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Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement

by Catherine Keller Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

What generates the cloud of the impossible is what becomes possible in the very face of what appears to be impossible, whether it be radical democracy or the reversal of climate change. The experience of the...


Dis-orientations: Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity

by Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback & Tora Lane Rowman & Littlefield International (December 23, 2014)

This is an edited collection of original essays that combine philosophy, phenomenology, and literature to reflect on modern ideas about orientation and disorientation, grounds and groundlessness.


Making Sense of Heidegger: A Paradigm Shift

by Thomas Sheehan Rowman & Littlefield International (November 06, 2014)

This important book opens a new path in Heidegger research that will stimulate dialogue within Heidegger studies, as well as with philosophers outside the phenomenological tradition and scholars in theology,...


The Magic of Truth: A Reality to Remember

by Farah Dally Hamilton Books (November 10, 2014)

The Magic of Truth defends truth’s relativity by examining its role in the arts and sciences, as well as in our own lives and traditions. This book argues that no field of study can progress without calling...


Subjects and Simulations: Between Baudrillard and Lacoue-Labarthe

by Hugh J. Silverman, Anne O'Byrne, Stephen David Ross & Alina Clej et al. Lexington Books (November 05, 2014)

Subjects and Simulations presents essays focused on suffering and sublimity, representation and subjectivity, and the relation of truth and appearance through engagement with the legacies of Jean Baudrillard...


Continental Anti-Realism: A Critique

by Richard Sebold Rowman & Littlefield International (November 03, 2014)

Sebold provides a critique of the arguments for anti-realism in Continental philosophy, engaging specifically with Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Husserl. Utilizing resources from both the analytic and continental...


Title and Deed / Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions

by Will Eno Theatre Communications Group (October 27, 2014)

A new collection by the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist Thom Pain (based on nothing).


Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, Teresa, My Love follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint...


Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World

by Nancy Fraser Columbia University Press (December 16, 2008)

Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the...


The Tenets of Cognitive Existentialism

by Dimitri Ginev Ohio University Press (September 01, 2011)

In The Tenets of Cognitive Existentialism, Dimitri Ginev draws on developments in hermeneutic phenomenology and other programs in hermeneutic philosophy to inform an interpretative approach to scientific practices....


Prophetic Politics: Emmanuel Levinas and the Sanctification of Suffering

by Philip J. Harold Swallow Press (September 01, 2009)

In Prophetic Politics, Philip J. Harold offers an original interpretation of the political dimension of Emmanuel Levinas's thought. Harold argues that Levinas's mature position in Otherwise Than Being breaks...


Philosophy in Minutes

by Marcus Weeks Quercus (August 05, 2014)

Philosophy in Minutes distills 200 of the most important philosophical ideas into easily digestible, bite-sized sections.

The core information for every topic - including debates such as the role of philosophy...


Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

by Tom Digby Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions...


The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

by Michael Marder & Mathilde Roussel Columbia University Press (November 04, 2014)

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing...


Dead Letters to Nietzsche, or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy

by Joanne Faulkner Ohio University Press (April 28, 2010)

Dead Letters to Nietzsche examines how writing shapes subjectivity through the example of Nietzsche's reception by his readers, including Stanley Rosen, David Farrell Krell, Georges Bataille, Laurence Lampert,...


Interspecies Ethics

by Cynthia Willett Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Interspecies Ethics explores animals’ vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian...


Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

by Banu Bargu Columbia University Press (September 09, 2014)

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together...


Gadamer's Ethics of Play: Hermeneutics and the Other

by Monica Vilhauer Lexington Books (September 25, 2010)

Gadamer's Ethics of Play examines the ethical dimensions of understanding by focusing on the concept of dialogical 'play' in Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method. The book is accessible to an undergraduate...


Alienation

by Rahel Jaeggi, Frederick Neuhouser & Alan E. Smith Columbia University Press (July 15, 2014)

The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor after the postmetaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Rahel Jaeggi draws on the Hegelian philosophical...


Driving with Plato

by Robert Rowland Smith Free Press (February 22, 2011)

Learn to ride a bicycle with Einstein, have your first kiss with Kant, get your first job with Adam Smith, and weather midlife with Dante. Let history’s greatest minds illuminate life’s turning points.

In...


The Enemy Within

by robert Psy.D. firth eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

For the very worst kind of liberals, they long ago, beginning with guys like Bertram Russell, Woodrow Wilson and the Fabian Society, understood that the greatest flaw in democracy was the one man one vote concept...


War Is Not Inevitable: On the Psychology of War and Aggression

by Henri Parens Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

In this book, author Henri Parens discusses and documents the core psychodynamics that lead groups to war. Detailing some of the psychodynamics that led from World War I to World War II and their respective...


Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy

by Julian H. Franklin Columbia University Press (December 14, 2004)

Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities. But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the corresponding...


On Equilibrium

by John Ralston Saul Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2014)

This international bestseller and “intellectual tour de force” (The Montreal Gazette) is both an attack on our weakness for ideologies and a manual for humanist action.


Gnit

by Will Eno Theatre Communications Group (June 23, 2014)

An impish adaptation of Ibsen’s dramatic poem by one of contemporary theatre’s most original wordsmiths.


Althusser Revisited. Problematic, Symptomatic Reading, ISA and History of Marxism: A Textological Reading

by Yibing Zhang, Liu Yang & Kizilcec Cem Canut Int. Publishers (July 01, 2014)

"This original textological analysis work reads the epoch making texts of outstanding Marxist philosopher, Althusser's For Marx (1965), Reading Capital (1965), Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays (1971) which...


Foundations of the Everyday: Shock, Deferral, Repetition

by Eran Dorfman Rowman & Littlefield International (June 04, 2014)

A highly original and interdisciplinary study of the philosophy of the everyday.


Our Broad Present: Time and Contemporary Culture

by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Columbia University Press (May 27, 2014)

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship...


Phenomena-Critique-Logos: The Project of Critical Phenomenology

by Michael Marder Rowman & Littlefield International (April 29, 2014)

A highly original reading of the history of phenomenology that offers a new systematic concept of critique.


Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home

by Steven A. Burr Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home introduces and situates “existential exile” as an experience of the fundamental finitude of human existence and demonstrates how a particular...


Conscience in Moral Life: Rethinking How Our Convictions Structure Self and Society

by Jason J. Howard Rowman & Littlefield International (March 19, 2014)

An innovative and original study of the history, moral phenomenology and reliability of the concept of conscience.


A Semite: A Memoir of Algeria

by Denis Guénoun, William Smock, Ann Smock & Judith Butler Columbia University Press (May 06, 2014)

Denis Guénoun's father was an Algerian Jew who inherited French citizenship and revered the principles of the French Revolution. He taught science in a French lycée in Oran and belonged to the French Communist...


Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic

by Whitney A. Bauman Columbia University Press (March 11, 2014)

Moving beyond identity politics while continuing to respect diverse entities and concerns, Whitney A. Bauman builds a planetary politics that better responds to the realities of a pluralistic world. Calling...


Jacques Lacan, Past and Present: A Dialogue

by Alain Badiou, Elisabeth Roudinesco & Jason E. Smith Columbia University Press (May 06, 2014)

Prompted by the thirtieth anniversary of the French philosopher Jacques Lacan’s death, this exchange between two prominent intellectuals is rich with surprising insights. Alain Badiou shares the clearest,...


Christ Without Adam: Subjectivity and Sexual Difference in the Philosophers' Paul

by Benjamin H. Dunning Columbia University Press (April 15, 2014)

The apostle Paul deals extensively with gender, embodiment, and desire in his authentic letters, yet many of the contemporary philosophers interested in his work downplay these aspects of his thought. Christ...


Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence

by Sarah LaChance Adams Columbia University Press (April 29, 2014)

When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as “mad” or “bad.” Maternal love is a complex...


Ahmed the Philosopher: Thirty-Four Short Plays for Children and Everyone Else

by Alain Badiou & Joseph Litvak Columbia University Press (April 29, 2014)

English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual...


Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language

by Raoul Moati, Maureen Chun, Timothy Attanucci & Jean-Michel Rabaté Columbia University Press (March 11, 2014)

Raoul Moati intervenes in the critical debate that divided two prominent philosophers in the mid-twentieth century. In the 1950s, the British philosopher J. L. Austin advanced a theory of speech acts, or the...


A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

by Ward Blanton Columbia University Press (February 11, 2014)

Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a “Platonism for the masses” and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of...


Max Weber and Charles Peirce: At the Crossroads of Science, Philosophy, and Culture

by Basit Bilal Koshul Lexington Books (February 07, 2014)

This book marks the first time that the leading European social scientist Max Weber has been brought into conversation with the leading American philosopher Charles Peirce. This conversation helps us to better...


Philosophy and Working-through the Past: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies

by Jeffrey M. Jackson Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

Philosophy and Working-through the Past defends the relevance to philosophy of the implications of Freud’s conception of object loss, especially his provocative discussions of mourning and melancholia. It...


George Santayana at 150: International Intepretations

by Jennifer A. Rea, Giuseppe Patella, Matthew C. Flamm & Daniel Pinkas et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

Santayana at 150: International Interpretations is an anthology gathering seventeen scholar’s essays on the thought and life of Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. Themes considered include: materialism,...


Breakfast with Socrates

by Robert Rowland Smith Free Press (March 09, 2010)

Ever want to have a bagel with Hegel? Eggs with Bacon? Or spend a day with Socrates, Mill, Herodotus, or Kant, able to pick their brains about the most mundane moments of your life? Former Oxford Philosophy...


Representing Reason: Feminist Theory and Formal Logic

by Marjorie Hass, Rachel Joffe Falmagne, Jack Nelson & Marie-Genevieve Iselin et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2002)

Philosophy's traditional 'man of reason'-independent, neutral, unemotional-is an illusion. That's because the 'man of reason' ignores one very important thing-the woman. Representing Reason: Feminist Theory...


The Pragmatic Vision: Themes in Philosophical Pragmatism

by Nicholas Rescher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 29, 2013)

This book examines how pragmatism's central idea can be applied and implemented across the entire range of philosophical deliberations, ranging from theory of knowledge and the value theory to the explanation...


The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat

by santiago zabala, Michael Haskell & Gianni Vattimo Columbia University Press (May 14, 2008)

Contemporary philosophers—analytic as well as continental—tend to feel uneasy about Ernst Tugendhat, who, though he positions himself in the analytic field, poses questions in the Heideggerian style. Tugendhat...


Democracy and the Political Unconscious

by Noelle McAfee Columbia University Press (April 08, 2008)

Political philosopher Noelle McAfee proposes a powerful new political theory for our post-9/11 world, in which an old pathology-the repetition compulsion-has manifested itself in a seemingly endless war on terror....


Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Encounters with Four Questions about Knowing, Effectiveness, and Truth

by James T. Hansen Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 21, 2013)

In Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy, James Hansen proposes resolutions to four fundamental philosophical questions about knowing, effectiveness, and truth. Presented within the context of...


John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

by Svend Brinkmann Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2013)

This book addresses Dewey’s contemporary relevance, his life and intellectual trajectory, his basic philosophical ideas with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature, and his educational theory, which has often...


Plato's Cratylus: The Comedy of Language

by Shane Ewegen Indiana University Press (November 14, 2013)

Plato's dialogue Cratylus focuses on being and human dependence on words, or the essential truths about the human condition. Arguing that comedy is an essential part of Plato's concept of language, S. Montgomery...