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Comedy and Subjectivity in Hegel
Zoletto Luyando, Oscar ; Gabriel, Markus (advisor) ; Rometsch, Jens (referee)
Master's Thesis: Komödie und Subjektivität bei Hegel In this master's thesis I set as goals, on the one hand, to delineate the special place that Comedy has in Hegel's Philosophy and his idea of a History of Spirit; on the other h I point out the affinity of Hegel's treatment of Comedy with the understanding of his
Adorno and Foucault: Unsystematic Way of Doing Philosophy
De Souza Lima Faria, Peter ; Rometsch, Jens (advisor) ; Zimmermann, Stephan (referee)
System is a problematic aspect in Adorno and Foucault's philosophies. The idea of a closed framework of concepts does not fit into a scenario with thoughts strongly associated with the notion of criticism as a privileged mode of analysis. Both Adorno and Foucault abhor the conception of a high, finished and systematic theory that purports to explain all things that exists in the world. Adorno and Foucault prefer to take the opposite way and adopt a posture of uncertainty against that which is given aprioristically by an absolute ideal system. While Adorno reacts to the great systems with a kind of radicalization of the critique, Foucault presents types of analysis that, instead of taking a transcendent inspiration, focuses its attention on what happens in the scope of the historicity. In view of this, the central thesis of this research consists in an approximation between these two philosophies in relation to their unsystematic character. Key words: Foucault, Adorno, Critical Theory, Critique, Archaeology, Geneaology, Systems
Adorno's Concept of Utopia
Erfanmanesh, Safoura ; Rometsch, Jens (advisor) ; Sepp, Hans Rainer (referee)
This master's thesis examines Adorno's concept of Utopia. Throughout this work I argue that Adorno is a utopian thinker and his conception of Utopia is a constellation or montage of negative, messianic-materialistic, formal, and individualistic definitions of Utopia. I elucidate my argument by reconstructing Adorno's conceptual constellation of Utopia in different chapters and sections of this work in the form of an interpretive constellation. In the first chapter, I explain how Utopia got lost, by investigating the causes of the failure of Enlightenment's utopian goals such as rationality, freedom, progress, and establishment of the whole society as humanity. This failure necessitates a radical reconsideration of all fundamental principles of thought and society. In chapter two I analyze Adorno's conception of negative Utopia as the determinate negation of Dystopia. His negative dialectics is the recognition of what is non-identical to thought's concepts and categories. The non-identical is the condition of the possibility of Utopia, because it indicates that there is something 'more' than what our conceptual system of knowledge can comprehend, this 'more' is the utopian. I continue this chapter by discussing Adorno's inverse theology as messianic materialism which maintains that there is no transcendent...

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