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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 (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 (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 (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 (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. The function of a stable and comprehensive understanding of self and world is not exhausted in offering human beings plausible explanations of their place within nature more broadly: just as important is the task of transmitting to them a sense...
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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 (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 (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and early twentieth centuries and the more recent constructivist worldviews typically discrediting biological thinking about humans as intrinsically “essentialist” and “nature” as cultural fabrication. The global ecological crisis, however, and an increasing awareness of the impact of human activity...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the nominalist emphasis on individual works as opposed to generic formal categories, and praised Arnold Schoenberg's atonal revolution. But he was also aware that carried to an extreme, nominalism could lead to the subjective domination of a nature that was understood to be without essential characteristics...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 21–31.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the human subject. The project of the environmental humanities emerges from the critique of dominant natural science concepts combined with the creative effort to shape new stories beyond environmental decline narratives, including speculative and utopian stories, that can engage a wider public in shaping...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of responsibility for the other but also its ethics and aesthetics of hospitality epitomized in the very structure of literary representation and its intent to create and accommodate (an)other. The fragile nature of the literary, and its precariousness, renders literature a strategic tool for a new humanism based...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... that is the very subject of the book. The focus on criminal guilt is not enough, because the Nazi genocide distorted legal and moral standards by which one could judge crimes in the past. The unprecedented nature of the atrocities under discussion requires philosophical reflection. This article attempts to explain...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... imagining of Berlin as a rooted city and an organic whole in which nature and culture were harmoniously unified reflected the increasing criticism of photography's role in society in the last years of the Weimar Republic. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Many thanks to the Belgian American...