File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2001/bhaskar.0101, message 58

Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 11:34:34 +1000
Subject: Re: BHA: Delivered up to the world

>Mervyn wrote:
>Theodor Adorno speaks of the tendency towards occultism or spiritualism
>in late capitalism - a system with a 'veiled tendency ... towards
>disaster' - as a symptom of a general 'regression in consciousness' and
>as 'an unconscious projection of a subject decomposing historically if
>not clinically'.

How I wonder would Adorno have accounted for the tendency towards occultism 
in say the slave mode of production?  or feudalism? or mercantilism? or 
"non-late" capitalism?

Deeply puzzled


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