(Dialektik der Aufklärung Philosophische Fragmente) [E–pub] Ó Theodor W. Adorno

Ure just because it is one s culture is or ools and will always lead to the contempt of others as scapegoats will always lead to the contempt of others as scapegoats those not in your prideful group The old myths are still just myths and just because they are mine does not make them superior to yours Pride is best defined as an excessive belief in one s own identity only because it is part of one s own identity Pride in our majority identity is the tool that Donald Trump and Jordan Peterson use to divide us and this book wants to do away with the principles of the Enlightenment and bring back prideful myths As or me I know we are thrown on to this earth and thrust into a world and it is up to us to determine what we believe and what is the best way to view the world and not just take the default position that one is born into believing we are better than everyone else who is not part of our select group based only on our experiences that The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College formed our understanding and therefore thinking we our special select and better than others thus leading to division and blaming othersor their different understanding based on their inferior experiences Bloom clearly took this book as his road map and modernized it when he wrote his awful book I had no idea that Peterson s incoherence was contained in much of this book too I have no doubt that he knows it but I also have no doubt that his mostly puerile Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin fan boys don t In the New York Times David Brooks uoted somebody I never heard of before saying Jordan Peterson is the most influential public intellectual in the Western world Essentially that means one oldart Bloom was influenced by another old Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South fart Adorno and Frankfurt School leading to the pseudo intellectual oldart Brooks thinking the best intellectual since Homer and his Odyssey is Peterson All one has to do is read or watch one of Peterson s Youtube videos to see why they aren t even worth refutingOne chapter I really did enjoy in this book Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices for its anachronism and tone deafness evenor its own time period was how the movies of that time period are such a disgrace The one thing I am an expert on is old movies and I know every allusion they made in their book and know how absurd the writers where actually unintentionally being They liked Garbo and thought Orson Welles was so overrated I have nothing against Garbo but Welles is a master at his craft They used Mature and Rooney I m not sure if they used Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism first names but I didn t need them to show how actors are not playing themselves in order to be individuals thus not really being individuals what a weird pair to pick to show that I explained that to my wife and atirst she didn t understand but I mentioned how cool people get tattoos to show that they are cool and different but now days so many people get tattoos the really cool people don t just in order to show how cool they really are and that s what the authors we trying to get at with Mature and Rooney The connections to The Frankfurt School and Bloom to Peterson are really there with Mature and Rooney The connections to The Frankfurt School and Bloom to Peterson are really there within this book they have a lot of Freudian type psychology Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas floating around Catharsis death wish Freud s Civilization and Its Discontents a very good book and other psychoanalytical wannabe talk hovered around this bookI ve said it before Right wing nuts like Petersonans or Trump After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry fans should read garbage like this because they would see aoundation Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread for their politics but they don t I don t agree with the resultant but they should at least lookor their Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes foundationsor their hateful politics rom books like this one I m sympathetic to the themes but this book was the high water mark of continental philosophy or me If the Enlightenment rationality and language have codified and "standardized experienced and reduced human capacity or magic in modernity then okay "experienced and reduced human capacity or magic in modernity then okay point is able to be made and contains some truth But distrusting language does not mean one needs to write like an obscurantist poet nor uote Homer instead of explaining one s ideas in clear proseI resented this book She Weeps Each Time You're Born for pushing me toward the analytic tradition srustration with continental philosophy At the time of reading this I was rustrated with the lack of continental understanding within the analytic circles in which I traveled but this book cured me of that inclinatio. Western civilizationAdorno and Horkheimer see the self destruction of Western reason as grounded in a historical and ateful dialectic between the domination of external nature and society They trace enlightenment which split these spheres apart back to its mythical roots Enlightenment and myth therefore are not irreconcilable opposites but dialectically mediated ualities of both real and intellectual life Myth is already enlightenment and enlightenment reverts to mythology This paradox is the undamental thesis of the bookThis new translation based on the text in the complete edition of the works of Max Horkheimer contains textual variants commentary upon them and an editorial discussion of the position of this work in the development of Critical Theor.

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The most poorly written ego maniacal self important masturbatory piece of shit that I have ever read Horkheimer Proof that nothing gets pseudo intellectuals salivating uickly than non sensical rants This I eel is a statement superlative to the Minima Moralia in the Adorno catalog The classist overtones that damage so much of that book are less INGRAINED HERE AND WE GET WHAT I FEEL TO here and we get what I A Northern Light feel to a much open philosophy Whenever I read these old Frankfurt School dudes there s this weird sense of tragedy as if they were the last line of defense against the brutalorces of late capitalist alienation And I ve never If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas felt that stronger than in here That said this is also the Frankfurt School s coming of age statement admitting the culpability of the Enlightenment in the society of mass destruction So there s this weird sort of liminality to it but that s one of the things that makes it so interesting The enlightenment wasn t all that You think science replaced magic and religion Not soast Isn t science at a certain point based on aith just as much as religion Horkdorno Horkheimer and Adorno views the achievements of the enlightenment with a gimlet eye refusing to accept that a orward movement in history euates to positive progress You can just as easily move orward while descending If you believe in progress concomitantly you must believe in decline Many of the things that are generally accepted to be advances both technological and cultural in modern society actually threaten the liberty of the individualThere s a scene in Deadwood where Swearengen and someone else are watching the construction of telegraph lines in the distance Rather than embracing the new technology they express a deep ear of what it might bring As they are trying to build a community violent and chaotic though it may be this new technology threatens the the very basis of that community one on one human contact The technology effaces the individualIf this is the outcome of the advances of the enlightenment then doesn t it contradict the very ideas of individual reedom that the enlightenment was based on These are the dangers and ears with which Horkdorno grappled Three things I love here above all else a the collaboration and the refusal to disentangle themselves White Water from it when others demanded that Horkorno coalesce into two identities of course reminds me of Deleuze and Guattari butor a medievalist also Marty Shichtman and Laurie Finke b the refusal to update the text to reflect the current moment in this insistence on preserving the text as an intervention into a particular historical moment Adorneimer refuse to pretend to speak The Slave Dancer from a position of atemporality We do not stand by everything we said in the book in its originalorm That would be incompatible with a theory which attributes a temporal core to truth this helps account Special Agent for the problems with theiramous Culture Industry chapter which even before the New Media could have grappled with Sleep with the Fishes for example samizdat c the antisemitism essay and here I m totally annoyed with Zizek Republics of Gilead and so onor not doing our thinkers the honor of acknowledging that in many ways they got there irst but many ways they got there irst But suppose in honoring the Frankfurt school SZ would accidentally honor Habermasor he s just plain sloppyA avorite passageWhat many individual things have in common or what constantly recurs in one individual thing needs not be stable eternal or deep than the particular The scale of categories is not the same as that of significanceThe world is uniue The mere repetition in speech of moments which occur again and "Again In The Same Form "in the same orm resemblance to a utile compulsive litany than to the redeeming world Classification is a condition of knowledge not knowledge itself and knowledge in turn dissolves classification 182Overall given my current interests or readers of the blog see my stuff on Shakespeare The Phoenix and Turtle this critiue of Reason is perfect The Enlightenment sought to bring mankind out of the shadows of orthodox tradition and religion and into the light of reason A step toward human Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life freedom right Perhaps no doubt in some ways But relying on reason skewed basic civility based in tradition and replaced human and humane interaction wit. Dialectic of Enlightenment is undoubtedly the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory Written during the Second World War and circulated privately it appeared in a printed edition in Amsterdam in 1947 What we had set out to do the authors write in the Preface was nothing less than to explain why humanity instead of entering a truly human state is sinking into a new kind of barbarismYet the work goesar beyond a mere critiue of contemporary events Historically remote developments indeed the birth of Western history and of subjectivity itself out of the struggle against natural orces as represented in myths are connected in a wide arch to the most threatening experiences of the present The book consists in ive chapters Dialektik der Aufklärung Philosophische FragmenteH calculated management It could lead to places "that the encyclopedists could never have imagined it "the Encyclopedists could never have imagined It lead to concentration campsSo what s a person to do Adorno is not known 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate for optimistic answers to this uestion He opposed Benjamin s occasional hopeor committed theater and mass produced art as leading to just another The Oxford New Greek Dictionary form of cultural entrapment Adorno had only one place that he wanted to go toor answers and that was music specifically and the aesthetic moment in general But he was the The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece first to know that it was not an easy place to go Adorno was accused of being an academic mandarin toward the end of his life and I would contend that it was undeniable that he was an elitist in that he thought veryew could educate and discipline themselves The New Job Security for that possible creative moment of aesthetic awareness Art is the opposite of comfortor Adorno and if it is comforting then it is not art His is not an aesthetics supported in many museums I suspect And it was rejected by many committed students in the sixties Adorno s way was the way of many in the philosophical tradition you need the conventions to get you up to snuff and then you have to destroy them To not The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) fall back into another convention is the rub Alienating art might be the start of a possibility In a world where the geist is pure evil and the Fasshou System lurks right around the corner two unlikely German Jewriends dare to The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis frighten enlightenmentmythology back into its boxThis summerDIALECTICOFENLIGHTENMENT Completely overrated I m shocked this book has had the influence it s had It is bombastic and tendentious a completely one sided It s too hard to trash this book properly because the way it is laid out in a series ofive or so only moderately related essays and with a bunch of short essays The core of their version of conservative belief is that the absolute truth does exist even if we are not capable of knowing that we know but we can recognize it and any version of relativism must always be wrong because they know their inherent truth must be true because they The Jumbee feel it to be true I had not realized that Jordan Petersonell into this school of thought and I must compliment him or adding self help crap mixed in and I must compliment him or adding self help crap mixed in Frankfurt School pseudo philosophy in writing a mega best seller There is a second principle they have and it is the atomization of the world The individual makes the world or there is no such thing as a society because it is made up of mere individuals the authors would believe They ll also uote Leibnitz on how monads have no windows Joseph Campbell did everything he could to make us embrace and be prideful of our own myths thus separating us rom each other by how we think about ourselves thus making anybody who is just a little bit different not part of the in group and vulnerable to exclusion There only real philosophical problem they had with the Nazis is that they chose the wrong myths they say that kind of thing while defending myths multiple times you know that neighbor myths multiple times You know that neighbor lives next to you the one you describe as the old art the one who doesn t really like kids walking across their yard and thinks the birds make too much noise when they sing That s who I imagined was writing these essays There s a real mixture of Alan Bloom Jordan Peterson and David Brooks Where the Heart Waits feel to what is at the heart of what is trying to be communicated within this book Bloom wrote one of my leastavorite books Closing of the American Mind a somewhat ironic title since his book is nothing but close minded They and this book long or the days of yore when character of the individual mattered and community was allowed to orm us and the culture through our myths made us the men we used to be at least that s how they think The book summarized 1 The Enlightenment sucks 2 Myths are great especially if they predate Socrates 3 Hollywood and mass marketing are the problem 4 Anti Semitism sucks even and 5 Nazi s myths were just the wrong myths and 6 Truth is absolute because anything that is relative must suck At the core of the Enlightenment is tolerance of others because they realized our similarity that all humans have just A Burglar's Guide to the City for being human is less than the differences we have within our own pride group Pride in one s cult. Tirst glance unconnected together with a number of shorter notes The various analyses concern such phenomena as the detachment of science The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth from practical lifeormalized morality the manipulative nature of entertainment culture and a paranoid behavioral structure expressed in aggressive anti Semitism that marks the limits of enlightenment The authors perceive a common element in these phenomena the tendency toward self destruction of the guiding criteria inherent in enlightenment thought American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago from the beginning Using historical analyses to elucidate the present they show against the background of a prehistory of subjectivity why the National Socialist terror was not an aberration of modern history but was rooted deeply in theundamental characteristics of.

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