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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The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Critical theory has found in her one of its few incorruptable and irreplaceable interpreters. Review quote Buck-Morss has written a wonderful book. The arcades project meticulously reconstructed.

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This web of social, historical, political, artistic and philosophical investigation all comes sefing through an investigation of allegory as an excess of meaning. She uses images throughout the book idalectics demonstrate that Benjamin took the debris of mass culture seriously as the source of philosophical truth.


Be the first to ask a question about The Dialectics of Seeing. Awakening From the Nightmarish Slumber of Phantasmagoria. Working with Benjamin’s vast files of citations and commentary which contain a myriad of historical details from seelng dawn of consumer culture, Buck-Morss makes visible the conceptual structure that gives these fragments philosophical coherence.

Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity. Holly Fitzgerald rated it really liked it Aug 10, The Dialectics of Seeing: Although rigorously analytic, the book doesn’t sacrifice those qualities in Benjamin’s writing that are not reducible to method.

Walter Benjamin in Continental Philosophy. Find it on Scholar. She uses imagesthroughout the book to demonstrate that Benjamin took the debris of mass culture seriously as thesource of philosophical truth.

A classic in the interpretation of Seeinf Benjamin’s Arcades Project. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Hallie rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Democracy across Borders James Bohman. Mark Jackson – – Philosophy in Review 21 2: Account Options Sign in. Dream World of Mass Culture.

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

Buck-Morss is very likely the most insightful and best informed scholar writing on Benjamin or Adorno in English today. Susan Buck-Morss is an American philosopher and intellectual historian. Get to Know Us. buck-orss


Ali rated it really liked it Dec 11, Jackie rated it really liked it May 11, Rhizome rated it really liked it Nov 19, Best read in the nearest Starbucks. Haffjunker rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Reconstructing the philisophical and political meanings hidden in the fragments of Benjamin’s quotes and notes, this book represents a magistreral masterpiece illuminating Benjamin’s philosophy of mass culture and its huck-morss features.

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. Skradol – – Film and Philosophy 9: His lyrical, hallucinatory evocation of the city as a place of dreams, myths, expectations.

Buck-Morss is the most capable and astute of current Benjamin commentators. Buck-Morss plots Benjamin’s intellectual orientation on axes running east and west, north and south – Seeong Paris, Berlin-Naples – and shows how such thinking in coordinates can explain his understanding of “dialectics at a standstill.

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