Angelaki 22 (4):115-131 (2017)

Consideration of the work of Sade in relation to Adorno usually refers to the much-discussed chapter from Dialektik der Aufklärung. But Adorno made a number of other remarks across his career that suggest a very different reading. I will discuss the three most significant of these remarks and show how they develop an approach to the libidinal aspect of aesthetic experience that challenges our understanding of the relation of thought and language. In doing so, Sade’s works indicate an extraordinary liberation of the dialectic of natural-history through a mimesis of desire, which is made apparent in what Sade’s texts literally present; in their contingency and also their facticity.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/0969725x.2017.1406051
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 69,018
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Phänomenologie des Geistes.G. W. F. Hegel & J. Hoffmeister - 1807 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 15 (3):528-528.
Écrits.Jacques Lacan - 1967 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 22 (1):96-97.
Phänomenologie des Geistes. Hegel & Georg Lasson - 1908 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 65:218-219.

View all 12 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Pierre Klossowski Reads Sade Theologically. Modernity and Salvation.Lode Lauwaert - 2013 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 74 (3):174-182.
From Kant to Sade: A Fragment of the History of Philosophy in the Dialectic of Enlightenment.David James - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (3):557-577.
Bhaskar, Adorno and the Dialectics of Modern Freedom.Alan Norrie - 2004 - Journal of Critical Realism 3 (1):23-48.
Adorno Avec Sade.Rebecca Comay - 2006 - Differences 11 (2):1-14.
Habermas and Adorno on "Dialectic of Enlightenment".Alex Pienknagura - 1991 - Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Added to PP index

Total views
14 ( #728,625 of 2,498,533 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #282,166 of 2,498,533 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes