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Benjamin, Andrew E.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 623 publications in 4 languages and 22,142 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, zxx, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: N6490, 194
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Andrew E Benjamin
Publications by Andrew E Benjamin
Most widely held works by Andrew E Benjamin
Deconstruction : omnibus volume by A Papadakēs( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
The Lyotard reader by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and German and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Jean-Francois Lyotard was one of the founding members of the College Internationale de philosophie. Ha has taught at Vincennes, Saint Denis and is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Irvine. Several of his books have appeared in English, notable The Postmodern Condition, Just Gaming and The Dirrerend. The Lyotard Reader is a collection of Jean-Francois Lyotard's most important and significant papers to date. While they are all written from within philosophy, they seek to address subjects as wide-ranging as film, painting (Adami, Francken, Newman), psychoanalysis, Judaism and politics. The originality of Lyotard's work means that it can not be readily situated within any one philosophical tradition. Instead he returns philosophy itself to debates across a range of areas and, in so doing, redefines the philosophical enterprise. A number of chapters in The Lyotard Reader appear for the first time in English. This is the most comprehensive collection available of Lyotard's work, work has profoundly influenced debates on the Enlightenment, on modernity, on postmodernity, on the transmission f information, on literary theory and on philosophy. -- Publisher description
What is Deconstruction? by Christopher Norris( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and German and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Discusses the application of deconstructionist theories and criticism to the visual arts, and considers its relation to Western metaphysics
The Problems of modernity : Adorno and Benjamin by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
28 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Abjection, melancholia, and love : the work of Julia Kristeva by John Fletcher( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Walter Benjamin and art ( Book )
22 editions published between 1462 and 2006 in English and Thai and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Analysis of Walter Benjamin's book "The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction."
Judging Lyotard ( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Best known for his work The Postmodern Condition, Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the leading figures in contemporary French philosophy. This is the first collection of articles to offer an estimation and critique of his work. While the various chapters deal with different aspects of Lyotard's writings, they are all concerned with the question of judgement. The importance to Lyotard of judgement, and how it is to be judged, is a recurrent theme throughout the entire range of his work. It is particularly evident in his continuing engagement with the work of Kant. Lyotard's own essay, Sensus Communis, which opens this volume, investigates through Kant the presuppositions of judgement. Other essays variously consider how in his writings Lyotard has rendered problematic existing forms of aesthetic, ethical, legal and political judgement. Judging Lyotard is an important collection that will re-introduce Lyotard to English-speaking audiences
Walter Benjamin's philosophy : destruction and experience by Walter Benjamin( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Originally part of the Warwick Studies in European Philosophy series from Routledge, this volume features contributions from Rodolphe Gasche, Howard Caygill, A.G. Duttman and others, and provides an authoritative collection
Art, mimesis, and the avant-garde : aspects of a philosophy of difference by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Art, Mimesis and the Avant-Garde explores the relationship between art and philosophy. Andrew Benjamin argues for a reworking of the task of philosophy in terms of the centrality of ontology. It is in relation to this centrality, understood through the differences between modes of being, that art, mimesis, and the avant-garde come to be presented. A fundamental part of this book is the original interpretations of important contemporary painters and their themes: Lucian Freud's self-portraits, Francis Bacon's use of mirrors, R.B. Kitaj and Jewish identity, Anselm Kiefer and iconoclasm. Apart from painting, Benjamin considers architecture, literature, and the philosophical writings of Walter Benjamin and Descartes in elaborating the various aspects of ontological difference. Benjamin develops the theory of the avant-garde as a philosophical category rather than a historical marker, thus bringing the worlds of contemporary art criticism and contemporary philosophy closer together. -- Publisher description
Walter Benjamin and Romanticism by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Walter Benjamin and Romanticism explores the relationship between Walter Benjamin's literary and philosophical work and the tradition of German Romanticism, as well as H++lderlin and Goethe. Through a detailed and scholarly analysis of the major texts, the book explores the endurance of Benjamin's relationship to Romanticism, the residual presence of Romantic Goethean and H++lderlinian motifs in Benjamin's subsequent writings and how Benjamin's understanding of the relationship between criticism and Romanticism can still play a vital role in contemporary philosophical and literary practice. Contributors: Andrew Benjamin, Josh Cohen, David Ferris, Beatrice Hanssen, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Charlie Louth, Bettine Menke, Winfried Menninghaus, Anthony Phelan, Sigrid Weigel
Translation and the nature of philosophy : a new theory of words by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 libraries worldwide
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 level. Benjamin engages throughout with the central tenets of post-structuralism: the concept of a constant yet illusive 'true' meaning has lost authority, but remains a problem. The fact of translation seems to defy the notion that 'mean
Architectural philosophy by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
19 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. This dazzling sequence of essays opens out the subject of architecture, touching on issues as wide ranging as the problem of memory and the dystopias of science fiction. Arguing for the indissolubility of form and function, Architectural Philosophy explores both the definition of the site and the possibility of alterity. The analysis of the nature of the present and the complex sructure of repetition allows for the possibility of j
The plural event : Descartes, Hegel, Heidegger by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Benjamin provides readings of key canonical texts in the history of philosophy, including works by Hegel and Heidegger. This book represents a thorough and original contribution to contemporary philosophy to date
Walter Benjamin and history by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Walter Benjamin's collection of fragments, Theses on the Philosophy of History, play a determining role in how his thought is understood, as well as in the debate about the interplay between politics, history, and time. Walter Benjamin and History is the first volume to give access to the themes and problems raised by the Theses, providing valuable exegetical and historical work on the text. The essays collected here are all the work of noted Benjamin scholars, and pursue the themes central to the Theses
Present hope : philosophy, architecture, Judaism by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Present Hope develops a fascinating philosophical understanding of the present, via discussions of the nature of historical time, the philosophy of history, memory, and the role of tragedy
Of Jews and animals by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 libraries worldwide
"A philosophical concern with animals has played a central role within contemporary philosophical discussions since Peter Singer's work in the 1980s. However, recently within the field of Continental Philosophy the question of the animal has become an important area of academic inquiry. In addition, work on the figure of the Jew has for years been an area of scholarly investigation." "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 imperative, arising from the way the history of philosophy and the history of art are constructed, shows us how to respond to an already identified, even if unacknowledged, determinant other."--Jacket
Working with Walter Benjamin : recovering a political philosophy by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 159 libraries worldwide
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 be immediately at stake in his texts. The defining elements in Benjamin's writings that the author isolates - history, experience, translation, technical reproducibility, and politics - are put to work; that is, their utility is established in engaging the works of others
Sparks will fly : Benjamin and Heidegger by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Despite being contemporaries, Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger never directly engaged with one another. Yet, Hannah Arendt, who knew both men, pointed out common ground between the two. Both were concerned with the destruction of metaphysics, the development of a new way of reading and understanding literature and art, and the formulation of radical theories about time and history. On the other hand, their life trajectories and political commitments were radically different. In a 1930 letter, Benjamin told a friend that he had been reading Heidegger and that if the two were to engage with one another, “sparks will fly.” Acknowledging both their affinities and points of conflict, this volume stages that confrontation, focusing in particular on temporality, Romanticism, and politics in their work
Towards a relational ontology : philosophy's other possibility by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
In this original work of philosophy, Andrew Benjamin calls for a new understanding of relationality, one inaugurating a philosophical mode of thought that takes relations among people and events as primary, over and above conceptions of simple particularity or abstraction. Drawing on the work of Descartes, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Heidegger, Benjamin shows that a relational ontology has always been at work within the history of philosophy even though philosophy has been reluctant to affirm its presence. Arguing for what he calls "anoriginal" relationality, he demonstrates that the already present status of a relational ontology is philosophy’s other possibility. Touching on a range of topics including community, human-animal relations, and intimacy, Benjamin’s thoughtful and penetrating distillation of ancient, modern, and twentieth-century philosophical ideas, and his judicious attention to art and literature make this book a model for original philosophical thinking and writing
Place, commonality, and judgement : continental philosophy and the ancient Greeks by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In this important and highly original book, place, commonality and judgment provide the framework within which works central to the Greek philosophical and literary tradition are usefully located and reinterpreted. Greek life, it can be argued, was defined by the interconnection of place, commonality and judgment. Similarly within the Continental philosophical tradition topics such as place, judgment, law and commonality have had a pervasive centrality. Works by Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben amongst others attest to the current exigency of these topics. Yet the ways in which they are int
 
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English (291)
German (2)
Thai (2)
Spanish (1)
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