Angels in Mourning: Sublime Madness, Ennui and Melancholy in Modern Thought

Angels in Mourning: Sublime Madness, Ennui and Melancholy in Modern Thought

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780239729
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,273,068
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Roger Bartra is an emeritus researcher at Mexico’s National Autonomous University and an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of many books, including Anthropology of the Brain and The Imaginary Networks of Political Power. Nick Caistor is a translator, journalist, and the author of Fidel Castro and Octavio Paz, both also published by Reaktion Books.
 

Table of Contents

Prologue 7

1 Melancholy as a Critique of Reason: Kant and Sublime Madness 13

2 The Spleen of Capitalism: Weber and the Pagan Ethic 53

3 Benjamin and Ennui 93

References 133

Bibliography 153

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