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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Publish or Perish “Being and Time” originated in a desire to publish a philosophical work, so that Heidegger could obtain an academic position. Fans of Existential Thought. Much of his most significant work was produced at that time.

Heidegger and those who followed him sought to overcome the ‘idle chatter’ and stupidity of the ‘elite masses’ which Heidegger termed “the They” in Being and Timebut the attempt to do so only ended up with producing another version of ‘idle chatter’: Adorno’s own foreword states that for a philosophy, “to be in line with its own nature” is not the same as “retreating to the ideal of its pure nature”. His opposition to positivisim and advocacy of a method of dialectics grounded in critical rationalism propelled him into intellectual conflict with Georg Hegel, Martin Heidegger, and Heideggerian hermeneutics.

His book acquired its aura by describing the directions of the dark drives of the intelligentsia before – directions he described as full of insight, and which he revealed to be solidly coercive.

Dec 09, Tyler uargon it liked it Recommends it for: However, i am able to specify that Adorno had critisized Heidegger and the other existansialists very well. Return to Book Page. I wonder what the technical rhetorical term is for this sleight of narrative logic, which has connotation of both nostalgia and overcoming of memory. The Jargon of Authenticity. Adorno is ruthless in exposing the poverty of thought of the existential movement and its a-historicism which results in a rootlessness that can in theory as well as in fact lead to ethical and political catastrophe.


It also appears in the sincere but strangely unoriginal disclosures of various writers engaged in performance or in journeying.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Quotes from The Jargon of Aut Lonelyreader rated it it was ok Sep 12, That said, the critique was pretty fascinating in places, especially around the beginning e. 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.

Hegel German Gottfried Keller guage Hegel Heidegger Heidegger’s philosophy historical human Ibid idealism identity ideology in-itself inauthenticity individual inwardness jargon of authenticity Jaspers Johann Peter Hebel Jugendstil Kantian Karl Jaspers Kierkegaard language linguistic longer matter Max Horkheimer means mediation ment merely metaphysics nature negation negative ness objective once one’s ontic ontological person philosophy positive possibility praise primal pure question reflection reification relation remains Rilke sacrifice sake Sein und Zeit self-preservation sense shelteredness simply social society speak spirit sublime Theodor W theory thing thinking thought ticity tion tradition transcendence truth turns unity wants whole word Zeit.

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.

Short enough to put up with, but a little too convoluted and negative to really hold my interest. Though largely an attack on Jaspers, this book is really an outright assault on existential decisionism and it emotive justifications from Jaspers to Heidegger.

This article has no associated abstract. Elena Tavani – In that way such ontology succumbs to cultural mediations all the more.

Jargon is the use of rarefied terminology for the putative purpose of introducing new distinctions into language. Whatever is authentic in this concept also only becomes so under the perspective of something that is different from it.


This seems to operate at two levels. There are also the followers of transcendental or critical realism, such as Bhaskar, who attempt to deduce the existence of such a level by arguing that the well-known splits between structural and individual levels of analysis in social life must indicate the existence of something beneath that explains both.

While he appealed to revelation, he was also chronically addicted to authority: Of those who hate him, I can’t think of anybody more concerted than Theodor Adorno.

Adorno Jargon of Authenticity

Language provides it with a refuge. For Adorno, death is far from being the realisation auuthenticity selfness: In this passage Adorno switches from the past tense to the present. 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.

William Ricceri rated it it was amazing Jan 04, In the end, Adorno’s critique boils down to this: Apr 30, Jude Nonesuch rated it really liked it Shelves: Matt Knife rated it liked it Jan 16, Doctrines Of Development M. Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. To what extent has this been done?

Adorno, “Jargon der Eigentlichkeit”. Cut off and fixed selfness only becomes, all the more, something external.

Theodor W. Adorno, “Jargon of Authenticity”

The tone of the work is that there was once an ancient understanding of “Being”, which has since been forgotten. View all 6 comments. Northwestern University Press- Philosophy – pages. The Jargon of Authenticity. It justifies Tourism Departments and a whole journal for that matter. No keywords specified jagon it. When the latter, “philosophy cancels itself out”.