Dellaloğlu's reading of Walter Benjamin

Erdaği B., Dinçer M. E.

TOPLUM VE BILIM, vol.0, no.116, pp.215-242, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 116
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TOPLUM VE BILIM
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-242
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


This article discusses the perspective of Besim Dellaloğlu, a writer who contributed to many works on Walter Benjamin published in Turkey in various ways. There are two aims of this endeavor: the first is to reveal the disputed issues in Dellaloğlu's works/introductory writings, while the second is to re-discover the positive facets of the critique as omnis determinato est negatio i.e. negation of a certain thing Thereby, the main aim is to denounce the eclectic and pragmatic features of the growing literature of the "Benjamin Industry."Dellaloğlu utilizes expressions like "inşallah," "even if" and "perhaps" too many