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In: The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory

Chapter 15: Alfred Seidel and the Nihilisation of Nihilism: A Contribution to the Prehistory of the Frankfurt School

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Alfred Seidel and the Nihilisation of Nihilism: A Contribution to the Prehistory of the Frankfurt School
Alfred Seidel and the Nihilisation of Nihilism: A Contribution to the Prehistory of the Frankfurt School
Christian Voller

In a lecture on Negative Dialectics on December 7, 1965 that dealt with the relationship between Marxism and idealism, Theodor W. Adorno mentioned the name of Alfred Seidel, a ‘late friend from my youth’, who introduced the concept of the ‘metaphysics of the forces of production’ into the critique of Marxism. This concept, according to Adorno, claims that within a certain Marxist theoretical tradition, ‘a simply absolute potential is attributed to the productive forces of human beings and their extension in technology’ (Adorno, 2008: 96). The critique of ...

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