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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 215–224.
Published: 01 February 2022
... in the history of ideas before discussing how his celebrated Philosophy of Symbolic Forms led Cassirer to reappraise the problem of history more generally. Blumenberg reads Cassirer as having tried to establish the independence of history with regard to the imperatives of the present and from this derives...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... It starts with Cassirer’s interpretational bends and turns on the Kantian phi- losophy of religion and Otto’s religious version thereof. 3. The three volumes of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms contain Cassirer’s mature philo- sophical standpoint. This can briefl y be summarized as an epistemic...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 139–154.
Published: 01 November 2016
...” riddle figurations, as “dialectical images.” Riddle-Character, Interpretation, and Dialectical Image: Adorno’s Philosophy and the Case of Musical Performance Max Paddison “The form of every artistic utopia today...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 11–39.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Leif Weatherby Hans Blumenberg’s only known treatment of the topic of artificial intelligence comes in the form of a fragmentary meditation on the first chatbot, Joseph Weizenbaum’s ELIZA. Blumenberg compares this program to the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, arguing that both AI and phenomenology...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... For the death of lamen- tation is understood not as a single, finite event but “as the death of language in the form of a repetitive movement of its own demise that is directed at the symbol, or as a repeated articulation in which everything symbolized perishes, i.e., is destroyed.”57 Like apophasis...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 23–44.
Published: 01 February 2015
... by constructing an ideal type of dramatic form and by inherently connecting it to specific historical- sociological conditions (see the second section). Based on a conceptual frame- work derived mainly from Lebensphilosophie (philosophy of life), Evolution- ary History investigates how the social structure...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
...” that “all philosophy is critique of language” (Alle Philosophie ist Sprachkritik).13 At the same time, Adorno’s statement could be taken as aiming, in an antithetical way, at a conception of critique as a form of “Destruktion,” not of the history of Being per se but rather as the attempt to think...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... symbol and abstract forms of medieval allegory, Auerbach’s gure has a pervasive historicity. To be sure, the gure is not complete in itself; rather, it requires a “ful lled gure” to bring to light its latent potential. Nevertheless, the ful lled gure is not an abstract idea or concept...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Principle . The first concerns the hysteric’s attempted discharge of the unbearable psychic charge associated with an incompatible idea, which, taking “the wrong route,” undergoes a somatic conversion and becomes lodged as a mnemonic symbol (the repetitive movements or hallucinations associated...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 49–75.
Published: 01 August 2022
... discussion of the liturgical gesture of the Jewish holiday. It suggests that Rosenzweig models this most significant moment as a form of “sacred theater” depicting the Wagnerian “music opera.” Through this analysis, not only does “drama” emerge as the link between the three sections of Der Stern...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
...  Introduction given to them, responsible “shepherds of Being.” For Cassirer, humans become humans by engaging in symbolic praxes that constitute worlds of meaning and thus become “the objective spheres we experience as beautiful, moral, and true.” For Heidegger, humans become humans by forming...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
...John Brenkman Just as Jürgen Habermas's dialogue with Cardinal Ratzinger shifted critical theory's stance toward religion, the dialogue between Gianni Vattimo and René Girard reveals tensions within philosophy's critical appropriations of Christianity. Vattimo draws on Heidegger and hermeneutics...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... parts raise the question of a nonmetaphysical order in the society of Santiago. With this shift of perspective, Kleist horizontalizes the symbolic form of theodicy. As the German historian of philosophy Hans Blumenberg points out, the secularization of theological motives is a matter of form...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
... form of prior abstraction of real experience. Is Rosenzweig explicating a substantive or methodological division? Do the past/philosophy and present/ theology nexuses constitute substantially different “objects,” or is Rosenzweig expressing a formal-methodological division? Is he applying old...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... to finding in the kabbalah some basic form of philosophy. “The Kabbalah,” he argues, “is nothing but an expanded Spinozism, in which not only the origins are explained by the limitation of the divine being, but also every kind of being, and its relation to the rest, are derived from a separate...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
... subtitle, An Approach to a Theory of Symbols, makes explicit his intent to offer a general theory of symbols. As one of the most-quoted works (in the relevant fi elds) of the last forty years, the book exerts an infl uence reaching far beyond the Anglo-American philosophy of the arts. Goodman’s...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 63–84.
Published: 01 August 2021
... altogether than that it forget the suffering that is its expression and in which form has its substance. This suffering is the humane content that unfreedom counterfeits as positivity. . . . what would art be, as the writing of history, if it shook off the memory of accumulated suffering” ( AT , 260–61...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and meritocratic replacement of the king as the “head” and 6. Claude Lefort, “The Image of the Body and Totalitarianism,” in The Political Forms of Mod- ern Society: Bureaucracy, Democracy, Totalitarianism (Cambridge: Polity, 1986), 303. 7. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Anthropology Anthropology in this sense is thus philosophy after the end of philosophy; just as it did for Jacques Derrida, such a philosophy becomes indistinguishable from rhetoric—a term that Blumenberg, in the last phase of his work, used in order to refer to the symbolic evasions by which reason...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... above all—with modern liberalism. One camp thinks Strauss’s philosophy hostile to political theology but perfectly compatible with liberal democracy (and even a form of liberalism), while the other describes politi- cal philosophy (sometimes in the open, sometimes not) as ambivalent about liberal...