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Constellation : Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History
by James McFarland


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Constellation is the first extended exploration of the relationship between Walter Benjamin, the Weimar-era revolutionary cultural critic, and the radical philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The affinity between these noncontemporaneous thinkers serves as a limit case manifesting the precariousness and potentials of cultural transmission in a disillusioned present.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Constellation is the first extended exploration of the relationship between Walter Benjamin, the Weimar-era revolutionary cultural critic, and the radical philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The affinity between these noncontemporaneous thinkers serves as a limit case manifesting the precariousness and potentials of cultural transmission in a disillusioned present.

In five chapters, Constellation presents the changing figure of Nietzsche as Benjamin encountered him: an inspiration to his student activism, an authority for his skeptical philology, a manifestation of his philosophical nihilism, a companion in his political exile, and ultimately a subversive collaborator in his efforts to think beyond the hopeless temporality--new and always the same--of the present moment in history.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780823263097
  • ISBN-10: 0823263096
  • Publisher: Modern Language Initiative
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 323
  • Dimensions: 8.97 x 6.15 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.06 pounds


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