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Wider Willen, oder: Wie man nicht recht haben wollen kann

Menke, Christoph

Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft, Bd. 68 (2023), Iss. 2: S. 24–30

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Menke, Christoph


Is wanting not to be right – the endeavor that Martin Seel not only explores and defends but practices in his eponymous book (›Nichtrechthabenwollen‹) – the expression of a paradox, a self-contradictory undertaking? It is indeed if to want something means to judge it as right. The text proposes to understand the wanting Martin Seel speaks of differently. This can be done with the help of the figure of »active passivity,« in which Seel sees the essential thought of Adorno.