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Is Social Progress Possible in Adorno's Thought: On Axel Honneth's Interpretation of Adorno
|Keywords:||阿多諾 ; 霍耐特 ; 社會進步 ; 精神分析 |
Adorno ; Honneth ; social progress ; psychoanalysis
|Issue Date:||2021-11-17 16:16:21 (UTC+8)|
This article will explore Adorno's philosophical views on social progress via a systematic study of Axel Honneth's so far largely neglected reinterpretation of this thinker. Honneth abandons the natural-historical and metaphysical speculations that have dominated interpretations of Adorno's work, focusing instead on his ideas about the subjective motives that lie behind social progress. I show how Honneth's psychoanalytical sensibility enables him to identify the practical function of negative subjective experiences. However, Honneth's attempt to explain how these negative experiences could be mobilized in a rational way is at the same time hindered by his emphasis on the role of the unconscious. Taking a fresh look at the differentiated psychoanalytical assumptions that underlie Adorno's cultural studies, I propose that his model of social progress relies mainly on the interaction between subjective negative experience and theoretical reflection. It is only through the mutual support that these two essential factors provide for each other that real social progress becomes possible.
|Relation:||政治大學哲學學報, 45, 1-38|
|Appears in Collections:||[政治大學哲學學報 THCI Core] 期刊論文|
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