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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 191–205.
Published: 01 August 2008
...K. Daniel Cho Hans Blumenberg, in his Legitimacy of the Modern Age, argues that curiosity played the central role in the emergence of the modern age. In his account, Blumenberg cites Sigmund Freud as a contributor to curiosity's rise to prominence. This essay takes issue with Blumenberg's reception...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Martin Jay In the various texts posthumously published in translation in 2017 as The Rigorism of Truth , Hans Blumenberg audaciously compared Sigmund Freud's Moses and Monotheism and Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem as efforts to debunk founding myths of Jewish identity. He accused both...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Stefan Jonsson In Mass Psychology and Analysis of the “I” (1921), Sigmund Freud opens a new chapter in the history of crowd psychology by arguing that masses are produced through processes of identification with authoritarian leadership. This essay asks how it is that Freud's mass theory has been...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 63–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Urs Stäheli This essay traces the figure of the leader in different approaches of crowd psychology (Gustave Le Bon and Gabriel Tarde) and psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud). It argues that the central role of the leader to the crowd, as Freud's group psychology emphasizes, is not simply given; rather...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 67–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... not only is informed by such figures as G. W. F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud but crucially draws on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche as well. Marcuse undertakes an immanent critique and reformulation of the philosophical concept of essence, conceiving “essence” as an inexhaustible process...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 35–45.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Tom Gunning Relating Sigmund Freud's essay “Mourning and Melancholia” and Walter Benjamin's work on the Trauerspiel as well as his discussion of cinema in “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility,” Gunning discusses the idea of testing as part of cinema's relation...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of difference, Hesse presents an India so full of hybrid “natives” and European doppelgängers that Aghion cannot find the difference that he would, in Bhabha's model, have to disavow. Mirror images are everywhere, troubling Aghion with the same returns that Freud will describe only six years later: of ancient...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 63–84.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Martin Jay Abstract Theodor W. Adorno resisted Sigmund Freud’s explanation of artistic creation as the sublimation of the artist’s libidinal drives. It focuses too much on the artist rather than the work and is in the service of accommodation to the status quo. But Adorno also questioned the simple...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 5–8.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., and fascism. Both concurred in rejecting the privileging of rationalism and the repudiation of helplessness, which Benjamin identified in the thinking of Sigmund Freud and Theodor W. Adorno. Rabinbach's implicit perspective on this repudiation and his explicit analysis of the fascist aesthetics of virility...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 31–48.
Published: 01 August 2015
... interpretation that turns lateness into a generative principle of cultural change (Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil, Mann). The article then returns to the current debate on acceleration and the question of whether our “Age of Innovation” is characterized by a fundamental devaluation of the past in favor of an ever...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 145–165.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Dagmar Herzog Alexander Mitscherlich succeeded in his life project of returning psychoanalysis to post-Nazi central Europe—and securing for it far greater cultural prestige than it ever had in Sigmund Freud's own day—by advancing an idiosyncratic version of psychoanalysis as a secular moral...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., as a synthesis of Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx, the article attempts to reveal an alternative constellation of Soviet biomechanics and reactionary anticapitalist Lebensphilosophie , united in their shared rejection of Freudian psychoanalysis. Copyright © 2018 by New German Critique, Inc. 2018 Walter...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2019
...), and it becomes even more so in her third, Toni Erdmann (2016), which generated a furor among audiences and critics. Taking Sigmund Freud’s reflections on ambivalence and overdetermination as its starting point, this article examines Ade’s film as a synthetic tragicomedy in which comedy and tragedy do...
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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 (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Odo Marquard; Hannes Bajohr First delivered as a short laudatory speech on the occasion of Hans Blumenberg receiving the Sigmund Freud Prize for Academic Prose in 1980, this essay by the German philosopher Odo Marquard served as a eulogy at a memorial event for Blumenberg after his death in 1996...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... Philip Rieff used the phrase in his famous portrait of Sig- mund Freud,8 and much later, Yosef H. Yerushalmi hinted at a more gener- ally applicable category of Jewish identity in his own Freud study. “Alienated from classical Jewish texts,” he wrote in 1991, “Psychological Jews tend to insist...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
... commentary is notable for several reasons, especially for the sheer perfection of his dream analysis. In fact, Sigmund Freud himself could not have done it better. From the Oedipal specter (mothers and sons) to the expression of a repressed wish, Lessing’s interpretation ought to place him among those who...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 153–180.
Published: 01 August 2023
.... 52 In a set of fragments published from his Nachlass , Blumenberg applies his ideas about political myth in a vertiginous constellation. In the short essay “Moses the Egyptian” Blumenberg launches ferocious attacks against Sigmund Freud for his book Moses and Monotheism (1939) and against...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
... with discourses on the animal by other think- ers, such as Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka, Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, and Emmanuel Levinas.6 4. Jay Bernstein, “Mastered by Nature: Abstraction, Independence, and the Simple Concept,” in Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics (Cambridge...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 165–198.
Published: 01 November 2021
... adroitly avoids answering the question she poses, an affirmative reply might nevertheless be risked. If “the world of visual phenomena” can be said to possess an unconscious, this is because the optical unconscious as described by Benjamin and the Es (id) as imagined by Sigmund Freud are bound together...