Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Ideas on display: more Adorno

"Yet this very sovereignty, the claim to a more profound knowledge of the object, the separation of the idea from its object through the independence of the critical judgment threatens to succumb to the thinglike form of the object when cultural criticism appeals to a collection of ideas on display, as it were, and fetishizes isolated categories such as mind, life and the individual".

Adorno, Cultural Criticism and Society, in Prisms, pp. 23

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