By Theodor W. Adorno,Willis Domingo

This vintage booklet by way of Theodor W. Adorno anticipates a number of the topics that experience in view that develop into universal in modern philosophy: the critique of foundationalism, the illusions of idealism and the tip of epistemology. It additionally foreshadows a few of the key principles that have been built through Adorno in his most vital philosophical works, together with Negative Dialectics.

Against Epistemology is predicated on a manuscript Adorno initially wrote in Oxford in 1934-37 in the course of his first years in exile and to that end transformed 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 suggestion. the result's a strong textual content which continues to be the most devastating opinions of Husserl’s paintings ever written and which heralded the various rules that experience develop into typical in modern philosophy.

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