>I couldn't make head or tail of it either. For what that's worth.
It's that difficult? Serious question. Because while philosophy is far from a specialty of mine, I didn't find the passage so difficult.
^^^^^^^ CB; How about if u paraphrase it; explain what u understood in it ?
"Nominalism" is nominally an individual observing and naming "things" as they are experienced. Empirical observation without much explicitly expressed theory.
Definition of NOMINALISM
: a theory that there are no universal essences in reality and that
the mind can frame no single concept or image corresponding to any universal or general term 2
: the theory that only individuals and no abstract entities (as
essences, classes, or propositions) exist — compare essentialism, realism — nom·i·nal·ist noun — nominalist or nom·i·nal·is·tic adjective
Yes , props to Dennis Redmond.
Another question. How much time did you spend on this?
I mean, it's important to put out a little effort if you're seriously trying to understand something. If you're not interested fine, but if that's the case then why not just move on with a nod of appreciation at least?
I can't make head nor tail of a lot of things, but I think it's bad form to dismiss a major thinker like Adorno without first trying to get it, at least a little.
Not to mention one of the translations I posted was by our own Dennis Redmond, so at least how about some props for a listmember huh?