Destruction and Experience
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...
To Be Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge
The Work of Julia Kristeva
This volume begins with a new essay by Julia Kristeva, ‘The Adolescent Novel’, in which she examines the relation between novelistic writing and the experience of adolescence as an ‘open structure’. It is this blend of the literary with the psychoanalytic that places Kristeva’s work central to...
Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge
Philosophy, Architecture, Judaism
An understanding of what we mean by the present is one of the key issues in literature, philosophy, and culture today, but also one of the most neglected and misunderstood. Present Hope develops a fascinating philosophical understanding of the present, approaching this question via discussions of...
Published July 16th 1997 by Routledge
Descartes, Hegel, Heidegger
Benjamin provides new and important readings of key canonical texts in the history of philosophy in his sustained philosophical reworking of ontology. Amongst texts included are Hegel's Difference Essay and the Shorter Logic and Heidegger's Time and Being and The Question of Being. The effective...
Published October 6th 1993 by Routledge
The work of Jean-Francois Lyotard signals the return of judgement to the centre of philosophical concerns. This collection of papers is the first devoted to his work and provides an estimation and critique of his writings, and included Lyotard's important essay on Sensus Communis....
Published July 1st 1992 by Routledge
Aspects of a Philosophy of Difference
Benjamin argues for a reappraisal of philosophy with reference to the centrality of ontology, offering original reinterpretations of contemporary painters including Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon and R.B. Kitaj....
Published August 21st 1991 by Routledge