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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... German Critique, Inc. 2016 nominalism Theodor W. Adorno domination of nature musique informelle proper names References Adorno Theodor W. 1973 . Negative Dialectics , translated by Ashton E. B. . New York : Routledge . ———. 1973 . Philosophische Terminologie: Zur...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... still bound to European history and geography: the Southern Word.6 This complex is composed of images of Greek architecture, ancient Mediter- ranean landscape and culture, and mythological figures (sometimes even just in the form of the proper names) handed down from antiquity. The Southern Word...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of the topic of the proper name (“Force of Law,” 67n15); Hamacher claims that there is a “conceptual link” between the two essays in the category of the “general strike” and the “expressionless”: “Like the strike, expressionlessness is characterized as ‘interruption,’ ‘objection,’ ‘fragmentation...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2006
... Shakespeare adaptation of the publisherʼs choice, not by Brecht. The Galileo parable could be used as long as the proper names of the Brecht widows were cut from the text. And the gravestone text had to be replaced by Brechtʼs original poem, the argu- ment here being that Müllerʼs inversion “distorted...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., and so on. The hot dogs that bark are not metaphors for dogs. Rather, their proper name is used metonymically: the hot dogs become dogs, the bites become biters, the sausage casing becomes a textile covering. The comedic arises at the level of a motory-sensual knowl- edge about how it feels...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 49–75.
Published: 01 August 2022
... to Him and everything takes up the yoke of His Kingdom. ( Star , 343; SE , 359–60) Rosenzweig learned from Wagner that the gesture is capable of expressing the “unsayable” of language and being, which is a message that signification cannot reach. In the tradition of Jewish thought, the proper name...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 35–50.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and epithet collapse into one another to the point of indistinguishability. The name here marks the spot where an almost imperceptible process of sepa- ration from reality takes place: it functions as a proper name referring to a concrete individual, but it also carries a meaning that the bearer can...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
....” Adorno’s thought never eliminates the prospect of a “modern” that is not merely an accretion of prohibitions but the proper name for the era before a reconciliation achieved without sacrifice, the name for the time up until other, still unimaginable, transmutations of human experience...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 111–139.
Published: 01 February 2007
... presence.” As in the letter to his parents, it is Luli Deste’s hybrid identity as American culture industry entertainer and European aristocrat that structures her transformation into an allegory of Adorno’s own position. And indeed, the oneiric work has dis- solved the actress into her proper names...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... in the absence of morality. The destruction of individuality is the cruelest of the camp’s practices. It begins with the removal of all distinguishing characteristics: clothing, hair, even one’s proper name. In the early days of the camps, Arendt avers, this destruction depended on torture...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... theoretical poetry: what it displaces and transforms is not only everyday lan- guage but theoretical discourses. The transformation of the text does not start from zero but refers to things we already know, most explicitly by using proper names such as Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, Nietzsche, and Marx...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 49–70.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., the theory occurs under the name of objectification or object formation (Kant). As a mere expression of reification and alienation, distinct from critique and its transformation into political action, the philosophy of object formation reflects on the process of reification and alienation only in the form...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
...- criminate denial of anything positive, the stereotyped formula of nothing- ness as used by Buddhism, ignores the ban on calling the absolute by its name. (DE, 17) Instead of magic—the divinization of the immediate—Judaism insists on strict categorical distinctions, on making sure...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., and these stem from their respective means of imitation. . . . Lessing [thus] distinguishes the arts in order to insist on their proper unity. As regards to the telos of the arts, Lessing still holds to the dictum he is said so often to have rejected : ut pictura poesis . 15 This focus on mimesis...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Fred Rush Theodor W. Adorno has a complex attitude toward utopian thought. Although he views as destructive and dangerous fascist and “vulgar” Marxist strands of utopianism and has a subtle diagnostic critique of their attractions and deficiencies, he finds the proper use of utopian imagination...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 191–205.
Published: 01 August 2008
... to God” (Legitimacy, 391)—is cru- cial for an age that wants to understand itself as having become disenchanted with the religiosity of the past. The favorable conclusion of this, what Blumenberg describes as the “trial of curiosity” (229), marks the beginning of the modern age proper...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... painter who invited singers from Bayreuth to Amorbach, and that an out-of-tune guitar schooled his ear for the dissonance he would later encounter in Arnold Schoenberg. The writer seems to linger pleasurably over the sound of the names of relatively unknown villages and towns, and the remembered...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 33–66.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of female sexuality often fixated on the figure of the widow. In Germany prior to World War I, the widow was considered a proper, respectable female figure. However, the German widow’s irreproachable moral status became suspect during the war years and after 1918, as it was not uncommon for prostitutes...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 21–44.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., with the caveat that it undoes only one, specific border (that of reified authority) and certainly not just any border that makes ideas definable, comprehensible, and exchangeable. The interplay between unity and plurality that cosmopolitan bonds enable requires our setting proper boundaries, allocating the right...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
... to say about enemies, namely, The Concept of the Political. Schmitt thinks of the aesthetic both as the autonomous realm of art and as a specific mode of perception. I explore the idea that the aesthetic is, on Schmitt’s own terms, an enemy to his conception of the political.3 Schmitt’s Ideas...