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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 97–130.
Published: 01 November 2010
... consciousness out of reification: they argue that he relies too much on flawed Romantic models of subjectivity. In contrast, I outline a phenomenological reading of Lukács's theory, comparing his thought with that of Edmund Husserl and Emil Lask. This makes consciousness a mode of being rather than...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Richard Westerman Abstract Interpretations of Georg Lukács’s theory of reification and consciousness have typically assumed that Lukács relies on an essentialized notion of subjectivity that can be restored by dereification. This article argues instead that he treats subjectivity as a formally...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 195–214.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., anti-Semitic ideology appears to be initially a liberal phenomenon, an expression of a “false consciousness,” while in Nazi Germany the extermination of the Jews became a political institution, a pillar of the state. Commentary An Institution of Nazi Statesmanship: Friedrich Pollock’s Theoretical...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 189–205.
Published: 01 November 2012
... reflection: bringing loss to consciousness. Holt claims that acknowledging past losses not only is the starting point and core of any attempt to change the present but also is the extent to which the activity of collecting can contribute to the goal of political transformation. © 2012 by New German...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 53–88.
Published: 01 August 2009
... their matter, their medium, their form. Heartfield's AIZ works offer a radical Left critique of the mass-circulated photograph and its production of political consciousness by internalizing and miming its very means through photomontage. Leftist critique in Heartfield's montages, I maintain, resides in suture...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 133–162.
Published: 01 August 2017
... something other than a mere postnationalization. It requires a heightened understanding of global justice and a critical relation with past and present liabilities that is more reforming of European consciousness. Borrowing from aesthetic idioms, the article terms this different outlook an “anamorphic gaze...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 11–34.
Published: 01 November 2019
... such as community and home in an age of transnationalism and globalism. Focusing on two productions that self-consciously redeploy the western’s legacy, Thomas Bidegain’s Les Cowboys (2015) and Valeska Grisebach’s Western (2017), as well as some related examples, this article scrutinizes the myths of the genre...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
... comprehension of Husserl’s theses was quick and impressive. One of his defining critiques, against Husserl’s return to an idealistic transcendental consciousness, proposed instead that 3. For other treatments of Husserl’s French reception, consider Paul Ricoeur, “New Developments in Phenomenology...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
... solely from Schmitt’s position, however, as his oeuvre clearly points to his theological leanings. The ambiguity also stems from a broader and more principled issue, which is well reflected in Schmitt’s position: the view of modern consciousness as a self-contained and self-derived system...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 189–201.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... Taking an Anthropological Perspective— Public Sphere and Consciousness In his almost six-hundred-page treatise on the public sphere, Volker Gerhardt designs a comprehensive history of the public sphere as a condition for the development of individual consciousness.19 Rather than understand...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., the other the willing instrument.”8 In other words, the relation between the two self-consciousnesses, seen as a rela- tion between two forces, must have the form in which one or the other of the parties, as a force, has power over the other. This is necessarily the case, accord- ing to Harris...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 103–126.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that militated against his even being considered for serious comparison with Adorno. This is regrettable, not only because of the disproportionate effects visited on Fromm’s legacy relative to Adorno but also because of the distortion engendered in the self-consciousness of critical theory itself—something...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 89–128.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of subjec- tive knowledge (and, by extension, of consciousness).28 But for now, to clarify Kojève’s parallel between phenomenology and physics, to explicate Bachelard’s claims to a “realization of the real,” and to prepare for Wahl’s own “realism,” I turn to discuss the early 1930s import...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of excitation but takes the “wrong route” in hysteria, anticathexis is the investment of another kind of energy by the ego to bind and control the mass of excitations associated with a traumatic breach in perceptual consciousness, an investment that takes place at the expense of an impoverishment of the rest...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
... opportunity—turning philosophy against its own past—to transform the world. Philosophy’s nonrealization, actuality, and time- liness (consciousness of having missed the moment of action, when philosophy “seemed outmoded”)5 are thus imagelessly reflected in the nonplace, the miss- ing timeless topos...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 1–39.
Published: 01 February 2021
... about the emergence of a bourgeois culture with its work-concept, and for an end , before, that is, the promise of Enlightenment’s freedom turned to the terror of an overly rationalized consciousness. He marked the doubled-up dialectical moment as a great divide between Bach and Beethoven. Even...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
... elaboration of critical theory as a theory of communication rests on the claim that in Max Horkheimer and Adorno critical theory reaches a fatal impasse, insofar as it represents “the exhaustion of the paradigm of the philosophy of conscious- ness.”1 By philosophy of consciousness Habermas means...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
..., such as toward the “philosophy of history,” 8 which both reject as an unwarranted projection of eschatological hope onto immanent history. For Pini Ifergan, “Blumenberg espoused a view . . . reminiscent of Löwith’s, whereby historical consciousness and eschatological belief are beyond reconciliation.” 9...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... work, by which he came to ground a theory of rationality in language and communication rather than in epistemology.7 In so doing, Habermas rejected his earlier account of rationality—conceived in terms of the consciousness of a subject coming to know the objects of his world—in favor...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 67–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... explicitly formulated in Plato’s theory of Ideas, enters for the first time the sphere of transcendental subjectivity. Descartes’s theory is anchored in the universally valid reality of the individual consciousness, the observation that the essence of all things lies in the freedom of the thinking...