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Why did Kant, Hegel, and Adorno leave some words and phrases in the Greek alphabet?

Alasdair MacIntyre is a 20th/21st century philosopher writing in English. Immanuel Kant was an 18th century philosopher writing in German. G.W.F Hegel was a 19th century philosopher writing in German....
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How is Adorno suggesting we respond to culture?

What makes you think that Adorno is suggesting any solution to the problem? I've not read his entire works, but what I have read provides me with no indication that Adorno saw himself in any way ...
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Why does Adorno prefer to use the term “morality” rather than “ethics”

Adorno's practical philosophy stands in the tradition of (and in opposition to) Kantian moral philosophy: It is about freedom and rational reasons, not simply habits or social rules. Historically, ...
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Which of Adorno's books explains best his ideas on moral autonomy?

The main texts as you probably know are: Adorno, T.W. 1973. Negative Dialectics, translated by E. B. Ashton. London: Routledge. Adorno, T.W. 1991. Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged ...
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Did Adorno retain anything from Heidegger's Being and Time?

Asking about "anything" is rather vague especially in this case - Adorno and Heidegger share too many things: both wrested with Hegel, both had interests in aesthetics and despised postivism and that ...
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What would Adorno and Horkheimer say about modern pornography?

The question is interesting although it is difficult to answer from the position of the two mentioned philosophers and perhaps too complicated for this site and format. Modern mass/popular culture ...
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From a critical theory point of view, can philosophy itself be absorbed into the culture industry?

I think this was a motivation for some artists to create works that couldn't be commodified, for example the arte povera movement in Italy. Horkheimer does write in the Culture Industry: The ...
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In what sense does philosophy, especially aesthetics, live on, for Adorno?

Marcuse sees a vital role remaining to aesthetics. It has not lost its revolutionary power, 'crippled by [philosophy's] resignation before reality'. Specifically dismissing the deterministic idea ...
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Did Adorno retain anything from Heidegger's Being and Time?

There are a few key points that Adorno brings up: "Authenticity" is a spirituality that follows no doctrine. This way a way for someone, suggestive of heidegger, to prevent him from falling back into ...
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Why is Adorno interested in Kant?

First the related question, then Kant. Morality and ethics Adorno's basic idea is that 'morality' is associated with the view that there is a harmony between the life of the community and that of ...
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Why did Kant, Hegel, and Adorno leave some words and phrases in the Greek alphabet?

Virmaior's answer is good and more defensible, but addressing LeBerg's comment that it seems like a superficial explanation, here is a potential deeper explanation. The following applies to some ...
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According to Horkheimer and Adorno, how is the Enlightenment Dialectical?

Horkheimer and Adorno provide a counter-narrative to the success story of the Enlightenment. This counter-narrative comes with a vocabulary of negatively connotated terms and leads via counter-stories ...
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According to Horkheimer and Adorno, how is the Enlightenment Dialectical?

I think saying the end of Enlightenment was totalitarianism is a bit too negative, thus I will offer a more positive reading. Wir hegen keinen Zweifel (…), dass die Freiheit in der Gesellschaft vom ...
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What does “Objective Tendency” mean as used by Adorno?

The Objective Tendency here means the inevitable social tendency of the enlightenment to abolish the power of all images over human beings in this particular context, according to section 92 of Minima ...
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What did Adorno think of Nietzsche's critique of morality?

I can offer a number of points of connexion and contrast. The first section is more oblique than the second, third, and fourth. Just hope some of the material is of use. Nietzsche and Adorno - (1) ...
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In what sense does philosophy, especially aesthetics, live on, for Adorno?

Aesthetics, for Adorno, is the only way to come out of and stand in relief to ideological thinking. Adorno's high regard for aesthetics, as a mode of philosophy by which could rectify subjectivity's ...
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Dialectic of Enlightment Prerequisites

I think the text would be challenging to an undergraduate unless a lecturer provided context and exegesis. Some philosophical texts, such as Descartes' Meditations and Locke's Essay concerning Human ...
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What is the "concrete universal" in Hegel and Adorno?

A concrete universal is an object. For an example the notion of "people" is an abstract universal if one considers that people are the "summation" of individual persons, and it only exists as an ...
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Minima Moralia.127: "Intelligence is a moral category"

First, you have to consider the background of Minima Moralia. It is a benumbed reaction to the Third Reich, especially the immoral acting of so many citizens in just tolerating and playing deference ...
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Dialectics of Enlightenment - Why is Enlightenment Myth and vice versa?

I sympathize. While I feel a commitment to Marxism and historical critique, I remain undecided on Adorno, whom Kolakowski reviles as an obscurantist and elitist. It may be best to accept that there is ...
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Dialectics of Enlightenment - Why is Enlightenment Myth and vice versa?

Myth is enlightenment (to some extent), because it provides to some people, a "means" to understand the world. Enlightenment is a myth (to some extent), because myths were the basis used to create the ...
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What is the enigma of art?

To answer the latter question, an artwork that is still alive does not terminate this social criticism. The critique of freedom in society will be present when the universal and particular yawn ...
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