ebook by means of Theodor W. Adorno anticipates some of the topics that experience because develop into universal in modern philosophy: the critique of foundationalism, the illusions of idealism and the top of epistemology. It additionally foreshadows the various key principles that have been constructed via Adorno in his most vital philosophical works, together with Negative Dialectics.

Against Epistemology relies on a manuscript Adorno initially wrote in Oxford in 1934-37 in the course of his first years in exile and thus remodeled in Frankfurt in 1955-56. The textual content used to be written as a critique of Husserl’s phenomenology, however the critique of phenomenology is used because the celebration for a much wider critique of epistemology. Adorno defined this as a ‘metacritique’ which blends jointly the research of Husserl’s phenomenology because the such a lot complicated example of the decay of bourgeois idealism with an immanent critique of the tensions and contradictions inner to Husserl’s proposal. the result's a robust textual content which continues to be some of the most devastating evaluations of Husserl’s paintings ever written and which heralded some of the rules that experience turn into normal in modern philosophy.

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