Mourning Becomes the Law: Philosophy and Representation

Mourning Becomes the Law: Philosophy and Representation

by Gillian Rose, Rose Gillian
     
 

ISBN-10: 052157045X

ISBN-13: 9780521570459

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Mourning Becomes the Law, Gillian Rose takes us beyond the impasse of post-modernism or 'despairing rationalism without reason'. Arguing that the post-modern search for a 'new ethics' and ironic philosophy are incoherent, she breathes new life into the debates concerning power and domination, transcendence and eternity.

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In Mourning Becomes the Law, Gillian Rose takes us beyond the impasse of post-modernism or 'despairing rationalism without reason'. Arguing that the post-modern search for a 'new ethics' and ironic philosophy are incoherent, she breathes new life into the debates concerning power and domination, transcendence and eternity.

Mourning Becomes the Law is the philosophical counterpart to Gillian Rose's highly acclaimed memoir Love's Work. She extends similar clarity and insight to discussions of architecture, cinema, painting and poetry, through which relations between the formation of the individual and the theory of justice are connected. At the heart of this reconnection lies a reflection on the significance of the Holocaust and Judaism.

Mourning Becomes the Law reinvents the classical analogy of the soul, the city and the sacred. It returns philosophy, Nietzsche's 'bestowing virtue', to the pulse of our intellectual and political culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521570459
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Athens and Jerusalem: a tale of three cities15
2Beginnings of the day: Fascism and representation41
3The comedy of Hegel and the Trauerspiel of modern philosophy63
4'Would that they would forsake Me but observe my Torah': Midrash and political authority77
5Potter's Field: death worked and unworked101
6O! untimely death. / Death!125
Notes147
Index152

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