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Afterness and Rettung: Can Anything Be Rescued by Defending It?

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that there can be no gesture of rescuing that is not deeply inscribed in the logic of an afterness. The felt need to rescue something always implies an afterness. Wishing to ... More


Gadamer, Benjamin, Aesthetic Modernism, and the Rehabilitation of Allegory: The Relevance of Klee

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer and Walter Benjamin's interpretation of the works of Paul Klee in relation to aesthetic modernism and the rehabilitation of allegory. It explains that Klee ... More


Storytelling and Worldhood: The Screen and Us

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Building on the last chapter, this chapter presents an understanding of how storytelling functions both for the television screen and more broadly in human life and works of art. Using the ... More


Introduction: The Logic of Afterness

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book explores the concept of “afterness” as a privileged trope and experiential category of modernity in a variety of iterations and modulations. More specifically, it analyzes certain ... More


Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Elaine Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166829
eISBN:
9780231537117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

While philosophy and psychoanalysis privilege language and conceptual distinctions and mistrust the image, the philosopher and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva recognizes the power of art and the ... More


Afterness and the Image (II): Image Withdrawal

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines whether, given the uncanny “thereness” of the image today, one might nevertheless theorize a certain withdrawal of the image. Conceptualized both as a physical object and as an ... More


Introduction: The Sense of a Beginning

in The Philosophy of Improvisation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662787
eISBN:
9780226662800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662800.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter is an initial sketch that is mainly occupied with identifying some of the central themes to be addressed throughout this book. Chief among these is the dialectic (Walter Benjamin) or ... More


Afterness and Experience (II): Crude Thinking Rethought

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores a different experience of afterness: the mode of thinking that differentiates between subtle and crude analysis. During the time of afterness, when so much has come and gone, ... More


Afterness and Critique: A Paradigmatic Case

Gerhard Richter

in Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the problem of afterness in one of its most representative formulations: as it emerges in the moment of critique or criticism. Inasmuch as the gesture of critique presupposes a ... More


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