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  1. A Praxis Oriented by the Debt to the Past: Benjamin’s and Adorno’s Critique of Teleology.Idit Dobbs-Weinstein - 2012 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (2):443-461.
    This paper explores Benjamin’s and Adorno’s materialist critique of the philosophy of history as a metaphysical fiction which harbors and shields the barbarism at the heart of culture. Each undertakes a radical critique of ontological, future-oriented notions of temporality and history, proposing instead a political understanding oriented to the past for the sake of the present or, more precisely, for the sake of actively resisting the persistent barbarism. The more culture insists on its progress beyond barbarism, the more it claims (...)
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