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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 191–216.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Ori Rotlevy Abstract How is freedom tied to tradition? What is the relation between the individual and the collective experience of tradition? To what extent is the experience of tradition part of a modern experience rather than only of an ancient one? This essay argues that these questions lie...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 1–39.
Published: 01 February 2021
... repetitions and remembrances, Adorno turned the looking back into a diagnosis of a history that had gone wrong up to the moment of his present right now. Adorno wrote of rescuing the tradition’s moment of truth from the bad ( schlechter ) traditionalism ( GS , 10.1:316). The bad traditionalism...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 217–224.
Published: 01 November 2023
... , this essay enjoins those of us who study Europe’s past, both recent and distant, to imagine our relationships to our objects of study beyond that of haunting and of debt owed to tradition. With such flexing of the imagination, this essay makes suggestions for how disciplinary overhaul and an explicitly...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
... conflating exactitude with truth. Within this discursive framework, photography's truthfulness became located in the rhetorical quality of montage narratives rather than in realism. This move helped overcome established conceptual terms drawn from the tradition of painting, such as verisimilitude...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 25–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the tradition of Scottish enlightenment in distinction to its French correspondent, the article endorses a convention that claims the preservation of the bond to transcendence as a moral grounding of human behavior and action, on the one hand, while approving modernity and the positive achievements...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2013
...James Phillips In “Truth and Politics” Hannah Arendt defends opinion against the judgment of the philosophical tradition. This defense risks misinterpretation as epistemologically nihilistic unless read in conjunction with Arendt's position on facts and acting in concert. What Arendt prizes...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... environment in a decrepit Jewish town in eastern Europe but left it behind to travel to Berlin and dedicate his life to philosophy in the tradition of the German enlightenment. Scholem (1897–1982), born a century and a half later to a middle-class acculturated Jewish family in Berlin, left it behind...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 189–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
...William Rasch Niklas Luhmann expressed puzzlement that his work was not well or extensively received in the Anglophone world, especially because he saw himself working within an American tradition characterized by cybernetics and scientific complexity theory. Yet the late twentieth-century...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and exclusion. Habermas's recent efforts to redeem the contents of religious traditions within his secular moral-political proceduralism revive an aspect of his early work that draws on Hegel's politico-religious idea that the violent reparation of social disunity manifests the “causality of fate.” A critical...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 41–64.
Published: 01 November 2013
... precipitated by women's emancipation. The film works to reimpose traditional gender norms and reinforce masculine power both in the narrative, where it stages a sadistic fantasy through which the transgressive wife is punished, and in the structure, where the masculine gaze is positioned as one way to subdue...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 137–170.
Published: 01 November 2013
... stages an essayistic subjectivity that is inconsistent, petty, and self-defeating. For Syberberg, this project is a matter both of content and of form: his films and books are highly essayistic, but they are unusual essays. Syberberg constructs a unique tradition of essayism for himself that depends...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 171–191.
Published: 01 November 2013
... focuses on Fatih Akin's Soul Kitchen (2009) and Tatjana Turanskyj's Eine flexible Frau ( The Drifters , 2010). It explores how these films take up a tradition of Großstadtfilm including Walter Ruttmann's Berlin—die Sinfonie der Großstadt and Fritz Lang's Metropolis (both 1927). As contemporary feature...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 75–103.
Published: 01 August 2017
... on the economic and psychoanalytic aspects and concludes that Critical Theory remained too close to traditional Marxism to generate more profound insights into the nature of fascism, especially with regard to its political features. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Frankfurt School Marxism...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 21–37.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., it considers the specific traditions in Germany and the United States. Providing statistical data, the article sheds light on success stories of transatlantic theory transfer from Germany to the United States and thus reassesses the concepts outlined in the first part. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 79–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
... (1864–1945) drew on the philosophical tradition of idealism as well as the questions raised by technical media at the end of the nineteenth century. The baroque appeared in Wölfflin’s writings not only as a stylistic category to be contrasted with the Renaissance but also as a surrogate...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
... the elite traditions of Baedeker and the republic’s political impasse, this article posits that during this period it was difficult to travel outside established tourist infrastructures. Copyright © 2018 by New German Critique, Inc. 2018 guidebook Der Querschnitt Romanisches Café travel...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Harry T. Craver Despite their opposed cultural agendas, the critic and journalist Siegfried Kracauer and the poet Gottfried Benn pursued similar projects of undermining traditional conceptions of the self. Kracauer, a leftist who was never aligned with a party, sought to push aside older notions...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
...George Oppitz-Trotman This article asks why Theodor W. Adorno never wrote anything substantial about William Shakespeare's play Hamlet , given its importance to German culture and to philosophical traditions in which Adorno worked rigorously. It addresses how Adorno tacitly adopted a Hamlet...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 83–104.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Hannes Bergthaller Scholars in the environmental humanities frequently argue that a clear understanding of humanity's ecological embeddedness is sufficient to dismantle the anthropocentric biases of traditional humanism. Following Hans Blumenberg's interpretation of the Copernican turn...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 105–126.
Published: 01 August 2016
... language. Third, eudemonic values are traced back to Goethean and Romantic traditions. Fourth, the scope of eudemonic values is opened. Fifth, the paradigm example of experiencing natural beauty is presented. Sixth, the gap between phenomenology, eudemonic values, and morals is addressed. In respect...