SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory

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Apparitions, Daemons, and Emanations

A study of non-representational art and poetry in the work of Bataille, Klossowski, and Michaux.

From Technological Humanity to Bio-technical Existence

Explores the relationship between technics and humanity, tracing the emergence of a bio-technical conception of existence in contemporary continental philosophy.

Passive Voices (On the Subject of Phenomenology and Other Figures of Speech)

Addresses the question of how language affects the subject of speech through readings of confessional, philosophical, and fictional writings.

The Shadow of Totalitarianism

Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.

Critique in German Philosophy

Traces a conceptual history of critique in German philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present.

Announcements

A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.

Modernity as Exception and Miracle

Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.

Time in Exile

Proposes a theoretically rich treatment of temporality within exile as "gerundive" time.

The Little Crystalline Seed

Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.

The Hand of the Engraver

A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.

Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely

An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts.

The Last Fortress of Metaphysics

Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.

The Birth of Novalis

A frank and candid glimpse into the early life of the maturing poet.

Inner Experience

Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.

Redeeming Words

Probing study of how literature can redeem the revelatory, redemptive powers of language.

Antigone, in Her Unbearable Splendor

A study of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of ethical and political thought in his seventh seminar and later work.

Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation

A critical account of the key connections between twentieth-century French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and nineteenth-century German idealist G. W. F. Hegel.

Figures of Simplicity

A fascinating comparison of the work of Heinrich von Kleist and Herman Melville.

Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia

The first English translation of Novalis’s unfinished notes for a universal science, Das Allgemeine Brouillon.

The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism

Explores the philosophical contributions and contemporary relevance of early German Romanticism.

Friedrich Schlegel and the Emergence of Romantic Philosophy

The origins of early German Romanticism and the philosophical contributions of the movement’s most important philosopher.

Briefings on Existence

Explores the link between mathematics and ontology.

Alain Badiou

An introduction to Badiou's philosophical thought and its implications for other humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.

The Face of Immortality

Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.

Idealism without Absolutes

Extends the boundaries of Romantic culture from its pre-Kantian past to contemporary theory and beyond.