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  • Adorno and the Political, By Espen Hammer

In this negation, by truth content, is it a form of referentiality?

Which may be to ask whether truth content is linguistic, in this action of negation.

  • On “truth content” (Wahrheitsgehalt), see Adorno's Aesthetic Theory: "The artwork has an internal truth content to the extent that the artwork's import can be found internally and externally either true or false. Such truth content is not a metaphysical idea or essence hovering outside the artwork. But neither is it a merely human construct. It is historical but not arbitrary; nonpropositional, yet calling for propositional claims to be made about it [...]" Jun 6 '16 at 14:03
  • are you saying that it is or isn't referential ?
    – user6917
    Jun 6 '16 at 14:12
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    Itb is clearly "non-referential": "one must temporarily suspend standard theories about the nature of truth (whether as correspondence, coherence, or pragmatic success) and allow for artistic truth to be dialectical, disclosive, and nonpropositional." Jun 6 '16 at 14:21
  • i'm not sure it's clearly that, or i wouldn't have asked. i'm familiar with what you quote
    – user6917
    Jun 6 '16 at 14:24
  • i don't know at all, but i don't think that only propositions can refer.
    – user6917
    Jun 6 '16 at 14:34

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