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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 257–278.
Published: 01 November 2005
... communicatively fluent societies. They represent the modernization of political culture guided by communicative rationality, paralleling the accelerated modernization of globalization. This view is elaborated and modified by an interpretation based on a philosophy of history as recurrence or “metempsychosis...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... on theology, but rather on philosophical anthropology and idealist epistemology. Hegel’s approach to history as the result of human actions that are never irrational but in principle always rational helps us to understand the historical process. This theory is specifically useful in understanding the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
...McKenzie Wark If game theory was objective, rational, abstract; gamer theory is subjective, intuitive, particular. If game theory starts with the self-contained agent, like a prisoner in a cell, looking out at the world; gamer theory wonders how the agency of the gamer comes into being as something...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 150–155.
Published: 01 July 2017
... ever-greater dependency on his or her torturer. We have to distinguish between informed and deliberate conversion of a detainee’s political convictions, through a kind of hard bargaining that appeals to the detainee’s rationality; inducing a detainee to betray his or her convictions and his or her...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 78–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
... found in Friedrich Schiller. If an autonomous subject possesses something exaggeratedly, superfluously, or irrationally elaborate, and if that subject further experiences ownership as liberation from the forceful demands of goal-oriented rationality and utilitarian thinking, then that something is...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... rationality. Third, I show how such practices of market commensuration depend on a range of evaluative devices that create environments of equivalence and hierarchical difference, explicating how these devices have come to play an increasingly important role in contemporary digital culture. I then discuss a...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... commodity exchange. They reveal the exclusions, notably of noise, that enable rational communication, and the underpinning dependence of ostensibly unique items in semantic chains on their mutual indifference. Glitches are symbols whose nonhuman labor reveals the limits of humanism. © 2017 Duke University...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 117–143.
Published: 01 July 2013
... terms of the foundation of sense experience in the given. He opposes Karl-Otto Apel's attempt to resolve the crisis through a metapragmatics that would ground reason according to the rules of argumentation of a community of rational agents. The crisis of foundations, he argues, is rather one of the...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 293–295.
Published: 01 November 2017
... hundred years from intellectuals as legislators (of universal truth, values, and rationality) to intellectuals as interpreters (of cultural meanings, political and historical events, social change, and the like). The shift in the fate of intellectuals is correlated to an alteration between two historical...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 253–256.
Published: 01 July 2008
... desire that necessarily includes calculation and reflection on the means by which desire is pursued (p. 139). Transposing this model into post-Mao China, Rofel finds socialist political passions similarly being countered by a notion of rational interest that favors a predictable and politically neutered...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 November 2018
... borders or boundaries (as per its etymology), based on inclusion and exclusion, and according to certain criteria. This is a power that can be “harnessed by forces of rationality and governmentality that categorize and administer people, words, and things” (18). Yet on the other hand, the list has the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 July 2013
... within the dimension of rational argumentation, which both presupposes it and tends to conceal or repress it. So, to use one of Lyotard's constant references throughout this period, Kant's elaboration of the conditions of possibility of objective knowledge (in the form of the determinative judgment that...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 288–292.
Published: 01 November 2017
... its instrumental rationality was replaced with value rationality; Bauman fails to provide sufficient historical background on the unique German context and fails to provide a convincing account of the diversity of the perpetrators who are all treated as bureaucrats. Had Bauman applied the correct...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... ). The very premise of “interests,” especially of a self-interest that would drive people to seek voluntary submission rationally is misleading. Interests are not closed against the outside. The etymology of the word “interest” suggests that inter-esse is a condition, the space, and the intersubjective...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 430–433.
Published: 01 November 2015
... neoliberal logics of accountability and transparency structured the media representation of the story and the construction of the scientists involved (124), and argues, furthermore, that the scandal cannot really be understood independently of the generative power of neoliberal or rational choice logics and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2013) 9 (2): 188–202.
Published: 01 July 2013
... rational discourse if we are to understand the potential of its use as resistance—its persistence is to illuminate the irrational. It is such an argument that one must assemble from bits and pieces laid out over several stages of Lyotard's intellectual career as (1) a postmodernist (composers cultivated...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 389–403.
Published: 01 November 2014
... remains. Even in Europe, for example, Italians and Brits find each other’s queuing behavior unsettlingly different. 2 The intellectual origins of queuing tape in a worldview that tends to presume rational scientific action and the transcendent authority of technical productivity becomes obvious here...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 July 2005
... 6, 1999). The second version of conventional wisdom is that judges apply an enlightened rationality – they make a judgement, and their deliberations establish a short list of the best and a worthy winner. One Whitbread judge explained his role: “I think Harry Potter is derivative, dull and boring...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... elements of theology and politics, the crucial example for Schmitt is that “the exception in politics is analogous to the miracle in theology” (2006: 36). That modern political and legal principles are secular rational reformulations of what were originally religious ideas is not exclusively Schmitt's...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2017) 13 (3): 309–313.
Published: 01 November 2017
... result, the outcome of class-based conflict and reality tended to look alarmingly like today’s modern mass society founded on a somewhat fascistic culture of rationality. In fact, Bauman said, distinguishing himself from the cultural and political inflection of some Marxist writings, if not those of...