Being is Believing: The Underpinnings of Walter Benjamin’s Deconstruction of Historicism

  • Bruce Ross
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 99)

Abstract

“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.”

Keywords

Expense Stake Metaphor Ecstasy 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

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  • Bruce Ross

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