Benjamin's -abilities
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Benjamin's -abilities

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ISBN-13:
9780674046061
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.2010
Seiten:
363
Autor:
Samuel Weber
Gewicht:
476 g
Format:
226x145x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

* List of Abbreviations * I. Benjamin's -abilities *1. Introduction *2. Prehistory: Kant, Holderlin--et cetera *3. Criticizability--Calculability *4. Impart-ability: Language as Medium *5. Translatability I: Following (Nachfolge) *6. Translatability II: Afterlife *7. Citability--of Gesture *8. Ability and Style *9. An Afterlife of -abilities: Derrida * II. Legibilities *10. Genealogy of Modernity: History, Myth, and Allegory in Benjamin's Origin of the German Mourning Play *11. Awakening *12. Taking Exception to Decision: Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt *13. Violence and Gesture: Agamben Reading Benjamin Reading Kafka Reading Cervantes... *14. Song and Glance: Walter Benjamin's Secret Names (zugewandt--unverwandt) *15. "Streets, Squares, Theaters": A City on the Move--Walter Benjamin's Paris *16. God and the Devil--in Detail *17. Closing the Net: "Capitalism as Religion" (Benjamin) *18. The Ring as Trauerspiel: Reading Wagner with Benjamin and Derrida *19. Reading Benjamin *20. "Seagulls" * Appendix. Walter Benjamin's "Seagulls": A Translation * Notes * Acknowledgments * Index
Reveals a productive aspect of Walter Benjamin's thought by focusing on a little-discussed stylistic trait in his formulation of concepts. This book explains that nouns formed with this suffix refer to a possibility or potentiality, to a capacity rather than an existing reality.