Walter Benjamin's Philosophy
Destruction and Experience
Edited by Andrew Benjamin, Peter Osborne
Routledge – 1993 – 312 pages
This collection explores, in Adorno's description, `philosophy directed against philosophy'. The essays cover all aspects of Benjamin's writings, from his early work in the philosophy of art and language, through to the concept of history. The experience of time and the destruction of false continuity are identified as the key themes in Benjamin's understanding of history.
Contributors: Andrew Benjamin (University of Warwick), Howard Caygill, Alexander Garcia Duutman, Peter Osborne, Werner Hamacher, John Kraniauskas, Irving Wohlfarth, Rodolphe Gasche , Gertrud Koch, Andrew Benjamin and Rebecca Comay