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Memory of Thought By Alexander Garcia Duttmann

Memory of Thought
by Alexander Garcia Duttmann

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This title reconstructs the philosophy of Adorno and Heidegger in the light of the importance that these thinkers attach to two proper names: Auschwitz and Germanien.
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Memory of Thought by Alexander Garcia Duttmann

A reconstruction of aspects of the philosophy of Adorno and Heidegger. This title reconstructs the philosophy of Adorno and Heidegger in the light of the importance that these thinkers attach to two proper names: Auschwitz and Germanien. In Adorno's dialectical thinking, Auschwitz is the name of an incommensurable historical event that seems to put a provisional end to history as a negative totality. In Heidegger's thinking of Being, Germanien is a name inscribed in an historical mission on which the fate of Western civilization seems to depend: it thus becomes the name of a positive totality of history.

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About Alexander Garcia Duttmann


Alexander Garcia Duttmann is Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture at Goldsmiths University of London, UK, and author of The Gift of Language and Memory of Thought, published in the Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers series.

Table of Contents


Part I Guilts and debts: fate and sacrifice; dialectics and the ban on images; constellation and de-constitution. Part II Inaugurations; counter-turning of the beginning; rise and downfall; keeping to the names. Afterword: the reeling philosopher.

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GOR007041134
Memory of Thought by Alexander Garcia Duttmann
Alexander Garcia Duttmann
Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2002-12-06
350
0826459013
9780826459015
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