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Critique of Journalistic Reason: Philosophy and the Time of the Newspaper

Tom Vandeputte


This book examines an encounter recurring throughout the modern philosophical tradition: that between philosophy and journalism. It focuses on the images of reporters and newspaper readers, messengers and town criers, and announcements and rumors punctuating the work of three thinkers who understood themselves to be writing at the limits of this tradition: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Benjamin. As this book argues, the preoccupation with journalism of these three thinkers cannot be separated from their philosophy “proper” but plays a pivotal role in their philosophical work, where it marks the ... More

Keywords: actuality, Walter Benjamin, history, instant, journalism, Kierkegaard, language, Nietzsche, time, untimely

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823290260
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823290260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Vandeputte, author
Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam

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