Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice: Holderlin-Heidegger-Celan

Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice: Holderlin-Heidegger-Celan

by Charles Bambach


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438445809
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 923,938
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Charles Bambach is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of Heidegger’s Roots: Nietzsche, National Socialism, and the Greeks and Heidegger, Dilthey, and the Crisis of Historicism.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Thinking Poetic Measure

Measuring the Poetic Measure of Justice
Heidegger’s Poetic Measure: An Ethics of Haunting
Hölderlin’s Heraclitean Measure
Celan and the (Im)possibility of Justice

1. The Hölderlinian Measure of Poetic Justice

“The Signs of the Times”: “Patmos”
“The Evening of Time”: “Peace” (Der Frieden)
The Böhlendorff Logic
The Ethos of Guest-Friendship and the “Oriental Other“
The Ister: The Ethical Measure of Dwelling
The Pindaric Measure
The Hölderlinian Justice and the Mediation of Difference
The Measure of the Incommensurable: “In lovely blueness”

2. Heideggerian ‘Justice’ as Dike

The Strangeness of Justice
The History of Being and the Question of Justice
Dwelling Amidst the Ruins: Ethos, Originary Ethics, and the Abode of Human Being
Aristotelian Ethos Before the Kehre
Anaximander’s Dike and the Question of Justice
Nietzsche, Heraclitus, and Justice
Dike and Originary Ethics
Heidegger’s Poetic Measure: The Hölderlinian Ethos of Dwelling

3. Paul Celan: The Poetics of Caesura

Of a Justice to Come: Derrida, Celan, and the Aporetics of Justice
Celan’s Pneumatic Jewish Identity
“Tübingen, Jänner”
Zur Blindheit über-redete Augen”
“Todtnauberg”: The Conditions of the (Im)Possibility of Dialog
“Todtnauberg”: A Reading
The Jerusalem Poems: Eros as Eschatology
“Zeitgehöft”: Homestead of Time


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