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History and Obstinacy

“Mental events have their history in the present. As we will see, nothing physiological transforms into psychology, nothing individual into society or history. A transformation does not exist; there are different encryptions and different methods of observation, but there are not different objects” (p. 155).

See Commentary 2: “The Contemporaneity of Mental History” (pp. 154-55).

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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).