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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... specifically, John McCole has suggested that Benjamin’s 1929 essay on surrealism, in which the innervating interpenetration of image space and body space is explored, was in reality “directed at a figure behind Aragon . . . Ludwig Klages.” 56 60. Klages, Vom kosmogonischen Eros , 52 , translated...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 103–128.
Published: 01 February 2023
... this capitalist stupidity. A similar kind of stupidity characterizes fascism. In critically commenting on the protofascist writings of Ludwig Klages, Benjamin writes, “The philosophy of Klages, while a philosophy of duration, knows no creative evolution, but only the gentle rocking of a dream, whose phases...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., and Martin Heidegger .” In The Legacy of Hans Jonas , edited by Tirosh-Samuelson Hava and Wiese Christian , 107 – 30 . Leiden : Brill , 2010 . Lebovic Nitzan . The Philosophy of Life and Death: Ludwig Klages and the Rise of a Nazi Biopolitics . New York : Palgrave Macmillan...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in leftist physiognomics are racialist ones, and Balázs was of course not the only Marxist theorist to have points of overlap with right-wing writers. Benjamin also flirted with reaction- ary thinkers, chiefly the anti-Semitic proponent of Lebensphilosophie Ludwig Klages, whose concept of Seelenkunde...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 177–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., claims that Adorno shared something of Walter Benjamin’s fascination with Ludwig Klages’s vitalist critique of reason, and Hermann Mörchen’s study on the affinities between Adorno and Heidegger. 11 Yet Spengler’s case remains largely uncharted, as George Friedman and David Roberts are the only ones...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... on lamentations written by Rilke and Lasker-Schüler.25 After reading Scholem’s essay, Benjamin told him that in a 1916 piece, “The Role of Language 20. Scholem to Ludwig Strauß, August 1918, in Br, 1:170. 21. Walter Benjamin, “On Language as Such and on the Language of Man,” in Selected Writ­ ings...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 115–132.
Published: 01 November 2011
... were Rudolf Kassner, Ludwig Klages, Oswald Spengler, Ernst Kretschmer, and Hans F. K. Günther, 30 not to mention such figures as Béla Bálasz, Max Picard, Walter Benjamin, and Joseph Roth, among many others. Almost everyone, and by no means only the literati of the period, carried around...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the strength of its vital source (KZ, 902). The method borrows—as the enig- matic reference to handwriting suggests—from Ludwig Klages’s recently pub- lished and incredibly popular vitalist graphology Handschrift und Charakter (Handwriting and Character, 1917), where he proposes that handwriting...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., independent, surplus side (ND, 106; PT, 1:113), so that conceptions like those of Nietzsche and Ludwig Klages, which position concepts, categories, as directly derivative (abkünftig) from life, cannot be made compatible with this more ambivalent, progressive-regressively marked genealogy of concepts...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
... communication, technological innovation, political mass movements, and an emerging culture of consumerism and entertainment, ignited neomythical counterreactions, some of which took the form of com- plete philosophical or aesthetic worldviews, as in the case of Stefan George and Ludwig Klages. According...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 171–207.
Published: 01 November 2006
... in her letters to bear the burden of guilt. Both were ultimately sent to prison.) Döblin declared himself incapable of drawing a steadfast distinction between Elli and Grethe. As he confessed in a letter to Ludwig Klages written after the publication of Two Friends, there was indeed something...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and premodern societies or in opposition to them.68 While conservative thinkers such as Ludwig Klages posited a strict break between ancient and modern rhythm, Ruttmann—like many of his contemporaries in the film world such as Hans Richter—clearly opts for a vision of a universal rhythm: from grain...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
... materialism in nineteenth-century Germany, especially as it was found in the work of Carl Vogt, Jacob Moleschott, and Ludwig Büchner, Ernst Mayr empha- sizes the centrality of this valence of materialism in biology, which he calls “strongly reductionist materialism.”17 Mayr, Timothy Lenoir, and Stephen...