This video segment complements the 2014 English-language edition of History and Obstinacy by Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt, edited by Devin Fore and translated by Richard Langston (Zone Books).
“…the Odyssey as a whole bears witness to the dialectic of enlightenment” (Horkheimer and Adorno, cited in Kluge and Negt, p. 268).
See Commentary 12: The Ancient Naval Hero as Metaphor of the Enlightenment: German Brooding Counter-Images; “Obstinacy” (pp. 268-95), especially “The Violent Learning Process of Commodity Exchange on the Mediterranean Sea” (pp. 273-74).
History and Obstinacy
Alexander Kluge: Cultural History in Dialogue is a joint project of Cornell University, Universität Bremen and Princeton University.