Fire Alarm (Hardcover)
Reading Walter Benjamin's 'On the Concept of History'
Verso, 9781844670406, 148pp.
Publication Date: February 17, 2006
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Michael Lowy argues that it remains one of the most important philosophical and political writings of the twentieth century, in this scrupulous, clear and fascinating examination. Looking in detail at Benjamin’s celebrated but often mysterious text, and restoring the philosophical, theological and political context, Lowy highlights the complex relationship between redemption and revolution in Benjamin’s philosophy of history.
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Praise For Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin's 'On the Concept of History'…
“Sensitive to Benjamin’s profound anxiety and the tragic vision of the world, Löwy traces the unfurling of this ‘revolutionary melancholia,’ which is haunted by the recurrence of disasters … It is unusual to explore the depths of a text in this manner, but it is true that we have here the text of an exceptional thinker.”