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Centre for Research in Philosophy and Literature

The Problems of Modernity: Adorno and Benjamin

Edited by Andrew Benjamin
Warwick Studies in Philosophy and Literature

This new collection of papers brings together some of the most innovative academics working in the arena of European, radical philosophy. Through their analyses of Adorno and Walter Benjamin, they question the concept of modernity and the relevance of the postmodern. The diversity of approach marks out this volume as an important and unique venture. The essays examine a range of issues - from art, music and language to feminism and Judaism.

The possibility advanced by Lyotard, that modernity as a project is over and what is now of central concern is the postmodern, is the point at which this volume begins. For to understand the postmodern, modernism itself must be understood, transformed and made new.