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New German Critique (1 February 2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of the Holocaust in light of her general political philosophy. Arendt avoids giving a straightforward reply as to why Adolf Eichmann and his fellow perpetrators acted as they did. Critics have so far ignored how the linguistic instability of Eichmann in Jerusalem reflects the absence of legal and...
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New German Critique (1 November 2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Harro Müller Theodor W. Adorno did not produce an explicit philosophy of language but was interested in theoretical and practical problems of language during his entire life. Situating Adorno's language conception within twentieth-century language philosophy and theory, this article reconstructs...
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New German Critique (1 August 2011) 38 (2 (113)): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Martin Woessner The cinematic works of the American director Terrence Malick offer historians a glimpse of the complex, ever-evolving network of intellectual transference that defines the contemporary era. Malick, who abandoned a career in philosophy for film, was profoundly influenced by Martin...
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New German Critique (1 February 2013) 40 (1 (118)): 149–174.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., therefore, reads Adorno's philosophy of culture against the grain, and it does so by focusing on a constellation of concepts: fan, fanatic, fanaticism, Schwärmerei, Begeisterung , playfulness, and love. The article attempts to salvage a notion of critical fandom in and against Adorno: to give serious and...
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New German Critique (1 August 2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Peter Thompson This article addresses philosophies of time in the German context. We may well exist in time, thrown into the world, as Martin Heidegger puts it, and thus eternally separate from it, but Ernst Bloch uses the concept of time and humanity's separation from the world in time as the...
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New German Critique (1 November 2016) 43 (3 (129)): 139–154.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Max Paddison This article proposes that it is the notion of the “image” that provides the key to how Adorno understands interpretation in both philosophy and art. It seeks to show that it is especially music, and musical interpretation as performance, that provides the model for Adorno's conception...
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New German Critique (1 February 2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Samir Gandesha New German Critique, Inc. 2006 The “Aesthetic Dignity of Words”: Adorno’s Philosophy of Language Samir Gandesha There can be little doubt that Jürgen Habermas has decisively set the terms of the reception of Theodor W...
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New German Critique (1 August 2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Tool: Ernst Cassirer’s and Rudolf Otto’s Philosophies of Myth and Religion Esther Oluffa Pedersen Proximities between the philosophical interest in religion and myth in German intellectual circles in the early and mid-twentieth century and the fatal...
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New German Critique (1 August 2008) 35 (2 (104)): 55–69.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Ross Wilson This essay examines the significance for Theodor W. Adorno of Immanuel Kant's aesthetics. Adorno's philosophy insists, on the one hand, on truth to objects, while, on the other hand, defending subjective experience against overhasty dismissals of it. Adorno rejects the castigation of...
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New German Critique (1 August 2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Kevin S. Amidon In his early writings Max Horkheimer explored the issues surrounding biological explanation in Kantian and neo-Kantian philosophy. After he became director of the Institut für Sozialforschung in 1930, he continued to explore the relationships between biology, materialism...
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New German Critique (1 February 2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Thomas O. Haakenson In the early twentieth century, the German author and philosopher Salomo Friedländer, known as Mynona and especially active in the Berlin dada movement, produced several texts that clarified and revised the critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Friedländer's philosophical...
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New German Critique (1 August 2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Sjoukje van der Meulen This essay introduces the seminal work of the Czech media theorist Vilém Flusser (1920–91) for an English-speaking public, such as Für eine Philosophie der Fotografie ( Towards a Philosophy of Photography , 1983) and Ins Universum der technischen Bilder ( Into the Universe...
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New German Critique (1 November 2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Adi Armon During the Weimar years Leo Strauss was intellectually and spiritually close to streams of thought that were averse to liberalism, enlightenment, and democracy. Specifically, he was mostly influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt. The political philosophy of...
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New German Critique (1 August 2011) 38 (2 (113)): 25–50.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the country wrote to the Nietzsche Archive in Weimar for memorabilia, to ask for biographical information about him, and to explain how his philosophy influenced them. These letters reveal how a general reading audience put the German philosopher's texts and image to work in their early twentieth...
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New German Critique (1 November 2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., Emmanuel Levinas, and Gilbert Simondon—these concepts came to define the place of Husserl in modern thought. Husserl's phenomenology structured the use and meaning of these concepts for a new generation of French philosophy; at the same time, it came under increased scrutiny, at least in part on account of...
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New German Critique (1 February 2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... environment in a decrepit Jewish town in eastern Europe but left it behind to travel to Berlin and dedicate his life to philosophy in the tradition of the German enlightenment. Scholem (1897–1982), born a century and a half later to a middle-class acculturated Jewish family in Berlin, left it behind to...
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New German Critique (1 August 2017) 44 (2 (131)): 105–132.
Published: 01 August 2017
... powerful criticism of the philosophy of the subject. What suffers from this unintended resurgence of the philosophy of the subject, in both its liberal and its republican variants, is the radical core of constitutional democracy itself. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Jürgen Habermas...
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New German Critique (1 November 2018) 45 (3 (135)): 97–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... work provoked by Zemach’s translation, the article examines the question of the implied ties between translation and reconciliation and the particular political, moral, and religious challenges raised by putting Heidegger’s philosophy into Hebrew, the holy language. Copyright © 2018 by New German...
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New German Critique (1 February 2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Sjoerd Griffioen Abstract The contemporary “postsecularism debate” has reintroduced the problem of the relation between modernity and religion to philosophy. In this context, attention is also paid to earlier debates on secularization—notably, the Löwith-Blumenberg debate—in the hope that it will...
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New German Critique (1 August 2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Blind Mice” as endemic of a global epidemic: a positivistic reductionism found not only in philosophy and music but also in culture and society at large. © 2008 by New German Critique, Inc. 2008 Three Blind Mice: Goodman, McLuhan, and Adorno on the Art of Music and Listening in the Age of...