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Lisa Marie Anderson

This book reads messianic expectation as the defining characteristic of German culture in the first decades of the twentieth century. It has long been accepted that the Expressionist movement in Germany was infused with a thoroughly messianic strain. Here, with unprecedented detail and focus, that strain is traced through the work of four important Expressionist playwrights: Ernst Barlach, Georg Kaiser, Ernst Toller and Franz Werfel. Moreover, these dramatists are brought into new and sustained dialogues with the theorists and philosophers of messianism who were their contemporaries: Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Martin Buber, Hermann Cohen, Gershom Scholem. In arguing, for example, that concepts like Bloch’s utopian self-encounter ( Selbstbegegnung) and Benjamin’s messianic now-time ( Jetztzeit) reappear as the framework for Expressionism’s staging of collective redemption in a new age, Anderson forges a previously underappreciated link in the study of Central European thought in the early twentieth century.

Thomas Leddy

. Accessed June 26, 2014. Ratiu Dan Eugen . 2013 . “ Remapping the Realm of Aesthetics: On Recent Controversies about the Aesthetic and Aesthetic Experience in Everyday Life ,” Estetika: The Central European Journal of

Reconsidering Richard Shusterman’s Somaesthetics

The Confucian Debate between Mèng Zǐ and Xún Zǐ

James Garrison

of Szeged, the Central European Pragmatist Forum ( cepf ) and the Pro Philosophia Szegediensi Foundation. The conference provided the opportunity to interact with Prof. Richard Shusterman, whose support allowed for the publication of this work in Contemporary Pragmatism . The University of Vienna

Peter Niesen

German and Central European politicians voiced increasing skepticism about their claims, the philosopher Byung-Chul Han defended their universal right to residence based on Kant’s notion of hospitality. Kant held, Han argued, that every foreigner has a right to stay ( Bleiberecht ) in another country