Walter Benjamin’s Book of Quotes
Walter Benjamin’s Book of Quotes
Walter Benjamin dreamt of writing a book made up entirely of quotes. He wouldn’t have this in mind but in typical Big Data fashion we offer this book for free on the planksip.org website. We started by analyzing internet searches contained in 'People also search for' criteria, using the planksip® planksip P.A.S.F. filter. The results from this search and their corresponding quotes provide the content for the FREE planksip® Quote eBook.
Authors For the Quote eBook Include:
William Faulkner, Mortimer J. Adler, A. C. Grayling, Hilary Putnam, Charles Jencks, George Steiner, Gary Younge, Albert Camus, Randall Munroe, Michael Shermer, R. J. Palacio, Naomi Klein, Richard Dawkins, Oscar Wilde, Ray Kurzweil, Steven Pinker, Norman Doidge, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Voltaire, Thomas Carlyle, Pierre Berton, William Shakespeare, Milan Kundera, Robert M. Pirsig, David Perlmutter, and Russell Brand and more.
What's fascinating to see in this example is what other people are searching for relating to my list of others. For instance, Bill Maher and Joe Rogan show up in this list as well as George Bush and Frederick the Great. Since the data for this book compiled on November 11, 2016, Donald Trump didn't infiltrate the minds of the populous. Or at least penetrate as deeply as we are now seeing results today.
To create your very own Quote Book, based on your own personal reading list watch the following video.
Note to self: Create video when I have some free time. ↩︎
Walter Benjamin, the Jewish German-Marxist philosopher, has created and inspired countless words and concepts that still influence our everyday lives. Benjamin, who died almost forty years ago, was the unlikely style reference being flash around from Gucci to Christian Dior.
Among the most famous words written by Benjamin is: "There is no such thing as an American dream; I dreamt it," which he wrote to his friend, Edward Said, after reading an article written by Said about the myth of the American dream. It is also said that Benjamin believed that there is no such thing as American life; this, as his son said, "was his way of telling me that I couldn't do something because it is not my life."
Another important thing to note about Benjamin's life is his work as a publisher. In fact, Benjamin founded the publishing firm, Doubleday and Company, which has been named one of the most important publishing houses in the world. The company published books such as Freedom and Necessity, Theses and Dissertations, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin; as well as other important works such as Dialectic of Enlightenment.
In spite of his fame in literature and in his publishing business, Benjamin was actually one of the earliest and most prominent critics of World War II, and was an outspoken critic of the Allied war effort. His criticisms were among the most vocal during the war, and he wrote and spoke frequently against what he saw as the senselessness and immorality of the war.
Walter Benjamin also created the term 'critical theory', in which a set of ideas are examined to determine their validity; thus he developed his own philosophy. This is a concept that still applies today, where a variety of disciplines, from anthropology and linguistics to physics and mathematics, are studied and critiqued to see if certain ideas can be proven or disproved.
Today, many of the same disciplines that were used in Critical Theory are applied to different topics in the field of psychology. Theories such as structuralism and functionalism were used to analyze the nature of language, while sociolinguists and linguists such as Edward Said and Noam Chomsky were using to analyze social theories. cultural norms such as the way we speak. language is used to create and shape who we are and who we aspire to be.
Another aspect of Critical Theory that is still in use is what is known as the 'Theorie'. This refers to analyzing one idea or concept in order to deduce its meaning and implications from the different ideas and principles that support that concept.
One example is that of the word 'language' and the different ways in which it is used. Many different disciplines, such as linguistics, anthropology, linguistics, anthropology, and linguistics have developed a large body of information about the language.
Language has a different meaning in different cultures, and it can change drastically within a matter of years. The meaning of words, how people use them, and what they are used for changes as they are studied and critiqued.
Language is also used in the physical world to describe things. Thus we can look at a map of the world and see the different areas that are labeled by color and how that translates into the way in which we communicate with each other.
Language can also be studied in the physical world as it is being spoken or used. When we listen to someone speaking, how that person uses language and what he/she says are two very different things.
It is important to note that language is a very important part of who we are, and how we interact with each other. To study language is to study who we are, and who we aspire to be.