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Objects, affects, mimesis
Simon Mussell

, instead making good on the claim that Kracauer and Adorno offer valuable resources towards the following ends:  (1)  avoiding reproducing a simplistic, one-​sided critique of reification; (2) making reparations for the subjugation of objects (without merely venerating the latter); and (3)  subverting the subjective-​idealist hierarchy in the hope of making way for subject/​object relations that challenge the confines of the commodity form via aesthetics. A feeling for things 85 A cautionary note before proceeding is in order here. For in undertaking this task, it

in Critical theory and feeling
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Melancholic dispositions and conscious unhappiness
Simon Mussell

regrettable that many political actors and states still refuse to consider, let alone admit, any complicity for past events. An example that springs to mind is David Cameron’s comments following Jamaica’s claims to reparations for the UK’s historical involvement in slavery. In response to the claims, Cameron remarked: ‘That the Caribbean has emerged from the long shadow it [slavery] cast is testament to the resilience and spirit of its people. I  acknowledge that these wounds run very deep indeed. But I do hope that, as friends who have gone through so much together since

in Critical theory and feeling
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The vain search for legal unity in the fragmentation of global law
Andreas Fischer-Lescano and Gunther Teubner

identified an astonishing number of around 125 international institutions in which independent authorities reach final legal decisions. Among others, this international jurisdiction comprises the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, various tribunals for reparations, international criminal courts and tribunals, hybrid international-national tribunals, trade and

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
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Allyn Fives

, prima facie wrongs, such as the ones we have identified in Shklar's own proposals, will be a common feature of even legitimate political projects. Pluralists can both identify and acknowledge the wrongs committed, while at the same time judging the utopian project to be, all things considered, legitimate. At the same time, if our legitimate projects do involve prima facie wrongs, we must take this on board, maybe by finding ways to avoid those wrongs, maybe by lessening the felt wrong when it is unavoidable, maybe by making reparations to those who are wronged

in Judith Shklar and the liberalism of fear