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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
... for his retreat into socially indifferent aestheticism. But his actual view was that art can remain art only if it is responsive to human suffering. For Adorno, it is only by virtue of its relative autonomy that art can address social suffering and sustain a critical posture toward the world. Copyright...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
... and prejudices and of misreading the autonomy of literature as an end in itself. Foster establishes this position by looking at Stanley Corngold's essay “Adorno's ‘Notes on Kafka,’” particularly Adorno's account of Kafka's “gnosticism.” Foster then draws on Adorno's recently published lectures on aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Rosa’s critique of social acceleration and argues that this critique lacks a firm normative basis. This basis is required, however, for one to claim why certain processes of social acceleration are wrong. It is shown that Rosa’s analyses of acceleration contain two suggestions for such a basis: autonomy...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to Blumenberg's anthropology, the need to turn away from the world in order to engage with it is a distinctly human trait. However, second-order cybernetics and Niklas Luhmann's social systems theory offer ways to conceptualize this “involution” as a general feature of living things, whose relative autonomy...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the subject to express itself, perhaps not free from the “objective” constraints of society but with considerable relative autonomy. Romantic-modernist re-creative resistance to an illusory “solution” of the problems Bach's music continues to present offers greater scope for historical transformation...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 41–64.
Published: 01 November 2013
... structure. Even as the film constructs an ostensibly powerful gaze, it undermines the spectator's autonomy, repeatedly drawing attention to the cinematic apparatus that guides—even manipulates—the viewer and revealing the illusory nature of the control ostensibly afforded him or her. © 2013 by New German...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
... but also ensures that it may take no action on behalf of the suffering that it expresses. This analysis is then used to consider the possible status of the angel in the moment of contemporaneity, as art embraces sociality and faces a weakened autonomy. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... The essay characterizes the project of modernity as twofold. Modernity develops the separate value spheres of science, morality,   9. Bernstein defends the principle of aesthetic autonomy posited by Adorno’s aesthetic theory against the dominating force of instrumental reason and challenges...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Intuitions,” 1071 . 43. Bernstein, “Blind Intuitions,” 1071 . 44. Mapp, “No Nature, No Nothing.” 45. Benhabib, “Autonomy as Mimetic Reconciliation.” 46. Kantian autonomy “presupposes the repression of nature; the more this repression is developed, all the more does the self...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... thought, the correlation between critique and autonomy is still presupposed. With this presupposition, the separations between autonomous art and the culture industry, “good” and “bad,” or “critical” and “ideological” art go unproblematized. The possibility that film, as a heteronomous medium —dependent...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
...-renunciation. By comparing and contrasting these two concepts, one can grasp the contrary processes at work in each theory. Both models of sovereignty posit a crisis of the self resulting from its objectness. Through this crisis the subject’s supposed autonomy is radically called into question when confronted...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 159–196.
Published: 01 August 2011
... education) and individual autonomy instead of a fascist ideology that had dominated the German university between 1933 and the defeat of the Third Reich? This is, for instance, how the philosopher Karl Jaspers understood his intervention of 1946 and his call to retain the principles of Humboldt’s...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... This cornerstone of the aesthetics of autonomy—of all things—has for years been the site of comprehensive rehabilitation and wide-ranging reinterpretation under the banner of “New Formalism.” 6 Adorno had initially remained untouched by the New Formalists because they largely rejected the notion, which...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
... the horizon of liberalism by showing respect for the autonomy of each domain rather than transcending that horizon by arguing for the ultimate “sovereignty,” so to speak, of the political.8 That Schmitt tried to respond to this charge brings up the second point: Schmitt is an implacable critic...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 145–164.
Published: 01 February 2008
... articulated the twin crises of knowledge and human agency behind much recent conspiracy thinking. These crises—one about knowledge and interpretation, the other about the uncertain line between individual autonomy and social regulation—have contributed substantially 13. For more detail...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 105–132.
Published: 01 August 2017
... . Cultural Critique 1 , no. 2 : 125 – 39 . ———. 1989 . The New Conservatism: Cultural Criticism and the Historians' Debate , edited and translated by Nicholsen Shierry Weber . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . ———. 1992 . “The Limits of Neo-historicism.” In Autonomy and Solidarity...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... and aesthetic experiments and compro- 29. On the constructivist object, see Kiaer, “Rodchenko in Paris.” 194  Hermann Glöckner mised the possibility of autonomy for the art object, forcing it to become utili- tarian and transforming it into an industrial commodity.30 Further, the appar- ent failure...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2013
... that resulted from secularization and the Enlightenment ideals of autonomy, justice, and equality. With the advent of the market econ- omy, the family itself became a different kind of economic unit, and with this change, the meaning of love evolved. Before the nineteenth century, the norm...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... itself.16 According to Friedländer, Vernunft (reason) is the foundation for all metaphysics. Art, like science and ethics, has its own autonomy in the Kantian philosophical system because of the relationship between aesthetic judgments and reason: As it is since Kant, in science...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., and forgotten. 11 By grounding the idea of freedom and human dignity in the autonomy of the subject, the exclusion of natural beauty from aesthetics was already foreshadowed in Kant, even though, Adorno argues, Kant still cheered nature’s beauty as prior to and superior to the beauty of art. To make...