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So ist es. Ein philosophischer Kommentär zu Adornos "Minima Moralia"

García Düttmann, Alexander. 2004. So ist es. Ein philosophischer Kommentär zu Adornos "Minima Moralia". Suhrkamp Verlag. ISBN 351829329X [Book]

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In this book I show that, contrary to a prevailing view, Adorno's seminal work "Minima Moralia" (1951) is not simply a collection of loosely related aphorisms and fragments on a range of diverse social, cultural and artistic topics, but contains an original approach to moral philosophy. This approach is to be sought in the form of the aphorism itself. An aphorism does not provide arguments to support its insight. When it succeeds, it allows the reader to see and understand something immediately. Hence each aphorism appears to say: "That's it!" The approach to moral philosophy to be found in "Minima Moralia" hinges on the difference between seeing something and arguing for it since in order to see something some heightened form of attentiveness to "damaged life" is required.

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book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Date:

2004

Item ID:

2119

Date Deposited:

24 Mar 2009 09:47

Last Modified:

13 Jun 2016 16:01

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/2119
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