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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 2021
... as a methodological alternative to metaphysical philosophy. As J. C. Berendzen notes, one of Horkheimer’s most significant contributions to philosophy is his development of materialism as a viable postmetaphysical critical social theory. 1 Likewise, Hauke Brunkhorst lauds Horkheimer’s “materialist destruction...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in Adorno's letters reveal subterranean links to the equally utopic experience of romantic love. The landscape near Amorbach appears again in Negative Dialectics , where its visualization is invoked as the nearest analogue to metaphysical experience. Translated into language, these lived experiences serve...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
... suggests. The debate should be seen as an unresolved dispute between incompatible philosophical positions, in which Löwith represents a “Stoic retreat” from modernity and Christianity and Blumenberg a modest defense of modernity against the metaphysical burden of its Christian past. Copyright © 2019...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Bruce Rosenstock Abstract The article argues that Martin Heidegger and Oskar Goldberg share a common gnostic motif of the “flight of the gods from the earth” and that both thinkers seek to prepare their people (the Germans, the Jews) for a “second beginning” of metaphysics that would restore...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... apparent contradictions between Arendt's Eichmann book and her political philosophy: one reason lies in her historiographical approach, which shifts back and forth between the metaphysical and the empirical. The article uncovers Arendt's motivation for such a seemingly contradictory movement from a purely...
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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 (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 45–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
...? Heidegger’s official participation in Nazi politics lasted almost one year, and not long after it had ended he proffered answers to these questions that he would then elaborate on and reprise for the rest of his life. Already in 1935 in Introduction to Metaphysics, a lecture course that Heidegger...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of metaphysical thinking have been erased from his thought.12 Rosenzweig’s work is littered with metaphysical artifacts and opposi- tions. This is not to be taken as an explicit criticism; rather, when faced with the all-encompassing unity of Spirit or the productive continuum of mathematics- inspired...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 73–118.
Published: 01 February 2006
..., 1966), 358, 355–56; see also “Lecture Fifteen” (July 20, 1965), in Adorno, Metaphysics: Concept and Problems, trans. Edmund Jephcott (Cambridge: Polity, 2000), 115–16; Adorno, Metaphysik: Begriff und Probleme (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1998), 181–82. Adorno’s proposed “new categorical...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and the role that secularization fills therein. More specifically, Blumenberg failed to distinguish Schmitt’s position from those motivated by “ambiguous metaphysics” and thus depicted his view superficially. Schmitt also surveyed some of the positions espoused by the other philosophers targeted...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 1–14.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of any trace of traditional metaphysics, it still could not count as a serious alternative for philosophical self-understanding, because it was developed independently of the centuries-long debate over the relation between faith and reason. At this point, however, the question arises of whether...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the immediate in what is mediated and the mediated in what is immediate, in order, in this way, to avoid the phantasm of the primal—that the immediate is the origin of the mediated. This refl ection not only renders all theological or strongly metaphysical positions vulnerable to the charge...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 191–216.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . Jacobson Eric . Metaphysics of the Profane: The Political Theology of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem . New York : Columbia University Press , 2003 . Jennings Michael W. Dialectical Images: Walter Benjamin’s Theory of Literary Criticism . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... tations and Metaphysics,” with this declaration: “A new categorical impera­ tive has been imposed by Hitler upon unfree mankind: to arrange their thoughts and actions so that Auschwitz will not repeat itself, so that nothing similar will happen.”1 Although up to this juncture Adorno has offered...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 129–154.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the Problem of Metaphysics,” delivered in the Netherlands in March 1930. Heidegger stated that the contestation with Hegel can surpass a mere scholarly matter only if we realize that the question of being is about “the transformation of philosophy as a whole out of an inner distress of Dasein.” Rather than...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 31–52.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., however, we have an atheist and materialist bridge between the two traditions that is constructed out of materials found within the Platonic transcendental and metaphysical heritage of Western phi- losophy and religion in both epistemological and ontological terms. Both attempt to give an analytic...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 43–61.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... In addition to the dozen or so times that the phrase spiritual experience is deliberately used in Negative Dialectics , we find next to “philosophical” and “metaphysical experience”—the two most significant parallels—strikingly similar references to “temporal,” “political,” “bodily,” “full, unreduced...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of contact is that Vattimo apparently saw the path to connecting Christianity and Martin Heidegger’s deconstruction of metaphysics thanks to his reading of Girard. Sometime before 1996 he encounters Girard’s notion that the Christ story undid the form of sacrifice underlying the sacred in archaic...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., social, and cultural sciences confronted philosophy with the limits of human understanding and the finitude of the human’s natural existence. No longer could metaphysics or the real course of history ensure the rational meaning of being human. With philosophy’s traditional authority undermined...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... 70  Secular Kierkegaard including the theory of historical knowledge, have made the system of Catholi- cism problematic and unacceptable to me.” Crucially, Heidegger added a quali- fication at the end of the sentence: “but not Christianity and metaphysics—these though, in a new sense.”9...