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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 191–216.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Ori Rotlevy Abstract How is freedom tied to tradition? What is the relation between the individual and the collective experience of tradition? To what extent is the experience of tradition part of a modern experience rather than only of an ancient one? This essay argues that these questions lie...
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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 (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of language is linked to that of freedom and how the conception of language, the presumption of freedom, and assumptions about the theory of time are interwoven. © 2009 by New German Critique, Inc. 2009 Mimetic Rationality: Adorno’s Project of a Language of Philosophy...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 103–128.
Published: 01 February 2023
... practices are evaluated in terms of how well they balance nearness and distance to produce the ethical, political, epistemological, and embodied dimensions of freedom. The dialectic that emerges between nearness and distance can become a powerful interpretive lens for understanding Benjamin’s criticisms...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 109–133.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a “militant” or “vigilant” democracy. In pushing the “defensive wall of the state forward,” to borrow a contemporary term, the state encroached on freedom of speech and the press, the right to organize and protest, and lawyer-client relations. Whether these measures were necessary to preserve and strengthen...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 83–95.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of social miserablism with a sense of mobility, spatial freedom, and play. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Vernacular Modernism as Child’s Play Pamela Wojcik For Miriam, who took me...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in the vein of Strauss became pathologized and policed by critics, conductors, and state authorities, as composers lost their freedom of expression and exposure to the public. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 modernism biopolitics imperialism Richard Strauss Salome Sonderweg...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
... national community of fate at the transnational, European level and seeks to defend that community against external threats). Zaimoğlu and Senkel's play constructs sexual freedom and gender equality as worthwhile goals whose pursuit can no longer be the sole prerogative of European feminists. © 2010...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... essential for human freedom. He writes copiously about the perils of prior ideological constraint not only of the content of imagination but also of the possible forms that imagination might take, political and otherwise. This article joins an analysis of Adorno's thought on utopianism with an exposition...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 195–214.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Philipp Lenhard This text is Friedrich Pollock's typescript of a public lecture he delivered at the luncheon session of the National Annual Meeting of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, on April 29, 1944, in Washington, DC. In his lecture Pollock lays out a new concept...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of utopia. Adorno's recollection of childhood moments of self-absorbed play preserves the lived experience in a way that forever links present and past and that also holds open a space for the experience of utopia: u-topia, no-place—a realm of imagined borderless freedom. Resonances with Amorbach...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and the right, the aspiration to aesthetic freedom as a necessary component to human freedom has grown unfamiliar, and it is often dismissed as a symptom of an intolerable elitism. It is one of the greatest distinctions of Aesthetic Theory that it refuses to surrender the ideal of aesthetic autonomy, even...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the human being into not only a rational being but a sensory being (Sinnenwesen). Unlike Kant, Cohen does not start out from the ideal of a purely rational being in whom freedom and reason are united. He criticizes this concept for negatively determining the being of humans (Mensch- sein), leading...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 1–23.
Published: 01 August 2011
... it. (W, 338) 14. Wallenstein’s refusal to use evidence to make a decision is likely another way in which Schil- ler means to depict his protagonist’s freedom. As I discuss below, Schiller talks about finding a “con- cept of independence” in recognizing the “utter lack of some purposeful...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2013
... thesis that the freedom of political action is an affair of opinion rather than truth. In his read- ing of this text, Ronald Beiner deems it a “pessimistic thought” that politics and truth telling are distinct and can only corrupt each other.2 Beiner’s inter- pretation is not textually unfounded...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., according to my thesis, an analogous conflict is acted out in both Kant’s theory and this artistic practice. This conflict occurs between the individual’s striving for freedom and his or her physical restraint. 2 Kant describes an existential threat to the human being by an (imaginary) violent...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., as a subject, a human may be phenomenally small on the outside but noumenally vast on the inside; its little song of freedom is symphonic in dimension. Or in Hegelian terms, the subject, in its heroic guise, is akin to one of the philosopher’s “world historical individuals”—men such as Alexander...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
.... In the wake of postcolonial studies, our understanding of Europe’s postwar political and cultural landscapes is changing, and so is our understanding of certain forms of postwar modernisms. In Freedom Time (2015), Gary Wilder presents the period from around 1945 to 1960 as a “story of opening and premature...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 223–237.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., then, no longer obey by complying with a regime or by following rules but by cre- atively performing a task on their own initiative. As Chiapello points out, the artist’s form of life that once promised a specific freedom has linked up with the current form of capitalism in a way that has produced new forms...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
.... Blanchot, drawing on the suggestions strewn throughout Kafka’s dia- ries and letters of a certain illumination that happens in writing and that is often linked to a sense of freedom in the dissolution of the empirical self, claims that in Kafka, the exigency of writing and the exigency that might...