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Art: according to the traditional conception, art is a social sphere that is not directly focused on the maintenance of life functions. For this reason it opens up a certain freedom and possibility of knowledge. In the modern age, the idea of the evading of art has evolved in the face of a widespread through-organization of more and more areas of life. This development can lead to an ever-barred understanding ("hermetics"). See also aesthetics, works of art, critique, society, history, enlightenment, recognition.

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Max Horkheimer on Art - Dictionary of Arguments

Habermas III 463
Art/Horkheimer/Habermas: Thesis in Horkheimer/Adorno, Dialectic of the Enlightenment: even in the paradigmatic century of the Enlightenment, the dissociation of reason and morality came to consciousness down to the last consequences: one "did not pretend that formalistic reason was more closely connected with morality than with immorality". (1)
Art/Horkheimer/Habermas: Horkheimer asserts only the same of modern art development: The dissociation of art
Habermas III 464
from reason makes works of art into cultural goods and their consumption into a series of random feelings that are separate from our real intentions and aspirations. (2)

1.M. Horkheimer, Th. W. Adorno, Dialektik der Aufklärung, Amsterdam 1947, S. 141.
2. M. Horkheimer, Zur Kritik der instrumentellen Vernunft, Frankfurt 1967, S. 47.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981

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