Ingo Elbe

‘Everyone’s a victim‘, or: ‘The world as a concentration camp‘

Relativizing Auschwitz with Adorno

In his book The concept of negative dialectics Marc Nicholas Sommer claims to reconstruct Theodor W. Adorno’s negative philosophy of history as a “philosophy of history from the viewpoint of the victims“ (294). Sommer suggests, following Adorno, that “since World War II every subject“ has become “a potential victim of history“ (295). “Every single one“ could now “potentially“ experience himself as a victim of “the utmost extreme“ (“des Äußersten”) (295).

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