Daniel Connell (Deakin) presents ‘Truth and morality: Nietzsche, Heidegger and Adorno’
Wednesday 22 August from 5-6.30pm in ib3.307 on the Waurn Ponds campus
This Wednesday (22 Aug) from 5-6.30pm in ib3.307 on the Waurn Ponds campus Deakin PhD candidate Daniel Connell will present a paper on his work, entitled ‘Truth and morality: Nietzsche, Heidegger and Adorno’. Here’s the abstract.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844—1900) was a strong critic of modernity who believed that epistemology and ethics are intertwined. He argued that the theories of knowledge within modernity limit its capacity for ethical content and leave us with philosophical and political nihilism. As I will argue, Nietzsche’s critique of modernity resonated across political lines. Nietzsche is the common link between the “right-wing” Martin Heidegger (1889—1976) and the “left-wing” Theodor Adorno (1903-1969). When we identify this common link between Heidegger and Adorno we can see that the animosity that existed between the two thinkers was misplaced.
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See you on Wednesday,
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