The Disenchantment of Art: The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin

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Fifty years after his death, Walter Benjamin remains one of the great cultural critics of this century. Despite his renown, however, Benjamin's philosophical ideas remain elusive--often considered a disaggregated set of thoughts not meant to cohere. This book provides a more systematic perspective on Benjamin, laying claim to his status as a philosopher and situating his work in the context of its time. Exploring Benjamin's theory of language, spoken and nonspoken, Rainer Rochlitz shows how Benjamin reconceptualized traditional ideas of language, art, and history. Offering an expansive assessment of a unique twentieth-century thinker, this volume provides an indispensable guide for readers of Benjamin's recently released collected works.

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Rainer Rochlitz is a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. An author and editor, Dr. Rochlitz has also translated the work of Adorno, Habermas, Ricoeur, and Lévi-Strauss.

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Introduction
I. Philosophy of Language
II. Theory of Art
1. Aesthetics of the Sublime
2. Art in the Service of Politics
3. The Price of Modernity
III. History, Politics, Ethics
Conclusion

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