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Common assertions suppose an incompatibility between critical-dialectical philosophies and Spinozist political ontologies, and allow for an Adornian critique of Spinoza’s Ethics: to live in accordance with one’s own being is a form of compliance to dominant values. By mapping contemporary Spinozism I show that within its tensions there is a place for dialectics, one which can be read in dialogue with the Adornian gesture denouncing the purported identity between particular and universal.
Title
Materialist Variations on Spinoza
Subtitle
Theoretical Alliances and Political Strategies
Author(s)
Mariana de Gainza
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Common assertions suppose an incompatibility between critical-dialectical philosophies and Spinozist political ontologies, and allow for an Adornian critique of Spinoza’s Ethics: to live in accordance with one’s own being is a form of compliance to dominant values. By mapping contemporary Spinozism I show that within its tensions there is a place for dialectics, one which can be read in dialogue with the Adornian gesture denouncing the purported identity between particular and universal.
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2021
Subject
materialism
moral philosophy
ethics
logic
politics, practical
Adorno, Theodor W.
Spinoza, Baruch
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Language
en-GB
short title
Materialist Variations
page start
25
page end
37
Source
Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 25–37
Bibliographic Citation
Mariana de Gainza, ‘Materialist Variations on Spinoza: Theoretical Alliances and Political Strategies’, in Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 25–37 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-20_01>
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