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The Resource Inconceivable effects : ethics through twentieth-century German literature, thought, and film, Martin Blumenthal-Barby

Inconceivable effects : ethics through twentieth-century German literature, thought, and film, Martin Blumenthal-Barby

Label
Inconceivable effects : ethics through twentieth-century German literature, thought, and film
Title
Inconceivable effects
Title remainder
ethics through twentieth-century German literature, thought, and film
Statement of responsibility
Martin Blumenthal-Barby
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Inconceivable Effects, Martin Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise. Via critical analysis of writers and filmmakers whose projects have changed our ways of viewing the modern world-including Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, the directors of Germany in Autumn, and Heiner Mueller-these essays furnish a cultural base for contemporary discussions of totalitarian domination, lying and politics, the relation between law and body, the relation between law and justice, the question of violence, and our ways of conceptualizing "the human." A consideration of ethics is central to the book, but ethics in a general, philosophical sense is not the primary subject here; instead, Blumenthal-Barby suggests that whatever understanding of the ethical one has is always contingent upon a particular mode of presentation (Darstellung), on particular aesthetic qualities and features of media. Whatever there is to be said about ethics, it is always bound to certain forms of saying, certain ways of telling, certain modes of narration. That modes of presentation differ across genres and media goes without saying; that such differences are intimately linked with the question of the ethical emerges with heightened urgency in this book
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blumenthal-Barby, Martin
Dewey number
830.9/353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.B5384 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
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  • German literature
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in literature
  • Ethics in motion pictures
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in literature
  • Ethics in motion pictures
  • German literature
  • Germany
Label
Inconceivable effects : ethics through twentieth-century German literature, thought, and film, Martin Blumenthal-Barby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The odium of doubtfulness" : or, the vicissitudes of Arendt's metaphorical thinking -- Why does Hannah Arendt lie? : or, the vicissitudes of imagination -- "A peculiar apparatus" : Kafka's thanatopoetics -- A strike of rhetoric : Benjamin's paradox of justice -- Pernicious bastardizations : Benjamin's ethics of pure violence -- The return of the human : Germany in autumn -- A politics of enmity : Müller's Germania death in Berlin
Control code
857080722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467394
Lccn
2013013210
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467394
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jr85f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857080722
Label
Inconceivable effects : ethics through twentieth-century German literature, thought, and film, Martin Blumenthal-Barby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The odium of doubtfulness" : or, the vicissitudes of Arendt's metaphorical thinking -- Why does Hannah Arendt lie? : or, the vicissitudes of imagination -- "A peculiar apparatus" : Kafka's thanatopoetics -- A strike of rhetoric : Benjamin's paradox of justice -- Pernicious bastardizations : Benjamin's ethics of pure violence -- The return of the human : Germany in autumn -- A politics of enmity : Müller's Germania death in Berlin
Control code
857080722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467394
Lccn
2013013210
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467394
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jr85f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857080722

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