6 found
  1.  52
    The Uses of Walter : Walter Benjamin and the Counterfactual Imagination.Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft - 2010 - History and Theory 49 (3):361-383.
    Many authors, both scholarly and otherwise, have asked what might have happened had Walter Benjamin survived his 1940 attempt to escape Nazi-occupied Europe. This essay examines several implicitly or explicitly “counterfactual” thought experiments regarding Benjamin’s “survival,” including Hannah Arendt’s influential “Walter Benjamin: 1892–1940,” and asks why our attachment to Benjamin’s story has prompted so much counterfactual inquiry. It also explores the larger question of why few intellectual historians ask explicitly counterfactual questions in their work. While counterfactuals have proven invaluable for (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
    Export citation  
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  2.  3
    The Twice Unearthed: The Trope of Censorship and the Sense of History.Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft - 2022 - History and Theory 61 (1):172-179.
  3.  24
    Review of William H. F. Altman, The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism[REVIEW]Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft - 2011 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (6).
    Direct download  
    Export citation  
  4.  4
    Seagulls! On Martin Hägglund's This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom.Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft - 2021 - History and Theory 60 (1):177-184.
  5.  9
    Notes on Camps, or, Counterfactual Führers and the Structure of the Joke.Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft - 2017 - History and Theory 56 (3):433-441.
  6.  5
    How to Read Maimonides After Heidegger: The Cases of Strauss and Levinas.Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft - 2009 - In James T. Robinson (ed.), The Cultures of Maimonideanism: New Approaches to the History of Jewish Thought. Brill. pp. 353.
    Direct download  
    Export citation