Introduction.PART I. INHUMANLY WISE SHAME.1. Gesture of Philosophy.2. Historico-Philosophic Shame.3. Unmythic Wisdom.4. Foolishness of Philosophy.5. Prophecy of Shame.Part II. ANXIETY AND ATTENTIVENESS.6. Anxiety.7. Study.8. Distractedly Attentive.9. Anxious Friendliness as Physical Attentiveness.PART III POLITICS.10. Exception and Decision.11. In the Epic 'Vorwelt'.12. Philosophy, Literature, Politics.- Bibliography.-Acknowledgements.Index.
Brendan Moran is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Calgary, Canada. His publications include a book on Benjamin's early writings, and articles on Benjamin, Agamben, Laruelle, Heidegger, Levinas, and Salomo Friedlaender. He has also co-edited two books with Carlo Salzani, Philosophy and Kafka, and Towards the Critique of Violence: Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben.