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

Constellation:Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History
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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.

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.

ISBN: 
9780823245369
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Hardcover
Publication Date: 
December 31, 2013