By Gerhard Richter
Richter explores the concept that and circulate 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 techniques of afterness, following, and coming after remove darkness from a constellation of recent preoccupations, together with own and cultural reminiscence, translation, images, desire, and the ancient and conceptual specificity of what has been termed "after Auschwitz." Richter's quite a few threads of analysis—which pass an expansive choice of glossy writers and thinkers, assorted ancient moments of articulation, and quite a number media-richly improve Lyotard's incontrovertible assertion that "after philosophy comes philosophy. however it has been altered through the 'after.'" As this complex inquiry demonstrates, a lot hinges on our interpretation of the "after," for our so much primary assumptions relating smooth 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