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1. Webb, Dan. From constellations to autoprohibition: everything you wanted to know about Adorno's ethics (but were afraid to ask Zizek).

Degree: PhD, Department of Political Science, 2010, University of Alberta

This project is centered on two primary concerns. First, to reformulate Adorno’s notion of ethical subjectivity in a way that allows for a clearer articulation of his normative position, and second, to make it more relevant to our contemporary social context and advances in social theory. My claim is that we can achieve this by rejecting Adorno’s philosophical method (negative dialectics and constellations) by reading his ethics through the lens of Žižek’s method which I am calling ‘autoprohibition.’ As I will show, autoprohibition is Žižek’s strategy for breaking the deadlock of the dialectic of enlightenment and its accompanying defeatist politics by developing a dialectical theory that neither rests on pure negation nor falls into the totalising and reifying trap of orthodox Marxism. It is in the context of autoprohibition that one can rearticulate Adorno’s normative imperatives (specifically, the imperative to end suffering, and to recognise the truth-content of the body) without these imperatives being negated by the totalising dictates of the dialectic of enlightenment. The best way to redeem the important normative components of Adorno’s formulation of ethical subjectivity is to reject its underlying philosophical method and resituate it in another. I frame this methodological shift as one from ‘constellations to autoprohibition,’ which allows for a more positive articulation of Adorno’s ethics; a plan for actively practising an ethical life vs. one premised on the rejection of participating in an unethical system (which Adorno’s ethics amounts to on my account).

Subjects/Keywords: Second Commandment; Constellations; Slavoj Zizek; Peter Brown; Autoprohibition; Janine Pierret; Holy Man; Jacques Lacan; Claudine Herzlich; Jean-Francois Lyotard; Duty to be Healthy; Image Prohibition; Dr. Faustus; Theodor Adorno; Iconoclasm; Thomas Mann; Public Health; Decaf Reality; Negative Dialectics

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APA (6th Edition):

Webb, D. (2010). From constellations to autoprohibition: everything you wanted to know about Adorno's ethics (but were afraid to ask Zizek). (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Alberta. Retrieved from https://era.library.ualberta.ca/files/t722hb42z

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Webb, Dan. “From constellations to autoprohibition: everything you wanted to know about Adorno's ethics (but were afraid to ask Zizek).” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Alberta. Accessed October 23, 2019. https://era.library.ualberta.ca/files/t722hb42z.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Webb, Dan. “From constellations to autoprohibition: everything you wanted to know about Adorno's ethics (but were afraid to ask Zizek).” 2010. Web. 23 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Webb D. From constellations to autoprohibition: everything you wanted to know about Adorno's ethics (but were afraid to ask Zizek). [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Alberta; 2010. [cited 2019 Oct 23]. Available from: https://era.library.ualberta.ca/files/t722hb42z.

Council of Science Editors:

Webb D. From constellations to autoprohibition: everything you wanted to know about Adorno's ethics (but were afraid to ask Zizek). [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Alberta; 2010. Available from: https://era.library.ualberta.ca/files/t722hb42z

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