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Walter Benjamin’s magnum opus was a book he did not live to write. In The Dialecticsof Seeing, Susan Buck-Morss offers an inventive reconstruction of the. The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project. Susan Buck- Morss, Author MIT Press (MA) $35 (p) ISBN ‘opy latlt by Susan Buck-Morss. All rights reserved. . it considered dialectical thinking to be the core of – dialectics as the tool for a critical.

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Through it, she connects Benjamin’s unique, but This is a highly accessible explanation of one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century.

Set up a giveaway. I mean to say it is one of the most insightful commentaries, period. Robert Tobin – – Philosophy and Literature 15 1: Be the first to ask a question about The Dialectics of Seeing.

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Sign in to use this feature. Buck-Morss plots Benjamin’s intellectualorientation on axes running east and west, north and south – Moscow Paris, Berlin-Naples – and showshow such thinking in coordinates can explain his understanding of “dialectics at a standstill. Gregory rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Benjamin’s dialectics of seeing demonstrate how to read these consumer dream houses and so many other material objects of the time – from air balloons to women’s fashions, from Baudelaire’s poetry to Grandville’s cartoons – as anticipations of social utopia and, simultaneously, as clues for a radical political critique.

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Contextualizes Benjamin’s Arcades project in his own vision, the ideas that influenced him, and finally, in the modern post-WW2 context. I recommend reading Benjamin’s major essays —particularly “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” and the Baudelaire essays — before starting this book.

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The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project by Susan Buck-Morss

To ask other readers questions about The Dialectics of Seeingplease sign up. See all 3 reviews. Very inspiring storytelling, very smart analysis. It’s not an easy sesing, but anyone immersed in Benjamin won’t be daunted by that.

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The Dialectics of Seeing : Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

Feb 09, Tyler rated it it was amazing. Holly Fitzgerald rated it really liked it Aug 10, She uses images throughout the book to demonstrate that Benjamin took the debris of dialecfics culture seriously as the source of philosophical truth.

Stephen Dobson – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 2: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project Review. Maggie Maclure – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 40 2: The Dialectics of Seeing: The University of California Press. An erudite, beautifully written overview of Benjamin’s work. Morevoer, having written the best book I know on the philosophical relationship between Adorno and Benjamin, she is clearly well placed to provide insightful analysis the latter’s unfinished masterwork.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. She uses imagesthroughout the book to demonstrate that Benjamin took the debris of mass culture seriously as thesource of philosophical truth.

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