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Problems of Moral Philosophy

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Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), one of the leading social thinkers of the twentieth century, long concerned himself with the problems of moral philosophy, or "whether the good life is a genuine possibility in the present."

This book consists of a course of seventeen lectures given in May-July 1963. Captured by tape recorder (which Adorno called "the fingerprint of the living
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Stanford University Press (first published January 1st 1963)
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Jeremy Allan
Nov 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
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While Adorno's lectures don't come free of their own problems, this very fact moves in support of the arguments he makes in favor of critique and the preservation of contradiction in philosophy. This particular set of lectures will be most useful to readers of philosophy well-versed in Kant's ethical works, but still contains plenty of value for the uninitiated. I, for one, enjoyed Adorno's reflexive considerations of the problem of an Ethics of Conviction vs an Ethics of Responsibility, despite ...more
Pinkyivan
Oct 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Adorno keeps giving nothing except a style which just keeps rambling on and glimpses of anything of value are indeed just glimpses.
Leonardo
Feb 23, 2016 marked it as to-keep-reference
Adorno discute (rechaza por patológico) el "salto moral" que representa el "narcisismo ético" del imperativo categórico kantiano.

Cf. Visión de Paralaje Pág.75
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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
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