By Jan Urbich

This learn is devoted to the great rationalization of what's most likely Walter Benjamin’s so much tough textual content, the Erkenntniskritische Vorrede (critical foreword) to his Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels (Origin of German Tragic Drama). The thorough analytical remark exposes the historic and systematic terminological structures of this article and locations them in the context of the discourse on presentation because the 18th century. For the 1st time Benjamin’s premarxist philosophy and literary conception are obvious as an self reliant contribution to a philosophy of literary illustration with strength for problem-solving as much as the current day.

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