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By Paul de Man

ISBN-10: 0816684863

ISBN-13: 9780816684861

Editor note: Edited and with an creation by means of Andrzej Warminski
Publish yr note: First released in 1996
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Paul De Man's popularity was once irreparably broken by way of the revelation after his demise of his wartime anti-Semitism, obscuring a few legitimate highbrow contributions to the sphere of aesthetics. This number of philosophical essays, compiled via Andrzej Warminski of the college of California, argues for the shut connections among paintings and politics and artwork and technological know-how. He discusses Kant and Hegel, whose significant contributions to aesthetics are much less recognized than their paintings on rationality and morality. And in an essay on Schiller he deplores, relatively naively, the poet/playwright's loss of philosophical hindrance for the foundation of his artwork.

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11, p. 115). The passage is, of course, primarily a mock argument, a hyperbolical example to unsettle the unquestioned assumption of definitional thought. Yet it has its own logic, which will have to run its course. For how could anyone "allow" something to be if it is not necessarily the case that it is? For it is not necessarily the case that the inner and the outer man are the same man, that is to say, are "man" at all. The predicament (to kill or not to kill the monstrous birth) appears here in the guise of a purely logical argument.

105-6] Nothing could be more eloquent than this denunciation of eloquence. It is clear that rhetoric is something one can decorously indulge in as long as one knows where it belongs. Like a woman, which it resembles ("like the fair sex"), it is a fine thing as long as it is kept in its proper place. Out of place, among the serious affairs of men ("if we would speak of things as they are"), it is a disruptive scandal—like the appearance of a real woman in a gentlemen's club where it would only be tolerated as a picture, preferably naked (like the image of Truth), framed and hung on the wall.

The passage is, of course, primarily a mock argument, a hyperbolical example to unsettle the unquestioned assumption of definitional thought. Yet it has its own logic, which will have to run its course. For how could anyone "allow" something to be if it is not necessarily the case that it is? For it is not necessarily the case that the inner and the outer man are the same man, that is to say, are "man" at all. The predicament (to kill or not to kill the monstrous birth) appears here in the guise of a purely logical argument.

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