1 September 2009

Metaphysics after Auschwitz: Adorno's Negative Dialectics

No serious philosopher since Kant has been able to avoid his critique of metaphysical specualtions about God, the soul, and the meaning of existence. The horrors of recent history give added urgency to such questions. Theodor W. Adorno has posed these issues in dramatic and decisive ways. This seminar studies his reflections in Negative Dialectics on the status of metaphysics "after Auschwitz."

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