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Truth, philosophy: a property of sentences, not a property of utterances because utterances are events. See also truth conditions, truth definition, truth functions, truth predicate, truth table, truth theory, truth value, correspondence theory, coherence theory. The most diverse approaches claim to define or explain truth, or to assert their fundamental indefinability. A. Linguistic-oriented theories presuppose either a match of statements with extracts of the world or a consistency with other statements. See also truth theory, truth definition, theory of meaning, correspondence theory, coherence theory, facts, circumstances, paradoxes, semantics, deflationism, disquotationalism, criteria, evidence. B. Action-oriented truth theories take a future realization of states as the standard, which should be reconciled with an aspired ideal. See also reality, correctness, pragmatism, idealization, ideas. C. Truth-oriented theories of art attribute qualities to works of art under certain circumstances which reveal the future realization of ideal assumed social conditions. See also emphatic truth, fiction, art, works of art.
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Th.W. Adorno on Truth - Dictionary of Arguments

Grenz I 57
Truth/Adorno/Grenz: the relationship between truth and untruth is linked to the relationship between necessary and superfluous reign in society.
, >Totality/Adorno.
Grenz I 61
Truth/Adorno/Grenz: In Adorno's thinking only facts are true, namely a narrowly delimited sector of facts: true would be the state of society in which the full measure of possible freedom of reign would be realized.
Grenz I 64
Truth/subjective/objective/Hegel/Adorno/Grenz: the residual theory of truth, according to which objective is what is left after striking out the so-called subjective factors, is hit by Hegel's critique into the empty center.
The recognition is fruitful not by the elimination of the subject, but by virtue of its supreme effort... (1).
Grenz I 70
Truth/Adorno/Grenz: three spheres of the historicity of truth:
1. Ideology
2. Idea of the possibility of the better to the true
3. Level of rationality or subjectivity.
>Ideology/Adorno, >Rationality/Adorno, >Subjectivity/Adorno.
I Grenz 73
Truth/Adorno/Grenz: Genesis of truth from the false appearance. Truth and appearance are identified openly: the "best dialectical truth" of art...
I 74
...and philosophy is that "which exists in appearance."(2)
Grenz I 94
Hegel/AdornoVsHegel/Grenz: You cannot choose in Hegel what suits you and reject what annoys you. His truth is in the Skandalon. Not renewal, only salvation suits him. To save Hegel, therefore, is to face his philosophy where it evokes the most pain; where its untruth is obvious, to snatch the truth from it.(3)
I 95
Hegel/Truth/AdornoVsHegel/Grenz: The affirmation registers, mirror-inverted, the experience of overpowering compulsion, which is inherent in all beings through its amalgamation under the reign. This is the truth of Hegel's untruth.(4)

1. Th.W. Adorno, Gesammelte Schriften Bd. 5, p. 256
2. Th.W. Adorno. Kierkegaard. Konstruktion des Ästhetischen. In: In: Gesammelte Schriften 2, Rolf Tiedemann (Hg.), Frankfurt/M: Suhrkamp. 1979, p. 234.
3. Th.W. Adorno, Gesammelte Schriften Bd. 5, p.320
4. Ibid. p. 324

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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