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    Myth, Modernity, and the Legacy of the Axial Age: Taylor, Habermas, Assmann, and Jaspers.Carmen Lea Dege - 2023 - Journal of the History of Ideas 84 (4):743-773.
    This article analyzes the legacy of the idea of an Axial Age with a particular focus on Habermas, Taylor, Assmann, and Jaspers. I ask what has motivated the use of the concept and illustrate the ways in which it is situated in the twentieth-century debate on myth. I then respond to the limitations of the concept’s legacy and turn to two overlooked elements of Jaspers’s initial intervention: In contrast to the dominant discourse, he argued that myth changed its form and (...)
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    In the shadow of totalitarianism: Action, judgement and evil in politics.Carmen Lea Dege - forthcoming - Contemporary Political Theory:1-4.
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    “Standing behind your phrase”: Arendt and Jaspers on the (post-)metaphysics of evil.Carmen Lea Dege - 2023 - European Journal of Political Theory 22 (2):281-301.
    This article turns to Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem in order to illustrate the difficulties involved in approaching the (formerly) metaphysical concept of evil as a secular phenomenon. It asks how the advocate of plurality, natality and forgiveness could also vouch for the death sentence of Eichmann based on a rhetoric of retribution and revenge. It then shows that Arendt's surprisingly consistent view of evil is based on a quasi-ontological understanding of the human condition that allowed her to negate Eichmann's (...)
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    Editors’ introduction: political myth in the twentieth century.Carmen Lea Dege & Tae-Yeoun Keum - 2023 - History of European Ideas 49 (8):1199-1203.
    In 1930, the Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg outlined his vision for a ‘new and yet old Bloodmyth’ of the Aryan race.1 His Myth of the Twentieth Century would go on to be a touchstone text of Nazis...
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    Diversity in unity in post-truth times: Max Weber’s challenge and Karl Jaspers’s response.Carmen Lea Dege - 2020 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 46 (6):703-733.
    Max Weber famously diagnosed both an excess and a subordination of meaning in modernity when he coined the term disenchantment next to the fragmentation and irreconcilability of value spheres. Unlike Weber, however, who sought to keep the ideological and the rationalist sides of the modern divide together, his immediate followers capitalized either on his decisionism (i.e. Carl Schmitt) or on his universalism (i.e. Jürgen Habermas). In an attempt to develop a constructive perspective on the question of how we can conceive (...)
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    “Standing behind your phrase”: Arendt and Jaspers on the (post-)metaphysics of evil.Carmen Lea Dege - 2023 - European Journal of Political Theory 22 (2):281-301.
    This article turns to Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem in order to illustrate the difficulties involved in approaching the (formerly) metaphysical concept of evil as a secular phenomenon. It asks how the advocate of plurality, natality and forgiveness could also vouch for the death sentence of Eichmann based on a rhetoric of retribution and revenge. It then shows that Arendt's surprisingly consistent view of evil is based on a quasi-ontological understanding of the human condition that allowed her to negate Eichmann's (...)
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    “Standing behind your phrase”: Arendt and Jaspers on the (post-)metaphysics of evil.Carmen Lea Dege - 2023 - European Journal of Political Theory 22 (2):281-301.
    This article turns to Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem in order to illustrate the difficulties involved in approaching the (formerly) metaphysical concept of evil as a secular phenomenon. It asks how the advocate of plurality, natality and forgiveness could also vouch for the death sentence of Eichmann based on a rhetoric of retribution and revenge. It then shows that Arendt's surprisingly consistent view of evil is based on a quasi-ontological understanding of the human condition that allowed her to negate Eichmann's (...)
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    Rebels on the Edge of the Abyss: The Early Frankfurt School and the Normative Basis of Critique: Martin Jay, Splinters in Your Eye: Frankfurt School Provocations; Peter E. Gordon, Migrants in the Profane: Critical Theory and the Question of Secularization. [REVIEW]Carmen Lea Dege - 2022 - Journal of Social and Political Philosophy 1 (2):223-233.
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