Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Metaphysics: Concept and Problems” as Want to Read:
Metaphysics: Concept and Problems
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Metaphysics: Concept and Problems

by
4.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  41 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This volume makes available in English for the first time Adorno's lectures on metaphysics. It provides a unique introduction not only to metaphysics but also to Adorno's own intellectual standpoint, as developed in his major work Negative Dialectics.

Metaphysics for Adorno is defined by a central tension between concepts and immediate facts. Adorno traces this dualism back
...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Stanford University Press (first published January 1st 1998)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Metaphysics, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Metaphysics

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 130)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Hackneyeyes
Jan 28, 2013 Hackneyeyes rated it really liked it
A great book that though appearing to be an introduction, also takes you deep into this difficult subject. Based on lecture notes for students, the language is simple and driven by a desire to be understood. One memorable definition of metaphysics is that the same concepts used to destroy our conceptual thinking of the world, are saved to produce new ones. This tension is traced through the Greek's objective idealism to our modern age of subjectivity. Read this book and let the everyday world fl ...more
Ali.cheaib
Mar 03, 2008 Ali.cheaib rated it really liked it
A collection of lectures by famous critical social theorist, Theodore Adorno, unravels the controversies surrounding the concepts attached to metaphysical philosophy. Adorno dissects the topic with precision only a few skilled theorists can do. Adorno took me on beautiful ride of this important body of knowledge that is controversial but in this book becomes a bit more understandable to the uninitiated. I recommend this book only to those with a good supply of imagination. After all, Albert Eins ...more
J.
Apr 07, 2009 J. added it
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Jeremy Allan
Deserves 4.5 stars.
Ahmed
Ahmed marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2016
Osvaldo Casillas medina
Osvaldo Casillas medina marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2016
M
M rated it liked it
Mar 12, 2016
Joey Dhaumya
Joey Dhaumya marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2016
Stephen Williamson
Stephen Williamson marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2016
Paul Girdler
Paul Girdler is currently reading it
Feb 27, 2016
Ina Cawl
Ina Cawl rated it really liked it
Feb 17, 2016
Xan
Xan rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2016
Minerva
Minerva marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2016
Renan Virginio
Renan Virginio marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2015
Katie
Katie marked it as to-read
Nov 23, 2015
Mariana
Mariana marked it as to-read
Nov 23, 2015
Tom Falcone
Tom Falcone marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2015
Abdel Moh
Abdel Moh marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2015
Vigilius Haufniensis
Vigilius Haufniensis marked it as to-read
Aug 27, 2015
Jess
Jess marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2015
Francesca
Francesca marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2015
Gus
Gus marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2015
Ljubica
Ljubica is currently reading it
Jun 05, 2015
Thomas
Thomas added it
May 21, 2015
Philip
Philip is currently reading it
May 16, 2015
Lily Wardzala
Lily Wardzala rated it really liked it
Apr 14, 2015
Pietro Russo
Pietro Russo marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2015
Steven
Steven marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
94301
Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno was one of the most important philosophers and social critics in Germany after World War II. Although less well known among anglophone philosophers than his contemporary Hans-Georg Gadamer, Adorno had even greater influence on scholars and intellectuals in postwar Germany. In the 1960s he was the most prominent challenger to both Sir Karl Popper's philosophy of science a ...more
More about Theodor W. Adorno...

Share This Book



“Triviality is evil - triviality, that is, in the form of consciousness and mind that adapts itself to the world as it is, that obeys the principle of inertia. And this principle of inertia truly is what is radically evil.” 27 likes
More quotes…