Die Macht falscher Fragen und die Möglichkeit der Revolution : zur Insistenz auf der "genaueren kritischen Fragestellung" bei Benjamin und Foucault

  • According to Benjamin and Foucault, calling something into question is not just a precondition of critical practice but its very realisation. The effect of critique depends on how a question is asked. An inaccurately posed question supports what it aspired to criticise. Critical practice thus involves a critique of allegedly critical questions. In their critique of power and violence, Foucault and Benjamin expose the moment in which a critical question becomes uncritical and subsequently seek its critical transformation. In Foucault, this movement is identical with "desubjugation", and in Benjamin, with "revolution". A revolutionary resoluteness in raising critical questions, however, can turn out to be decisionistic and uncritical itself. In this paper I reconstruct the struggle for an accurate critical question in Benjamin and Foucault and address how the dialectical turn into uncritical action might be avoided.

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Author:Jonas HellerGND
Parent Title (German):Praktiken der Kritik / Katia Henriette Backhaus, David Roth-Isigkeit (Hg.), Normative orders ; Band 17
Publisher:Campus Verlag
Place of publication:Frankfurt, New York
Editor:Katia Henriette Backhaus, David Roth-Isigkeit
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2021/05/31
Year of first Publication:2016
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/05/31
Tag:Benjamin, Walter; Foucault, Michel; Kritik
Page Number:31
First Page:49
Last Page:79
Institutes:Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften / Philosophie
Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 10 Philosophie / 100 Philosophie und Psychologie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht