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Nature, philosophy: nature is usually defined as the part of reality that was not made or designed by humans. No properties can be attributed to nature. E.g. since contradiction is ultimately a language problem, one can say that nature cannot be contradictory. Not all forms of necessity can be attributed to nature, e.g. non-logical necessity and unnecessary existence. See also de re, de dicto, necessity de re, existence.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Th.W. Adorno on Nature - Dictionary of Arguments

Grenz I 25
Nature/Adorno/Grenz: Nature assumes an anthropomorphic character in which survival is no longer directly endangered. The overpressure of nature is reflected in the production conditions. The reign of nature over the human is superseded by that of the human over the human. This is necessary when the emancipation of nature should persist.
, >Progress/Adorno.
Grenz I 48
Nature/Adorno/Grenz: True would be the pure natural, if this existed. But the fact that it does not exist forces the abolition of the concept of nature, and thus that of its normative force.
>Truth/Adorno, >Truth content/Adorno.
Grenz I 58
Nature/History/Adorno/Grenz: Adorno often speaks of reconciliation, but never of reconciliation of nature and history.
I 59
Primacy of Nature/Adorno/Grenz: History is a moment of nature, just like the nature-breaking, ruling nature, as this is inherently conceived of nature.
Subjectivity/Adorno/Grenz: only the determination allows the transition from the interpretation of the genesis of purposive rationality and its enforcement with regression as the western late period of anthropogenesis to the interpretation of the same process as a prehistory of subjectivity and as a natural history at the same time.
>Subjectivity, >Subjectivity/Adorno, >Purpose Rationality.
Veil/Adorno/Grenz: by interpreting anthropogenesis as a natural-historical event, the subjective aspect of the mind comes precisely in its negative form...
I 60 an ideological veil, as rationalization, which makes identification with the attacking existence possible and makes one's own suffering forgotten, to objective meaning.
Grenz I 72
Second Nature/Adorno/Grenz: Adorno traces back the idea of the naturalness of the human inner to this concept.(1)
>Second nature.
Second nature is the social character of the substance of the individual(2), a proliferation of society.(2) (Negative Dialektik, p.73).
I 73
"Under the aspect of the essay, the second nature gets hold of itself."(3)

1. Th. W. Adorno. Negative Dialektik, 1. Th. W. Adorno. Negative Dialektik. In: Gesammelte Schriften, Band 6: Negative Dialektik. Jargon der Eigentlichkeit. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1970. p. 348, vgl. p.46, 73f
2. Th. W. Adorno. Minima Moralia. Reflexionen aus dem beschädigten Leben. In: Gesammelte Schriften, Bd. 4, 1. Auflage, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1980, p. 10,
3. Th. W. Adorno. Noten zur Literatur I, In: Gesammelte Schriften, Bd. 11, 1. Auflage, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1980, p. 43.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Th. W. Adorno
Max Horkheimer
Dialektik der Aufklärung Frankfurt 1978

Theodor W. Adorno
Negative Dialektik Frankfurt/M. 2000

Theodor W. Adorno
Ästhetische Theorie Frankfurt/M. 1973

Theodor W. Adorno
Minima Moralia Frankfurt/M. 2003

Theodor W. Adorno
Philosophie der neuen Musik Frankfurt/M. 1995

Theodor W. Adorno
Gesammelte Schriften, Band 5: Zur Metakritik der Erkenntnistheorie. Drei Studien zu Hegel Frankfurt/M. 1071

Theodor W. Adorno
Noten zur Literatur (I - IV) Frankfurt/M. 2002

Theodor W. Adorno
Gesammelte Schriften in 20 Bänden: Band 2: Kierkegaard. Konstruktion des Ästhetischen Frankfurt/M. 2003

Theodor W. Adorno
Gesammelte Schriften in 20 Bänden: Band 8: Soziologische Schriften I Frankfurt/M. 2003

Theodor W. Adorno
Über Walter Benjamin Frankfurt/M. 1990

Theodor W. Adorno
Philosophische Terminologie Bd. 1 Frankfurt/M. 1973

Theodor W. Adorno
Philosophische Terminologie Bd. 2 Frankfurt/M. 1974

Friedemann Grenz
Adornos Philosophie in Grundbegriffen. Auflösung einiger Deutungsprobleme Frankfurt/M. 1984

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