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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 203–222.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christopher Turner This article explores Theodor W. Adorno's “central concept” of the Bann , generally translated as “spell” and understood as a suggestive, if vague, metaphor. Through etymological analysis and investigation into Adorno's use of it in several key texts, especially Negative...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61–81.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Martin Blumenthal-Barby Metaphors, Hannah Arendt contends, link the unknowable with the knowable, the supersensuous with the sensuous—a carrying over or linguistic “transference” much in line with the Greek metapherein (to transfer). In her monumental The Origins of Totalitarianism , the unknowable...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
... or symbolic way with this infrastructure. Rather than based in a physical feature of its subterranean space, the reigning image of subterranean Berlin was metaphorical: the underworld of decadent Weimar culture, a subversive image reinforced during the 1920s by the political identity das rote Berlin...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
... disruptions to systems that support life on this planet. This article develops an interpretive framework drawn from Hans Blumenberg’s theories of myth and metaphor, philosophical anthropology, and philosophy of history to address how Immanuel Kant’s fourth question, “What is the human being?,” has reemerged...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... This ambivalence can be understood as rhetorical, since it is informed by a series of metaphors and figures that make up the complex fabric of these discourses. A close reading of selected texts of Max Weber shows how they were essential to formulating the concept of secularization around 1900. The present essay...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of “plasmaticness” in his book on Disney, the article analyzes the transfer of a metaphor from life sciences to an aesthetic of cinema based on animation. © 2014 by Gertrud Koch 2014 Film as Experiment in Animation: Are Films Experiments on Human Beings...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the case of Arendt, who understood the risks of veracity in the political realm, Blumenberg himself pursued uncomfortable truths wherever they led. By providing a reflective defense of the function of myth (along with metaphor) rather than its alleged meaning, he demonstrated his own unwillingness...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
... that constituted the foundation for Nazi concepts of the corporeal. The handful of studies that have addressed the subject of the Volkskörper has underestimated its full significance because these studies have considered it an expression of “something else,” that is, a metaphor, or a sign of an organic view...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Once privileged as metaphors for production, Bauhaus designs are now examined to expose the school's participation in a market economy and its interaction with consumerism. This in turn has focused attention on the school's many female students and the much smaller number of female staff. Finally...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., and the wasted constitute an interesting terrain for exploring attitudes to the loss and the disappearance of East German society as well as to the emergence of a unified Germany. Pye shows how Hilbig employs the metaphor of the trash heap to reflect on the writer's role, his crisis of memory, and his search...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 81–103.
Published: 01 February 2020
... it. Throughout the article the “loop,” or the traffic circle ( Kreisverkehr ), is understood as a governing metaphor that helps explain Kluge’s vision of contemporary urbanity, historical connectivity, and musical influence. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 Alexander Kluge city...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 163–183.
Published: 01 February 2022
... for philosophy, however, with a shift from analysis to pragmatism: while metaphorology demanded, retroactively, that absolute metaphors be revisited throughout the history of philosophy to gauge the plasticity lost by philosophical language, Blumenberg’s fabulology proposes, proactively, to change philosophical...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 53–88.
Published: 01 August 2009
... . In using that term to discuss Heartfield's work, I incorporate its cinematic connotations, in their most basic sense, into my analysis, considering how his photomontages summon their beholder both optically and psychologically. We have not entirely grasped the metaphorical operations of photomontage until...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 105–121.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Hans Blumenberg metaphor French theory modernity References Adams David . 1991 . “Metaphors for Mankind: The Development of Hans Blumenberg's Anthropological Metaphorology.” Journal of the History of Ideas 52 , no. 3 : 152 – 66...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... . “ Hans Blumenberg: An Introduction .” In Blumenberg , History, Metaphors, Fables , 1 – 29 . Bajohr Hannes , and Geulen Eva , eds. Blumenbergs Verfahren: Neue Zugänge zum Werk . Göttingen : Wallstein , 2022 . Bielik-Robson Agata , and Whistler Daniel , eds...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 25–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... It appears with Smith metaphorically Dan Diner  31 as the “invisible hand.” In modern social sciences that imagery is trans- formed into the concept of the black box, indicating an unresolved epistemo- logical query concerning first and foremost...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
... is insufficient. No science and no philosophy can do without images and myths. Each is subject to metaphors. Allow me to put it crudely. As with grog—water can, sugar should, rum must be added—so with philosophy: formalization can, terminology should, metaphor must be added. Otherwise it is not worth drinking...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of a “political form.” This form in turn is understood not according to dogma or scripture but as an articulation of the idea of a represen- tation safeguarded against the conceptual objectifi cations and reductionist metaphors of historical materialism and other “economist” discourses.25 Safe- guarded does...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... fiction—Western culture tries to imagine the fundamental workings of sociality through narratives about society’s response to disaster. I propose the term disaster discourse for the ensemble of cultural forms—cognitive schemata, scientific concepts, narrative plots, metaphorical images...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
... . References Amslinger Julia . Eine neue Form von Akademie: “Poetik und Hermeneutik”—die Anfänge . Paderborn : Fink , 2017 . Blumenberg Hans . “ An Anthropological Approach to the Contemporary Significance of Rhetoric (1971),” translated by Hannes Bajohr . In History, Metaphor, Fables...