McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
In spite of their historical, geographical, and intellectual proximity, Heidegger and Adorno never entered into dialogue with one another. Heidegger claimed not to have read Adorno, while Adorno wrote only polemically on Heidegger. In the past thirty years, scholars have attempted to initiate communication between the two in a number of areas, from epistemology to ethics. The first and most comprehensive effort is Hermann Mörchen's Heidegger and Adorno: Examination of a Refused Philosophical Communication (1981). Unfortunately, Mörchen's text has still not been translated into English. This leaves the Anglophone world with preliminary studies such as Fred Dallmayr's Between Freiburg and Frankfurt: Toward a Critical Ontology (1991), wherein one (of eight) chapters pairs Heidegger and Adorno, and Iain Maconald's and Krzysztof Ziarek's Adorno and Heidegger: Philosophical Questions (2008), a short book of essays.
Kilivris, M. (2010). Elective Affinities: Heidegger and Adorno (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/745