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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 105–126.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to morals, eudemonic values refer to Immanuel Kant's notion of “humanity within personhood.” On the Meaning of Eudemonic Arguments for a Deep Anthropocentric Environmental Ethics Konrad Ott “Deep” and “Shallow” Environmentalism In the 1970s Arne...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Eva Horn Recent biographies of Adolf Hitler's life, especially those by Joachim C. Fest, Ian Kershaw, and Ludolf Herbst, have referred extensively to Max Weber's concept of charisma. The article raises the question of what it means to narrate the charisma of a historical figure such as Adolf Hitler...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2020
... having traditionally defined their work. What does it mean that writing on film is supposed to function as the “taste tester for cultural gastronomy” (Wolfram Schütte)? Do social media marginalize critical expertise? How does film criticism work under the omen of changing concepts of the public sphere...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 61–69.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Jennifer Fay In 1959 Theodor W. Adorno asked, “What does working through the past mean?” Post–World War II German society and much of Western Europe was in the full throttle of the economic miracle and bent on normalizing the present by suppressing the Nazi past and the Holocaust. Adorno’s...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... become profane and instrumentalized but that nonetheless echoes ancient meaning. In “On Lamentation and Dirges” Scholem “laments language itself” by exploring the relation between language and transmissibility ( Tradierbarkeit ) and by addressing some of the paradoxes inherent in language as such: How...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 59–95.
Published: 01 November 2010
... understood the philosophical trends of his own day; by uncovering the meaning of the task of system, which Rosenzweig understood to have been set forth for the first time in the “system-program”; and by attending especially to the title Rosenzweig gave to the two-page manuscript, I explore the impact...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., the occultation of the means of production, masked in Husserlian phenomenology by its static categories and reductions. Given the prominent role of physiognomy as a form of social critique in Adorno's later writings, Current of Music offers a unique opportunity to see the concept at work in its earliest formation...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... meaning of the music. The arguments are based on a peculiar configuration of space and time in the symphonies in which the temporal dimensions are so compressed that they form a spatial moment—an Augenblick that engulfs the listener in its metaphysical enclosures. Why should anyone believe such a peculiar...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of a melancholic resistance of meaning. But I suggest that this resistance can be construed in terms of Adorno's and Walter Benjamin's readings of analogous resistance in Charles Baudelaire's poetry, which restages the social destruction of the subject as a socially normative “poetic event” unto itself...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Todd Cronan Georg Simmel's sociology tends to elicit mixed feelings even among his admirers. “The Metropolis and Mental Life” provides one of the most compelling and influential accounts of modern, urban experience available, yet the meaning of this work is notoriously elusive. Does the difficulty...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of society so characteristic of fascist ideologies. Using the phenomenological insights of Martin Heidegger and Ernst Nolte to recount the history of the Nazi Volkskörper , I describe the meaning this manifestation of the body of the German people had for the Jew as a body, in general, and as a foreign body...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... after its resurgence, whether political theology means quite the same now as it did in the era of its birth. New German Critique, Inc. 2008 On the Origins of “Political Theology”: Judaism and Heresy between the World Wars Benjamin Lazier History...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 155–180.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Yuliya Komska Although the terms postwar and Cold War evoke presumably divergent experiences, events, and memories, they continue to be used interchangeably. Awareness of this referential tension dates to the 1950s, yet scholars still have neither articulated nor fully explored the meaning...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of charisma, tracing the process of its bestowal and the establishment of charismatic leadership against the background of contemporary physiology and medicine. Döblin does not intend to illustrate, reflect, or surpass sociology's knowledge with literary means. Rather, he tells the story of a charismatic...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... ) and militate against amnesia or the fetishization of the real. The article concludes by asking what the return of the dead in Braun's work means for the Berlin Republic. © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 “After the Massacre of Illusions”: Specters of the German Democratic Republic in the Work...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., Emmanuel Levinas, and Gilbert Simondon—these concepts came to define the place of Husserl in modern thought. Husserl's phenomenology structured the use and meaning of these concepts for a new generation of French philosophy; at the same time, it came under increased scrutiny, at least in part on account...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... history is poised between apocalyptic destruction and redemption, between the rule of enmity and the rule of love. In calling his relation to Schmitt “loving strife,” Taubes demonstrates his awareness that his engagement with Schmitt not only concerns the meaning and direction of history but itself...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... and therefore free of external political pressures, reveals that, rather than a means for a political critique of communism in general or Goldstücker's own involvement with communism, Kafka became a tool for self-evasion in Goldstücker's writing. This interpretation goes against the accepted Western reception...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 223–237.
Published: 01 February 2015
... large international audiences. Professorships and research programs are being established to explain it all. But what does the term contemporary art mean, and, above all, to what “contemporaneity”—to what present—does it refer? © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 history modernity...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
... or clearing in which being exists. For Bloch, however, it is the means by which being can be transcended out of its own immanence. Bloch's utopia is concrete in that it is still emerging, but he claims that sparks from that possible utopia exist in all times. Lateness is therefore challenged as a separate...