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Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Gerhard Richter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that the concept of “afterness” is a key figure in the thought and aesthetics of modernity. It pursues questions such as: What does it mean for something to “follow” something else? ... More


Afterness and Experience (III): Mourning, Memory, and the Fictions of Anteriority

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/9780231157704.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter deals with questions of memory, recollection, and remembrance as instantiations of afterness. Focusing on Jacques Derrida’s reworking of the two Hegelian concepts of memory for which ... More


Afterness and Empty Space: No Longer and Not Yet

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/9780231157704.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter tackles the question of whether afterness can be thought to have a space, a Zeitraum, in which its movements can be thought. The German word Zeitraum, idiomatically translated, indicates ... 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


Afterwards: After-Words

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/9780231157704.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book has explored the concept of afterness that has been expressed by the texts of modernity in many guises. It has attempted to concretize, in a variety of conceptual registers, the question as ... More


Afterness and Modernity: A Genealogical Note

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/9780231157704.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter situates the problem of afterness in the genealogical context of post-Kantian modernity. In particular, it explains the general sense in which the historico-epistemic terms “modern” and ... 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


Afterness and Aesthetics: End Without End

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/9780231157704.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines a poetic and philosophical thought-image from Theodor Adorno’s Minima Moralia in the context of his larger theoretical models furnished by Negative Dialectics and Aesthetic ... More


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


Afterness and Translation: The Politics of Carrying Across

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/9780231157704.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines translation as a form of afterness. It first considers Odo Marquard’s interpretation of Martin Heidegger’s aesthetic gestures, and in particular of the latter’s understanding of ... More


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