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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 (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of philosophical anthropology by thinkers like Axel Honneth and Jürgen Habermas, who explore positive theories of human limits and needs as the basis of social critique. As Adorno consistently refused to define the human on philosophical and political grounds, this article asks whether his work offers...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
... on the theme of “unburdening from the absolute”—the task of human beings to keep an overwhelming reality at bay. Marquard thus interprets him mainly as a proponent of the German current of “philosophical anthropology.” The text also sheds light on Blumenberg’s relationship to finitude, his life...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 181–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
... and vulnerability reminiscent of the “codes of cool conduct” in the culture of Weimar Germany, which Helmut Lethen has famously conceptualized based on the philosophical anthropology of Helmuth Plessner. Drawing on Sara Ahmed’s work, the article argues that this Plessnerian ethos of distance, while ostensibly...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
... . 2010 . “All That We Are: Philosophical Anthropology and Ecophilosophy.” Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 6 , no. 2 : 91 – 113 . Plessner Helmuth . 1982 . “Der Mensch als Lebewesen.” In Mit anderen Augen , 9 – 62 . Stuttgart : Reclam...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... is predicated on the possibility of operational closure. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 anthropocentrism philosophical anthropology posthumanism second-order cybernetics social systems theory References Adams David . 1991 . “Metaphors for Mankind: The Development of Hans...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 189–201.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Lukas Kaelin The public sphere stands at the center of much of the philosophical, sociological, political science, and media theory discourse on the organization and legitimation of society. Although the latest German-speaking public sphere theories, in particular from Jürgen Habermas, Kurt Imhof...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
.... 1985), beyond developing a theory of the persistence that mythical thought enjoys alongside the rationalism of modernity, is also a highly original contribution to “philosophical anthropology,” the study of the world relation of humans. To this list we might add Paradigms for a Metaphorology (1960...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 89–128.
Published: 01 August 2011
... intellectual developments of the ensuing decades, including philosophical existentialism, French epistemology, and antihumanist anthropology. I first offer a sketch of the network of exiled intel- lectuals around Alexandre Koyré, as this circle and his journal Recherches philosophiques were instrumental...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... liberal theory of history with his more conservative philosophical anthropology , but also because Blumenberg did write about political theory, and not in a merely reactive mode, nor only in texts hidden among his papers. In 1968, two years after Legitimacy and eleven years before Work on Myth...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 41–66.
Published: 01 February 2022
... Cassirer’s volume explicitly in the lecture that he delivered on being awarded the Kuno Fischer Prize in 1974 (in the present issue). For the relevance of Cassirer’s work to Blumenberg, see Pavesich, “Hans Blumenberg’s Philosophical Anthropology.” 27. Fried, “How Modernism Works.” 28...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... philosophical- anthropological reversal of theological statements” was “a useful stake in the flesh of theology, useful for the purification of theology from any anthropo- logical intermixing, support, or even foundation” (GEP, 342).48 If dialectical theology was already so close to philosophical...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
... on “philosophical anthropology” address his developing views of biology as well: “Bemerkungen zur philosophischen Anthropologie,” ZfS 4 (1935): 1–25, and “Egoismus und Freheitsbewegung (Zur Anthropologie des bürgerlichen Zeit- alters ZfS 5 (1936): 161–234. Pierson, Leaving Marxism, 101–2. 136 Biological...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
... times and developed over three decades: the call. This motif is taken from Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit , where it is introduced at a critical moment in the portrayal of Dasein ’s achievement of authenticity. Strauss followed a prevalent reading of Heidegger’s early philosophical anthropology...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... , 251 . 87. See Alexander, Antinomies of Classical Thought , 251 . 88. This brings up Arendt’s philosophical anthropology. See Curthoys, “Ernst Cassirer, Hannah Arendt.” 89. Though some have argued that Arendt is less antifoundationalist and more institutionalist than previously...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 67–96.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of art, and art-theoretical concerns, run through Hans Blumenberg’s work from beginning to end. They are embedded in a complex network of philosophical, anthropological, and epistemological meditations, which lead back only indirectly to the objects to which they pertain. They are, moreover, filtered...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 21–44.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and universality, and introduce new sensibilities into political philosophical engagement with claims of world citizenship. Themes of limits, solitude, and darkness emerge as possible points of interest of a philosophy that acknowledges the centrality of politics in the life of the person whose right to world...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 105–121.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the centrality of rhetoric and metaphor: “An Anthropological Approach to the Con- temporary Significance of Rhetoric,” first published in Italian in 1971 (German in 1981), was trans- lated by Robert M. Wallace in 1987, and “Light as a Metaphor for Truth: At the Preliminary Stage of Philosophical Concept...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... with respect to all manner of modern mythologies and ideologies, a vigilance that can never assume itself to be immune to such myth and ideology or to such hatred. What is philosophically untenable in Girard stems from his anthropol- ogy, as it goes well beyond postulating an anthropological...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
...-stylization and embodied his striving at the descriptive representation of unsayability. Blumenberg’s theoretical figure of the distanced yet critically engaged spectator is distinguished both from Martin Heidegger’s notion of thinking as action and from Edmund Husserl’s positioning of the philosophical...