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By Rainer Rochlitz

Fifty years after his demise, Walter Benjamin continues to be one of many nice cultural critics of this century. regardless of his renown, notwithstanding, Benjamin's philosophical principles stay elusive/m-/often thought of a disaggregated set of suggestions no longer intended to cohere. This e-book presents a extra systematic viewpoint on Benjamin, laying declare to his prestige as a thinker and situating his paintings within the context of its time. Exploring Benjamin's conception of language, spoken and nonspoken, Rainer Rochlitz indicates how Benjamin reconceptualized conventional principles of language, paintings, and historical past. supplying an expansive overview of a distinct twentieth-century philosopher, this quantity presents an critical advisor for readers of Benjamin's lately published gathered works.

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