Predrag Krstić, O čemu govorimo kad govorimo o kritici

Critique today, it is suggested by an analytics of contemporaneity, has lost its potential and gained bad reputation, not because of the lack of critique, bad faith or the strength of the arguments of its opponents, but because of its own limitless proliferation and institutionalization: “Ever since there were courses of critical thinking, even school of thought, ever since critical consciousness preserved itself as pedagogical tool, since the signifier “critique” assigns itself to the analysis of this or that mind or to the valueless review of a show or book, and the title of critical intellectual used under completely unclear semantic rules, it does not seem as a bad solution to turn away from such an exhausted term, from this code for nothing, and guarantee for noting.” However, the texture of What We Talk About When we Talk about critique is intertwined with too much critical edge, stylishness and lucid humor to represents nothing more than “tragic” reading that gives vent to nostalgia for any absolute.

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