Ador continues to have an impact on disciplines as diverse as philosophy, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, musicology and literary theory. An uncompromising critic, even as Ador contests many of the premises of the philosophical tradition, he also reinvigorates that tradition in his concerted attempt to stem or to reverse potentially catastrophic tendencies in the West. This book serves as a guide through the intricate labyrinth of Ador's work. Expert contributors make Ador accessible to a new generation of readers without simplifying his thought. They provide readers with the key concepts needed to decipher Ador's often daunting books and essays.
Deborah Cook is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Windsor, Canada.