About the Author

Lea Gekle

E-Mail: lea.gekle@u-picardie.fr

Website: https://u-picardie.academia.edu/LeaGekle

Lea Gekle is currently writing a doctoral thesis on Adorno’s critique of sociology. Gekle completed a MA in Contemporary Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and passed the agrégation in Ger-man Studies in 2018 before taking her position as a fully funded PhD student in 2019 at the University de Picardie Jules Verne and Goethe Universität Frankfurt. She has been a DAAD scholarship holder since 2020, and since 2021 has also been affiliated with the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin. She teaches philosophy at the University de Pi-cardie Jules Verne. Her main areas of research are epistemology of social theory, critical theory, and feminist theory.

Contributions by Author: Lea Gekle

How to Get Over “Ambiguity-Intolerant” Approaches to Social Theory?

A Feminist Critique of Adorno’s Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory

eginning from Adorno’s empirical research published as The Authoritarian Personality, I have tried to relate actual empirical studies with the concept of “ambiguity intolerance” viewed as fundamental for a certain kind of knowledge. I have shown how Adorno attempts to escape, on a methodological as well as on a theoretical level, different modes of the rigidity of thought. […]