The Promise of Memory: History and Politics in Marx, by Matthias Fritsch

By Matthias Fritsch

Argues for a more in-depth connection among thoughts of injustice and supplies of justice as a method to beat violence.

Rereading Marx via Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida, The Promise of reminiscence makes an attempt to set up a philosophy of liberation. Matthias Fritsch explores how stories of injustice relate to the guarantees of justice that democratic societies have inherited from the Enlightenment. concentrating on the Marxist promise for a classless society, because it encompasses a political promise whose institutionalization resulted in totalitarian results, Fritsch argues that either thoughts and provides, if taken through themselves, are one-sided and possibly justify violence in the event that they don't contemplate the implicit relation among them. He examines Benjamin’s reinterpretation of Marxism after the disgruntlement of the Russian and German revolutions and Derrida’s “messianic” inheritance of Marx after the breakdown of the Soviet Union. The publication additionally contributes to modern political philosophy via bearing on Marxist social targets and German severe idea to debates approximately deconstructive ethics and politics.

Matthias Fritsch is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at Concordia college and cotranslator (with Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei) of Martin Heidegger’s The Phenomenology of spiritual Life.

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