Mourning Becomes the Law
Philosophy and Representation
By (author) Gillian Rose
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Mourning Becomes the Law by Gillian Rose
Book DescriptionIn Mourning Becomes the Law, Gillian Rose takes us beyond the impasse of post-modernism or 'despairing rationalism withour reason'. Arguing that the post-modern search for a 'new ethics' and ironic philosophy are incoherent, she breathes new life into the debates concerning power and domination, transcendence and eternity. Mourning Becomes the Law is the philosophical counterpart to Gillian Rose's highly acclaimed memoir Love's Work. She extends similar clarity and insight to discussions of architecture, cinema, painting and poetry, through which relations between the formation of the individual and the theory of justice are connected. At the heart of this reconnection lies a reflection on the significance of the Holocaust and Judaism. Mourning Becomes the Law reinvents the classical analogy of the soul, the city and the sacred. It returns philosophy, Nietzsche's 'bestowing virtue', to the pulse of our intellectual and political culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521578493
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gillian Rose
Judaism and Modernity, Paperback (March 2017)
A reinterpretation of thinkers from Benjamin and Rosenzweig to Simone Weil and Derrida, not as secular figures who happened to be Jewish, but as Jews first and foremost. Part of Radical Thinkers set 14.
Visual Methodologies, Paperback (March 2016)
A new edition of Gillian Rose's bestselling guide to researching the visual. With over 28,000 copies sold worldwide, it is the go-to book for students and researchers across the social sciences and humanities.
The melancholy science, Paperback (December 2013)
Presents a critique of critical theory.
Love's Work, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by Gillian Rose
Love's Work is at once a memoir and a book of philosophy.
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