Walter Benjamin

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Walter Benjamin
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Benjamin in Paris, 1939
Born 15 Julie 1892(1892-07-15)
Berlin, German Empire
Died 26 September 1940(1940-09-26) (aged 48)
Portbou, Catalonie, Spain
Era 20t-century filosofie
Region Wastren filosofie
Schuil Wastren Marxism
Marxist hermeneutics[1]
Main interests
Leeterar theory, aesthetics, filosofie o technology, epistemology, filosofie o leid, filosofie o history
Notable ideas
Auratic perception,[2] aestheticisation o politics, the flâneur

Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (German: [ˈvaltɐ ˈbɛnjamiːn];[3] 15 Julie 1892 – 26 September 1940)[4] wis a German Jewish filosofer, cultural creetic an essayist. An eclectic thinker, combinin elements o German idealism, Romanticism, Wastren Marxism, an Jewish mysticism, Benjamin made endurin an influential contreibutions tae aesthetic theory, leeterar creeticism, an historical materialism.

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  1. Erasmus: Speculum Scientarium, 25, p. 162: "the different versions of Marxist hermeneutics by the examples of Walter Benjamin's Origins of the German Tragedy [sic], ... and also by Ernst Bloch's Hope the Principle [sic]."
  2. Walter Benjamin, Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit, 1936: "The uniqueness of a work of art is inseparable from its being imbedded in the fabric of tradition. This tradition itself is thoroughly alive and extremely changeable. An ancient statue of Venus, for example, stood in a different traditional context with the Greeks, who made it an object of veneration, than with the clerics of the Middle Ages, who viewed it as an ominous idol. Both of them, however, were equally confronted with its uniqueness, that is, its aura." [Die Einzigkeit des Kunstwerks ist identisch mit seinem Eingebettetsein in den Zusammenhang der Tradition. Diese Tradition selber ist freilich etwas durchaus Lebendiges, etwas außerordentlich Wandelbares. Eine antike Venusstatue z. B. stand in einem anderen Traditionszusammenhange bei den Griechen, die sie zum Gegenstand des Kultus machten, als bei den mittelalterlichen Klerikern, die einen unheilvollen Abgott in ihr erblickten. Was aber beiden in gleicher Weise entgegentrat, war ihre Einzigkeit, mit einem anderen Wort: ihre Aura.]
  3. Duden Aussprachewörterbuch (6 ed.). Mannheim: Bibliographisches Institut & F.A. Brockhaus AG. 2006. 
  4. Witte, Bernd (1991). Walter Benjamin: An Intellectual Biography (English translation). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-8143-2018-X.