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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
... as it is aesthetic, it is rigorous. I appreciate the differences between the early Wittgenstein and logical positivism cen- tering on the problem of the “mystical.” See also, e.g., Ray Monk, Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius (London: Cape, 1990); and Wellmer, “Ludwig Wittgenstein.” Yet at the same time...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 1–29.
Published: 01 February 2023
... philosophy of science positivism The Frankfurt School lived first among dinosaurs. Before the Institute for Social Research had a building of its own, its members occupied the cavernous rooms of the Senckenberg Museum of Natural Science. There, as Felix Weil recalled, they worked “among open moving...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 197–230.
Published: 01 November 2015
... tendencies, both men probed natural law as a concept for defying tyranny. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 rule of law positivism justice Jewish lawyers Social Democrats German emigrants Write and Resist: Ernst Fraenkel and Franz Neumann on the Role of Natural Law in Fighting...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... ground Husserl’s critique of positivism and psychologism, which, in their attempt to reduce logical and mathematical laws to generalizations based on empirical facts and mental states, ultimately undermine the truth guaranteed by such laws.14 To preserve 12. Adorno, “Scientific Experiences...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., the curse of modernity’s division of labor, therefore led not to greater under- standing of the issues involved in Bach performance but to naive positivism— “specialists in nullity,” as Boulez would subsequently deride its practitioners (CB, 39). Lamenting contemporary inability to consider...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the term interdisciplinary materialism in the volume. Axel Honneth prefers interdisciplinary social science. The Horkheimer quotation here is taken from Hauke Brunkhorst, “Dialectical Positivism of Happiness: Max Horkheimer’s Materialist Deconstruction of Philosophy,” in Benhabib, Bonss, and McCole...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
... domination over its objects of knowledge. He suggests that philosophy must adopt a version of Hegelian-Marxist dialectical criticism in order to shoot the rapids of impending irrelevance between neo-ontology and positivism. “The Idea of Natural History” offers a methodological proposal for just how...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 2021
... alternative to metaphysical philosophy speaks to the larger issues that face postmetaphysical philosophies in general. 2. Brunkhorst, “Dialectical Positivism of Happiness.” 3. Lohmann, “Failure of Self-Realization” (hereafter cited as FSR). Since Lohmann’s essay is one of the few in English...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
... le cinéma.10 The following critique of positivism and its opposition of man and nature is taken from Wallon: 9. Max Weber, “Zur Psychophysik der industriellen Arbeit,” in Gesamtausgabe, ed. Wolfgang Schluchter, vol. 11 (Tübingen: Mohr, 1995), 188–89. 10. Henri Wallon, “De quelques...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... naively realistic positions with their simplistic assumptions of correspondence, and against the numer- ous forms of positivism and its various postulates of givenness. In the process 19. Richard Rorty, ed., The Linguistic Turn (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967). 20. Cf. Wellmer...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 59–95.
Published: 01 November 2010
... unites the disparate philo- sophical movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries— positivism and psychologism, neo-Kantianism, historicism, the various phi- losophies of life and of Weltanschauung—it would seem to be precisely the struggle against system.17 Everywhere, it seemed...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 41–67.
Published: 01 November 2015
... all, the end point of both approaches was a retroactive justification of the state. Witkon pointed out the impact of Kelsen’s positivism during the early years of the state. In 1955 Wit- kon characterized the court’s ideal-type relation between politics and law in the following words...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 79–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
... in Berlin und München . Munich : Diskurs-Film, Schaudig und Ledig . Köhnke Klaus Christian . 1991 . The Rise of Neo-Kantianism: German Academic Philosophy between Idealism and Positivism . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Landsberger Franz . 1924 . Heinrich Wölfflin...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 1–32.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., Gottfried Benn und das Wissen , 151–67 ; and Kirchdörfer-Boßmann, “Eine Pranke,” 54–59 . 30. I say “most” because in the late nineteenth century a more holistic strand of psychology emerged in opposition to the prevailing mechanical positivism. See Harrington, Reenchanted Science . 29...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 61–69.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of the “advancement of the bourgeois principle” (TM, 344n11). Epochal in scale, it is instantiated by Odysseus and Henry Ford and should be understood as the absolute victory of logical positivism and capitalist fungibility: Bourgeois society is universally situated under the law of exchange, of the like-for-like...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., and he partakes in the redemptive manner of Benjamin’s criticism.2 Some scholars also maintain the existence of a more general agreement that unites the group. According to them, a literary manner of philosophizing, which breaks with both academic philosophy and scientifi c positivism, constitutes...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 5–14.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of social research or even the specific events and people involved. Lazarsfeld, for one, did not become an empiricist in America. He came out of the labor movement inspired by Austro-Marxism, with its unique mix- ture of enlightenment goals, scientific positivism, and progressive politics...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 111–124.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., discourses of positivism and prog- ress, and the contemporary project of Esperanto. The concept has a very long history but took a quite specific form in the early years of the twentieth century. I argue that through its alliance with the discourses of physiology, phrenology, and colonialism...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 47–76.
Published: 01 February 2007
... to lump all who disagree into categories called either positivism or neo-positivism” (605). While Everett was willing to grant that it might be “possible to criti- cize contemporary naturalism fairly by saying that it has not yet developed theories of value which satisfy the crying needs...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
... played is equally analyzable in terms of a specifi c Urlinie that happens to correspond to the fi rst three notes of “Three Blind Mice.” This sort of transformational reduction to depth or essence is quite different in spirit from the reduction we see in positivism, as is demonstrated inadvertently...