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Theory is...

Systematization, abstract, detachment, general traits, big picture, extrinsic, reflection / contemplation

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Criticism is...

close reading of a particular text, concrete, immersion, singular cases, small job, intrinsic, explication /evaluation

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the concrete steps undertaken and tools used in the activity of theory

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the whole set of these tools and steps and their organization

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Human essence

  • The humanist concept of the individual presupposes ‘man’ as human essence that remains untouched by historical or cultural circumstances. 
  • In the Renaissance this essence was called ‘reason’; in the twentieth century it is generally called ‘consciousness’.
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concept of ‘subjectivity’

…marks a radical departure from this philosophical tradition of consciousness by giving a more central place to the unconscious and to cultural overdetermination than it does to consciousness.

The two main theorists responsible for this departure are Freud and Marx.

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The Marxist Model

Lizenzierung: Keine Angabe

literature only plays a secondary role as it cannot change the base, it can only have a mimetic function (is a passive recording) and it cannot transgress

but: good literature shows how things actually are

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materialism vs. idealism

“It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.”

-> Sein bestimmt Bewusstsein