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The Gift of Language: Memory and Promise in Adorno, Benjamin, Geidegger, and Rosenzweig (Library of Jewish Philosophy)

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In this book Alexander Garcia Duttman explores and expands the works of Heidegger, Rosenzweig, Adorno, Benjamin, and Derrida. Out of his very fresh and pointed re-reading, he uncovers a peculiar correspondence of obsessions, interests, and priorities between these diverse twentieth century philosophies. And from these discoveries Duttman details a singular philosophical theory of memory and promise.<P>Duttman's methodology is as groundbreaking as his discoveries. Alan Udoff writes: "This is not an exposition in the conventional sense: a scholarly, historical report, with some attempt at criticism. Rather, it is at every turn a thinking through of certain texts, a thinking that, in putting questions to the texts ... reveals or releases what is ... stored in those texts". Duttman's questions are so philosophically and theologically penetrating that the reader is set out in new direction of thinking.<P>While Duttman's book helps the reader achieve a new understanding of the gift of language in the works of Adorno, Benjamin, Heidegger, and Rosenzweig, his study also is fraught with implications for reading Derrida, Deleuze, Levinas and Lyotard.

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Though e memoire et promisse/>, published in 1989 by Editions Galil<'e>e, was the first book Garc<'i>a D<:u>ttmann's (German, Middlesex U., England) wrote, and he has developed many of its ideas more fully in subsequent works, he has chosen to make few changes for the translation. He muses on the path towards toward sacred names, translating the thing, over-naming and melancholy, and apparitions.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815628668
Translator:
Lyons, Arline
Author:
Lyons, Arline
Author:
Duttmann, Alexander Garcia
Author:
Garcia Duttmann, Alexander
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Series:
Library of Jewish Philosophy
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.75x5.56x.67 in. .68 lbs.

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