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dc.contributor.authorImmanen, Mikko
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-08T07:20:05Z
dc.date.available2021-11-08T07:20:05Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationImmanen, M. (2021). Days of the Cavemen? : Adorno, Spengler, and the Anatomy of Caesarism. <i>New German Critique</i>, <i>48</i>(2), 177-204. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1215/0094033X-8989316" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1215/0094033X-8989316</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_47136824
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78510
dc.description.abstractThis article addresses the controversial question of Theodor W. Adorno’s debt to right-wing Zivilisationskritik by a close reading of his essay “Spengler after the Decline” (1950). The article shows that despite Adorno’s harsh polemics against Oswald Spengler’s Decline of the West (1918, 1922), he sought to make Spengler’s analysis of Weimar Germany’s undemocratic tendencies—“Caesarism”—serve progressive ends. However, Adorno’s essay was not just an effort at “coming to terms with the past” in Adenauerian West Germany. Reading the essay’s original 1941 version together with Adorno’s correspondence with Max Horkheimer sheds light on Spengler as an overlooked key (next to Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin) to their Dialectic of Enlightenment, written in 1941–44. Adorno’s daring effort to appropriate Spengler’s analysis of Caesarism makes Adorno’s critical theory an asset in understanding today’s authoritarian populism.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDuke University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew German Critique
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherAdorno, Theodor
dc.subject.otherSpengler, Oswald
dc.subject.othercritical theory
dc.subject.otherintellectual history
dc.subject.otherauthoritarian populism
dc.titleDays of the Cavemen? : Adorno, Spengler, and the Anatomy of Caesarism
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202111085533
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange177-204
dc.relation.issn0094-033X
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume48
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 New German Critique, Inc
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dc.relation.grantnumber323054
dc.subject.ysopoliittinen filosofia
dc.subject.ysoautoritaarisuus
dc.subject.ysopoliittinen historia
dc.subject.ysokriittinen teoria
dc.subject.ysopopulismi
dc.subject.ysoaatehistoria
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7583
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dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1215/0094033X-8989316
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramTutkijatohtori, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramPostdoctoral Researcher, AoFen


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