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Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

James McFarland

Abstract

Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History is the first extended presentation of the relationship between Weimar-era revolutionary cultural critic Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) and the radical philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900). In five chapters, the book reconstructs the changing figure of Nietzsche as Benjamin encountered him: an inspiration to his student activism, an authority for his skeptical philology, a manifestation of his philosophical nihilism, a companion in his political exile, and ultimately a subversive collaborator in his efforts to ... More

Keywords: Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, Tragedy, Modernity, History, Philology, Ontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823245369
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823245369.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James McFarland, author
Vanderbilt University