Baroque Reason: The Aesthetics of Modernity by Christine Buci-Glucksmann

By Christine Buci-Glucksmann

During this attention-grabbing e-book, Christine Buci-Glucksmann explores the of modernity - alienation, depression, nostalgia - throughout the works of a few writers and philosophers, together with the social and aesthetic philosophy of Walter Benjamin. the writer examines Baudelaire's haunting snapshot of town and its profound impression on conceptions of modernity. She is going directly to contemplate how such influential figures as Nietzsche, Adorno, Musil, Barthes and Lacan represent a baroque paradigm, united by way of their allegorical variety, their conflation of aesthetics with ethics and their material - loss of life, disaster, sexuality, delusion, the feminine. In her exegesis of those basic subject matters Buci-Glucksmann proposes an epistemology

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