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The Modernist Imagination

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Editors' Preface Chapter 1. Martin Jay and the Dialectics of Intellectual History Lloyd Kramer PART I: INTELLECTUAL HISTORY Chapter 2. The Kiss of Lamourette: 'Possibilism' or 'Christian Democracy'? David Sorkin Chapter 3. Selves without Qualities: Duchamp, Musil, and the History of Selfhood Jerrold Seigel Chapter 4. Liberty and the 'Coming-into-Being' of Natural Law: Hans Kelsen and Ernst Cassirer Gregory B. Moynahan Chapter 5. The Artwork Beyond Itself: Adorno, Beethoven, and Late Style Peter E. Gordon Chapter 6. Marxism and Alterity: Claude Lefort and the Critique of Totality Samuel Moyn Chapter 7. The Return of the King: Hegelianism and Post-Marxism in Zizek and Nancy Warren Breckman Chapter 8. Paradigm Shift: The Speculation of Downcast Eyes Rosalind Krauss PART II: VIOLENCE, MEMORY, IDENTITY Chapter 9. Memory Culture at an Impasse: Memorials in Berlin and New York Andreas Huyssen Chapter 10. Against Grandiloquence: 'Victim's Culture' and Jewish Memory Carolyn J. Dean Chapter 11. Paris, Capital of Antifascism Anson Rabinbach Chapter 12. Toward a Critique of Violence Dominick LaCapra Chapter 13. Democratization, Turks, and the Burden of German History Rita Chin Chapter 14. The Gewaltfrage and Postwar West: German Generations in the 1960s A. Dirk Moses and Elliot Neaman PART III: CRITICAL THEORY AND GLOBAL POLITICS Chapter 15. From 'The Dialectic of Enlightenment' to 'The Origins of Totalitarianism' and the Genocide Convention: Adorno and Horkheimer in the Company of Arendt and Lemkin Seyla Benhabib Chapter 16. Western Marxism, Morality, and Politics Dick Howard Chapter 17. Sovereign Equality vs. Imperial Right: The Battle Over the 'New World Order' Jean Cohen Chapter 18. The Myths of Modern Identity as Ersatz Ideologies Detlef Claussen and Michael Werz PART IV: CODA Chapter 19. An Interview with Martin Jay Bibliography of the Writings of Martin Jay Contributors Index

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Warren Breckman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and executive editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas. Peter E. Gordon is Professor of European History at Harvard University. A. Dirk Moses is Professor of Global and Colonial History at the European University Institute, Florence Samuel Moyn is Professor of European History at Columbia University. Elliot Neaman is Professor of European History at the University of San Francisco.


"This volume illustrates what it means to do intellectual history and demonstrates why intellectual history remains important, especially in the context of... the 'political history of ideas'." * German Studies Review Each essay, in its own right, is accomplished, well written, and highly engaging (even when one disagrees with its claims).A" * H-German

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