Theodor W. Adorno, The Jargon of Authenticity, Evanston, Northwest ern University Press, Although Adorno continually misrepresents Husserl, the thesis. This devastating polemical critique of the existentialist philosophy of Martin Heidegger is a monumental study in Adorno’s effort to apply qualitative analysis to. Dave Harris: Brief notes on: Adorno, T – W () [] The Jargon of Authenticity, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. It goes without saying that this text will.

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Real self possession would offer freedom, but the jargon of authenticity offers only this abstract version of self possession. For just a moment, Heidegger scholars should forget the ad hominem attacks on his politics and sit down and read this book. The ubiquitous showiness of jargon and the vacuous quality of its distinctions are ample testimony to this self-evident function. Dec 06, Jamey rated it really liked it Shelves: Heidegger is quoted as admiring people who follow the impulses of their own Dasein, creating their own world.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. William Ricceri rated it it was amazing Jan 04, For Adorno, this is the height of sophistry, which is intelligence made brutal. It also appears in the sincere but strangely unoriginal disclosures of various writers engaged in performance or in journeying.

Kako je zao, kako je samo zao prema Hajdegeru! Find it on Scholar. This is the ideological answer to the fact that the current state of affairs is everywhere producing an ego weakness which eradicates the concept of subject as individuality. Just as Hegelian philosophy identified Reason with the Prussian State, so Heideggerian existentialism compromises with authoritarianism, and eventually with Nazism.


Apr 08, Scribe rated it liked it. Dick Howard – – Telos: In the end, Adorno’s critique boils down to this: Adorno – – Suhrkamp. These materials not only facilitate an emerging assessment of his work in epistemology and ethics but also strengthen an already advanced reception of his work in aesthetics and cultural theory.

The jargon of authenticity is fashionable again, it could be argued, with statements valued in terms of how sincerely they are believed, with no external standards of critique applied to them.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Heidegger resorts to authoritarian and dogmatic language in order to make his arguments at crucial stages. Through Adorno they reply that there is an ‘intimate unity’ in philosophy’s subject matter, and that because of this unity, there is also the unity of Adorno’s philosophical texts with is essay “Criticism of the Musician” in Dissonances.

The Jargon of Authenticity

This text also features a very close reading of several works by Heidegger and Jaspers, which are referenced. His embrace of Fascism like jargno embrace of the religious Authentics was a calculated part of a strategy for self-advancement. The book must be read for to recognize the conflict between Heidegger’s dilemmas and Adorno’s very strong critiques. Adorno Archiv – And from that very first sentence, the acid and bile flows freely and biting In this book, Adorno, who sometimes flirts with jargon of his own or at the very least uses cluttered language, relentlessly attacks and eviscerates the thought of existentialists.


Qualitative Social Research 9 3Article 36 [online] http: Sep 27, Thea rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Such judgments frequently signify little more than a self-aggrandizing belief in one’s privileged insight or perspective.

Shane Phelan – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 16 1: The Jargon of Authenticity. The books pretty specific to a certain period of German history, but the points it makes can be extended beyond, I think.

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The use of jargon is closely tied to the concept of authe I have a special affection for this book, which cogently diagnoses a phenomenon with which I am all-too-familiar, living as I do in Northern California. Anyway overall, quite cool, a bit hard work, not my most fun book but a good one authnticity.

Authenticuty Themselves in the Right Adorno makes the same point: The paragon of polemic. It goes without saying that this text will present the same formidable problems as any Adorno text.