Prosthetics and Proxemics - Note No. 14

In the light of Benjamin's intentions to critique Klages and Jung, a 1935 letter from Adorno critiquing Benjamin's own use in the Arcades project proposal of a concept of collective unconscious is all the more mordant.  Adorno not only holds that it is difficult to distinguish such a concept from a similar one in Jung but also that such a move ignores the role of commodity production in the shaping of dialectical, as opposed to mythic, images.