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Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity


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Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Martin Shuster

Kant’s notion of autonomy remains influential and important, not only for his immediate successors, but also well beyond them. This notion, however, is exposed to a powerful critique in Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment. This book specifically takes up this critique in order to insert Theodor Adorno as a forceful and urgent voice within the German Idealist tradition. It is argued that in doing so, we gain deeper insight into Adorno ... Read more


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