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Alfredo Lucero-Montaño / Walter Benjamin's Political Philosophy of History

Alfredo Lucero-Montaño / Walter Benjamin's Political Philosophy of History

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WALTER BENJAMIN’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY by Alfredo Lucero-Montaño

1. The reflection on history seems a constant theme in Benjamin’s thought. Since his early works to his last texts, this concern constitutes the conducting thread, which grants to his diverse work an underlying unity. For Benjamin, the fundamental question seems to be how to interweave “the theory of historiography with the theory of the real course of history,” how “history itself is referred to its ‘making’—political
WALTER BENJAMIN’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY by Alfredo Lucero-Montaño

1. The reflection on history seems a constant theme in Benjamin’s thought. Since his early works to his last texts, this concern constitutes the conducting thread, which grants to his diverse work an underlying unity. For Benjamin, the fundamental question seems to be how to interweave “the theory of historiography with the theory of the real course of history,” how “history itself is referred to its ‘making’—political

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