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On Not Being Silent in the Darkness: Adorno's Singular Apophaticism*

  • James Gordon Finlayson (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0017816011000514
  • Published online: 21 December 2011
Abstract

Adorno's late work has often been compared to negative theology, yet there is little serious discussion of this comparison in the secondary literature.1 In most of the existing discussions virtually nothing is said about negative theology, as if it is obvious what it is and what the parallels with Adorno's ideas are. The truth is that negative theology is not self-evident, and neither are the parallels with Adorno at all obvious. To find out what they are would require a detailed account of both. In this article I shall make a start in this direction.

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Harvard Theological Review
  • ISSN: 0017-8160
  • EISSN: 1475-4517
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