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Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Daniel Levine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book bridges two key divides in International Relations. The first is between ‘value-free’ and normative theory. The second is between reflective, philosophically inflected explorations of ... More


Adorno’s Negative Dialectics as Critical Method

Sina Kramer

in Excluded Within: The (Un)Intelligibility of Radical Political Actors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190625986
eISBN:
9780190626006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625986.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 4 turns to the method of critique, for the sake of the political epistemology of constitutive exclusion. If constitutive exclusion produces the terms of intelligible political agency, then ... More


“For We Born After”: The Challenge of Sustainable Critique

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Why is reification so resilient, and critique so difficult to sustain? Developing a critique of knowledge with its roots in Theodor Adorno’s Negative Dialectics, this chapter shows the depth of the ... More


Adorno—Nature—Hegel

Theresa M. Kelley

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Theodor W. Adorno's innovative understanding of nature and the historical constitutes the core of the two contributions that follow. This chapter illuminates the understanding ... More


Adorno and the Dialectic of Responsibility

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

in Political Responsibility: Responding to Predicaments of Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174848
eISBN:
9780231541466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174848.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 5, “Adorno and the Dialectic of Responsibility,” elucidates the conceptual contours of a critical theory of political responsibility. In this chapter, Adorno’s writings are critically mined ... More


Sustainable Critique and Critical IR Theory: Against Emancipation

Daniel J. Levine

in Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916061
eISBN:
9780199980246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916061.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How does sustainable critique differ from other appropriations of Frankfurt school social theory—the focus of “third” and “fourth” debate—into IR? The answer lies in differentiating the work of ... More


Materialist History and Method

Sina Kramer

in Excluded Within: The (Un)Intelligibility of Radical Political Actors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190625986
eISBN:
9780190626006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625986.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 5 argues that due to its retroactive character, any critique of constitutive exclusion must be retrospective: both materialist and historical. First, this critical method must be material as ... More


Adorno

Lucia Sziborsky

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter investigates the biography of Theodor W. Adorno and assesses his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Adorno was born in Frankfurt am Main on September 11, 1903. While on vacation ... More


Adorno’s Negative Dialectic as a Form of Life: Expression, Suffering, and Freedom

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is the cornerstone of the book and accomplishes four large tasks. First, it elaborates Adorno’s theory of practical reason, including his notion of ‘the addendum,’ his philosophy of ... More


“Be all You Can't Be” and Other Gainful Losses in theDiamond Sūtra

Alan Cole

in Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the Diamond Sutra, its basic plotline, the various kinds of self-imposed “needs” of the discourse, and the multiple subject-sites that it creates for the reader to desire, ... More


Who's Afraid of the Ivory Tower? A Conversation with Theodor W. Adorno: Translated, Edited, and with an Introduction by Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Finally, this chapter, an edited and annotated translation of Theodor W. Adorno's seminal 1969 interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel concerning the relationship of ... More


Afterness and Aesthetics: End Without End

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines a poetic and philosophical thought-image from Theodor Adorno’s Minima Moralia in the context of his larger theoretical models furnished by Negative Dialectics and Aesthetic ... More


Critique and the Practice of Democracy: Negative Dialectics, Autonomy, and Compassion

Shannon L. Mariotti

in Adorno and Democracy: The American Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167336
eISBN:
9780813167411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter builds on earlier arguments about experience to analyze how democracy fits into Adorno’s broader theoretical corpus. Drawing from his theoretical writings as well as several important ... More


‘Independences?’

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

in V. Y. Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318948
eISBN:
9781781381083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318948.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Mbembe’s and Nganang’s writings as these thinkers share with Mudimbe the ability to cross the boundaries between literature and philosophy and analyse the African present from ... More


Conclusion: The Sense of an Ending

Alan M. Wald

in American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835869
eISBN:
9781469601502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837344_wald.13
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This conclusion examines the afterlife of Literary Communism. It also discusses the concept of Communist literary modernism as an expression of Theodor Adorno's “negative dialectics,” a term that ... More


Us and Them the Art of Engagement

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

in A Metahistory of the Clash of Civilisations: Us and Them Beyond Orientalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333523
eISBN:
9780190235611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333523.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 examines contemporary instances of the clash idea and presents alternative signposts of a counter-regime: “negative dialectics” that suggest constructive ways of thinking about the “other” ... More


Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Gerhard Richter (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book's analysis of the fate of art following its alleged end, of ethical imperatives “after Auschwitz”, of the negative dialectic of myth and freedom from superstition, of the ... More


American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Alan M. Wald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835869
eISBN:
9781469601502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837344_wald
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book, the final volume of a trilogy, brings the author's multigenerational history of Communist writers to a climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and ... More


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