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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 (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 (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to Riegl Alois , Late Roman Art Industry , translated by Winkes Rolf , xii – xvi . Rome : Bretschneider . Copyright © 2018 by Richard Westerman 2018 subjectivity Marxism reification consciousness rationalization In January 2017 the city council members of Budapest took...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... Bachofen, who lived as a private scholar in Basel, 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...
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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
... 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 and that thus deserve to become orientational...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
... : that art is not, as for Immanuel Kant, ultimately a medium for the rational subject to employ its own cognitive powers to discover something important about its rational nature and purpose. Further, Adorno argues at length in Aesthetic Theory that the enigmatic nature of the artwork is at once...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... for the human’s intrinsic rationality; Jürgen Habermas has similarly brushed up against philosophical anthropology in theorizing the ethics of genetic engineering. 7 As Charles Taylor argues, the “unbearably problematic” notion of “human nature” does not void the necessity of addressing it in light...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... commands.”8 In other words, religion derives its legitimacy from the weakness of human beings, who cannot fulfi ll the demands of morality to act well out of rational insight alone. If human beings were purely rational entities, they would need no reli- gion. Since, however, they are also sensory...