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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Katherine C. Bermingham Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment laid indispensable groundwork for critiquing instrumental rationality and the power dynamics embedded in discursive logic. Especially relevant for feminist theorists is the pair’s excursus on Homer’s Odyssey...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jeffrey Herf The word critical as applied to the theory of the Frankfurt School applies to the views of capitalism and the Enlightenment in Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno's classic work, Dialectic of Enlightenment . The absence of reference to the specificities of German history and...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
... reification, which is defended against Honneth’s definition of this concept. Based on an interpretation of passages in Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment and Adorno’s notion of “working through the past,” the article claims that reification should be understood as a forgetting of the...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Esther Oluffa Pedersen In giving a philosophical account of the rise of National Socialism in early- and mid-twentieth-century Germany, many philosophers have pointed to myth as an explanatory feature. The work of Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno in the Dialectic of Enlightenment is renowned...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the dialectic of Enlightenment and consummated by Ausch- witz. On Bernstein’s account, Adorno’s “fugitive ethical experience” amounts to a “negative theodicy” that recognizes Auschwitz as “the realization of the destruction of aura.”5 This would not undo what Adorno termed the consti- tutive...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... Adorno’s refusal to directly interrogate philosophical anthropology leads him to implicitly prescribe a certain figure of the human, undermining the value of his resistance to anthropological definitions. In Dialectic of Enlightenment and Minima Moralia Adorno attempts a negative-dialectical...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... world—in favor of an intersubjectively grounded communication theory whereby com- 3. See Albrecht Wellmer, “Reason, Utopia, and the Dialectic of Enlightenment,” in Bernstein, Habermas and Modernity, 48–49. 4. Shierry Weber, “Aesthetic Experience and Self-Reflection as Emancipatory...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2018
.... Comparison with the expression of love by a woman who has been truly satis™ed by a man.”24 In the Dialectic of Enlightenment Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno describe the entanglement of freedom and fate as the mythological residue in an ostensibly “disenchanted” bourgeois rationality. Erotic...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 181–209.
Published: 01 February 2021
... . 47. Brown, Undoing the Demos , 34 . 48. Many have contested this view of fascism as an “aberration” from liberalism and the Enlightenment, perhaps most famously Horkheimer and Adorno in Dialectic of Enlightenment . Others have argued that, historically, “fascism . . . could succeed only...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... : University of Nebraska Press . Horkheimer Max . 2004 . “Schopenhauer and Society (1955).” Qui Parle 15 , no. 3 : 85 – 96 . Horkheimer Max Adorno Theodor W. . 2002 . Dialectic of Enlightenment , edited by Noerr Gunzelin Schmid , translated by Jephcott Edmund...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... French philo- sophical and theoretical critiques of the Enlightenment and its impulses toward domination, patriarchy, and hegemony have turned to the Enlightenment’s cel- ebration of the ocular as a starting point for the “dialectic of enlightenment.” Interestingly, the French cultural valorization...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with empiricism. The actual “restitution of experi- ence” came later, in the texts we all know: Dialectic of Enlightenment, Minima Moralia, Negative Dialectics, Aesthetic Theory, and so forth. A recent turn in Adorno scholarship has stressed not only the importance of the American years as the...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 25–40.
Published: 01 August 2017
... analysis of the Verfremdungseffekt produced by montage, the alienating distanciation of unexpected juxtapositions, contributes to the construction of a true dialectical image of satire, which allows us to plot the oppositional axes of satire and to extrapolate the characteristics of other forms of mass...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
... violence in the Enlightenment. We realize that freedom is a negative concept only when we are aware that, historically, the subject has sought to control the object, and that such history is expressed in philosophical categories. Since some of Adorno’s concepts dialectically negate Kantian concepts...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 203–222.
Published: 01 November 2016
...) . ———. 2002 . Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments , translated by Jephcott Edmund . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . ———. 2006 . History and Freedom: Lectures, 1964–1965 , translated by Livingstone Rodney . Malden, MA : Polity . ———. 2010 . Negative...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 231–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... modifi cation of the dialectic of Enlightenment, reads: “But if that dialectics irrepressibly turns reason into the absolute antithesis of nature, if the nature in reason itself is forgotten, reason will be self- preservation running wild and will regress to nature. It is only as refl ection upon that...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 189–205.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., apolitical, and anticritical. Holt argues instead for a dialectical understanding of the collector's conflicting tendencies that both prevents us from making claims about the collector's active political engagement on behalf of a changed future and offers us insight into a task that is necessary for critical...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... propensity to commit suicide. In particular, the article makes out a dialectical relationship among three discursive tropes of gay suicide. Doctors and activists of the nineteenth century, including the sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, employed gay suicide to call for the abolition of Germany’s ban on male...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... that in magic sub- jectivity is minimal (DE, 7). The first chapter ofDialectic of Enlightenment shows that the dialectic of religion constitutes the earliest, prescientific moments of the disenchant- ment of the world. But Horkheimer and Adorno’s account of Judaism compli- cates this...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
... intelligence had to bend over to do this, the learned man was able to reach his forehead, and erased the first letter. With that, the massive lump of clay fell on top of the learned man and crushed him. A basic assumption of the DIALECTIC OF ENLIGHTENMENT is that, among the omnipotence of thoughts, the...