The Nature of Critical Theory and Its Fate: Adorno vs. Habermas, Ltd.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288501
Title:
The Nature of Critical Theory and Its Fate: Adorno vs. Habermas, Ltd.
Authors:
Klaassen, Matthew J.
Abstract:
Jurgen Habermas argues for a paradigm change in critical theory from Theodor W. Adorno's philosophy of consciousness to his own linguistically-turned theory. Habermas claims that Adorno's conception of reason sets up an antagonistic relationship between subject and object that can only be overcome by a non-rational mimesis with nature. This thesis defends Adorno against Habermas, and argues that the linguistic turn is a mistake. Chapter 1 outlines Habermas's critique, and corrects some of his specific misunderstandings of Adorno. Chapter 2 offers a positive defense of Adorno. By means of an expanded notion of nature, Adorno shows how the relation between subject and object need not be the antagonistic one characteristic of so much of modern philosophy. Chapter 3 argues that it is not Adorno's dialectical thought, but Habermas's linguistically-turned critical theory that suffers from an inability properly to articulate the relation between subject and object.
Advisors:
Zuidervaart, Lambert
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Oct-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288501
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30190.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969; Habermas, Jurgen; Critical theory
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
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This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
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Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorZuidervaart, Lamberten_GB
dc.contributor.authorKlaassen, Matthew J.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-05T00:56:38Z-
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dc.date.issued2005-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288501-
dc.description.abstractJurgen Habermas argues for a paradigm change in critical theory from Theodor W. Adorno's philosophy of consciousness to his own linguistically-turned theory. Habermas claims that Adorno's conception of reason sets up an antagonistic relationship between subject and object that can only be overcome by a non-rational mimesis with nature. This thesis defends Adorno against Habermas, and argues that the linguistic turn is a mistake. Chapter 1 outlines Habermas's critique, and corrects some of his specific misunderstandings of Adorno. Chapter 2 offers a positive defense of Adorno. By means of an expanded notion of nature, Adorno shows how the relation between subject and object need not be the antagonistic one characteristic of so much of modern philosophy. Chapter 3 argues that it is not Adorno's dialectical thought, but Habermas's linguistically-turned critical theory that suffers from an inability properly to articulate the relation between subject and object.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30190.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectAdorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969en_GB
dc.subjectHabermas, Jurgenen_GB
dc.subjectCritical theoryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshCritical theoryen_GB
dc.titleThe Nature of Critical Theory and Its Fate: Adorno vs. Habermas, Ltd.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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