SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy

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The Gathering of Reason

This second edition of the author's classic study of Kant's First Critique includes a new preface and extensive afterword.

Platonic Legacies

Demonstrates how archaic Platonism has a profound significance for contemporary thought.

Questioning Platonism

Explores interpretations of Plato by Heidegger, Derrida, Irigaray, Cavarero, and Gadamer.

Hegel and Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Twenty-three of the most important writings by contemporary continental thinkers on the work of Hegel.

Deleuze's Wake

Focuses on Deleuze's style, his conception of the self, and his understanding of philosophy's relationship to the arts.

First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature

Schelling's first systematic attempt to articulate a complete philosophy of nature.

The Conspiracy of Life

Puts Schelling in conversation with twentieth-century continental philosophy.

Human Experience

Proposes that philosophy is the proper cure for neurosis.

Vision's Invisibles

Examines the construction of vision in the works of Heraclitus, Plato, Descartes, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Nancy, and Derrida.

Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity

Argues that Foucault's work employs a conception of subjectivity that is well-suited for feminist theory and politics.

Supplements

A comprehensive anthology of Heidegger's early essays.

Clara

Part novella, part philosophy, Clara was Schelling's most popular work during his lifetime, and appears here in English for the first time.

Labyrinths of Exemplarity

A fascinating account of exemplarity in the context of deconstruction.

The Vegetative Soul

Rethinks the soul in plant-like terms rather than animal, drawing from nineteenth-century philosophy of nature.

Heidegger and Practical Philosophy

Leading scholars address the ethical and practical dimensions of Heidegger's thought.

Belief and Its Neutralization

The definitive commentary on Husserl's Ideas I.

Nietzsche, Metaphor, Religion

Presents a radically anti-foundationalist reading of Nietzsche's philosophy of religion.

The Theory of Difference

Key readings by Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, Derrida and Irigaray.

Sensibility and Singularity

Establishes the importance of Husserl's phenomenology for Levinas's ethics.

A Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time

An indispensable guide to the major work of one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers.

Chiasms

Leading scholars explore the later thought of Merleau-Ponty and its central role in the modernism-postmodernism debate.

The Face of Things

Engages Levinas and Heidegger on the provocative issue of an ethics of things.

The Recalcitrant Art

Combines the techniques of fiction and nonfiction in order to tell the story of the love between Susette Gontard ("Diotima") and the poet Friedrich Holderlin.

Thinking in the Light of Time

Translated from the Dutch, this book offers a systematic interpretation of Heidegger's thought, focusing particularly on recently published works.

Ernst Cassirer

Provides a reading of Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms in the context of contemporary continental philosophy.

The Ages of the World

A new English translation of Schelling’s unfinished magnum opus, complete with a contextualizing introduction by the translator.

Interrogating the Tradition

Constitutes a thoughtful survey of contemporary hermeneutics in its historical context.

Kantian Subject, The

Argues that the importance of Kant's aesthetic theory must be understood in the context of a radical critique of subjectivity.

Heidegger toward the Turn

Leading figures in Heidegger scholarship critically reflect on the dominant topics of Heidegger's thought during the 1930s.

Animal Others

Explores questions concerning animals from a continental perspective.

The Presocratics after Heidegger

Reads Presocratics such as Homer, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Empedocles from within the realm opened up by Heidegger's thinking.

Language and Liberation

Gathers authors with different backgrounds and methods to advance feminist discussions of the relation between language and women's oppression, suggesting promising new directions for further research.

The Glance of the Eye

Argues that Heidegger's early reading of Aristotle provides him with a critical resource for addressing the problematic domination of theoretical knowledge in Western civilization.

Death and Responsibility

Richly informed by readings of Heidegger, Derrida, and Blanchot, the author argues that the notion of responsibility at the heart of Levinas's notion of ethics is intimately dependent upon his account of death.

The Time of Memory

Explores the mythology of memory, involuntary memory, and the relation between time and memory in the context of questions prominent in contemporary thought.

The Language of Hermeneutics

The first book in English on Gadamer's relationship to Heidegger, this study illustrates the philosophical power Gadamer's thinking has achieved by departing from Heidegger's at certain crucial moments.

Isolated Experiences

Traversing the genres of philosophy and literature, this book elaborates Deleuze's notion of difference, conceives certain individuals as embodying difference, and applies these conceptions to their writings.

The Thracian Maid and the Professional Thinker

Argues that Hannah Arendt's two major philosophical works, The Human Condition and The Life of the Mind, reveal not a dependency upon Heidegger, but rather a constant and increasing ironic debate with him.

For a Philosophy of Freedom and Strife

This first book-length work of the prominent German philosopher Gunter Figal to appear in English offers a radical defense of metaphysical philosophy in the era of postmodern thought.

Nietzsche and the Promise of Philosophy

Examines the role of language in Nietzsche's thought, including the relationship between style and subjectivity, the semiological underpinnings of his theory of tragedy, his naturalism, and his theory of language and rhetoric.

Logic and Existence

This first English translation illuminates Hegelianism's most obscure dialectical synthesis: the relation between the phenomenology and the logic. This book is essential for understanding the development of French thought in this century.

Seditions

This is the first book-length work by Heribert Boeder to appear in English. The essays brought together here, several of which are to be found only in this volume, bear witness to a new perspective on ...

Forms of Transcendence

Oriented toward the question of God, this book sets up a dialogue between Heidegger and four medieval authors: St. Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, and Jan van Ruusbroec.

The Actuality of Adorno

Brings together some of the most prominent and influential contemporary interpreters of Adorno's work in a wide-ranging collection of essays that explores Adorno's relation to themes and problems in postmodern thought.

Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other

Elucidates the major components of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics found in his later work.

Gadamer on Celan

Brings together all of Gadamer's published writings on Celan's poetry, and makes them available in English for the first time. This is accessible commentary on a notoriously difficult poet.

Son of Spirit

A historical novel, this is the beautifully told story of Louis Hegel, illegitimate son of the philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. Ultimately disowned by his father and forced to use his mother's name, Louis died in Indonesia, as Ludwig Fischer, at the age of 24--the bastard son of SPIRIT.

Critique and Totality

Presents an original and rigorous reading of the entire project of Kantian critique, demonstrating the essential role that cosmology plays in Kant and those he influenced.

Nietzsche

This historical-biographical novel fleshes out the facts of Nietzsche's life with fictional treatment. Using untraditional narrative techniques and interweaving medical reports, actual letters, and original new text, the novel takes the last years of Nietzsche's life, the years of insanity, as a frame for the entire life.

Disseminating Lacan

Brings together parts of the Lacanian discourse that have remained isolated in their respective research areas and outlines the shape of Lacanian discourse, showing the relation of Lacan's thought to philosophy, science, literature and aesthetics, gender and sexuality, and psychoanalytic theory.

Deconstructive Subjectivities

Explores the meanings of subjectivity in continental philosophy in the wake of post-structuralism and critical theory.

Nietzsche and Metaphysics

Provides an assessment of the overcoming of metaphysics urged by Nietzsche--a critical and reconstructive overcoming. He also probes Nietzsche's project of subverting subjectivity.

The Modern Subject

Provides a thorough background study of the postmodern assault on the standpoint of the subject as a foundation for philosophy, and assesses what remains today of the philosophy of subjectivity.

Philosophy of the Sign

This book presents a coherent philosophy of signs without postulating objects to which they refer or meanings which they express.

Sources of Hermeneutics

This book provides an introduction to the historical sources of philosophical hermeneutics as it has come to fruition in the work of Heidegger and Gadamer.

The Path of Archaic Thinking

This is the first anthology of commentary on Sallis that shows what is genuinely unique in his thought: the transformative relation of reason and imagination in thinking "after Heidegger."

Heidegger from Metaphysics to Thought

Janicaud clarifies the project of “overcoming” metaphysics, a project that Heidegger himself recognized as open to innumerable misunderstandings, and Mattei inquires into the major Heideggerian texts produced between 1935 and 1969 to detect the cosmic figure of the Geviert, the initial Fourfold where “earth and sky, the divine ones and the mortals” gather.

Double Truth

This is an anthology of deconstructive writings on the doubly difficult theme of truth by the foremost American philosopher of postmodernity.

Reading Heidegger from the Start

Devoted to the rediscovery of Heidegger’s earliest thought leading up to his magnum opus of 1927, Being and Time.

Nietzsche's Aesthetic Turn

Focuses on Nietzsche’s later writings, where he appears unsystematic and indifferent to questions of truth.

Inflected Language: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nearness

Proposes to rethink the ontological and ethical dimensions of language by rereading Heidegger’s work and by engaging Levinas’ ethics and contemporary poetics.

Philosophical Papers

Philosophical Papers is useful for readers interested in the story of twentieth century continental philosophy. The book leads the reader throughout the shifts and turns in the often serpentine development ...

Discipline and Critique

Andrew Cutrofello demonstrates that in light of Michel Foucault's genealogical criticisms of the juridical model of power, it is possible to develop a postjuridical model of Kantian critique. Recasting ...

Heidegger's Ways

A particularly insightful commentary on Heidegger’s thinking, as well as a fascinating look at Gadamer himself.

Literature and Philosophy in Dialogue

Hans-Georg Gadamer, the major proponent of philosophical hermeneutics, reveals himself here as a highly sensitive reader and critic of the German literary tradition. This is not the work of a specialist ...

Heidegger and the Essence of Man

Michel Haar argues that Heidegger went too far in transferring all traditional properties of man to being. Haar examines what is left, after this displacement, not only of human identity, but perhaps ...

Towards a Phenomenological Ethics

This book investigates the possibility of a contemporary ethics of compassion based upon the experience of human mortality. During an age in which the traditional metaphysical guarantors of order, transcendent ...

Foucault's Nietzschean Genealogy

This is the first full-length study of the impact of Friedrich Nietzsche's writings on the thought of French philosopher Michel Foucault. Focusing on the notion of genealogy in the thought of both Nietzsche ...

The Process of Democratization

Georg Lukacs's The Process of Democratization provides indispensable reading for an understanding of the revolution that swept Russia and Eastern Europe during 1989-1990. Lukacs, a spokesman for anti-Bolshevik ...

The Renewal of the Heidegger Kant Dialogue

Brings Heidegger’s perspective to bear on questions of ethics, moral freedom, and its social implications, rooting much of Heidegger in his joining with or rejoinders to Kant.

The Ring of Representation

This book asks how we may undertake to represent representation.

The Title of the Letter

This book is a close reading of Jacques Lacan's seminal essay, "The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud, " selected for the particular light it casts on Lacan's complex relation ...

Hans-Georg Gadamer on Education, Poetry, and History

In these essays, appearing for the first time in English, Gadamer addresses practical questions about recent politics in Europe, about education and university reform, and about the role of poetry in ...

Phenomenology

This translation of Lyotard's first book, La Phenomenologie, supplies an important link to Lyotard's more recent works. Phenomenology presents a commentary on the phenomenological movement. From the dual ...

Alcyone

Shapiro explores an interrelated series of themes that contest and offer alternatives to some of the traditional concepts of metaphysics. The notion of gift giving and related ideas are seen to play fundamental ...

Heidegger and the Project of Fundamental Ontology

"It is by all means a dubious thing to depend and rest on what an author himself has brought to the forefront. The important thing is rather to give attention to those things he left shrouded in silence." ...

Merleau-Ponty Vivant

Situates Merleau-Ponty’s thinking in the last decade of the twentieth century, both with regard to general context and specific themes.

Nietzsche as Postmodernist

The contributors discuss the current debate about what philosophy is, how it works, and how Nietzsche's thought clarifies or complicates its understanding. They represent a wide range of views and practices, ...

Festivals of Interpretation

This book engages and clarifies concepts crucial to Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, including the concepts of effective-history, tradition, dialogue, and language. Festivals of Interpretation ...

Margins of Political Discourse

"Margins of political discourse" are those border zones where paradigms intersect and where issues of order and disorder, meaning and non-meaning must be continually renegotiated.

Our age is marked by ...

Dialogue and Deconstruction

Text of and reflection on the 1981 encounter between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida, which featured a dialogue between hermeneutics in Germany and post-structuralism in France.

Metaphysical Aporia and Philosophical Heresy

From Descartes to the present, there has been a call for a new beginning in philosophy. Contemporary continental philosophy and American pragmatism continue to proclaim the end of one philosophic tradition ...

Intersubjectivity and Transcendental Idealism

The threat of solipcism nagged Husserl. The question of the status of others occupied him during the last years of his life and remained a question that seemed to challenge the foundation of his life's ...

System and History in Philosophy

The book begins with the problem of the relationship between systematic philosophy and the history of philosophy. Why does philosophy attach so much importance to history? Consideration of this question ...