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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Martin Jay The challenge of nominalism in philosophy and theology to the reality of universals has been a motor of modern thought. Translated into aesthetic terms, it has abetted resistance to generic conventions and helped undermine essentialist notions of aesthetic form. Theodor W. Adorno had...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 51–62.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in the heathen flesh, and the White Whale’s barbs were then tempered. “Ego non baptizo te in nomine patris, sed in nomine diaboli!” deliriously howled Ahab, as the malignant iron scorchingly devoured the baptismal blood. (462) With his cult of Baal, “Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 15–30.
Published: 01 February 2006
...” (123), which can give too much power to the subject doing the designating. By so doing, it undermines what he called in Negative Dialectics “the object’s preponderance,” which is forgotten by those who embrace an undialectical nominalism.25 But no less problematic is the opposite mistake, made...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in the mid-1920s Bonatz became involved in bigger projects once again. His role as one of the most important personalities in German architecture was also recognized internationally and resulted in nominations as honorary corresponding member of the Royal Institute of Brit- ish Architects in 1927...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... . . . by adapting it to fit a new situation, but rather by deciphering within it things to which one has a historically different reaction. (WR, 586) Equipped with this striking theory of historicist nominalism, Adorno could now explain how Wagner’s music drew the consequences from Beethoven’s...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 1–9.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., as it was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. To be sure, critics both in Germany and abroad have faulted it for its stylistic conservatism and narrative clunkiness, its failure to deliver on its lofty ambitions, and its attempt “to use the tools of kitsch to illuminate the mysteries of art.” 14...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... overarching science (LND, 57). Sailing between the Scylla of nominalism (ostentatious references to Dasein as “being there”—Dies-da-Bestimmungen) and the Charybdis of realism (idealist hypostasization), he makes his plea for interpretation as a philosophical procedure that claims the status...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 11–34.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to the western has taken on new meanings that demonstrate its unbroken durability. 1. See Shanley, “In the Shadows of Superheroes.” 2. Taylor Sheridan, quoted in Shanley, “In the Shadows of Superheroes.” Oscar-nominated for his script of Hell or High Water (2016), Sheridan made his...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 37–49.
Published: 01 November 2023
... colonialism, which largely erases the work of Black activists). And I mean that the vast amount of scholarship produced by racialized academics in the United States, the Caribbean, and elsewhere is often completely ignored in Europe, even in fields nominally devoted to the study of racism. 2 Therefore...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 27–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
... fort nur noch in der Parodie der Formen.18 No longer serving the needs of individuals, the conventions had come to be used only to serve the nominalism of an age. Here persons sought in newspapers and on the radio or television a knowledge that was read as though directed to each individual...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 133–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... labeled it) increased the market value of his work to such an extent that the German Financial Times (of all news- papers) ran a piece in 2002 noting that Richter had been nominated a second time for the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie—a.k.a. the German Turner Prize—and that of the 114...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 119–131.
Published: 01 November 2023
... an open letter of protest that circulated in German and English. The letter categorically stated that “there was not one single Black writer or author of Colour on the list of German-language writers and translators nominated, even though there is no lack of outstanding and successful books by prominent...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 45–57.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Criticism (2009), for example, preceded Graf’s by nearly ten years. Peary’s film essay, nominally a history but in tone more in keeping with a disaster movie, begins with the following epigraph: “Today, film criticism is a profession under siege. According to Variety , twenty-eight reviewers have lost...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 141–169.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in forgiveness studies for various rea- sons, if indeed one considers the study of forgiveness a subfield of ethics prop- erly speaking. First, she nominates forgiveness as an indispensable component of human affairs for its capacity to address the “predicament of irreversibility” that action...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Donnersmarck’s case, it is the square and stuffy, nonetheless equally ruthless system of Staatssicherheit in the GDR spying on a Berlin artist couple. The overwhelming success of Das Leben der Anderen— it won seven nominations of the Deutscher Filmpreis and was awarded an Oscar as best foreign movie...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2021
... encounter. Thus in the midst of appropriating all authority from nature, of positing that “objects must conform to our knowledge,” Kant tacitly cedes some authority back to nature. 4 Transcendental idealism is haunted by skeptical nominalism; this threat can be warded off if in its most naked encounter...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
... pastiche and modernist nominalism, as Adorno claimed in Philosophy of Modern Music . Others connect the institutional story of the vanishing of the authentically new to the larger dynamics of the progressive process of social domination, the totaler Verblendungszusammenhang , where artworks both deny...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to form for Adorno and, on Adorno’s interpretation, of Mahler. It betokens the precedence of the nominal over the general (GS, 13:209–10, 249–50); it is also one of the things Adorno wants to accentuate by calling the symphonies “novelistic” (GS, 13:220–23).27 That is, Adorno stresses that 23...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., that Simmel’s intran- sigent nominalism gains critical purchase. Like Monet, Simmel “submerges himself in multifariousness, and in the process sacrifi ces an overarching unity.” Yet this very submersion and metaphysical restraint, as Kracauer aptly describes, “points beyond itself on all sides to the real...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... this well: “[Power] erects a third realm, a limbo between life and death. Like the pile of corpses, the Muselmänner document the total triumph of power over the human being. Although nominally alive, they are nameless hulks. In the configuration of their infirmity, as in organized mass murder...