Gerhard Richter. Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 245 pp. bloom : . . . I stand, so to speak, with an unposted letter bearing the extra regulation fee before the too late box of the general postoffice of human life. —James Joyce, Ulysses , “Nighttown” A philosopher of my generation, training, and inclination has to be afraid of books that risk thinking about an enormous stretch of the history of philosophy—say, from Kant to the present—especially if the same book traces developments in literature and the arts over that same arc of time. I begin this way merely in order to say that Gerhard Richter’s book is not at all to be feared. It is a marvel of breadth of vision, precise detail, and depth of thought that philosophers will welcome. A philosopher of my generation, training, and inclination also has to fear that anyone who is able to comment in depth on members of the Frankfurt School will never understand a word of Heidegger, and that any reader of Heidegger will have no mental or emotional space left for Adorno and Benjamin. Richter, again, is the astonishing
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