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Problems of moral philosophy

Author: Theodor W Adorno; Thomas Schröder
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2000.
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"The book is organized around an account of Kant's moral theory, and introduces most of the central topics of Adorno's far more difficult work Negative Dialectics. He examines concepts such as the primacy of practical reason, the relation between freedom and experience, and the desubstantialization of moral thought. These and other concepts are discussed in an accessible and entertaining style which is very  Read more...
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodor W Adorno; Thomas Schröder
ISBN: 0804739366 9780804739368 074561941X 9780745619415 0804744726 9780804744720
OCLC Number: 43404894
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: viii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Moral philosophy as a theoretical discipline --
The concept of practice --
Theory as resistance and a 'testing of reality'; against practicism --
Naivety and reflection --
On the tension between theory and practice --
Spontaneity and resistance --
The irrational --
Hostility to moralities confined to particulars --
Ethics as bad conscience; on behalf of a morality bluntly incompatible with our experience --
'Morality and its Discontents' --
The problem of ethos and personality --
The ethical is no natural category --
Morality and social crisis --
The sociology of the repressive character --
The general and the particular --
Arguments ad homines --
Lectures: attempts at critical models --
The dual nature of reason in Kant: theory and practice, epistemology and metaphysics --
The problem of freedom --
On the theory of antinomies --
Dialectics --
The distinction between scepticism and 'the sceptical method' --
The nature of the antinomies --
Causality and freedom; spontaneity --
The thesis of the third antinomy --
The proof of the thesis --
The motif of a causality born of freedom --
The antithesis --
The principle of causality and the necessity of the antinomies --
Dialectics in Kant and Hegel --
Problem of the prima philosophia: the first cause --
Causality, law and freedom --
External nature of the concept of causality --
Freedom as a given --
Summary: causality born of freedom --
The dual character of Kantian philosophy; the one and the many --
Once again: theory and practice --
On the Doctrine of Method: 1. The nature of reason.
Other Titles: Probleme der Moralphilosophie.
Responsibility: Theodor W. Adorno ; edited by Thomas Schroder ; translated by Rodney Livingstone.
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