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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 103–128.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., the article turns to Benjamin’s early essay “Outline of the Psychophysical Problem” and in particular, its emphasis on the existential categories of nearness and distance in relation to corporeal substance ( Körper ) and collective body ( Leib ). Subsequently, Benjamin’s reflections on various educational...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
... decline) and existential radicalization (totalizing onstage and offstage tragedy as the pinnacle of aesthetic experience and the heroic rupture into a new historical era). kirk.wetters@yale.edu Copyright © 2023 by New German Critique, Inc. 2023 Georg Lukács Johann Wolfgang von Goethe...
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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
... may expect. On the contrary, the transformative power of guilt is to be found in the individual’s will to remember one’s past with one’s own consciousness. This internal psychological and existential process entails acknowledging past deeds, redefining responsibilities in the present, and thus...
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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 (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 155–178.
Published: 01 February 2023
... as a positive determinate of one’s existence. Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth begins with the chapter “Concerning Violence,” in which violence is sanctioned not only on pragmatic grounds of ending the presence of the colonizer in the land but also on existential grounds. The colonial world, explained...
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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 (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... another beyond the seemingly self-enclosed (existential and political) states within we lead our quotidian lives. As the intersection of Ström and Rogeby’s respective national and global perspectives suggest, Gilroy’s shoreline is also a site of translation: of perception into action, of the national...
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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
.... A similar conflict occurs in the aesthetics of the sublime, in Bataille’s concept of transgression, and in the phenomenon of artistic self-injury. This conflict can be described as an existential threat to the individual’s claim to autonomy and thus as an endangerment of the fundamental conception...
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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
..., in heightening awareness of existential precariousness, has raised many questions, particularly about human orientation on a wildly erratic planet. This article explores two of these questions: Which narratives tend to best reflect realistic assessments of the human condition and what, fundamentally...
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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 (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 (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...