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By Anthony J. Cascardi

What's the courting among modern highbrow tradition and the eu Enlightenment? In effects of Enlightenment, Anthony Cascardi revisits the arguments complex in Horkheimer and Adorno's seminal paintings Dialectic of Enlightenment. Cascardi argues that postmodern tradition doesn't reject Enlightenment ideals and explores the hyperlink among aesthetics and politics in thinkers as varied as Habermas, Derrida, Arendt, Nietzsche, Hegel and Wittgenstein. He reverses the tendency to determine paintings easily by way of the worldly practices between which it's positioned. Aesthetic gadgets, he argues, are themselves able to disclosing fact.

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For example: ‘‘However varied, the anticipation of moving in contradictions throughout seems to teach a mental totality – the very identity thesis we have just rendered inoperative. The mind which ceaselessly reflects on contradiction in the thing itself, we hear, must be the thing itself if it is to be organized in the form of contradiction; the truth which in idealistic dialectics drives beyond every particular, as onesided and wrong, is the truth of the whole, and if that were not preconceived, the dialectical steps would lack motivation and direction.

In an example of specific representation, the lightning bolt was taken as Zeus himself; in ‘‘nonspecific’’ representations the same ‘‘x’’ can stand in innumerable equations for the particular value that might complete each one. We can surmise that the aesthetic symbol or figure occupies a place in between these two: it recalls the quality of a determinate relationship to the world, while it also reveals that relationship as open to contingency, change, and chance. 56 At the same time, the introduction of the term ‘‘myth’’ and the revelation of its role in the process of Enlightenment involves a direct challenge to the progressive view of history.

Habermas, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, p. 119. 33 job:LAY01 4-11-1998 page:34 colour:1 black–text Consequences of Enlightenment way in which the subject can successfully coordinate the goals of rationality and purposiveness. ’’ As opposed to this, the communicative-action account of rationality is said to be ‘‘directly implicated in social life-processes insofar as acts of mutual understanding take on the role of a mechanism for coordinating action. ’’62 But we shall have ample occasion to see that the Habermassian judgment of Horkheimer and Adorno’s work is, at the very least, premature.

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