SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory

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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.

Critique in German Philosophy

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

Time in Exile

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

Modernity as Exception and Miracle

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

Announcements

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

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.

Disgust

Examines this forceful emotion from philosophical, literary, and art historical perspectives.

On the Study of Greek Poetry

Available for the first time in English, this study offers insights into the genesis of German Romanticism.

Derrida and the Future of Literature

Confirms the importance of literature in Derrida’s development of a postmodern ethics.

Manifesto for Philosophy

Contra those proclaiming the end of philosophy, Badiou aims to restore philosophical thought to the complete space of the truths that condition it.

Fleeing the Universal

Rapp mounts a devastating critique against the notion that literary and cultural theory since the 1960s has succeeded in effecting, or at least reporting, both the demise of philosophy and the emergence of a genuinely post-philosophical culture.

Interruptions

This untraditional text is a series of parables, allegories, and prose poems that reflect on the problem of the fragment. Studying the fragment lays the theoretical ground for the basic question of where a text begins and ends.

The Retreat of Representation

Examines the notion of Darstellung [representation] in the critical discourse of German Idealism and Romanticism, paying particular attention to Kant, Fichte, Novalis, and Kleist.

Idea of Prose

This book consists of prose pieces that find a new form of expression for philosophy, an expression showing the inseparability of idea and prose--the very form of truth.

On Bataille

Essays on the French writer and critic Georges Bataille, that examine his thought in relation to Hegel, Nietzsche, and Derrida.

Solitudes

The author reads Rimbaud, Mallarme. Holderlin, and Trakl in relation to philosophy, and in particular to Heidegger.

Idealism and the Endgame of Theory

Three seminal philosophical texts by F. W. J. Schelling, arguably the most complex representations of German Idealism, are clearly presented here for the first time in English.

Of the Sublime: Presence in Question

Today, the sublime has again become the focus of sustained reconsideration, but now for its epistemological and ontological—or presentational—aspects. As an unmasterable excess of beauty, the sublime ...

Imagination and Chance

Imagination and Chance illuminates the different philosophical projects that animate Ricoeur's hermeneutics and Derrida's deconstruction. Basic concepts in Ricouer such as discourse, metaphor and symbol, ...

The Experience of the Foreign

"This book is the first authoritative analysis of the theory of translation in German Romanticism. In a systematic study of Herder, Goethe, Schlegel, Novalis, Humboldt, Schleiermacher, and Hölderlin, ...

The Step Not Beyond

This book is a translation of Maurice Blanchot's work that is of major importance to late 20th-century literature and philosophy studies. Using the fragmentary form, Blanchot challenges the boundaries ...

The Hermeneutic Tradition

The major statements of the leading figures in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century German and French hermeneutic traditions.

Looking After Nietzsche

This book, like the post-Heideggerian reception of Nietzsche, rides out the splits and frays of the text offering an up-to-date look at international Nietzsche scholarship. Included are topics such as ...

Tears

In Tears, the author explores theoretical issues raised by the intersection of philosophy, literature, art, architecture, and theology. The critical accounts of thinkers like Derrida, Blanchot, Jabès, ...

Transforming the Hermeneutic Context

This book presents contemporary analyses of interpretation by some of the most prominent figures in contemporary philosophy and literary criticism. These essays question and transform traditional statements ...

The Literary Absolute

The first authoritative study of the emergence of the modern concept of literature in German romanticism.

Psychosis and Sexual Identity

This book examines Freud's most famous case study with newly discovered material written by Schreber and photos of significant persons in Schreber's life.

Twentieth-Century Literary Theory

The ten topics contained in Twentieth-Century Literary Theory reflect contemporary theoretical interests and guide the reader through fundamental questions, from the formation to the uses of theory, and ...

Mallarme and the Sublime

In this groundbreaking study, Louis W. Marvick develops a literary criterion for the quality known as "the sublime," considered as the expression of an attitude towards the ideal--an attitude composed ...