Rowman and Littlefield International

Walter Benjamin and the Post-Kantian Tradition

By Phillip Homburg

Part of the series Founding Critical Theory

Publication Date: Dec 2018

Pages 208

Hardback 9781786603821
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Walter Benjamin and the Post-Kantian Tradition engages with Benjamin as a theorist of a historical and philosophical problematic of modernity: a problematic that he finds manifested, in different philosophical guises, within scientific empiricism, neo-Kantianism and German Romanticism. The book takes us through these manifestations systematically and, in doing so, it demonstrates how Benjamin develops a unique form of materialist criticism from within the tension he locates within transcendent neo-Kantianism materialism and the immanent standpoints of scientific materialism and German Romanticism.

Preface / 1. Materialism / 2. Neo-Kantianism / 3. The Young Benjamin / 4. Romanticism and Goethe / 5. The Materialist Turn / Bibliography / Index

Phillip Homburg recently completed his PhD in Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex.

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