• Postponed | Theorizing Mutant Neoliberalism

    • 07 April 2020 -
  • Please note that the scheduled April 7 event with William Callison and Zachary Manfredi, “Theorizing Mutant Neoliberalism,” has been postponed until fall 2020.  

  • The “Adorno and Identity” Seminars

    • 29 January 2021 -
    • Online
  • Recurring Event: January 29, 2021 – April 23, 2021

    Princeton University’s Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM), Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, and UC Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric present “The ‘Adorno and Identity’ Seminars.”

  • A Precarious Happiness: Adorno on Negativity and Normativity

    Peter E. Gordon, Amabel B. James Professor of History, Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

    • 15 March, 2021, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Online
  • It is a commonplace view that Adorno subscribes to a doctrine of “epistemic negativism,” or “austere negativism.” On this interpretation, Adorno denies that we can have any knowledge of the good, since our society is wholly false. Gordon’s talk offers, first, some arguments against this commonplace reading of Adorno’s work and, second, proposes an alternative explanation for the normativity that underwrites his criticism.