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UC Berkeley: The Program in Critical Theory

A Precarious Happiness: Adorno on Negativity and Normativity


March 15, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm
March 15, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Please join "The Program in Critical Theory" as it presents Professor Peter E. Gordon of Harvard University in conversation with Martin Jay, UC Berkeley (History; Program in Critical Theory), Pardis Dabashi, University of Nevada, Reno (English), and Robert Kaufman, UC Berkeley (Comparative Literature; Program in Critical Theory).

Gordon will be a visiting lecturer, not in body but in pixel, at UC Berkeley's Program in Critical Theory. On day 1, he will offer a talk on A Precarious Happiness: Adorno on Negativity and Normativity. On day 2, he will participate in a Discussion of the “Meditations on Metaphysics” Section of Adorno's Book Negative Dialectics with comments by Pardis Dabashi (UNevada Reno) and Martin Jay (UCBerkeley).

Those attending are asked to read the “Meditations on Metaphysics” section of Adorno’s Negative Dialectics. An open-source version of Dennis Redmond’s English-language translation of Negative Dialectics can be accessed at any of these three sites:

https://www.academia.edu/39707967/Negative_Dialectics

https://libcom.org/library/negative-dialectics-theodor-adorno

https://dennisredmond.weebly.com/publications.html

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