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dc.contributor.authorMunro, Michael
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2019-03-26 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:42:06Z
dc.identifier1004580
dc.identifierOCN: 945783353
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25515
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34477
dc.description.abstractIn a 1917 letter to Gershom Scholem, Walter Benjamin writes, “Theory is like a surging sea.” This small book takes more than its title from that line—it takes that line as a point of departure in Erich Auerbach’s sense, an Ansatzpunkt, as a compositional principle so that what follows can be read in its entirety as a gloss on the remainder of Benjamin’s sentence: “Theory is like a surging sea, but the only thing that matters to the wave […] is to surrender itself to its motion in such a way that it crests and breaks.” That motion, in the pages to follow, takes up in its sweep two threads: it folds an episodic meditation on the negative and the problematic into a series of singular interrogations exemplary of the positive being of the problematic, the objective being of problems and questions, in a movement of implication and explication between poetry and philosophy in the tradition of what’s come to be known as theory. Theory is like a surging sea because it’s as part of a revolutionary tradition that it crests and breaks.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCF Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
dc.subject.otherphilosophy
dc.subject.othercritical theory
dc.subject.otheraesthetics
dc.subject.otherpoetics
dc.titleTheory Is Like a Surging Sea
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0108.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy12970da4-0116-4486-b8be-fc9756703ab1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_namepunctum books
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://punctumbooks.com
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages104
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY


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