SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy

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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.


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.

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.