Adorno’s Philosophy of Language

Visiting scholar, SEBASTIAN TRAENKLE (Berlin) will present a discussion of T. W. Adorno’s “Theses on the Language of the Philosopher,” at CRITICAL THEORY AND THE ARTS in November. This early, fragmentary and enigmatic statement of Adorno’s philosophy of language remained an orienting statement of Adorno’s thoughts on language through the whole of his later philosophy. SEBASTIAN TRAENKLE is currently writing a dissertation on the concept of metaphor in the work of Hans Blumenberg and Adorno.