Wild, Unforgettable Philosophy

Wild, Unforgettable Philosophy : In Early Works of Walter Benjamin

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Through reading the early work of Walter Benjamin-up to and including the Trauerspiel, author Monad Rrenban elicits a cohesive conception of the wild, inforgettable form, philosophy, as inherent in everything. This book, distinct in its analysis and depth of analysis, elaborates the wild, unforgettable form-philosophy in relation to language, the discipline and the practice of philosophy, criticism, and the politics of death.show more

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  • Hardback | 436 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 38.1mm | 839.16g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073910845X
  • 9780739108451

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This study of Walter Benjamin is a truly extraordinary piece of scholarship. It is extraordinary in a number of respects: in the depth if its insight, the range of its coverage, the acuteness of its judgments, the thoroughness of its research, the dramatic intensity of its presentation...The results of his meticulous exposition are illuminating for Benjamin's work as a whole...In fact, I think it can be safely said that this is, by far, the best extended study of Walter Benjamin yet written in English. -- Rainer Nagele, Johns Hopkins Universityshow more

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Chapter 1 Philosophy/Language Chapter 2 Paradisal Play Chapter 3 "Feminine" Chapter 4 Round-Dance of Stray Feeling Chapter 5 For Secret Not Doom: Human's Proper Name Chapter 6 In God's Name Chapter 7 Form of Infinite Giving Up Chapter 8 Harmony of Some Old Words Chapter 9 History and the Drama of Philosophy Chapter 10 Doctrinal Form and its Esoteric Need Chapter 11 Presentation and its Doctrinal Tone Chapter 12 Prosaic Beauty Chapter 13 Ru(i)ned Chapter 14 Tremor-Identity: Genius of Time, Gift of Chaos Chapter 15 Sobriety of Wild Reason Chapter 16 Immanence Chapter 17 Justice Chapter 18 from another planet Chapter 19 Honest Rhythm Chapter 20 Philosophical Race of Ridiculed Exception Chapter 21 Natural Ethics: Loyalty to Things Chapter 22 In Name of Inorganic Community: Ethical Body Chapter 23 Bequest: Unforgettable, Wild Solitude Chapter 24 Death of Art and Philosophy Chapter 25 Ir(r)enstrasseshow more

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