Madeleine Kasten, Rico Sneller, Gerard Visser (eds.) Benjamin's Figures

Madeleine Kasten, Rico Sneller, Gerard Visser (eds.)

Benjamin's Figures

Dialogues on the Vocation of the Humanities

libri nigri Band 65

 

ISBN 978-3-95948-344-5
352 Seiten, broschiert

 

The writings of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) are famously and purposely marked by fragmentariness. Paradoxically, a centraI aim of his work was to connect: all his life he sought to further the integration of scholarship in the humanities which, he believed, had too long suffered from the prevalence of rigid disciplinary boundaries.

In his analyses of widely divergent cultural phenomena and the constellations to which they belong, Benjamin shows himself unusually aware of the role of the philosopher/critic. Characteristically, the latter appears in different shapes in