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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to be an action, for action to be recognizable as such, there has to be a world beyond each given opinion and action on which they leave a mark. This world, irreducible in its diversity and historical contingency to rational truth, is the arena common to facts and action. To acknowledge the facts is to trust...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of language is linked to that of freedom and how the conception of language, the presumption of freedom, and assumptions about the theory of time are interwoven. © 2009 by New German Critique, Inc. 2009 Mimetic Rationality: Adorno’s Project of a Language of Philosophy...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., determined by the same structure that governs objectivity. As Lukács explains, “The intellectual confrontation of the individual with society . . . could only take place in the form of rational and isolated acts of exchange between isolated commodity owners” ( HPK , 92). This creates only one possible type...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Deborah Ascher Barnstone Architecture historians have generally posited Kultur and Zivilisation as oppositional values, and aesthetic categories used to “classify” art and architecture production tend to support this division: representational versus abstract art, intuitive versus rational thinking...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of individualism that drew on the ideals of personhood and rationality to reformulate the relationship between the individual and the collective. For a brief moment, Benn—the more conservative of the two—appears as a fellow traveler in this project, both in his rejection of the rational self and in his repudiation...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2022
... a politics of class resonated with his powerfully committed and richly articulated Marxism, and the “epic” realism of the early modern artist Pieter Brueghel the Elder. The way in which in the latter, concrete, rationally graspable realities would merge into phantasmagoria and monstrous deformations spoke...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 5–8.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., and fascism. Both concurred in rejecting the privileging of rationalism and the repudiation of helplessness, which Benjamin identified in the thinking of Sigmund Freud and Theodor W. Adorno. Rabinbach's implicit perspective on this repudiation and his explicit analysis of the fascist aesthetics of virility...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... They presented Islam as derived from Judaism, and under whose aegis, especially in medieval Muslim Spain, Jews enjoyed not only religious tolerance but cultural and economic flourishing. The image of Islam was of a rational religion that maintained Judaism's monotheism, rejection of anthropomorphism, and ethical...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of the nonidentical and negative, which turns against itself in the identitarian machine of Western rationality and, more generally, in the immanent religions of fascination. The divergence between the authors, who belong to different intellectual schools (Frankfurt School and deconstruction, respectively), concerns...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... this shift—throwing into relief the emancipatory potential and limits of Habermas's thinking on aesthetics and casting new light on some of the noted limitations of Habermas's later work on communicative rationality. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 Theodor W. Adorno aesthetics Frankfurt...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 159–169.
Published: 01 August 2014
... as discourse, Negt and Kluge attempted to reverse Habermas's pessimistic appraisal of the fate of the public sphere in the twentieth century. Challenging the too rapid dismissal of Habermas's stress on the communicatively rational function of the public sphere, this article questions the reliance...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Katherine C. Bermingham Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment laid indispensable groundwork for critiquing instrumental rationality and the power dynamics embedded in discursive logic. Especially relevant for feminist theorists is the pair’s excursus on Homer’s Odyssey...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 109–131.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... The legitimacy of Europe's identity as enlightened, secular, and liberal is not denied, only its self-understanding that with Enlightenment (implicitly regarded as the final stage of history) come universality and neutrality. Such a self-understanding contributes to the political problems that rational, “neutral...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
... read this text as an exploration of distributed agency that challenges humanist assumptions about both “man” and “nature” by disclosing the limits of rational human mastery in the face of unruly natural phenomena, both “inner” and “outer.” At the same time, the multiple narrative frames of this tragic...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 197–230.
Published: 01 November 2015
... for lawyers: natural law. It has a long tradition and shifting meanings. For a working definition, it is the notion of universal standards, which arise from either God, revelation, nature, rational- ity, or morality, and which human-made statutes cannot break. The notion enticed at least some anti-Nazi...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... faith in the willingness of political agents to act according to the inherent rationality of modernity. The challenges of slowing, if not reversing, climate change—a direct product of technical progress—demonstrate that the reasonable is not necessarily the politically feasible. 126 What is more...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 153–180.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., they will have no interest for the people. Conversely, before mythology is rational, the philosopher must be ashamed of it. Hence finally the enlightened and unenlightened must shake hands; mythology must become philosophical, and the people rational, and philosophy must become mythological to make philosophers...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., was of the same generation as Jacob Burck- hardt and—although not recognized by Burckhardt for his intellectual work—a major source of inspi- ration for the upcoming generation of scholars such as Nietzsche. For a comprehensive discussion of the German reception of Bachofen, see Uwe Wesel, Der Mythos vom...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2021
... claim that cannot be further rationalized. If art is meant to house authority independently of rationalized reason, to be the anticipation of a formation of reason beyond rationalized reason, then, in the first instance, beauty and its various surrogates and displacements—sublimity, dissonance, ugliness...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of the relation between universal and particular whereby cer­ tain objects and events can become orientational for rationality generally; it also involves a contention that, specifically, the sufferings of others are among those particulars that have remained unacknowledged by universalistic rea­ son...