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Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Man

Andrzej Warminski


This volume explicates Paul de Man's late project of a critique of aesthetic ideology and attempts to extend it in ways productive for critical thought. After a reading of de Man's work in all its rigour — and hence also the aesthetic theory of Kant, Schiller, and Hegel — the book goes on to uncover a ‘material moment’ in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit that lives on in Marx and in the Marxist tradition. It also elucidates de Man's critical reading of Heidegger on the example of Hölderlin — a moment essential for de Man's shifts to the question of rhetoric and then to the question of ideology ... More

Keywords: Paul de Man, aesthetic ideology, critical thought, aesthetic theory, Kant, Schiller, Hegel, material moment, Phenomenology of Spirit, Marx

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748681266
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681266.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrzej Warminski, author
University of California, Irvine