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History and its limits : human, animal, violence

Author: Dominick LaCapra
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009.
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'History and its Limits' seeks to articulate the realtions between intellectual history, cultural history & critical theory, by examining the recent rise of 'practice theory' & probing the limitations of prevalent forms of humanism.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
LaCapra, Dominick, 1939-
History and its limits.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominick LaCapra
ISBN: 9780801447860 0801447860 9780801475153 0801475155
OCLC Number: 263146899
Description: ix, 230 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Articulating intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory --
Vicissitudes of practice and theory --
"Traumatropisms" : from trauma via witnessing to the sublime? --
Toward a critique of violence --
Heidegger, violence, and the origin of the work of art --
Reopening the question of the human and the animal --
Tropisms of intellectual history.
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
Responsibility: Dominick LaCapra.


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