Wild, Unforgettable Philosophy: In Early Works of Walter Benjamin

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Lexington Books, 2005 - Art - 425 pages
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Through reading the early work of Walter Benjamin - up to and including the Trauerspiel book, Monad Rrenban brings forth a cohesive conception of the wild, unforgettable form, philosophy, as inherent in everything. Somewhat on the basis of existing philosophemes of Western metaphysics, Benjamin's well-known "esotericism" performs the transience of constraints of meaning. Both the form - free from duplicitous, authoritarian, and "rational" meaning - and the practice, of philosophy, enable production of the philosophical not only by so-called philosophers but also conceivably by everything - including art, poetry, and literature. In life and death, Walter Benjamin has and had the status of exile from departmental philosophy. Especially from Benjamin's early work, however, Monad Rrenban is able to elicit the force of the form, philosophy. Distinct in its analysis and depth of analysis, Wild, Unforgettable Philosophy in Early Works of Walter Benjamin elaborates the wild, unforgettable form - philosophy - in relation to language, the discipline and the practice of philosophy, criticism, and the politics of death.
  

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Philosophical Community
21
PARADISAL PLAY
27
FEMININE
31
ROUNDDANCE OF STRAY FEELING
39
HUMANS PROPER NAME
43
IN GODS NAME
48
On Performing Philosophy
59
SOBRIETY OF WILD REASON
149
IMMANENCE
161
JUSTICE
177
Community of the Dead
199
HONEST RHYTHM
204
PHILOSOPHICAL RACE OF RIDICULED EXCEPTION
213
LOYALTY TO THINGS
218
ETHICAL BODY
233

HARMONY OF SOME OLD WORDS
74
HISTORY AND THE DRAMA OF PHILOSOPHY
81
DOCTRINAL FORM AND ITS ESOTERIC NEED
89
PRESENTATION AND ITS DOCTRINAL TONE
98
PROSAIC BEAUTY
104
Image of Dramatic Beauty
121
GENIUS OF TIME GIFT OF CRISIS
138
UNFORGETTABLE WILD SOLITUDE
259
DEATH OF ART AND PHILOSOPHY
271
IRRENSTRABE
283
Notes
293
Bibliography
383
Index
413
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