Adorno, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Critical Theory: Negative Dialectics and Non-identity Thinking

Dhillon, S. (2024) Adorno, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Critical Theory: Negative Dialectics and Non-identity Thinking. Comparative and Continental Philosophy. ISSN 1757-0646

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This paper explores the relationship between the thought of Theodor W. Adorno and Jiddu Krishnamurti. It focuses upon how both thinkers employ a determinately negative epistemology and revise Hegelian dialectics as a manner of ratiocination to resolve socio-political problems. It is argued that Krishnamurti’s negative epistemology is rendered more robust when read along with Adorno’s critical theory, aesthetic theory and notions of negative dialectics and non-identity thinking. It is hoped that this synthesis of thought raises the possibility for ongoing creative responses to contemporary socio-political challenges over and above either political demonstration or intellectual retreat.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an author accepted manuscript of a paper accepted on 23 April 2023 by Taylor & Francis for publication in Comparative and Continental Philosophy. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. Prior to publication this article was entitled ‘Infinitesimal freedom: Theodor W. Adorno meets Jiddu Krishnamurti'.
Keywords: Adorno, Krishnamurti, Critical Theory, negative dialectics, non-identity thinking
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Sunny Dhillon
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 12:47
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2024 10:19

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