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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.
Keywords: materialism; moral philosophy; ethics; logic; politics, practical; Adorno, Theodor W.; Spinoza, Baruch
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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Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2021
Subject
materialism
moral philosophy
ethics
logic
politics, practical
Adorno, Theodor W.
Spinoza, Baruch
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en-GB
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Materialist Variations
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25
page end
37
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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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Cite as: 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>
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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