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Dialectical negativism: Michael Theunissen, 1932-2015

by / RP 192 (July/Aug 2015) / Obituary

Michael Theunissen applied a motto to his understanding of his own philosophy, drawn from Kierkegaard: to aim to be a corrective to one’s time. However, he did not take this to imply merely the vigilance of an intellectual who identifies, explains and criticizes moral and political distortions, any more than did the thinker to whom …