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Anderbereddering: Met Adorno by die hartslag van die postmoderne intellek

Johann C. Beukes
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 52, No 1 | a1486 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v52i1.1486 | © 1996 Johann C. Beukes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 December 1996 | Published: 12 December 1996

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Johann C. Beukes,, South Africa

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Abstract

Other illumination: With Adorno at the heartbeat of the post-modern intellect. In this article Adorno's critique of identity thinking and modem systems of thought are exploited within the context of the current debate of modernity. It is argued that the usurpation of the so-called Other (which the author Calls "Anderverdringing") is at the core of modem thought, and that the illumination of the  Other (which the author calls "Ander-bereddering") is at the core of postmodern thought. Habermas' theory of communicative action is used to  bring Adorno's critique of identity thinking to the Jore as a form ofpostmodern critique, exactly in the sense that Adorno's philosophy is essentially Otherilluminating.

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