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Recovery: Gaps between Past and Present

Tim Rutherford-Johnson

in Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520283145
eISBN:
9780520959040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283145.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Beginning with the historical rupture created by the fall of the Berlin Wall, this chapter considers the presence of the past in contemporary music. Looking first at the situation of composers in the ... More


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


Parabasis (Before the Act)

Anne Emmanuelle Berger

in The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253852
eISBN:
9780823260904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253852.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this preliminary chapter, the author, a leading Franco-American scholar, discusses the spatial and temporal discrepancies that affect her view of the theoretical and political landscape she is ... 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


Afterness and the Image (I): Unsettling Photography

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/9780231157704.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the medium of photography—arguably the first “new” medium of modernity—as an instantiation of the relation between the figure of following and its representations. It places 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


Afterness and Experience (I): Can Hope Be Disappointed?

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/9780231157704.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the relation between afterness and the experience of hope, with particular emphasis on the experiential category of hope that animates Ernst Bloch’s oeuvre. Hope, even when it ... 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


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