New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)


Spring 2019

Taught By: Jay Bernstein

Section: A

CRN: 6647

Credits: 3

This course will attempt to provide an account of the defining gestures of Theodor W. Adorno’s conception of critical theory, beginning with the central chapters of his and Horkheimer’s Dialectic of Enlightenment, the opening two chapters of Negative Dialectics, selected essays, and the whole of Aesthetic Theory. We will pay a special attention to Adorno’s governing concepts: identity thinking, non-identity, concept, mimesis, constellation, negative dialectics, etc. Students will need broad familiarity with the thought of Kant and Hegel in order to follow Adorno’s path of argumentation.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:56am 5/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1001

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019