Adorno, Theodor W. Negative Dialectics, translated by E.B. Ashton. New York: The Seabury Press, 1973.
________________. Negative Dialectics, translated by Dennis Redmond. 2001. [Offsite] Note: all the links to sections of the work, below, are to this 2001 translation. For an updated, corrected version, see:
Negative Dialectics (2021), translated by Dennis Redmond. Also available at academia,edu. See also:
Negative Dialectics (2001), in multiple formats by section with supplementary clarifications.
Offsite:: Negative Dialectics,
translation 2001 by Dennis Redmond
Excerpts on this site (from either translation)
|Dumain’s notes (page references from Ashton)|
Adorno on the Commodification of Theory
||The Privilege of Experience|
66: Heidegger's reading of Kant
67: subjectivity vs. the scientific universe
||T.W. Adorno on Zen Buddhism|
BEING, SUBJECT, OBJECT:
69-70: Husserl in division of labor. science. vs. Heidegger
70: Heidegger's Being an empty concept
THE DISAPPOINTED NEED:
73: ontology discreetly avoids science
74: Nazi irrationalism & technologism
75f: ANDERS on pseudo-concrete. GET ARTICLE.
79: Heidegger's rejection of subjectivity a regression
79: Being vacuous
ON CATEGORIAL VISION: I don't get it.
BEING: Heidegger's BS . ..
85: Heidegger's irrationalism, based on concepts
SENSE OF BEING
89: nostalgia for Being & Nazism
PROTEST AGAINST REFIFICATION
90: hierarchy, Hitler, order.
WRONG NEED: ontology, substitute gratification.
WEAKNESS AND SUPPORT: form & avant-garde art.
104: expression, experience, etc.
THE QUESTION OF BEING:
113:being & guilt
114: being & ontology
LOOPING THE LOOP:
116: ontological difference
118: Being & myth, pre-Socratics, Heidegger anti-intellectual
ONTOLOGIZATION OF THE ONTICAL:
119-120: Hegel & the nonidentical
||"Dialectics Not a Sociology of Knowledge" by Theodor W. Adorno|
||Ashton, 203: somatic element's survival||Key passage, insight into negative dialectic: This passage alone reveals Adorno's investment in and rebellion against German idealism, his conception of philosophy, the role of the intellectual in the division of labor, his opposition to reconciliation and affirmative philosophy, his dissension from self-preservation, the prioritizing of nonidentity, and no poetry after Auschwitz .|
||Ashton, 320: Universal history: slingshot to atom bomb (paired with Redmond)|
||Refusing “Positive Thinking” After Auschwitz|
383: Kant's topological zeal: Nietzsche's Protestant rage against reason
RESCUING URGE AND BLOCK:
387-9: Kant & science
397: metaphysical experience, religion
ONLY A PARABLE:
399: science fiction vs theology
400-402: ideological untruth . . . non-sensory egoity . . . untruth threatens here and there
400: Cartesian dualism
402: ban on images
Reason & Society blog: several relevant entries on Adorno
I would guess that at the next stage of regressive ideology people would be expected to believe in 'the positive', in the same spirit as marriage advertisements regard 'a positive attitude to life' as especially commendable. Theodor W. Adorno, Lectures on Negative Dialectics, Lecture 2The Negation of Negation, 11 November 1965
SOURCE: Adorno, Theodor W. Lectures on Negative Dialectics, ed. by Rolf Tiedemann, trans. Rodney Livingstone. Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2008.
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