9780253029706-0253029708-Transfinite Life: Oskar Goldberg and the Vitalist Imagination (New Jewish Philosophy and Thought)

Transfinite Life: Oskar Goldberg and the Vitalist Imagination (New Jewish Philosophy and Thought)

ISBN-13: 9780253029706
ISBN-10: 0253029708
Author: Rosenstock, Bruce
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardcover 308 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780253029706
ISBN-10: 0253029708
Author: Rosenstock, Bruce
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Hardcover 308 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rosenstock, Bruce wrote Transfinite Life: Oskar Goldberg and the Vitalist Imagination (New Jewish Philosophy and Thought) comprising 308 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0253029708 and 9780253029706. Since then Transfinite Life: Oskar Goldberg and the Vitalist Imagination (New Jewish Philosophy and Thought) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Oskar Goldberg was an important and controversial figure in Weimar Germany. He challenged the rising racial conception of the state and claimed that the Jewish people were on a metaphysical mission to defeat race-based statism. He attracted the attention of his contemporaries―Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Thomas Mann, and Carl Schmitt, among others―with the argument that ancient Israel's sacrificial rituals held the key to overcoming the tyranny of technology in the modern world. Bruce Rosenstock offers a sympathetic but critical philosophical portrait of Goldberg and puts him into conversation with Jewish and political figures that circulated in his cultural environment. Rosenstock reveals Goldberg as a deeply imaginative and broad-minded thinker who drew on biology, mathematics, Kabbalah, and his interests in ghost photography to account for the origin of the earth. Caricatured as a Jewish proto-fascist in his day, Goldberg's views of the tyranny of technology, biopolitics, and the "new vitalism" remain relevant to this day.

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