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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Daniel M. Herskowitz Copyright © 2021 by New German Critique, Inc. 2021 The importance of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy to Leo Strauss’s intellectual development is well established. 1 Indeed, Strauss was open about the unparalleled influence Heidegger exerted over him. In one lecture...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Adi Armon During the Weimar years Leo Strauss was intellectually and spiritually close to streams of thought that were averse to liberalism, enlightenment, and democracy. Specifically, he was mostly influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt. The political philosophy...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jonathan Gentry After the success of Richard Strauss's Salome , the German music world devolved into bitter arguments about the degeneration of both music and society. Simultaneously, Germany's constitutional crisis over imperial wars generated new nationalist coalitions and racist politics...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Benjamin Lazier This essay traces the origins of the contemporary interest in “political theology” and focuses on the work of Leo Strauss, Gershom Scholem, and Jacob Taubes in particular. They offer three competing instrumentalizations of the concept; they alert us to a dimension of the problem...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 91–107.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the argument that got Geiger into so much trouble with his claims about the New Testament as an inadequate source for the life of Jesus. Here he was following the Tübingen School, whose consequences resulted in the academic excommunication of David Friedrich Strauss for his 1835 Life of Jesus...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 207–230.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and by a forty-five-page commemorative booklet written by Gerhard Strauß of the Deutsche Bauakademie and published by the Academy of Arts. Strongly reminiscent of the official claims made by the National Socialist regime on behalf of the building itself, Strauß’s text granted particular importance...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
... conflict or opposition, once it attains a certain degree of exis- tential antagonism, becomes political. The notion of the political as an intensity becomes more pronounced in the second edition of The Concept of the Politi- cal, revised after Leo Strauss had criticized Schmitt for remaining within...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 65–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
...., Maurice Merleau-Ponty in Humanism and Terror (1947) or Karl Jaspers in “Premises and Possibilities of a New Humanism” (1952). 76. Quoted in Kambouchner, “Lévi-Strauss and the Question of Humanism,” 19 . 77. On the relation of these changes to the long tradition of the critique...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 215–224.
Published: 01 February 2022
... we are only gradually coming to understand the pervasiveness of ethnocentrism. In Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Race et histoire (1952), 17 structural anthropology went too far in its acceptance of the postulate of descriptive equality, to the point even of conceiving of history as the mere cumulation...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
... belonging11 But all too often, biopolitical critique comes full circle, validating the literal understanding of messianic terms that both Walter Benjamin and Leo Strauss tried to avoid at all costs. It is not only high theory that noted the astounding revival of Weimar symbols and political...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 109–133.
Published: 01 November 2012
... be altered to meet the terrorist threat. In Franz Josef Strauss’s words, “Our consti- tutional state must finally get teeth.”38 According to another critic, “The intel- lectual sympathizers’ scene must be exposed and dried up.”39 If the state toler- ated all dissent in the name of civil liberties...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 177–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
... to face harsher postwar realities and mounting antidemocratic sentiment fed by new radical voices. Commenting on Cassirer’s legendary 1929 Davos disputation with the iconoclastic existentialist Martin Heidegger, Leo Strauss noted the contrast between the erudite but noncharismatic Cassirer and Heidegger...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... In what follows, using a cursory history of the postwar French Husserl reception and taking a cue from Claude Lévi-Strauss’s account, in his Story of Lynx, of the way stories maintain at once an original impulse and a central idea while transforming across retellings, I address how the concepts...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., three years after the deaths of Anton Webern and Béla Bartók, witnessed not only the completion of Boulez’s second piano sonata, a work intended to obliterate the very idea of the sonata, but also the composition of Richard Strauss’s determinedly valedictory, unmis- takably “Romantic” Four Last...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
...? Compare his approach to anthropological universals with that of Claude Lévi-Strauss, who discovered through his own fieldwork and reflections on kinship structures and mythol- ogy in primitive societies that three facets of culture were clearly present in all of them: language, the taboo on incest...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... See Karl Löwith, “Max Weber und die Wissenschaft,” in Sämtliche Schriften, 5:439–41. According to Leo Strauss, Weber rejects the perceptibility of the normative realm to likewise reject the truth of revelation; see Strauss, Natural Right and History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1950...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 53–74.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., NH: University Press of New England, 1999), 120–33, Gerd Gemünden analyzes texts by Wenders, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, and Botho Strauß that exhibit both a nationalistic turn and anxiety about the infl uence of American culture. Gemünden calls them “birth-of-a-nation” narratives, full of nostalgic...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 45–94.
Published: 01 August 2007
... to observe its functioning rather than participate in it. Studying a structure demands what Jean Piaget called “a special effort of reflective abstraction.”21 We need, the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss explained, to look “beyond the empirical facts to the relations between them,” which...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of nominalism proved to be a profound source of anxiety and insecurity” (Theo- logical Origins of Modernity, 29). The reasons listed for the anxiety may call to mind the position of another German Jewish refugee from Nazism, Leo Strauss, more than Adorno, but there are traces of a number of them...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Schmitt, Leo Strauss und der Begriff des Politischen [Stuttgart: Metzler, 1988], 14–15). 5. “What is new about President Bush’s order is that it radically erases any legal status of the individual, thus producing a legally unnamable and unclassifi able being” (Agamben, State of Exception, 3...