Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and by Martin Shuster

By Martin Shuster

Ever in view that Kant and Hegel, the idea of autonomy—the concept that we're beholden to no legislations other than one we impose upon ourselves—has been thought of the truest philosophical expression of human freedom. yet may perhaps our dedication to autonomy, as Theodor Adorno requested, be concerning the intense evils that we have got witnessed in modernity? In Autonomy after Auschwitz, Martin Shuster explores this hard query with brilliant theoretical acumen, interpreting the correct methods autonomy can lead us down a direction of evil and the way it would be avoided from doing so.

Shuster uncovers hazards within the suggestion of autonomy because it was once initially conceived via Kant. placing Adorno into discussion with a variety of eu philosophers, particularly Kant, Hegel, Horkheimer, and Habermas—as good as with a number of modern Anglo-American thinkers equivalent to Richard Rorty, Stanley Cavell, John McDowell, and Robert Pippin—he illuminates Adorno’s vital revisions to this fraught proposal and the way his diverse knowing of self sustaining corporation, absolutely articulated, could open up new and confident social and political probabilities. Altogether, Autonomy after Auschwitz is a meditation on smooth evil and human company, one who demonstrates the great moral stakes on the middle of philosophy. 

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