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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Marit Grøtta Abstract The Nature theater of Oklahama in Der Verschollene is one of Kafka’s most enigmatic inventions, widely known through Walter Benjamin’s and Giorgio Agamben’s reading of it as a theater of gestures. This article explores the intertextual archive of Kafka’s novel, bringing...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 1–29.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Matt Shafer The Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt facilitated the first publication of Friedrich Engels’s controversial Dialectics of Nature manuscripts in the 1920s. Yet the subsequent work of the institute’s most influential members almost entirely turned away from the approach...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 55–82.
Published: 01 August 2016
... ruminations about human aggression and environmental destruction. Grzimek portrayed both the zoo and the national park as compensation for a “great extinction” that linked the industrialized slaughterhouse in Europe to trophy hunting in Africa. This natural history of modernity envisioned a global nature...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2020
...André Krebber Abstract This article explores Theodor W. Adorno’s recovery of natural beauty in Aesthetic Theory against the background of current debates in environmental aesthetics and evinces the relationship of his reading of natural beauty to his critique of the domination of nature. From...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Max Pensky Abstract Theodor W. Adorno’s claim in Aesthetic Theory that artworks have a truth content, and that this truth content in turn depends on philosophical interpretation, is among the work’s most challenging and obscure claims. This article argues that “The Idea of Natural History...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Justin Neville Kaushall Abstract This article argues that Immanuel Kant’s concept of disinterested contemplation is inadequate because it represses the historical suffering of nature, and thus the aesthetic object’s materiality. It also argues that Theodor W. Adorno’s concept of natural beauty...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 197–230.
Published: 01 November 2015
... that they would think about anti-Nazi resistance in terms of natural law, with its largely religious underpinnings and often reactionary uses. But despite their new and changed circumstances—Neumann left Germany in April 1933, while Fraenkel remained until September 1938—both men did turn to natural law. Fraenkel...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2021
... on the recognition that modernist art has become a stand-in for the now-wrecked authority of living nature. Adorno contends that “natural beauty,” as elaborated by Immanuel Kant, is the recognition of that now-lost experience of nature, and that art beauty must be thereby interpreted as becoming the reconstructed...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... , and in the 1963 lecture “Wagner's Actualität,” Adorno found in Wagner's music moments of critical possibility. Adorno's changing assessment reflects a larger constellation of themes about bourgeois strength and natural vulnerability. From a redemptive moment in Wagner's music, Adorno discerned an analogy between...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 1–14.
Published: 01 August 2022
... a third alternative, namely, a revised Aristotelianism. ah2952@columbia.edu © Suhrkamp Verlag AG Berlin 2022 secular reason postmetaphysical thinking nature Immanuel Kant Aristotelianism There can be little doubt that Jürgen Habermas’s new, two-volume work, This Too a History...
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Published: 01 February 2023
Figure 1. “. . . under the skeletons of a giant whale, a diplodocus, and an ichthyosaurus.” The Senckenberg Museum of Natural Science, ca. 1930. Photographer: Leo Wehrli. ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv. Dia_247-02469. CC BY-SA 4.0. More
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Published: 01 August 2018
Figure 5. Moulage of a face showing early-stage syphilitic rash (casting after natural impression), 1920–25. Wax mixture and fabric, 14.0 × 19.7 × 27.9 cm. Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden More
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 101–129.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Kohei Saito The Anthropocene is characterized by the definitive failure of the Promethean dream of capitalism about the absolute domination over nature. As a response to the deepening of global ecological crisis, new philosophical discussions have emerged that pivot around the ontological...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 105–126.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Konrad Ott There are three broad categories of values in environmental ethics: instrumental, inherent moral, and eudemonistic. While instrumental values refer to ways humans are reliant on nature, inherent moral values give natural beings direct moral standing. Eudemonic values can pave the way...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 127–151.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Axel Goodbody This article considers the human-nature relationship in modern Heimat (homeland) discourse and its depiction in literary representations of Heimat . The first part examines the environmental turn in thinking on Heimat in the 1970s and shows how it was part of a wider shift...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
... read this text as an exploration of distributed agency that challenges humanist assumptions about both “man” and “nature” by disclosing the limits of rational human mastery in the face of unruly natural phenomena, both “inner” and “outer.” At the same time, the multiple narrative frames of this tragic...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 85–105.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Sherry Lee Abstract This article considers the concept of cultural landscape ( Kulturlandschaft ) from Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , exploring how the philosophy of natural beauty in relation to historical built environments resonates with ideas of musical landscape and experiences...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Susannah Heschel From the 1830s to the 1930s Jewish scholars came to dominate Islamic studies in Europe, particularly Germany, Hungary, and France, concentrating primarily on the Qur'an and the life of Muhammad but also painting a broad canvas describing the nature of Islam as a religion...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 41–64.
Published: 01 November 2013
... structure. Even as the film constructs an ostensibly powerful gaze, it undermines the spectator's autonomy, repeatedly drawing attention to the cinematic apparatus that guides—even manipulates—the viewer and revealing the illusory nature of the control ostensibly afforded him or her. © 2013 by New German...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
... popular narratives about the Holocaust with its revision of the problematic notion of natural victimhood. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Rewriting the Fantasy of the “Wrong” Victim in Jochen Alexander Freydank’s Spielzeugland Erin McGlothlin...