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Part Two

1945

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W. Adorno, T. (2005). Part Two. In W. Adorno, T. Minima Moralia: Reflections from a Damaged Life. Verso, pp. 85-160

unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable

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organized fame and remembrance lead ineluctably to nothingness

—p.100 by Theodor W. Adorno
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organized fame and remembrance lead ineluctably to nothingness

—p.100 by Theodor W. Adorno
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146

If one gave way to a need to place the system of the culture industry in a wide, world-historical perspective, it would have to be defined as the systematic exploitation of the ancient fissure between men and their culture. The dual nature of progress, which always developed the potential of freedom simultaneously with the reality of oppression, gave rise to a situation where peoples were more and more inducted into the control of nature and social organization, but grew at the same time, owing to the compulsion under which culture placed them, incapable of understanding in what way culture went beyond such integration. [...]

—p.146 by Theodor W. Adorno 1 year, 8 months ago

If one gave way to a need to place the system of the culture industry in a wide, world-historical perspective, it would have to be defined as the systematic exploitation of the ancient fissure between men and their culture. The dual nature of progress, which always developed the potential of freedom simultaneously with the reality of oppression, gave rise to a situation where peoples were more and more inducted into the control of nature and social organization, but grew at the same time, owing to the compulsion under which culture placed them, incapable of understanding in what way culture went beyond such integration. [...]

—p.146 by Theodor W. Adorno 1 year, 8 months ago

(noun) an expression of real or pretended doubt or uncertainty especially for rhetorical effect / (noun) a logical impasse or contradiction / (noun) a radical contradiction in the import of a text or theory that is seen in deconstruction as inevitable

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The aporia of responsible work benefits the irresponsible.

—p.146 by Theodor W. Adorno
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The aporia of responsible work benefits the irresponsible.

—p.146 by Theodor W. Adorno
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1 year, 8 months ago
155

[...] Genuine things are those to which commodities and other means of exchange can be reduced, particularly gold. But like gold, genuineness, abstracted as the proportion of fine metal, becomes a fetish. Both are treated as if they were the foundation, which in reality is a social relation, while gold and genuineness precisely express only the fungibility, the comparability of things; it is they that are not in-themselves, but for-others. The ungenuineness of the genuine stems from its need to claim, in a society dominated by exchange, to be what it stands for yet is never able to be. The apostles of genuineness, in the service of the power that now masters circulation, dignify the demise of the latter with the dance of the money-veils.

—p.155 by Theodor W. Adorno 1 year, 8 months ago

[...] Genuine things are those to which commodities and other means of exchange can be reduced, particularly gold. But like gold, genuineness, abstracted as the proportion of fine metal, becomes a fetish. Both are treated as if they were the foundation, which in reality is a social relation, while gold and genuineness precisely express only the fungibility, the comparability of things; it is they that are not in-themselves, but for-others. The ungenuineness of the genuine stems from its need to claim, in a society dominated by exchange, to be what it stands for yet is never able to be. The apostles of genuineness, in the service of the power that now masters circulation, dignify the demise of the latter with the dance of the money-veils.

—p.155 by Theodor W. Adorno 1 year, 8 months ago

(adjective) indigenous native / (adjective) formed or originating in the place where found

155

All ruling strata claim to be the oldest settlers, autochthonous.

ooh i really like this

—p.155 by Theodor W. Adorno
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All ruling strata claim to be the oldest settlers, autochthonous.

ooh i really like this

—p.155 by Theodor W. Adorno
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1 year, 8 months ago