File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2000/bhaskar.0001, message 16

Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 13:46:14 +0000
Subject: Re: BHA: Adorno on style

Dear Tobin

No, I don't believe that hallucination doesn't involve thoughts. But
Adorno makes it clear that he is talking about genuinely original
thinking in philosophy, science etc, and this doesn't proceed by
hallucination, so far as I know; even the 'non-rational', 'transcendent'
moment - the 'flash of inspiration' etc - seems to me the opposite of
hallucinatory. I.e. hallucinatory thinking is not to be *identified*
with the critical thinking Adorno has in mind.

There is no relevant 'snippet' or 'Intro' that I know of. Hallucination?


Tobin Nellhaus <> writes
>Mervyn--please, are you *trying* to be obtuse?  From the snippet of your
>Intro that you shared with us, I *know* that you have more imagination than
>you're exercising right now.  If you believe hallucination doesn't involve
>thoughts, then let the clause read, "schizophrenia must be the font of

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