For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Jünger

  • Hamacher, Werner; Hartman, Matthew T
  • Junger, Ernst
    • "Total Mobilization" (1992)
      (p.128) With a pleasure-tinged horror, we sense that here, not a  single atom is not in motion-that we are profoundly inscribed in this raging process. Total Mobilization is far less consummated than it consummates itself; in war and peace, it expresses the secret and inexorable claim to which our life in the age of masses and machines subjects us. It thus turns out that each individual life becomes, ever more unambiguously, the life of a  worker; and that, following the wars of knights, kings, and citizens, we now have wars of workers. 
    • "Total Mobilization" (1992)
  • Jünger, Ernst
  • Poggeler, Otto
    • "Heidegger's Political Self-Understanding" (1992)
      (p.211) Junger's essay "Die totale Mobilmachung" sees a  decisive historical turning point in the First World War, but at the same time he sees it as a civil war, world war as world revolution. In the concept of total mobilization junger wants to show that "wars of workers" are now succeeding the wars of knights, kings, and citizens. No longer is it monarchs who, after consultation. with their ministers, bring about a tactically calculated confrontation of armies. In those days the City Magistrate of Berlin could announce after the battle of jena and Auerstidt that now, where the king has a ...
    • "Heidegger's Political Self-Understanding" (1992)
      (p.221) The Holderlin lecture course from summer 1942 again emphasizes the "historical uniqueness" or .. historical singularity" of National Socialism. This singularity is not understood, particularly by those aca-demic partisans and fellow travelers who find in the Greek polis "politics" as it is proclaimed in the twentieth century and required by National Socialism. For Heidegger the Greek polis is the place of what is question-able, where even masters and slaves must come to differentiate them-selves. On the other hand, "(t]he 'political' is the accomplishment of history. Because the political is  thus the technical-historical certainty at the basis of all action, the 'political'...
    • "Heidegger's Political Self-Understanding" (1992)
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