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His devaluation of rationality as a tool for domination will in fact have a large impact on the theories of Adorno and Horkheimer. But while Horkheimer, especially in his late years, will consistently support Schopenhauer's doctrine, even in its most metaphysical conclusions, Adorno, on the contrary, always remained a severe critic of Schopenhauer, 28 The indebtedness of Freud to Schopenhauer is particularly strong, if we consider what we just said about Freud's conception of sublimation. 29 M.
W. Adorno, M. Horkheimer, I Seminari della Scuola di Francoforte, p. 175. (My translation) 9 A. 1, p. 46. 38 empirical world, but then reason becomes in Schopenhauer a merely calculating device which might be formally accurate, but that cannot achieve any status of truth, least of all in the ambit of morals. While we will discuss the details of Schopenhauer's ethical system in chapter V, we can already see that the impossibility for reason to guide moral decisions is based on Schopenhauer's contradictory evaluation of the subject's role.
While this analysis will sustain a critical evaluation of Schopenhauer's pessimism, it will also try to point out the innovative aspects of his thought. This reconstruction has primarily two functions. The first, analytical one is to explain some crucial categories developed by Schopenhauer, since these will prove to be indispensable for understanding Nietzsche's thought first, and then its reception in Adorno's theory. The second, critical function is to show the basic flaws of Schopenhauer's doctrine, as they will be later detected and modified by Nietzsche and 1 G.