• Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund: Survey of Thought

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (Oxford University Press, 1998)
    • Artistic Truth, Linguistically Turned: Variations on a Theme From Adorno, Habermas, and Hart

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Kuipers, Ronald Alexander; Wesselius, Janet Catherina; Institute for Christian Studies (University Press of AmericaLanham, MD, 2002)
    • Contra-Diction: Adorno's Philosophy of Discourse

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Sills, Chip; Jensen, George H.; Institute for Christian Studies (Heinemann, Boyton/CookPortsmouth, N.H., 1992)
    • Cultural Paths and Aesthetic Signs: A Critical Hermeneutics of Aesthetic Validity

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (Sage Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi), 2003)
      Contemporary philosophical stances toward ‘artistic truth’ derive from Kant’s aesthetics. Whereas philosophers who share Kant’s emphasis on aesthetic validity discount art’s capacity for truth, philosophers who share Hegel’s critique of Kant render artistic truth inaccessible. This essay proposes a critical hermeneutic account of aesthetic validity that supports a non-esoteric notion of artistic truth. Using Gadamer and Adorno to read Kant through Hegelian eyes, I reconstruct the aesthetic dimension from three polarities in modern Western societies. Then I describe aesthetic validity as an horizon of imaginative cogency governing the exploration, presentation and creative interpretation of aesthetic signs. The essay argues that aesthetic processes, so construed, are crucial to cultural pathfinding, and that aesthetic validity-claims in art talk contribute significantly to this pursuit. Aesthetic validity, cultural orientation and art talk constitute the hermeneutical matrix from which questions of artistic truth emerge.
    • Earth’s Lament: Suffering, Hope, and Wisdom

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (2003-11-21)
    • Earth’s Lament: Suffering, Hope, and Wisdom [Rev. version]

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (2009-01-27)
    • Introduction

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Huhn, Tom; Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (MIT PressCambridge, MA, 1997)
    • The Nature of Critical Theory and Its Fate: Adorno vs. Habermas, Ltd.

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Klaassen, Matthew J.; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2005-10)
      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.
    • On Being a Reformational Philosopher: Spirituality, Religion, and the Call to Love

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (2014-11-14)
    • Review of Adorno: the Recovery of Experience, by Roger Foster

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (Philosophy Education Society, Inc., 2008-12)