The German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) is widely acknowledged as the thinker whose writings and thoughts are essential to our understanding of modernity.
The topics during this course to be discussed include: the nature and task of language; the conception of experience, memory, and tradition; the idea of life; translation, history, and the task of the translator; Goethe's Wahlverwandtschaften; motives in Baudelaire; myth, law, and life in Kafka; waiting, remembrance, eternal return, and the future of philosophy.
With: Reinier Munk (professor Modern Philosophy and Modern Jewish philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Eli Friedlander (professor philosophy, Tel Aviv University), and Vivian Liska (professor German literature and director Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp).
1886 / Laatst gewijzigd: 07-Jun-2013
18 t/m 22 augustus 2013
Aanvang: 9:30 - 17:00
Toegang: € 695
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Organised by the Faculty of Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam, Crescas, Amsterdam- Maastricht Summer University and Felix Meritis.