The Modernist Imagination: Intellectual History and Critical Theory

The Modernist Imagination: Intellectual History and Critical Theory

By: A. Dirk Moses (editor), Warren Breckman (editor), Peter E. Gordon (editor), Samuel Moyn (volume_editor), Elliot Neaman (volume_editor)Paperback

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"This volume illustrates what it means to do intellectual history and demonstrates why intellectual history remains important, especially in the context of...the 'political history of ideas'." * German Studies Review "Each essay, in its own right, is accomplished, well written, and highly engaging (even when one disagrees with its claims)." * H-German Some of the most exciting and innovative work in the humanities currently takes place at the intersection of intellectual history and critical theory. Just as critical theorists are becoming more aware of the historicity of theory, contemporary practitioners of modern intellectual history are recognizing their potential contributions to theoretical discourse. No one has done more than Martin Jay to realize the possibilities for mutual enrichment between intellectual history and critical theory. This carefully selected collection of essays addresses central questions and current practices of intellectual history and asks how the legacy of critical theory has influenced scholarship across a wide range of scholarly disciplines. In honor of Martin Jay's unparalleled achievements, this volume includes work from some of the most prominent contemporary scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Warren Breckman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and executive editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas. Peter E. Gordon is Professor of European History at Harvard University. A. Dirk Moses is Professor of Global and Colonial History at the European University Institute, Florence Samuel Moyn is Professor of European History at Columbia University. Elliot Neaman is Professor of European History at the University of San Francisco.

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Warren Breckman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and executive editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas. Peter E. Gordon is Professor of European History at Harvard University. A. Dirk Moses is Professor of Global and Colonial History at the European University Institute, Florence Samuel Moyn is Professor of European History at Columbia University. Elliot Neaman is Professor of European History at the University of San Francisco.

Contents

Editors' Preface Chapter 1. Martin Jay and the Dialectics of Intellectual History Lloyd Kramer PART I: INTELLECTUAL HISTORY Chapter 2. The Kiss of Lamourette: 'Possibilism' or 'Christian Democracy'? David Sorkin Chapter 3. Selves without Qualities: Duchamp, Musil, and the History of Selfhood Jerrold Seigel Chapter 4. Liberty and the 'Coming-into-Being' of Natural Law: Hans Kelsen and Ernst Cassirer Gregory B. Moynahan Chapter 5. The Artwork Beyond Itself: Adorno, Beethoven, and Late Style Peter E. Gordon Chapter 6. Marxism and Alterity: Claude Lefort and the Critique of Totality Samuel Moyn Chapter 7. The Return of the King: Hegelianism and Post-Marxism in Zizek and Nancy Warren Breckman Chapter 8. Paradigm Shift: The Speculation of Downcast Eyes Rosalind Krauss PART II: VIOLENCE, MEMORY, IDENTITY Chapter 9. Memory Culture at an Impasse: Memorials in Berlin and New York Andreas Huyssen Chapter 10. Against Grandiloquence: 'Victim's Culture' and Jewish Memory Carolyn J. Dean Chapter 11. Paris, Capital of Antifascism Anson Rabinbach Chapter 12. Toward a Critique of Violence Dominick LaCapra Chapter 13. Democratization, Turks, and the Burden of German History Rita Chin Chapter 14. The Gewaltfrage and Postwar West: German Generations in the 1960s A. Dirk Moses and Elliot Neaman PART III: CRITICAL THEORY AND GLOBAL POLITICS Chapter 15. From 'The Dialectic of Enlightenment' to 'The Origins of Totalitarianism' and the Genocide Convention: Adorno and Horkheimer in the Company of Arendt and Lemkin Seyla Benhabib Chapter 16. Western Marxism, Morality, and Politics Dick Howard Chapter 17. Sovereign Equality vs. Imperial Right: The Battle Over the 'New World Order' Jean Cohen Chapter 18. The Myths of Modern Identity as Ersatz Ideologies Detlef Claussen and Michael Werz PART IV: CODA Chapter 19. An Interview with Martin Jay Bibliography of the Writings of Martin Jay Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 08/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780857453075
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 458
  • ID: 9780857453075
  • weight: 609
  • ISBN10: 0857453076

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