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Wolin, Richard

Overview
Works: 46 works in 295 publications in 10 languages and 12,974 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: B3279.H49, 193
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Most widely held works by Richard Wolin
Walter Benjamin, an aesthetic of redemption by Richard Wolin( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few twentieth-century thinkers have proven as influential as Walter Benjamin, the German-Jewish philosopher and cultural and literary critic. Richard Wolin's book remains among the clearest and most insightful introductions to Benjamin's writings, offering a philosophically rich exposition of his complex relationship to Adorno, Brecht, Jewish Messianism, and Western Marxism. Wolin provides nuanced interpretations of Benjamin's widely studied writings on Baudelaire, historiography, and art in the age of mechanical reproduction. In a new Introduction written especially for this edition, Wolin discusses the unfinished Arcades Project, as well as recent tendencies in the reception of Benjamin's work and the relevance of his ideas to contemporary debates about modernity and postmodernity." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ucal041/93030241.html
Heidegger's children : Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse by Richard Wolin( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Heidegger is often heralded as one of the twentieth century's most important thinkers and his work has stimulated much that is original and compelling in modern thought. A seductive classroom presence, he attracted Germany's brightest young intellects during the 1920s. Many were Jews who, ultimately, would hove to reconcile their philosophical and, often, personal commitments to Heidegger with his nefarious political views. In 1933, Heidegger eagerly cast his lot with National Socialism, seeking to make his philosophy of existence serviceable for the new regime's diabolical ends. He squelched the careers of Jewish students and denounced fellow professors whom he considered insufficiently radical. Until the very end, Heidegger remained loyal to the Nazis' plans for European political hegemony. Why did these brilliant minds fail to see what was in Heidegger's heart and Germany's future? How would they reappraise German intellectual traditions, whose ideological innocence in the aftermath of the Holocaust could no longer be merely assumed? Could these Heidegger students forgive, or even understand, the betrayal of the man to whom they were, to so many important-respects, so profoundly indebted? Heidegger's Children reexamines such paradoxes as it explores the fraught conjuncture where politics, philosophy, and human existence intersect
The seduction of unreason : the intellectual romance with fascism : from Nietzsche to postmodernism by Richard Wolin( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifteen years ago, revelations about the political misdeeds of Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man sent shock waves throughout European and North American intellectual circles. Ever since, postmodernism has been haunted by the specter of a compromised past. In this intellectual genealogy of the postmodern spirit, Richard Wolin shows that postmodern's infatuation with fascism has been widespread and not incidental. He calls into question postmodernism's claim to have inherited the mantle of the left - and suggests that postmodern thought has long been smitten with the opposite end of the political spectrum."--Jacket
The Heidegger controversy : a critical reader by Richard Wolin( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of being : the political thought of Martin Heidegger by Richard Wolin( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolin then explains how Heideggerʼs failure in politics influenced the content and direction of his later philosophy. The author asserts that the major themes of Heideggerʼs later work-the quasi-apocalyptical indictments of humanism, technology and European nihilism-must be understood, to a degree, as an exercise in self-criticism. In The Politics of Being, Wolin cautions those who wish to seize on Heideggerʼs unsavory political allegiances as a pretext for disqualifying his philosophy as a whole. At the same time, he demonstrates convincingly that insofar as Heideggerʼs political choices are rooted in his philosophy, this fact cannot help but discredit some of the most essential features of Heideggerʼs philosophical project. Book Jacket
Martin Heidegger and European nihilism by Karl Löwith( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work of impressive historical depth, Lowith traces the abandonment of higher European ideals in favor of a fatal flirtation with nihilism. These essays explore the enthronement of man above God, a trend that had begun to appear in European thought by the mid-nineteenth century in the works of Nietzsche and Marx and one that informed the nihilist philosophies of Heidegger and other theorists of the early twentieth century. An introduction by editor Richard Wolin provides lucid commentary, placing the three essays gathered here in a broad historical context, along with suggestions for further reading. This seminal work of intellectual history sheds light on the fascist impulses of nihilism in the first half of the twentieth century, but also offers unique perspective on the intellectual malaise of today
The terms of cultural criticism : the Frankfurt School, existentialism, poststructuralism by Richard Wolin( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though seldom examined together, the Frankfurt School, existentialism, and poststructuralism have clear commonalities as well as considerable differences. All three address the apparent collapse of European tradition, and they have all posed formidable challenges to such legacies of the Enlightenment as political liberalism, instrumental reason, and self-positing subjectivity. The Terms of Cultural Criticism enters into lively debate with these highly influential schools of thought, reflecting on ways in which Enlightenment precepts, rather than being fundamentally mistaken, have historically miscarried. Each intellectual current is surveyed with a view to its historical adequacy, since each emerged, writes Wolin, "from the ruins of twentieth-century historical experience in order to offer intellectual guidance for a Western cultural context that has seemingly lost its raison d'etre." The contributions in Part I address the efforts of the Frankfurt School theorists to define the relation of Critical Theory to the Western philosophical tradition, their turn toward a philosophy of history, and the utopianism of Adorno's aesthetics. In Part II, Wolin explores connections between the thought of Carl Schmitt and political existentialism, examines the political insights of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and contrasts Sartre's and Heidegger's understandings of history. The concluding section of The Terms of Cultural Criticism critically surveys the works of three important recent figures--Richard Rorty, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. The Terms of Cultural Criticism is written in a spirit of "enlightenment about Enlightenment." In his provocative introductory essay, Wolin shows that when the critique of "reason" is at issue, only the hand that inflicted the wound can cure the disease. He believes not that our Enlightenment heritage should be jettisoned, but that a contemporary critique of that heritage must pave the way for a new, positive conception of the meaning of enlightenment. In this way, Wolin rejects many currently fashionable renunciations of reason and seeks to rehabilitate the methods of immanent criticism
The wind from the east : French intellectuals, the cultural revolution, and the legacy of the 1960s by Richard Wolin( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining a merciless exposé of left-wing political folly and cross-cultural misunderstanding with a spirited defense of the 1960s, this book tells the colourful story of this legendary period in France
Labyrinths : explorations in the critical history of ideas by Richard Wolin( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Br><br>Labyrinths : Explorations in the Critical History of Ideas <br> by Wolin, Richard<br> <br><br><br>Terms of use<br>"Powerfully testifies to the persistence of intellectual engagement in an era of cynical exhaustion". -- Martin Jay<br><br>Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.<br>
The Frankfurt school revisited : and other essays on politics and society by Richard Wolin( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assesses the school's relevance in light of a variety of contemporary issues and concerns including the collapse of communism, the global war on terror, the resurgence of religious fundamentalism, the dislocations of globalization, and the prospect of global democracy. This work seeks to reinvigorate the Frankfurt School's intellectual legacy
Heideggerian Marxism by Herbert Marcuse( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to a phenomenology of historical materialism -- On concrete philosophy -- On the problem of the dialectic -- New sources on the foundations of historical materialism -- On the philosophical foundations of the concept of labor in economics -- German philosophy, 1871-1933 -- Heidegger's politics -- Postscript, My disillusionment with Heidegger
Seinspolitik : das politische Denken Martin Heideggers by Richard Wolin( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in German and Polish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new conservatism : cultural criticism and the historians' debate by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss denial of Germany's Nazi past, the rise of the neoconservative movement in Europe and America, and the welfare state
Heideggers kinderen : Hannah Ahrendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas en Herbert Marcuse by Richard Wolin( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de verwerking van de nationaal-socialistische tendens in het denken van de Duitse filosoof Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) door vier van zijn joodse leerlingen
The seduction of unreason : the intellectual romance with fascism ; from Nietzsche to postmodernism by Richard Wolin( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wen hua pi ping de guan nian : Falankefu xue pai, cun zai zhu yi he hou jie gou zhu yi by Richard Wolin( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senkyuhyakurokujuhachi pari ni fuita tofu : Furansu chishikijin to bunka daikakumei by Richard Wolin( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heideggers barn : Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas och Herbert Marcuse by Richard Wolin( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martín Heidegger and European nihilismo by Karl Löwith( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches récentes sur la relation de Martin Heidegger au National Socialisme by Richard Wolin( )

2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Richard Wolin Amerikaans historicus

Richard Wolin historiador estadounidense

Richard Wolin historien américain

Wolin, Richard

Wolin, Richard Brian 1952-

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ウォーリン, リチャード

リチャード・ウォーリン

沃林, 理查徳

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Heidegger's children : Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert MarcuseThe seduction of unreason : the intellectual romance with fascism : from Nietzsche to postmodernismThe Heidegger controversy : a critical readerThe politics of being : the political thought of Martin HeideggerMartin Heidegger and European nihilismThe terms of cultural criticism : the Frankfurt School, existentialism, poststructuralismThe wind from the east : French intellectuals, the cultural revolution, and the legacy of the 1960sLabyrinths : explorations in the critical history of ideas