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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
... , and Köhler Christian , 53 – 74 . Paderborn : Fink , 2015 . Copyright © 2022 by New German Critique, Inc. 2022 Hans Blumenberg Poetics and Hermeneutics spectator Wirklichkeit writing practices Only one university visitor had made it all the way out to his writing “den...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
... in a prototypical technological milieu. The article compares Kracauer’s position to Jünger’s on the prospect of an impersonal, transcendent “Beyond,” examines how each thinker diagnoses the deficiencies of the historical present, and shows how Jünger and Kracauer make allied use of modernist writing as a practice...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... essential for human freedom. He writes copiously about the perils of prior ideological constraint not only of the content of imagination but also of the possible forms that imagination might take, political and otherwise. This article joins an analysis of Adorno's thought on utopianism with an exposition...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Kevin S. Amidon In his early writings Max Horkheimer explored the issues surrounding biological explanation in Kantian and neo-Kantian philosophy. After he became director of the Institut für Sozialforschung in 1930, he continued to explore the relationships between biology, materialism...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... writings targeted the limited scope of sensory knowledge employed in modern empirical scientific practice. Friedländer's engagements with art, science, and philosophy were inspired in no small part by a philosophical challenge to modern empirical sense physiology made possible by a unique reading...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 163–183.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Florian Fuchs This article develops Hans Blumenberg’s intensifying interest in fables during the 1970s and 1980s and argues that it marked his decisive turn away from academic philosophy toward a rethinking of storytelling as a philosophical practice. Blumenberg’s simultaneous writings on anecdotes...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Daniel Weidner The ambiguous idea of secularization still underlies most genealogies of modernity. It denotes both a general decline in the importance of religion in society and, more specifically, the transformation of religious ideas and practices into political or economic behavior...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 45–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jeff Love; Michael Meng This article reinterprets Martin Heidegger's engagement with Nazism based on a close reading of his philosophical writings of the 1930s and the recently published “Black Notebooks.” Heidegger envisions a mythic renewing of the Greek philosophical beginning to overcome...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... the speech into English. Blumenberg not only analyzed small forms like fables or anecdotes but also made them part of his writing practice. From the dense essays of his early career to the massive tomes of his middle period to the short forms of the late Blumenberg, he commanded a variety of genres...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 10.1215/0094033X-1677318  © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 165 166  An Other Unspeakability Kafka’s signs dwell always and only in an unfiltered turbidity. Though Levi casts his own writing practice here in a pejorative...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 49–78.
Published: 01 February 2018
... surroundings; he is collecting while Russians are collectivizing. Through the lens of his toys, this article examines the conflicted practice of collecting, locating a tension between Benjamin’s theory of historical materialism and his appreciation for objects as artistic, auratic, and transformative. Drawing...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 103–126.
Published: 01 February 2019
... genuine forms of productive (i.e., independent and critical) living within the present damaged life—and of the role that striving to achieve them can play in the wider social struggle. Because of this, his writings tend toward a psychoanalytically informed practical philosophy that aims to help encourage...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 141–178.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to move beyond these obstacles. In the early 1970s Peter Handke (1942–) began a practice of daily note-taking. He wrote constantly, while traveling by train, sitting on park benches or in cafés, and hiking. Various writing utensils (pencils, pens, and markers) of numerous colors were used...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 171–207.
Published: 01 November 2006
... writing and experience within—and beyond—the artistic practices and pro- tocols of realist reportage. It was a trajectory that, I argue, ultimately led Döblin to Berlin Alexanderplatz. The latter work engaged with the same concerns around documentarity and authenticity in literature that had pre...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2020
... materials that lies outside the purview of my critical practice or personal ken? Blazing new trails of imaginative insight and what I would call proliferating sense perception since the 1960s, Kluge continues to probe complex as well as changing relationships between culture and society from many new...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 83–95.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... Pamela Wojcik  85 Rather than a mere reflectionof modernity, vernacular modernism must, in some way, reflect on modernity. Hansen writes: “The question was, and continues to be, how particular film practices can be productively understood as responding—and making sensually graspable our...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
... writing, there is also a less metaphorical dimension: the island as a strate- gic geopolitical space from which governments can practice a strict policy of isolation. Tawada’s opinion of the “Edo Renaissance” in Japan and her interest in Dejima reflect a critique of Shinzo Abe’s presidency...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 189–205.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as a reader of images than as one for whom acquisition itself constitutes a rebirth of objects. What in children is practical activity in old age constitutes a “base” desire. But of such desires, Benjamin writes: “The alchemist, in his ‘base’ desire to make gold, carries out research...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... ], of making, of giving form [ Formgebung ].” 79 The figures of proletarians that we encounter in internationalist world literature are the results of poetic practices conceived of in a broad sense. 80 In Die Poesie der Klasse , Eiden-Offe, writing on German literary history, has demonstrated...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... reintegration into modern life—stand in contradiction to each other. Bürger writes: “In fully developed bourgeois soci- ety ‘autonomous’ and ‘use’ of art have increasingly come to oppose each other. They will not be so easily reconciled as Habermas’s construction of modernity suggests” (AG, 21...