International Workshop "Aktualität | Actuality in Walter Benjamin’s Philosophy" Sept. 26-27, 2014

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September 15, 2014

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Sami Khatib, « International Workshop "Aktualität | Actuality in Walter Benjamin’s Philosophy" Sept. 26-27, 2014 », Anthropological materialism, ID : 10670/1.g0w6t1


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This international workshop takes its cue from the (un)translatability of the German word Aktualität and proposes a shift of perspective from Benjamin’s contemporaneity, which has been widely discussed already, to the non-contemporaneity of his concept. Benjamin’s concept of Aktualität belongs to the most basic and, at the same time, most intricate parts of his thinking. Aktualität is not
reducible to the current or topical since he conceives of “wahre Aktualität” (GS II, 244) also in terms o...

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