Mere life, damaged life and ephemeral life: adorno and the concept of life

MORGAN, Alastair (2014). Mere life, damaged life and ephemeral life: adorno and the concept of life. Angelaki-journal of the theoretical humanities, 19 (1), 113-127.

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Link to published version:: 10.1080/0969725X.2014.920634

Abstract

This paper analyses three concepts of life in Adorno's philosophy and considers the relationship between these concepts and the idea of a speculative materialism. The paper is concerned with Adorno's late concept of metaphysical experience and articulates a response to two key problems for the interpretation of this concept. First, given Adorno's emphasis on a purely negative philosophy, how does transcendence arise? Second, how can we give an experiential content to this idea of transcendence? A response to these two questions is configured through an analysis of three concepts of life; mere life, damaged life and ephemeral life.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1080/0969725X.2014.920634
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 15:54
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9029

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