Negative Dialectics  

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Negative Dialectics is a 1966 book by Theodor W. Adorno (first translated into English in 1973) and is considered to be his magnum opus. In the book, Adorno challenges the metaphysics of Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger, while simultaneously building his ideas towards emancipation from the capitalist order. A notoriously difficult work, in particular for English readers who have had at their disposal a translation known for its inaccuracies. This issue has been ameliorated by Dennis Redmond, who has posted online a translation of the text (see below). Additionally, noted translator Robert Hullot-Kentor (who re-translated Adorno's Aesthetic Theory) is at work on a new version, to be published by the University of Minnesota Press.



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