A moving, staggeringly erudite, and profoundly human engagement with the largest philosophical question of them all: what is the meaning of philosophy itself? Why and how should we do philosophy, especially, as Adorno puts it, "after Auschwitz"? The fullness of Adorno's intimate familiarity with the whole Western philosophical and theological tradition, as well as his willingness to connect that tradition to the most pressing social and ethical concerns of the 20th century, is on display in this incredible text.
Be warned: Adorno tries to articulate quite complex relationships between concepts here (especially in the first two-thirds of the book when he's talking about Aristotle) and he has no easy answers, but still this is a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in philosophy.
- Paperback: 214 pages
- Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr; Expanded edition (1 October 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804745285
- ISBN-13: 978-0804745284
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
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