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    What Would Be Different: Figures of Possibility in Adorno.Iain Macdonald - 2019 - Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
    At the intersection of metaphysics and social theory, this book presents and examines Adorno's unusual concept of possibility and aims to answer how we are to articulate the possibility of a redeemed life without lapsing into a vague and naïve utopianism.
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    Adorno and Heidegger: philosophical questions.Iain Macdonald & Krzysztof Ziarek (eds.) - 2007 - Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.
    This collection of essays explores the conflictual history and future implications of two important traditions of twentieth-century European thought: the ...
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    Cold, cold, warm: Autonomy, intimacy and maturity in Adorno.Iain Macdonald - 2011 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (6):669-689.
    When Adorno refers to the concept of maturity (Mündigkeit), he generally means having the courage and the ability to use one’s own understanding independently of dominant heteronomous patterns of thought. This Kantian-sounding claim is essentially an exhortation: maturity demands self-liberation from heteronomy, i.e. autonomy. The problem, however, is that in spite of Adorno’s general endorsement of Kant’s definition of maturity, he ultimately rejects the corresponding Kantian definition of autonomy. Yet Adorno does not simply discard the Kantian concept of autonomy. On (...)
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    Précis du livre What Would Be Different : Figures of Possibility in Adorno.Iain Macdonald - 2021 - Philosophiques 48 (2):337-345.
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    ‘What Is, Is More than It Is’: Adorno and Heidegger on the Priority of Possibility.Iain Macdonald - 2011 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19 (1):31-57.
    (2011). ‘What Is, Is More than It Is’: Adorno and Heidegger on the Priority of Possibility. International Journal of Philosophical Studies: Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 31-57. doi: 10.1080/09672559.2011.539357.
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  6. What is conceptual history?Iain Macdonald - 2006 - In Katerina Deligiorgi (ed.), Hegel: New Directions. Chesham, Bucks: Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    In the final lines of the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel makes the complex claim that the contingency of history and the science of knowing in the sphere of appearance together constitute a “conceptual history” (begriffene Geschichte, a ‘conceptually comprehended’ history). What is this suggestive but frustratingly obscure formula meant to convey? The question is vexing, not least because the Phenomenology itself is neither a philosophy of history nor a philosophical history in any traditional sense; it rather takes the form of (...)
     
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    Philosophy of History.Iain Macdonald - 2019 - In Peter Eli Gordon (ed.), A companion to Adorno. Hoboken: Wiley. pp. 193–206.
    Adorno's remarks on the philosophy of history are scattered throughout his works. Perhaps the most important passages are to be found in Negative Dialectics and the 1964–1965 lectures on History and Freedom, as well as in texts such as Dialectic of Enlightenment and the essays on “The Idea of Natural‐History,” “Progress,” and “The Meaning of Working through the Past.” However, these works do not constitute anything like a complete theory. Nevertheless, many themes and references recur in Adorno's writings, allowing for (...)
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    Between Normativity and Freedom.Iain MacDonald - 2013 - Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 17 (1):1-9.
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    Dialectical Thinking. An Unfinished Project.Iain Macdonald - 2024 - Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie 49 (2):165-182.
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    Réponses à mes critiques.Iain Macdonald - 2021 - Philosophiques 48 (2):387-411.
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  11. Adorno's Modal Utopianism: Possibility and Actuality in Adorno and Hegel.Iain Macdonald - 2017 - Adorno Studies 1 (1):1-12.
    According to a longstanding metaphysical tradition, actuality is prior and in some ways superior to possibility. From Aristotle to Hegel, the exceptions to this fundamental belief are fairly rare; but there is a marked trend in post-Hegelian thought to undermine this traditional priority, with Theodor W. Adorno representing an important line of attack. Here, the guiding question is: how does Adorno take issue with Hegel's version of the thesis on the subordination of possibility to actuality? Indeed, certain key aspects of (...)
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    On the 'undialectical': normativity in Hegel.Iain Macdonald - 2011 - Continental Philosophy Review 45 (1):121-141.
    This paper addresses the question of normativity in Hegel by examining the role of ‘undialectical’ resistance to dialectical development. Beginning with a general overview of dialectical normativity and what it might mean to be ‘undialectical,’ the focus then shifts to a privileged example in Hegel’s writings: Sophocles’ Antigone. The central claim of the paper is the following: The very contradictions that fuel dialectical normativity can also trap individuals within an obsolete actuality, without immediate hope of escape. Indeed, the irreducible dependence (...)
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  13. Conference Report: Deconstruction and the Political, University of Essex, 27-28 October 1994.Iain Macdonald - 1995 - Radical Philosophy 70.
     
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    1. Ethics and Authenticity: Conscience and Non-Identity in Heidegger and Adorno, with a Glance at Hegel.Iain Macdonald - 2007 - In Iain Macdonald & Krzysztof Ziarek (eds.), Adorno and Heidegger: philosophical questions. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press. pp. 6-21.
  15. Heidegger and Adorno.Iain Macdonald - 2013 - In Francois Raffoul & Eric S. Nelson (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 385.
     
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    Introduction.Iain Macdonald & Krzysztof Ziarek - 2007 - In Iain Macdonald & Krzysztof Ziarek (eds.), Adorno and Heidegger: philosophical questions. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press. pp. 1-5.
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    L’art in extremis: le monochrome chez Theodor W. Adorno et Yves Klein.Iain Macdonald - 2006 - Philosophiques 33 (2):455-471.
    L’oeuvre de Theodor W. Adorno, et plus particulièrement sa Théorie esthétique, témoigne de sa défense soutenue de l’art moderne. Toutefois, dans le cadre de ses réflexions, on ne doit pas oublier qu’elle comporte également une dimension critique. Sa polémique à propos du jazz, par exemple, est devenue célèbre. Par contraste, sa critique de la peinture monochrome demeure relativement inconnue. Ce texte propose d’abord d’esquisser les éléments de celle-ci afin de tester ensuite ses limites en analysant une oeuvre monochrome d’Yves Klein: (...)
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    L’égalité, le possible et ce que les «hommes devraient “pouvoir être”» : sur La gauche et l’égalité de Jean-Michel Salanskis.Iain Macdonald - 2012 - Dialogue 51 (2):247-257.
    ABSTRACT: Jean-Michel Salanskis’ La gauche et l’égalité surveys a number of well-known principles of leftist thought in order to criticize certain illusions to which it falls prey, but also in order to renew its most essential motivation: the search for equality. However, in so doing, Salanskis deploys an ambiguous and problematic notion of possibility that threatens the coherence of his project. The present study analyzes aspects of Salanskis’ book, taking possibility as a guiding thread, and proposes adjustments that may help (...)
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    Nature and Spirit in Hegel’s Anthropology.Iain Macdonald - 2007 - Laval Théologique et Philosophique 63 (1):41-50.
    Certaines lectures récentes de Hegel ont mis l’accent sur la dimension sociale de la philosophie de Hegel afin de parer les exagérations et les méprises courantes concernant son idéalisme. Robert Brandom, par exemple, a relevé des «thèmes pragmatiques dans l’idéalisme de Hegel». Mais une question d’ordre général se pose: cette stratégie déflationniste rend-elle réellement justice à la pensée de Hegel? Qu’advient-il des conditions logiques requises pour la connaissance et l’action, auxquelles Hegel attache beaucoup d’importance, et comment ces conditions cadrent-elles avec (...)
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  20. On Peter Gordon’s Adorno and Existence.Iain Macdonald - 2018 - Adorno Studies 2 (1):64-69.
    Iain Macdonald’s response to Peter Gordon’s Adorno and Existence.
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    Présentation du dossier : Perspectives sur le possible.Iain Macdonald - 2011 - Ithaque 8:75-76.
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  22. The concept and its double : Power and powerlessness in Hegel's subjective logic.Iain Macdonald - 2005 - In David Carlson (ed.), Hegel's theory of the subject. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Hegel's concepts of force and power (absolute power, absolute force, infinite power, the power of the negative, the power of the Concept, etc.), scattered throughout the works, are doubled by other passages where Hegel speaks of various forms of impotence or powerlessness (Ohnmacht). What is powerlessness? In effect, for Hegel, powerlessness generally designates a defect or a deficiency, or a kind of laziness or contingent immaturity that prevents the Concept from fully realizing itself, even though its power is, on another (...)
     
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    Utopia and the place of possibility: Peter handke and the ambitions of a storyteller.Iain Macdonald - 1998 - Angelaki 3 (1):137 – 144.
    (1998). Utopia and the place of possibility: Peter Handke and the ambitions of a storyteller 1 . Angelaki: Vol. 3, Impurity, authenticity and humanity, pp. 137-144.
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    Vers une démodalisation du possible : Heidegger et le clivage de l'estre.Iain Macdonald - 2018 - Philosophie 1 (1):21-30.
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  25. Translation of Theodor W. Adorno's "Thesen Über Bedürfnis".Martin Shuster & Iain Macdonald - 2017 - Adorno Studies 1 (1):101-104.
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