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Kontingente Konnektionen. Walter Benjamins Kritik der Schuld

  • Daniel Loick

Abstract

This essay explores Walter Benjamin’s critique of the concept of guilt as it underlies the occidental notion of “connective justice”. It describes both the political-moral and the psychological-ethical effects of guilt and reconstructs Benjamin’s idea of ‘Entsühnung’, understood as a rigorous termination of the circle between act and consequence. Finally, possible political, ethical and historical alternatives are discussed.

Published Online: 2012-11-13
Published in Print: 2012-11

© by Akademie Verlag, Berlin, Germany

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