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By Rainer Rochlitz

Fifty years after his dying, Walter Benjamin is still 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 options no longer intended to cohere. This ebook presents a extra systematic standpoint on Benjamin, laying declare to his prestige as a thinker and situating his paintings within the context of its time. Exploring Benjamin's concept of language, spoken and nonspoken, Rainer Rochlitz indicates how Benjamin reconceptualized conventional rules of language, artwork, and historical past. supplying an expansive review of a special twentieth-century philosopher, this quantity offers an vital consultant for readers of Benjamin's lately published gathered works.

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