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Time Wears Away / Benjamin

in The Problem of Distraction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775380
eISBN:
9780804778978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Walter Benjamin's thoughts on the concept of distraction. It suggests that Benjamin's theory of distraction was based on Franz Kafka's insistence on a lack of transcendence and ... More


The Problem of Distraction

Paul North

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775380
eISBN:
9780804778978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We live in an age of distraction. Contemporary analyses of culture, politics, techno-science, and psychology insist on this. They often suggest remedies for it, or ways to capitalize on it. Yet they ... More


Thou Art Translated!

Karmen MacKendrick

in The Matter of Voice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269990
eISBN:
9780823270033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269990.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter approaches the question of voice and more broadly of the embodiment of language through the question of translation. It begins with one of William Shakespeare’s physical puns—the ... More


Prologue: Primal Distraction

in The Problem of Distraction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775380
eISBN:
9780804778978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the problem of primal distraction. This volume explores the history and meaning of distraction. It examines the relevant views of ... More


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