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Benjamin, Andrew E.

Works: 115 works in 599 publications in 5 languages and 19,394 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Designs and plans  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: N6490, 194
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew E Benjamin
Deconstruction : omnibus volume by A Papadakēs( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lyotard reader by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and German and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Francois Lyotard was one of the founding members of the College Internationale de philosophie. Ha has taught at Vincennes, Saint Denis and is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Irvine. Several of his books have appeared in English, notable The Postmodern Condition, Just Gaming and The Dirrerend. The Lyotard Reader is a collection of Jean-Francois Lyotard's most important and significant papers to date. While they are all written from within philosophy, they seek to address subjects as wide-ranging as film, painting (Adami, Francken, Newman), psychoanalysis, Judaism and politics. The originality of Lyotard's work means that it can not be readily situated within any one philosophical tradition. Instead he returns philosophy itself to debates across a range of areas and, in so doing, redefines the philosophical enterprise. A number of chapters in The Lyotard Reader appear for the first time in English. This is the most comprehensive collection available of Lyotard's work, work has profoundly influenced debates on the Enlightenment, on modernity, on postmodernity, on the transmission f information, on literary theory and on philosophy. -- Publisher description
What is Deconstruction? by Christopher Norris( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and German and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the application of deconstructionist theories and criticism to the visual arts, and considers its relation to Western metaphysics
The Problems of modernity : Adorno and Benjamin by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abjection, melancholia, and love : the work of Julia Kristeva by John Fletcher( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Benjamin and art( Book )

21 editions published between 1462 and 2006 in English and Thai and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of Walter Benjamin's book "The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction."
Judging Lyotard( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his work The Postmodern Condition, Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the leading figures in contemporary French philosophy. This is the first collection of articles to offer an estimation and critique of his work. While the various chapters deal with different aspects of Lyotard's writings, they are all concerned with the question of judgement. The importance to Lyotard of judgement, and how it is to be judged, is a recurrent theme throughout the entire range of his work. It is particularly evident in his continuing engagement with the work of Kant. Lyotard's own essay, Sensus Communis, which opens this volume, investigates through Kant the presuppositions of judgement. Other essays variously consider how in his writings Lyotard has rendered problematic existing forms of aesthetic, ethical, legal and political judgement. Judging Lyotard is an important collection that will re-introduce Lyotard to English-speaking audiences
Walter Benjamin's philosophy : destruction and experience by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally part of the Warwick Studies in European Philosophy series from Routledge, this volume features contributions from Rodolphe Gasche, Howard Caygill, A.G. Duttman and others, and provides an authoritative collection
Art, mimesis, and the avant-garde : aspects of a philosophy of difference by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, Mimesis and the Avant-Garde explores the relationship between art and philosophy. Andrew Benjamin argues for a reworking of the task of philosophy in terms of the centrality of ontology. It is in relation to this centrality, understood through the differences between modes of being, that art, mimesis, and the avant-garde come to be presented. A fundamental part of this book is the original interpretations of important contemporary painters and their themes: Lucian Freud's self-portraits, Francis Bacon's use of mirrors, R.B. Kitaj and Jewish identity, Anselm Kiefer and iconoclasm. Apart from painting, Benjamin considers architecture, literature, and the philosophical writings of Walter Benjamin and Descartes in elaborating the various aspects of ontological difference. Benjamin develops the theory of the avant-garde as a philosophical category rather than a historical marker, thus bringing the worlds of contemporary art criticism and contemporary philosophy closer together. -- Publisher description
Translation and the nature of philosophy : a new theory of words by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engrossing study, first published in 1989, explores the basic mutuality between philosophy and translation. By studying the conceptions of translation in Plato, Seneca, Davidson, Walter Benjamin and Freud, Andrew Benjamin reveals the interplay between the two disciplines not only in their relationship to language, but also at a deeper, cognitive level. Benjamin engages throughout with the central tenets of post-structuralism: the concept of a constant yet illusive 'true' meaning has lost authority, but remains a problem. The fact of translation seems to defy the notion that 'mean
The Figural and the literal : problems of language in the history of science and philosophy, 1630-1800 by A. E Benjamin( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-structuralist classics( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reversible destiny : Arakawa/Gins by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last three decades, Arakawa (Shusaku Arakawa, b. 1936) and Madeline Gins (b. 1941) have created a remarkable body of work that bridges disciplines and seeks to expand the definition of artistic practice. This volume, published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo, features two important collaborations, The Mechanism of Meaning, 1963-73, 1996, and their "reversible destiny" architecture projects, begun in 1971
Architectural philosophy by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural Philosophy is the first book to outline a philosophical account of architecture and to establish the singularity of architectural practice and theory. This dazzling sequence of essays opens out the subject of architecture, touching on issues as wide ranging as the problem of memory and the dystopias of science fiction. Arguing for the indissolubility of form and function, Architectural Philosophy explores both the definition of the site and the possibility of alterity. The analysis of the nature of the present and the complex sructure of repetition allows for the possibility of j
The plural event : Descartes, Hegel, Heidegger by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin provides readings of key canonical texts in the history of philosophy, including works by Hegel and Heidegger. This book represents a thorough and original contribution to contemporary philosophy to date
Walter Benjamin and history by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Benjamin's collection of fragments, Theses on the Philosophy of History, play a determining role in how his thought is understood, as well as in the debate about the interplay between politics, history, and time. Walter Benjamin and History is the first volume to give access to the themes and problems raised by the Theses, providing valuable exegetical and historical work on the text. The essays collected here are all the work of noted Benjamin scholars, and pursue the themes central to the Theses
Present hope : philosophy, architecture, Judaism by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present Hope develops a fascinating philosophical understanding of the present, via discussions of the nature of historical time, the philosophy of history, memory, and the role of tragedy
Of Jews and animals by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A philosophical concern with animals has played a central role within contemporary philosophical discussions since Peter Singer's work in the 1980s. However, recently within the field of Continental Philosophy the question of the animal has become an important area of academic inquiry. In addition, work on the figure of the Jew has for years been an area of scholarly investigation." "By developing his own conception of the 'figure' Andrew Benjamin has written an innovative and provocative study of the complex relationship between philosophy, the history of painting and their presentation of both Jews and animals. As Benjamin makes clear the 'Other' is never abstract. He underscores the means by which the ethical imperative, arising from the way the history of philosophy and the history of art are constructed, shows us how to respond to an already identified, even if unacknowledged, determinant other."--Jacket
Place, commonality and judgment : continental philosophy and the ancient Greeks by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an examination of topics in ancient philosophy through the lens of modern European thought. This book aims to underscore the relevance of Ancient Philosophy for contemporary debates in Continental Philosophy. It also presents scholarship in the field of modern European thought
Working with Walter Benjamin : recovering a political philosophy by Andrew E Benjamin( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a highly original approach to the writings of the twentieth-century German philosopher Walter Benjamin by one of his most distinguished readers. It develops the idea of 'working with' Benjamin, seeking both to read his corpus and to put it to work - to show how a reading of Benjamin can open up issues that may not themselves be immediately at stake in his texts. The defining elements in Benjamin's writings that the author isolates - history, experience, translation, technical reproducibility, and politics - are put to work; that is, their utility is established in engaging the works of others
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The Lyotard reader
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English (297)

German (5)

Thai (2)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

The Lyotard readerWhat is Deconstruction?Walter Benjamin and artJudging LyotardWalter Benjamin's philosophy : destruction and experienceArt, mimesis, and the avant-garde : aspects of a philosophy of differenceArchitectural philosophyThe plural event : Descartes, Hegel, Heidegger