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Negative Dialectics

David Kleinberg-Levin

David Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA. His books include Gestures of Ethical Life: Reading Hölderlin’s Question of Measure After Heidegger (2005); Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov (2012); and Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Words : The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Negative Dialectics, Adorno sharply defines the methodology he considers to be imperative for all philosophical attempts to interpret the world in which we are living: “Dialectics is the consistent consciousness of non-identity. It does...

Introduction: Three Modernisms

David Roberts

David Roberts is Emeritus Professor, School of Languages and Cultures, Monash University, Melbourne. Co-editor of the journal Thesis Eleven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy is Associate Professor of Communications at the Monash University, Australia. He is also the co-editor of the journal Thesis Eleven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dialectic of Romanticism : A Critique of Modernism

Continuum, 2004

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...Our title deliberately sets itself against Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment. We take issue with the authors' challenging but deeply flawed vision of the trajectory of the West from Greek beginnings...

Badiou and Adorno on Philosophy and Music

Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Philosophy and its time At first blush, Badiou and Adorno seem to make an unlikely couple. What, indeed, could there be in common between a militant philosopher of events and eternal truths and a thinker who could only find hope...

Subtraction and Love

Tom Betteridge

Tom Betteridge is a London-based independent researcher and poet, UK. He completed his PhD at the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Badiou, Poem and Subject

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Badiou and Adorno Bruno Bosteels has long argued for the centrality of dialectics to Badiou’s thinking. In his recent monograph Badiou and Politics, he charts the persistence of Badiou’s engagement with the history of dialectical thought...

“Non” is Not Negation

Jonathan Fardy

Jonathan Fardy is Assistant Professor of Art History at Idaho State University. His research specialisms are the history of photography, nineteenth-century visual culture, critical theory and art criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laruelle and Art : The Aesthetics of Non-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The “non” of non-philosophy has been its nemesis. Laruelle has frequently analogized the “non” of non-philosophy to the “non” of non-Euclidian geometry. As non-Euclidian geometry—a geometry of curved surfaces—does not negate the Euclidian...

Can a Philosopher Have Dirty Hands? What Adorno Has to Say about Badiou

Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Adorno and Badiou are both concerned with the question of praxis, of intervening in the world so as to change it, not partially but radically. They differ when it comes to conceiving of the manner in which this should be achieved...
...The thought of Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno has had a profound impact on the history, politics, and practice of aesthetic theory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. While the friendship between these two German-Jewish...

Yes and No, Adorno or Badiou: The Negativity of the Subject

Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Does freedom consist in saying yes or no? How are we supposed to understand this choice between yes and no? Is freedom the power to say no or the power to say yes? Is freedom negativity or affirmation?A common answer to these questions...

The Human Voice: Of Promises and Solaces

David Kleinberg-Levin

David Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA. His books include Gestures of Ethical Life: Reading Hölderlin’s Question of Measure After Heidegger (2005); Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov (2012); and Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Words : The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In this brief chapter, we shall reflect on two intriguing phrases that appear in How It Is: “this voice its promises and solaces all imagination” (H 79) and “hang on to humankind” (H 94). I shall argue that what Adorno says about...

Dialectic in the Dialectic, August 1997

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Corcoran

Steven Corcoran is a writer and translator living in Berlin. He has edited and/or translated several works by Jacques Rancière, including Dissensus (Continuum, 2010), two works by Alain Badiou, Polemics and Conditions, and Alienation and Freedom (Bloomsbury 2017) by Frantz Fanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chronicles of Consensual Times

Continuum, 2010

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...How, today, are we to come to grips with Adorno’s and Horkheimer’s Dialectik der Aufklärung?Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment, ed. Gunzelin Schmid Nerr, trans. Edmund Jephcott, Stanford, CA: Stanford University...