I feel like he was making a convincing theory of language until he brought in the book of Genesis in his "On Language as Such and on the Language of Man". But I should back up, this essay is I guess what language is? Anyway, it starts out good enough saying its something like a material thing communicating a mental entity but it ends up where in order to buy into his theory that Genesis is true because he uses Judaeo-Christian mythology as key arguments for certain things.
It is a spatial narrative in the weirdest sense. Its fun and good and I love when philosophers and scholars do trip reports and get high. Man, however, names them according to knowledge. God made things knowable in their names. The only extravagance of the epic theatre is its amount of laughter.
Benjamin has a low-key captivating writing style that is hard to describe - it is easy to digest but sophisticated and well-constructed.
I enjoyed read this but im not going to lie was glad when it was over. It was an interesting read, and Kraus seems like an interesting writer, and I thought section 3 "Monster" was especially good, and parts in that are very poetic and metaphorical that could apply to any writer.
The arrow analogy is tough to conceive in my head, a diagram might help but it sounds very interesting. It seemed sort of vital to his argument. The last paragraph of nature passing away and the task of world politics becoming nihilism is pretty ominous.
However, as it went on I found myself more and more interested in his life growing up in Berlin. There is a disorientation present. Still wasnt badly written or anything just not my thing. However, he does say criticize?
Very good article, I liked this a lot, I think it was basically trying to get authors to be aware of their situatedness in the role of capitalist production and create truly revolutionary proletariat works of art. Definitely interesting thoughts, anecdotes, theories are contained in this book and there is a reason why Benjamin is revered as he is as a thinker not just in Marxist circles.
I love reading about Surrealism and Benjamin is a really good writer, I am a bit surprised to see him write so highly of it though. My favorite essay was probably Moscow, Surrealism, and the Brecht correspondence. Despite this, the people seem lively. It was very cool to read about the daily life and how Benjamin even notes life seems fuller than in his native Berlin.
However, this is disappointing as a Marxist because he criticizes other language theories as "bourgeois" which to me implies he thinks his proletarian in some way.Mar 01, · Buy a cheap copy of Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, book by Walter Benjamin.
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quotes from Walter Benjamin: 'History is written by the victors.', Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings. tags: destructive-character. 22 likes. A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work.
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