Adorno on Hegel, totality, truth, utopia



“The ray of light that reveals the whole to be untrue in all its moments is none other than utopia, the utopia of the whole truth, which is still to be realized.”

— Theodor W. Adorno, “The Experiential Content of Hegel’s Philosophy,” in Hegel: Three Studies, translated by Shierry Weber Nicholsen, introduction by Shierry Weber Nicholsen and Jeremy J. Shapiro (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993), p. 88, final sentence.


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