Being is Believing: The Underpinnings of Walter Benjamin’s Deconstruction of Historicism
“Being is Believing: The Underpinnings of Walter Benjamin’s Deconstruction of Historicism” considers Walter Benjamin’s modulation between Marxism (historical materialism as expressed in the Frankfurt School) and Kabbalah where “everyday as impenetrable, the impenetrable as everyday” encounters his aesthetics of “aura” and procedure of the “monad.” For Benjamin: “every second of time was the straight gate through which the Messiah might enter.”
KeywordsExpense Stake Metaphor Ecstasy
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