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Memory Of Thought
     

Memory Of Thought

by Alexander Garcia Duttmann
 

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The Memory of Thought 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

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The Memory of Thought 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826459008
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/09/2002
Series:
Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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