Search for dissertations about: "Walter Benjamin"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words Walter Benjamin.

  1. 1. Det kritiska ögonblicket : Hölderlin, Benjamin, Celan

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Norstedt

    Author : Aris Fioretos; [1991]
    Keywords : Celan; Paul; 1920-1970; Benjamin; Walter; 1892-1940; Hölderlin; Friedrich; 1770-1843;

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  2. 2. Haloed Objects on Mental Parade : Myth and Magic in Post-War Surrealist Cinema

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Kristoffer Noheden; Astrid Söderbergh Widding; Malin Wahlberg; Patricia Allmer; [2015]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; surrealism; André Breton; mythology; esotericism; intertextuality; intermediality; Wilhelm Freddie; Benjamin Péret; Nelly Kaplan; Jan Švankmajer; Gaston Bachelard; Walter Benjamin; primitivism; embodied experience; initiation; art history; Pierre Mabille; Cinema Studies; filmvetenskap;

    Abstract : Following the end of World War II, the surrealist founder André Breton organized the exhibition Le Surréalisme en 1947. In conjunction with it, he announced a “change in direction” for surrealism, towards the search for a new myth, replete with magic. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Life and Times of Targeted Killing

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Markus Gunneflo; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Targeted killing; assassination; international law; constitutional law; human rights; law of armed conflict; law of occupation; history; politics; Roberto Esposito; Walter Benjamin; Carl Schmitt; sovereignty; community; immunity;

    Abstract : Against the background of the ongoing shift in the perception of the legality and legitimacy of extraterritorial lethal force in counterterrorism, this thesis analyses the emergence of so-called “targeted killing” in the history of Israel and the US, as well as in international law. It finds that the relationship between targeted killing and law, particularly international law, is not a straightforward case of more or less determinate and legally binding norms being applied to state measures adopted in situations of insecurity (in this case, those of the second Intifada and 9/11) but rather one of a much longer and mutually productive relationship. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nihilism, Art, and Technology

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University

    Author : Sven-Olov Wallenstein; Staffan Carlshamre; Arnfinn Bö-Rygg; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; nihilism; art; technology; avant-garde; architecture; critical theory; Martin Heidegger; Walter Benjamin; Ernst Jünger; Mies van der Rohe; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : The thesis investigates the role of technology in the formation of the artistic avant-garde, along with various forms of philosophical reflection on this development, with a particular emphasis on Heidegger.Setting out from an analysis of three paradigmatic cases in the interplay between art and technology—the invention of photography, the shift from Futurism to Constructivism, and the interpretation of technology in debates on architectural theory in the 1920s and ’30s—it proceeds to a discussion of three philosophical responses to this development, those found in Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, and Ernst Jünger, all of which share a certain avant-garde sensibility and a notion of art as a response to nihilism. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nihilism, Art, and Technology

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University

    Author : Sven-Olov Wallenstein; Staffan Carlshamre; Arnfinn Bö-Rygg; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; nihilism; art; technology; avant-garde; architecture; critical theory; Martin Heidegger; Walter Benjamin; Ernst Jünger; Mies van der Rohe; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : The thesis investigates the role of technology in the formation of the artistic avant-garde, along with various forms of philosophical reflection on this development, with a particular emphasis on Heidegger.Setting out from an analysis of three paradigmatic cases in the interplay between art and technology—the invention of photography, the shift from Futurism to Constructivism, and the interpretation of technology in debates on architectural theory in the 1920s and ’30s—it proceeds to a discussion of three philosophical responses to this development, those found in Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, and Ernst Jünger, all of which share a certain avant-garde sensibility and a notion of art as a response to nihilism. READ MORE