Dialectic of Enlightenment

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  • Dialectic Of Enlightenment Analysis

    The promulgation of ideology is what leads the social state to irrational barbarism. The Enlightenment project has failed because reason (being used for organization) services social grouping; therefore, the paradoxical phrases in Dialectic of Enlightenment are used to create relational tension between reason, truth (valid belief), and social grouping (ideological belief). Through this conflict, rationality becomes irrational, and truth becomes false, as reason itself becomes ideological. Dialectic of Enlightenment gives a fragmentary account of how reason is being infected by its use for domination. In the chapter on Odysseus, Adorno and Horkheimer make an important distinction between the self and the other, namely, that a hierarchical structure is imposed on nature that allows for its domination by Odysseus (35-62). In…

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  • The Cultural Industry: The Standardization Of Culture

    The cultural industry is described by Adorno and Horkheimer (1977) as the standardisation of culture and cultural goods, attained through the manipulation of consumers, pseudo-individualism and commercial marketing in order to accomplish an economic and social status. Within Adorno and Horkheimer’s theory, there are three major concepts that have increased the development of the cultural industry and the behaviour of consumers, this involves discussing the transformation of use value to…

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  • The Culture Industry Argument: Critique Of Mass Media

    The culture industry argument, established by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, is a critique of mass media, which refers to the industrialization of culture, where the masses are not the only source of mass culture; capitalism serves the masses, and treats them like commodities for their own benefit (McAnany & Wilkinson, 1996). Adorno and Horkheimer chose to call it culture industry, rather than mass media, because they believed that in mass media, masses had some influence upon the creation…

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  • The Culture Industry: Adorno And Horkheimer

    Question 1: In The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as mass deception, Adorno and Horkheimer are observing the culture industry. The culture industry is the entire system of production and circulation that establishes mass, mainstream, and popular culture. In this essay, the authors illustrate more precisely the relationship between culture industry and reality by explaining that “[r]eal life is becoming indistinguishable from the movies. The sound film, […], leaves no room for imagination or…

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  • Barton Fink Analysis

    Barton Fink (Ethan Coen 1991) demonstrates the separation of artists and artistic integrity when working in the Hollywood system, and implies the industry’s rigor towards giving entertainment and receiving capital. This disjunction becomes personified through the minds of Barton, a struggling writer, and Charlie Meadows, a mundane insurance salesman. Barton’s artistic integrity involves advocating for the common folk. Seeming as Charlie serves as a synecdoche for everyday people; he poses as a…

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  • The Importance Of Dichotomistic Thinking

    What if dialectic thinking was used instead? The great expert of thought development, Jean Piaget, felt that humans were generally capable of leaving behind dichotomist thinking as a teenager, and move into formal operations and higher order thinking skills as we move into young adulthood. This, however, does not seem to be the case. Our media and politicians assume that the average American is only capable of concrete thinking, therefore the political rhetoric and activity is executed at a…

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  • Ideal City In The Republic Socrates, Glaucon, And Adeimantus

    exclusively are forcibly prevented from doing so, cities will have no rest from evils” (473c-d). In short, Philosophers would be the ideal rulers because they rule for the common interest unlike the rulers of the current, corrupt city. To better understand why Socrates believes philosophers should rule a city, I must first define what it is to be a true philosopher. Socrates acknowledges that the philosophers of modern day are not suited to be philosopher kings, admitting they are useless or…

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  • Dialectic Approach Of Idealism

    today’s educational system. One such method is the dialectic approach of Idealism. The dialectic approach can be applied to many different areas of teaching to enhance the educational delivery and the resulting understanding of the students. Idealism is possibly the oldest Western philosophy we know and study in the present day. It traces back at least to Ancient Greece and Plato. It was once the dominant philosophy of Western culture and is still influential today. Idealism naturally takes its…

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  • Alienation And Universality Analysis

    subject to the object. This constitutes a form of "objectivism", which fails to relate the subject to the objective historically situated knowledge.8 Self-reflection is eliminated in this model; the ego is posited as greater than the world and the empirical content of subjectivity is entirely denied.9 In actuality, there are two interlocking parts of the self: the subject 's definition as something existent and the subject as a constituent of reality.10 The authentic self problematically…

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  • The Impacts Of Humanism: Socrates, Plato And Aristotle

    Kendra Rivera Professor Mulholland Greek and Roman Humanities December 3, 2014 Humanism was a concept that led to many impacts on other philosophy and philosophers ways of thinking. Humanism is known as a concept or philosophy that gave a major importance to the human being, rather then the supernatural, gods or the divine. Humanism focused completely on the welfare of humans and this introduced a complete different way of thinking to everyone because they were so use to focusing on others…

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