By Andrzej Warminski

Readings of de Man's critique of aesthetic ideology and the unusual 'materiality' that emerges from it. This quantity explicates Paul de Man's overdue venture of a critique of aesthetic ideology and makes an attempt to increase it in methods efficient for severe idea. After a interpreting of de Man's paintings in all its rigour - and therefore additionally the classy concept of Kant, Schiller, and Hegel- the ebook is going directly to discover a 'material second' in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit that lives on in Marx and within the Marxist culture. The e-book additionally elucidates de Man's serious examining of Heidegger at the instance of Hölderlin-a second crucial for de Man's shifts to the query of rhetoric after which to the query of ideology-and ends with a interpreting of Derrida's 'last' textual content on de guy and its uncanny self-inscription in Rousseau's episode of the stolen ribbon.

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