Between Art and Philosophy: Theodor Adorno and Michel Foucault as heirs and critics of Enlightenment

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This book explores forms of philosophical thinking which have explicitly sought to harness aesthetics as a form of ethical comportment aimed at the critique and surmounting of narrow conceptions of rational identity. Two extreme and highly influential practitioners of this line of investigation in the European tradition are taken as case studies: Theodor W. Adorno and Michel Foucault. Both philosophers gave aesthetics a central role in the ethical task of rescuing philosophy from narrow forms of rationality and the impoverished identities they tend to produce. The central point of difference between these two philosophers may be found in their divergent assessments of the aspirations of Enlightenment thought. Two final chapters examine the work of Charles Taylor and Gianni Vattimo as additional critical perspectives. These closing chapters also question the critical rationalism of Jürgen Habermas, Adorno’s chief successor in Frankfurt School critical theory and one of... More > Foucault’s principal interlocutors.< Less
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September 27, 2009
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