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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Max Pensky Abstract Theodor W. Adorno’s claim in Aesthetic Theory that artworks have a truth content, and that this truth content in turn depends on philosophical interpretation, is among the work’s most challenging and obscure claims. This article argues that “The Idea of Natural History...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
... it means to call ostensibly political ideas aesthetic. By emphasizing the importance of the question of the aesthetic, I argue for a more complex and polysemous understanding of the relationship between the aesthetic and the political. I therefore reject polemical notions of “aestheticized” politics...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 55–69.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Ross Wilson This essay examines the significance for Theodor W. Adorno of Immanuel Kant's aesthetics. Adorno's philosophy insists, on the one hand, on truth to objects, while, on the other hand, defending subjective experience against overhasty dismissals of it. Adorno rejects the castigation...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 73–118.
Published: 01 February 2006
... Delusion experience is to be distinguished from aestheticization, where illusion and real- ity are no longer simultaneously registered (as they are in aesthetic experience) but—often with the best, radical, world-changing intentions—collapsed into identity, so that what was once differentiated...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 119–135.
Published: 01 February 2006
... the kind of philosophical self-identity that Adorno’s project sought to dismantle, Bubner warns that aestheticizing theory places a theory of the aesthetic in danger of becoming “entangled in a semblance which is not the one of which it speaks” and that it would be well advised finally to disown...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Samir Gandesha The “Aesthetic Dignity of Words”: Adorno’s Philosophy of Language Samir Gandesha There can be little doubt that Jürgen Habermas has decisively set the terms of the reception of Theodor W. Adorno’s work. Indeed, Habermas’s...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2021
... little it can be pinned down, does not.” 1 This hopeful remark appears in Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , a work that was first published in 1970, just a year after the author’s death. Fifty years later we can still hear in this remark a double entendre. In both art and personal life, we must...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and his concepts, philosophemes and theorems, separates these new readers from older criticism. A 1980 volume devoted to Aesthetic Theory laments the perceived aestheticization of social theory, meaning not only Adorno’s stylistic idiosyncrasies but the overall turn toward aesthetics in his later work...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... by film’s representational base and its inability to achieve a neutral standpoint through the use of montage, which arranges the material without dominating it. Copyright © 2021 by New German Critique, Inc. 2021 Theodor W. Adorno film aesthetic heteronomy semblance mechanical reproduction...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 43–61.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in passing in his Aesthetic Theory and that was, in turn, deeply influenced by the thought of Kandinsky’s nephew Alexandre Kojève, who also wrote an essay on his uncle’s paintings. This genealogy of motifs is of more than mere historical and anecdotal significance. At stake is nothing less than an accurate...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
...” of subjective destruction enacted by Adorno's text because they reduce the latter to the symptoms of a loss that defies expression as a matter of principle. © 2008 by New German Critique, Inc. 2008 Putting the Dialectic back in Negative Dialectics: Modern Melancholia and Adornian Ethical Aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the Fishermen of St. Barbara at the intersection of modernism and workers' movement literature and argues that such literature should be understood as part of a broadly conceived literary modernism. Reorienting modernist aesthetics toward a poetics of collectivity and viewing modernity through a spatial poetics...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 1. The director of the film within a film and his aesthetics of restraint. Figure 1. The director of the film within a film and his aesthetics of restraint. More
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Gili Kliger While the founding members of the Frankfurt School, notably Theodor W. Adorno, devoted much of their thought to aesthetic experience, Jürgen Habermas came to reflect on aesthetics only sparingly. This article considers the role of Adorno's aesthetic theory in Habermas's thought...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Patrizia McBride This article examines the discourse and practice of photography enacted in Weimar Germany's modernist photobook as a testing ground for the medium's narrative potential. This project involved the attempt to stake out an aesthetics that exploited photography's aptitude for exact...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Eva Horn Max Weber's concept of charisma is notorious both in social theory and in cultural analysis. This article elaborates some of the complex and sometimes contradictory implications of Weber's term, especially its political, theological, and aesthetical aspects. His term must be seen...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 85–105.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sherry Lee Abstract This article considers the concept of cultural landscape ( Kulturlandschaft ) from Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , exploring how the philosophy of natural beauty in relation to historical built environments resonates with ideas of musical landscape and experiences...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Justin Neville Kaushall Abstract This article argues that Immanuel Kant’s concept of disinterested contemplation is inadequate because it represses the historical suffering of nature, and thus the aesthetic object’s materiality. It also argues that Theodor W. Adorno’s concept of natural beauty...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Auerbach’s theory of the figure in relation to the historiographical innovations of Walter Benjamin and Aby Warburg, the revival of seriality in modernist aesthetics, and the narrative forms of twentieth-century literature, it argues that Auerbach’s work was shaped more significantly by modernist aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Martin Jay The challenge of nominalism in philosophy and theology to the reality of universals has been a motor of modern thought. Translated into aesthetic terms, it has abetted resistance to generic conventions and helped undermine essentialist notions of aesthetic form. Theodor W. Adorno had...