Walter Benjamin's Philosophy: Destruction and Experience

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Andrew E. Benjamin, Peter Osborne
Psychology Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 298 pages
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This collection explores, in Adorno's description, `philosophy directed against philosophy'. The essays cover all aspects of Benjamin's writings, from his early work in the philosophy of art and language, through to the concept of history. The experience of time and the destruction of false continuity are identified as the key themes in Benjamin's understanding of history.
  

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Contents

Walter Benjamins Politics of
32
Walter
59
Afformative Strike Benjamins Critique of Violence
110
Beware Mexican Ruins OneWay Street and the
139
On Walter Benjamins Destructive
155
On Some Kantian Themes in
183
On the Concept of Space in Walter
205
Time and Task Benjamin and Heidegger Showing the
216
Benjamins Endgame
251
Index
292
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Historian Peter Osborne is the author of many works of regional history and serves as the full-time director of the Minisink Valley Historical Society in Port Jervis, New York. For High Point State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps, he has selected about two hundred images, some that have been preserved by High Point State Park and former Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees, and some from private collections. Using these unique photographs, many published here for the first time, he has compiled a fascinating history of the park and the work of the CCC boys.

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