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  • Judging Lyotardby Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    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 . more...

  • Art, Mimesis and the Avant-Gardeby Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 55.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Present Hopeby Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    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 the nature of historical time, the philosophy of history,... more...

  • The Plural Eventby Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    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 presence of ontology, defined as `an original... more...

  • Of Jews and Animalsby Andrew Benjamin

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    By developing his own conception of the 'figure' Andrew Benjamin has written an innovative and provocative study of the complex relationship between philosophy, the history of painting and their presentation of both Jews and animals. As Benjamin makes clear the 'Other' is never abstract. He underscores the means by which the ethical... more...

  • Translation and the Nature of Philosophy: A New Theory of Wordsby Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This engrossing study, first published in 1989, explores the basic mutuality between philosophy and translation. By studying the conceptions of translation in Plato, Seneca, Davidson, Walter Benjamin and Freud, Andrew Benjamin reveals the interplay between the two disciplines not only in their relationship to language, but also at a deeper, cognitive... more...

  • Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophyby Andrew Benjamin

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    This book provides a highly original approach to the writings of the twentieth-century German philosopher Walter Benjamin by one of his most distinguished readers. It develops the idea of "working with" Benjamin, seeking both to read his corpus and to put it to work - to show how a reading of Benjamin can open up issues that may not themselves... more...

  • Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernityby Andrew Benjamin; Charles Rice

    re.press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Walter Benjamin is universally recognised as one of the key thinkers of modernity: his writings on politics, language, literature, media, theology and law have had an incalculable influence on contemporary thought. Yet the problem of architecture in and for Benjamin's work remains relatively underexamined. Does Benjamin's project have an architecture... more...

  • Abjection, Melancholia and Love RLEby John Fletcher; Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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 current thinking, from semiotics and critical theory to... more...

  • Walter Benjamin's Philosophyby Andrew Benjamin; Peter Osborne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This collection explores, in Adorno's description, Benjamin's `philosophy directed against philosophy .' The essays cover all aspects of his writings, from his early work in the philosophy of art and language, through to his concept of history. more...