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The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics) download ebook

by Peter Fenves

The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics) download ebook
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0804757887
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978-0804757881
Author:
Peter Fenves
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Stanford University Press; 1 edition (December 14, 2010)
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333 pages
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Fenves's focus on the messianic reeduction and the shape of time is in its own right an important contribution to the non-specialist's general understanding of Benjamin's thought.

Fenves's focus on the messianic reeduction and the shape of time is in its own right an important contribution to the non-specialist's general understanding of Benjamin's thought. Fenves's book is certainly valuable as a serious introduction to key elements of Benjamin's early thought, elements that have been relatively overlooked amidst the extensive literature on Benjamin. David Gleicher Critical Sociology). What The Messianic Reduction accomplishes is simply astonishing. It is an intricate dance among meticulous readings of the early Benjamin.

The Messianic Reduction is a groundbreaking study of Walter Benjamin's .

The Messianic Reduction is a groundbreaking study of Walter Benjamin's thought. Fenves places Benjamin's early writings in the context of contemporaneous philosophy, with particular attention to the work of Bergson, Cohen, Husserl, Frege, and Heidegger. In its final chapters, the book works out Benjamin's deep and abiding engagement with Kantian critique, including Benjamin's discovery of the political counterpart to the categorical imperative in the idea of "pure violence. Fenves's focus on the messianic reeduction and the shape of time is in its own right an important contribution to the non-specialist's general understanding of Benjamin's thought.

The Messianic Reduction book. Fenves places Benjamin's early writings in the context of contemporaneous philosophy, with particular attention to the work of Bergson, Cohen, Husserl, Frege, and Heidegger

The Messianic Reduction is a groundbreaking study of Walter Benjamin's thought. Fenves places Benjamin's early writings.

Peter Fenves’s recent book is a welcome addition to Benjamin scholarship for several reasons: First, it is an. .Rather, under the titular designation of the messianic reduction, Fenves explores a specific point where Benjamin diverges from Husserl

Peter Fenves’s recent book is a welcome addition to Benjamin scholarship for several reasons: First, it is an expert work of historical excavation, unearthing a wealth of detail about Benjamin’s intellectual formation during his student years (1913-25). Rather, under the titular designation of the messianic reduction, Fenves explores a specific point where Benjamin diverges from Husserl. According to Fenves, Benjamin does not reject the task of reducing the natural attitude -an attitude that Fenves describes as the mythological belief that experience results from the causal interaction between substantial things and a conscious subject (p. 165).

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A rereading of Peter Fenves’s readings of leading texts among Benjamin’s early writings; readings contained in.

A rereading of Peter Fenves’s readings of leading texts among Benjamin’s early writings; readings contained in Fenves’s important work Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time. Of chief concern here is a crucial lacuna in Fenves’s idea of Benjamin’s thought, a blind-spot that reveals, in relief, Benjamin’s radical and consistent rejection of a fundamental Cartesian/Kantian premise: what is commonly termed the ergodic axiom (aka identity axiom ). In these early writings, it is argued, Benjamin was indeed constructing a new philosophical foundation, residing in dialogism.

The Messianic Reduction is a groundbreaking study of Walter Benjamin's thought. Fenves places Benjamin's early writings in the context of contemporaneous philosophy, with particular attention to the work of Bergson, Cohen, Husserl, Frege, and Heidegger. By concentrating on a neglected dimension of Benjamin's friendship with Gershom Scholem, who was a student of mathematics before he became a scholar of Jewish mysticism, Fenves shows how mathematical research informs Benjamin's reflections on the problem of historical time. In order to capture the character of Benjamin's "entrance" into the phenomenological school, the book includes a thorough analysis of two early texts he wrote under the title of "The Rainbow," translated here for the first time. In its final chapters, the book works out Benjamin's deep and abiding engagement with Kantian critique, including Benjamin's discovery of the political counterpart to the categorical imperative in the idea of "pure violence."