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Benjamin, Walter (1892–1940) By Spiropoulou, Angeliki

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1255-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 23 April 2024, from


Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a philosopher, essayist and literary critic associated with the Institut für Sozialforschung (Frankfurt Institute for Social Research). Initially trained in idealist philosophy, Benjamin developed his own version of Marxian historical materialism in the late 1920s, mixed with elements of Judaic mysticism.

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