Defense Date

8-23-2010

Graduation Date

2010

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Philosophy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

James Swindal

Committee Member

Lanei Rodemeyer

Committee Member

Daniel Selcer

Keywords

Heidegger, Adorno

Abstract

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.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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