Sparks Will Fly: Benjamin and Heidegger (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Sparks Will Fly: Benjamin and Heidegger (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)


Collected essays contemplate issues of affinity and friction among Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger.

regardless of being contemporaries, Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger by no means at once engaged with each other. but, Hannah Arendt, who knew either males, mentioned universal flooring among the 2. either have been interested by the destruction of metaphysics, the improvement of a brand new manner of studying and figuring out literature and artwork, and the formula of radical theories approximately time and heritage. nevertheless, their lifestyles trajectories and political commitments have been significantly diverse. In a 1930 letter, Benjamin informed a chum that he were studying Heidegger and that if the 2 have been to interact with one one other, “sparks will fly.” Acknowledging either their affinities and issues of clash, this quantity phases that disagreement, focusing particularly on temporality, Romanticism, and politics of their work.

“…makes a invaluable contribution to either Heideggerian and Benjaminian scholarship by way of bringing to gentle very important connections and issues of conflict.” — CHOICE

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