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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... : Cambridge University Press . Hermann Glöckner: Waste as a Figure of Thought? Sarah E. James From 1958 until around 1977 the still relatively unknown East German artist Hermann Glöckner produced a perplexing body of work: a collection of small...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 103–117.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of today. New German Critique, Inc. 2009 A Close Reading of Georg Simmel’s Essay “How Is Society Possible?” The Thought of the Outside and Its Various Incarnations Stéphane Symons In the following close reading of Georg Simmel’s “How Is Society...
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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 (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... reflection on the entwining of religious symbols and social theory by Habermas, Vattimo, and Girard brings to light an alternative project, namely, the aestheticization of religion. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Nihilism and Belief in Contemporary European Thought...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
... exist on one experiential continuum. The difficulty, perhaps impossibility, of bringing them together is a particularly revealing index of the practical deficit in Adorno's thinking. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Thought Woken by Memory: Adorno’s Circuitous Path to Utopia...
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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 (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Gili Kliger While the founding members of the Frankfurt School, notably Theodor W. Adorno, devoted much of their thought to aesthetic experience, Jürgen Habermas came to reflect on aesthetics only sparingly. This article considers the role of Adorno's aesthetic theory in Habermas's thought...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
... form of criticism as an intervention into the Methodenstreit (methodological debate) and the field of social energetics, two crucial discussions around 1900 on the future of the humanities. The article also shows that Worringer's new criticism, which takes the form of the Denkbild (thought-image...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 89–128.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Stefanos Geroulanos This essay, a history of multiple receptions, assesses three interdependent innovations in French thought during the 1930s: the ascendancy of several Russian émigré intellectuals, especially the historian of religion and science Alexandre Koyré; the introduction...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Noah B. Strote This essay traces the historical evolution of a novel type of individual in western and especially German-speaking Europe at the turn of the twentieth century: the Jew who recognized himself, and was recognized by others, through the way he thought as opposed to how he looked...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., Emmanuel Levinas, and Gilbert Simondon—these concepts came to define the place of Husserl in modern thought. Husserl's phenomenology structured the use and meaning of these concepts for a new generation of French philosophy; at the same time, it came under increased scrutiny, at least in part on account...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Victoria I. Burke Goethe thought that Antigone's celebrated speech of defiance, attesting to the irreplaceability of Polyneices, was surely spurious. This motive for her action, he thought, bordered on the comic. Hegel, however, takes seriously the irreplaceability of the brother and women's desire...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Edward Baring In the early reception of Martin Heidegger in Europe, networks of religious philosophers and theologians, in particular dialectical theologians and neo-scholastics, helped carry Heidegger's thought throughout and beyond the German-speaking world. Despite the paucity of references...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
... and Scholem’s thought also reveals a deep intellectual affinity that both were unwilling to face. This article shows how Scholem and Taubes had a surprisingly similar understanding of the nature of messianism, though not its scope. For Scholem, messianism remains a strictly Jewish phenomenon; for Taubes...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 125–152.
Published: 01 February 2021
... the class-based identifications associated with the proletariat into the race-based categories that redefined the people, and hence the workers, in line with antisemitic thought. The writings of the prolific but largely forgotten August Winnig (1878–1956) can be used to reconstruct how workerdom came...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 83–102.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Brian Britt Walter Benjamin’s ambivalent engagement with anarchist thought extends beyond well-known works from the early 1920s such as “Critique of Violence” (1921). Contemporary anarchist thinkers, including Gustav Landauer and Georges Sorel, influenced Benjamin and many of his associates...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 131–152.
Published: 01 August 2023
...György Túry This article examines the political reception of György Lukács and his students in Viktor Orbán’s Hungary between 2010 and 2020. It argues that Orbán’s autocratic regime has sought to systematically delegitimize Lukács’s person, thought, and legacy in an attempt to consolidate power...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
... a theory of the ordinary. In contrast to the epistemologically informed criticism of Kracauer's work in the wake of Theodor W. Adorno's influential essay “The Curious Realist,” the article shows how Kracauer's thought clearly breaks with a naive realist epistemology. Kracauer anticipates crucial aspects...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 97–130.
Published: 01 November 2010
... consciousness out of reification: they argue that he relies too much on flawed Romantic models of subjectivity. In contrast, I outline a phenomenological reading of Lukács's theory, comparing his thought with that of Edmund Husserl and Emil Lask. This makes consciousness a mode of being rather than...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the relation between capitalism and religion in question. Benjamin's thought not only is essentially related to a specific form of expression but also opens up new contexts. In terms of intellectual history, it relates Benjamin to the broad discourse on the relation between religion and (modern) culture...