Kōjin Karatani's Philosophy of Architecture (Paperback)

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Kōjin Karatani's Philosophy of Architecture (Paperback)


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In this book, Nadir Lahiji introduces Kōjin Karatani's theoretical-philosophical project and demonstrates its affinity with Kant's critical philosophy founded on 'architectonic reason'. From the ancient Greeks we have inherited a definition of the word 'philosophy' as Sophia--wisdom. But in his book Architecture as Metaphor Kōjin Karatani introduces a different definition of philosophy. Here, Karatani critically defines philosophy not in association with Sophia but in relation to foundation as the Will to Architecture. In this novel definition resides the notion that in Western thought a crisis persistently reveals itself with every attempt to build a system of knowledge on solid ground. This book reveals the implications of this extraordinary exposition. This is the first book to uncover Kōjin Karatani's highly significant ideas on architecture for both philosophical and architectural audiences.

Nadir Lahiji is an architect. He is most recently the author of Architecture in the Age of Pornography (Routledge, 2021), Architecture, Philosophy and the Pedagogy of Cinema (Routledge, 2021), Architecture or Revolution: Emancipatory Critique after Marx (Routledge, 2020), and An Architecture Manifesto: Critical Reason and Theories of a Failed Practice (Routledge, 2019). His previous publications include, among others, Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy and the coauthored The Architecture of Phantasmagoria: Specters of the City.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032647593
ISBN-10: 1032647590
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 180
Language: English