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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... for the Heidegger reception. The article considers the implications of this history for the use of the concept of secularization in intellectual history by examining the Löwith-Blumenberg controversy. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 atheism dialectical theology existentialism neo-scholasticism...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... experiences as guideposts. Varnhagen’s lived experiences illustrate both the danger of assimilation and the process by which an ontological struggle becomes political. Martin Heidegger’s fundamental ontology, replete with nonnormative existentials, offers abstract categories that may illuminate...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 89–128.
Published: 01 August 2011
... intellectual developments of the ensuing decades, including philosophical existentialism, French epistemology, and antihumanist anthropology. I first offer a sketch of the network of exiled intel- lectuals around Alexandre Koyré, as this circle and his journal Recherches philosophiques were instrumental...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... between the once-tortured victim and the once-torturer is for the latter to face his or her own extreme existential loneliness. Only in front of the firing squad may humanity be restored. “Through a moral turning-back of the clock,” Améry says, the criminal can “join his victim as a fellow human being...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
...” CP( , 28). For Schmitt, it is the intensity and extremity of this confrontation, the real pos- sibility of war, of being called on to sacrifice one’s own life and take that of others, that makes this antagonism distinctly political. “War,” he says, “follows from enmity. War is the existential...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of violent death is a fundamental aspect of Rosenzweig’s thought and his existentialism, as Strauss understood it and as is embodied in The Star of Redemption (1921): All cognition of All originates in death, in the fear of death. Philosophy takes it upon itself to throw off the fear...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to, the totality and particularity of its existence. Doing so amounts to what Heidegger terms “authenticity.” What prompts this existential transformation is the “call of conscience” ( Ruf des Gewissen ) or the “voice of conscience” ( Stimme des Gewissen ). If the they conceals Dasein ’s ownmost possibilities...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 15–30.
Published: 01 February 2006
...), 352, that “Freud’s ethic resembles Sartre’s existentialism, which offers a related criterion, authenticity, as a way of judging what is good in human action.” For a later discussion see Charles Taylor, The Ethics of Authenticity (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991). New German...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
.... This in-between state becomes especially apparent in the simultaneous highlighting of, on the one hand, the existential problematization of the occidental subject-object split and, on the other hand, its radical affirmation. Because the dualistic idea of the so-called strong subject “nourishes” itself...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in relation to Continental philosophy more generally, see my “Angst across the Channel: Existentialism in Britain,” in Situating Existentialism, ed. Jonathan Judaken and Robert Bernasconi (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming). 5. Simon Critchley has recounted this story in his essay “Calm...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
...-Ponty rose in the immediate postwar period—with the explosive rise of existentialism and the negotiation with communism that followed. As the semiofficial home of existentialism, Les temps modernes largely co-opted phenomenology and, thanks to Sartre’s political ethics, also wrapped it inside...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
...” on behalf of humans as historically situated beings, then there is no built-in necessity that it become a mythical re occupation that teleologically preordains either complete collapse or complete mastery. Blumenberg defines countermobilization as “an existential program, according to which man posits...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and to what and to whom becomes an untidy problem. What concerns Rosenzweig throughout much of his work is the problem of how to square linear time with existential experience and the origin of the temporal order, namely, eternity. For Rosenzweig, revelation amounts to the “discovery” of the human...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 67–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... deny that humanity has a fundamental claim to material happiness, defined as the satisfaction of human needs, actual and potential, immediately violate the presuppositions of theoretical endeavor. A historical 15. Marcuse’s critique of existentialism proceeds along much the same lines...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... (1956–62), who attempted to refute the predominant philosophical traditions of Cartesianism and Bergsonian vitalism. 94 Against the subjectivist basis of those theories, they took sociological approaches to the problems of the day, though they too drew inspiration from existentialism. They believed...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 121–152.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., in short, undergoing the social and symbolic investiture that confers what Eric Santner in his recent work calls “existential legitimacy”: the sense that “one has a place in the world that entitles one to enjoy a modicum of recognition of one’s words and actions.”5 In the evening of September 26...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 129–154.
Published: 01 November 2018
... was not without merits for him? A philosophical disagreement looks like the most obvious reason. But given Marcuse’s Marxist sympathies—his articles from the same period sought to fuse the existentialism of Heidegger’s 1927 magnum opus Being and Time ( Sein und Zeit ) and Marxism—and Heidegger’s anti-Marxist...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 21–44.
Published: 01 August 2020
... (travelers, dissidents, scholars, visitors, etc.) as embodiments of a practical (rather than abstract) cosmopolitan existence. Cosmopolitanism of this kind takes a turn that is too personal, even in Democritus’s dictum: it becomes more of an existential, epistemic, and ethical-subjective challenge rather...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 9–24.
Published: 01 November 2012
... on February 11, 1960. New German Critique 117, Vol. 39, No. 3, Fall 2012 DOI 10.1215/0094033X-1677228  © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 9 10  Letter from Klemperer to Arendt and Scholem honest existential...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 45–94.
Published: 01 August 2007
... of the Philosophers,” pt. 1, sec. 6, of Beyond Good and Evil, in Basic Writings of Nietzsche, ed. and trans. Walter Kaufmann (New York: Modern Library, 1992), 203. Successful examples of intellectual history that highlight the existential meaning of ideas to thinkers are John E. Toews, Hegelianism: The Path...