Ethical crisis: Minima Moralia

06 Jul

The alleged construction of a State of Modernity, as Hegel himself wishes, EthicsMoralthe morality of the State is nothing more than immoral, unthinkable even for the most revolutionary humanism that can exist, what we elaborate when abandoning personal morality was the origin of a Ethical and moral disaster unprecedented in the history of morality, the deepest of the cultural crisis we are experiencing is a moral crisis.
It may seem a conservative discourse, but those who re-read Hegel from Adorno will see what lies behind an alleged idea of ​​a set of “impartial” institutions, warned Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno (1903-1969), in glimpsing the arbitrariness of In the light of his readings of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, the Weimar Republic elaborates MInima Moralia among several other works, which will bring together his experiences of exile, where the experiences of people in Germany before Nazism are observed in particular. Rooselvet.
It is neither a work based on a controversy or easy commercial mythology, as would be the contraposition between two great civilizing nations of the West, neither an easy way to present a solution to the cultural and social crisis that we live, but it goes to its core.
It points to its path as that which philosophers “once called life, and then reduced itself to the sphere of the intimate, and then to the pure, simple consumption, which is but an appendage of the process of production, without autonomy and Substance. Anyone who wants to learn the truth about immediate life must examine its ‘alienated’ form, the objective powers that determine individual existence even in hidden places. “(ADORNO, 1951)
It reveals throughout his work that the self-consciousness advocated by Hegel and institutionalized in the Modern State is the art of showing, under the false appearance of the conformist order, the mechanisms of control, the “rules,” or “methods,” or “ideological structures “Which are systematically eliminating the sphere of” autonomous individual consciousness, “so” naively “affirmed by traditional idealist philosophy.
He will say about self-consciousness, in Hegel, “was the truth of self-certainty; In the words of the Phenomenology: “the native realm of truth” … Today, self-conscious means only the reflection of self as perplexity, as perception of impotence: to know that nothing is. “(ADORNO, 1951)
We no longer know what morality is, and we are no longer capable of elaborating a “Minima Moralia,” the theft of public goods is almost a rule, in Adorno’s words even the self-consciousness is diffuse: “In many men it is It’s already a shame to say so. “(Idem)

ADORNO, T. Minima Moralia, Stanford, 1951 (pdf)


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