By Gerhard Richter
Richter explores the concept that and circulation of afterness as a privileged but uncanny class via shut readings of Immanuel Kant, Franz Kafka, Martin Heidegger, Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Bertold Brecht, Theodor W. Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Jean-François Lyotard, and Jacques Derrida. via his paintings, the vexed recommendations of afterness, following, and coming after remove darkness from a constellation of contemporary preoccupations, together with own and cultural reminiscence, translation, images, wish, and the old and conceptual specificity of what has been termed "after Auschwitz." Richter's a number of threads of analysis—which move an expansive selection of smooth writers and thinkers, varied historic moments of articulation, and more than a few media-richly improve Lyotard's incontrovertible assertion that "after philosophy comes philosophy. however it has been altered by way of the 'after.'" As this difficult inquiry demonstrates, a lot hinges on our interpretation of the "after," for our such a lot primary assumptions touching on glossy aesthetic illustration, conceptual discourse, neighborhood, subjectivity, and politics are at stake.
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Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts) by Gerhard Richter