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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 25–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Dan Diner In this article Diner briefly rethinks the impact of enlightenment as a historical current of thought and of modernity as its material equivalent. The text unfolds its argument against the backdrop of growing intellectual skepticism toward Western culture and its achievements, especially...
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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...
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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 (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 109–131.
Published: 01 November 2009
...William Rasch Recent polemical and philosophical claims about modern, secular, liberal, enlightened Europe are examined from the perspective of Europe's relation, past and present, to the non-European world. The notion that Enlightenment reason and liberal institutions represent a higher level...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 1–29.
Published: 01 February 2023
...—had the dialectic of enlightenment been comprehended within the dialectics of nature, had the fossils not been forgotten—the Frankfurt School might have surpassed this contradiction between nature and society, which they criticized but never quite overcame. ________ Horkheimer took up...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... by closely examining his 1980 Adorno Prize address, “Die Moderne—ein unvollendetes Projekt,” a work that both makes clear Habermas's continued faith in the Enlightenment project and offers one of his few direct remarks on aesthetic modernity. This article presents the shortcomings of Habermas's thinking...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 181–209.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Jana Cattien Abstract This article interrogates the discursive regimes that underpin Leitkultur (guiding culture) discourse in contemporary Germany and argues that Leitkultur conjures Germany’s imagined “freedom from history” from within Enlightenment temporalities of liberal freedom. This requires...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... environment in a decrepit Jewish town in eastern Europe but left it behind to travel to Berlin and dedicate his life to philosophy in the tradition of the German enlightenment. Scholem (1897–1982), born a century and a half later to a middle-class acculturated Jewish family in Berlin, left it behind...
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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 (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Adi Armon During the Weimar years Leo Strauss was intellectually and spiritually close to streams of thought that were averse to liberalism, enlightenment, and democracy. Specifically, he was mostly influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt. The political philosophy...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., this article argues that the proponents of this view fail to recognize that the desire to overcome anthropocentrism was central to Enlightenment thought. Like the latter, ecological posthumanism accords itself cognitive privileges that presuppose a successful distantiation of the world. According...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of 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...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 177–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
... with Adorno’s correspondence with Max Horkheimer sheds light on Spengler as an overlooked key (next to Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin) to their Dialectic of Enlightenment , written in 1941–44. Adorno’s daring effort to appropriate Spengler’s analysis of Caesarism makes Adorno’s critical theory...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
...-order experience Homo compensator Enlightenment In conversation with “Alexander Kluge: New Perspectives on Creative Arts and Critical Practice,” an international conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (October 11–13, 2018) Theory exists in extensive form—the power...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of enlightenment modernism negative dialectics The whole futile body was suffused by transparency. Little by little the body turned into light. Its blood into a beam. Its limbs froze in an unintelligible movement. And the man was no more than a sign among the constellations. —Louis Aragon, Paris Peasant...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... toward enlightenment’s goal of abolishing fear. It mitigates terror by imitating and propitiating local spirits. Because Max Horkheimer and Adorno rely on a limited reading of Marcel Mauss,4 they are interested only in sympathetic magic, where “like produces like, contact results in contagion...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
...?—differs radically from the position to which animals, in Adorno’s reading, were relegated by Kant’s idealism, which positions the animal as radical other to the human. In Dialectic of Enlightenment Horkheimer and Adorno describe how nature and animals are tied to their abilities to articulate...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to nominalism in Adorno’s oeuvre, which appear in many different settings. First, I will look at those in purely philosophical contexts. In their critique of the reduction of the Enlightenment to instrumental reason in Dialectic of Enlightenment, Max Horkheimer and Adorno accused nominalism of going too...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 141–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
... and happiness. Pleasure also is no lon- ger possible for Adorno, for social alienation and reifi cation imply that no direct access exists to any sort of joy that would result from reconciled sub- jectivity. Such a negative understanding of contemporary society also sees the Enlightenment fear...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 167–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Historik theory of history References Blanning T. C. W. 1989 . Review of Reinhart Koselleck , Critique and Crisis: Enlightenment and the Pathogenesis of Modern Society. German History 7 , no. 3 : 265 – 66 . Calhoun Craig , ed. 1992 . Habermas and the Public Sphere...