Continental Philosophy | Ethics and Political Philosophy | Other German Language and Literature | Philosophy
No less than Heidegger or Nietzsche, Adorno had his own critical notions of truth/untruth. But Adorno’s readers are unsettled by the barest hint of anything that might be taken to be anti-science. Thus it is argued that Adorno opposes not science but scientism. But, and here not unlike Arendt, Adorno argued that so-called “scientistic” tendencies are the very conditions of society and of scientific thought.” I ask how we are to read Adorno by exploring his thought on animals and nihilism.
Babich, Babette, "Adorno on Science and Nihilism, Animals, and Jews" (2011). Articles and Chapters in Academic Book Collections. Paper 34.