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Theory and the Disappearing Future On de Man, On Benjamin von Cohen, Tom (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 14.11.2011
  • Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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Theory and the Disappearing Future

Paul de Man is often associated with an era of 'high theory', an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man's work as a critical resource for dealing with the most important questions of the twenty-first century and argues for the place of theory within it.The humanities are flooded with crises of globalism, capitalism and terrorism, contemporary narratives of financial collapse, viral annihilation, species extinction, environmental disaster and terrorist destruction. Cohen, Colebrook and Miller draw out the implications of these crises and their narratives and, reflecting on this work by de Man, explore the limits of political thinking, of historical retrieval and the ethics of archives and cultural memory.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 14.11.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781136657375
    Verlag: Taylor and Francis
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