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    Dominick LaCapra
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In History and Its Limits, Dominick LaCapra addresses some of the most important issues facing intellectual and cultural historians today (our understanding of violence, current trends in animal studies.

In History and Its Limits, Dominick LaCapra addresses some of the most important issues facing intellectual and cultural historians today (our understanding of violence, current trends in animal studies, and the place of theory in history) and does so in a way that is provocative, engaging, and instructive. In his latest work, Dominick LaCapra renews his ongoing intellectual projects, including reflections on the relationship between critical theory and historiography, trauma in postsecular societies, human-animal relations, and analyses of new trends in criticism represented by Alain Badiou and Giorgo Agamben, among others.

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Dominick LaCapra (born 1939) is an American-born historian of European intellectual history, best known .

Dominick LaCapra (born 1939) is an American-born historian of European intellectual history, best known for his work in intellectual history and trauma studies. org/odot %20-%203648.

Ix, 230 p. Includes bibliographical references and index

Ix, 230 p. Includes bibliographical references and index. Articulating intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory - Vicissitudes of practice and theory - "Traumatropisms" : from trauma via witnessing to the sublime? -. - Toward a critique of violence - Heidegger, violence, and the origin of the work of art - Reopening the question of the human and the animal - Tropisms of intellectual history.

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory, examining the recent rise of "Practice Theory" and probing the limitations of prevalent forms of humanism

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory, examining the recent rise of "Practice Theory" and probing the limitations of prevalent forms of humanism. LaCapra focuses on the problem of understanding extreme cases, specifically events and experiences involving violence and victimization.

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history, and critical .

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory, examining the recent rise of "Practice Theory" and probing the limitations of prevalent forms of humanism. He asks how historians treat and are simultaneously implicated in the traumatic processes they attempt to represent.

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history .

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory, examining the recent rise of Practice Theory and probing the limitations of prevalent forms of humanism.

Human Animal Violence - Free download as PDF File . df), Text File . xt) or read online for free. Readers acquainted with the ten volumes of critical essays that Dominick LaCapra has published since the early 1980s will find themselves in familiar territory as they scan the table of contents of History and Its Limits.

LaCapra D. History and its Limits: Human, Animal, Violence. University Press, 2009. LaCapra D. History and Reading: Tocqueville, Foucault, French Studies. University of Toronto Press, 2000. 192 p. 159. History, Politics, and the Novel. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory, examining the recent rise of "Practice Theory" and probing the limitations of prevalent forms of humanism. LaCapra focuses on the problem of understanding extreme cases, specifically events and experiences involving violence and victimization. He asks how historians treat and are simultaneously implicated in the traumatic processes they attempt to represent. In addressing these questions, he also investigates violence's impact on various types of writing and establishes a distinctive role for critical theory in the face of an insufficiently discriminating aesthetic of the sublime (often unreflectively amalgamated with the uncanny).In History and Its Limits, LaCapra inquires into the related phenomenon of a turn to the "postsecular," even the messianic or the miraculous, in recent theoretical discussions of extreme events by such prominent figures as Giorgio Agamben, Eric L. Santner, and Slavoj Zizek. In a related vein, he discusses Martin Heidegger's evocative, if not enchanting, understanding of "The Origin of the Work of Art." LaCapra subjects to critical scrutiny the sometimes internally divided way in which violence has been valorized in sacrificial, regenerative, or redemptive terms by a series of important modern intellectuals on both the far right and the far left, including Georges Sorel, the early Walter Benjamin, Georges Bataille, Frantz Fanon, and Ernst Jünger.Violence and victimization are prominent in the relation between the human and the animal. LaCapra questions prevalent anthropocentrism (evident even in theorists of the "posthuman") and the long-standing quest for a decisive criterion separating or dividing the human from the animal. LaCapra regards this attempt to fix the difference as misguided and potentially dangerous because it renders insufficiently problematic the manner in which humans treat other animals and interact with the environment.In raising the issue of desirable transformations in modernity, History and Its Limits examines the legitimacy of normative limits necessary for life in common and explores the disconcerting role of transgressive initiatives beyond limits (including limits blocking the recognition that humans are themselves animals).