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The Concept of the Alternative in Benjamin, Horkheimer, and Adorno

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What distinguishes important philosophers is that their thoughts are still worthy of close study in different times and under changed circumstances. My essay begins by exploring the meaning and etymology of the term “alternative” (section 1). The article focuses in particular on the concept of alternative in the context of the Frankfurt School. I restrict myself primarily to remarks by Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, and Theodor W. Adorno (sections 2 to 4). Benjamin and Horkheimer had to deal with disappointments about ostensible alternatives whose potential they overestimated over a long period of time, but which did not hold water. Leggi tutto »

 
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24 ALTERNATIVE December, 2019 - Autore:

 

No Happiness without Freedom, No Freedom without Happiness: Adorno’s Concept of Fortune

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At the center of Theodor W. Adorno’s critical theory is a systematically thought out concept of happiness. This concept is however not sustained coherently; rather, it is presented in a variety of sometimes paradoxical aphorisms that simultaneously claim the possible presence and the real absence of happiness. Leggi tutto »

 
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Numero 12 LUCK October, 2014 - Autore:

 
 
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