SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought

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Event of Signature

In dialogue with Derrida, formulates a new philosophical problem - a complex aporia that underlines the topic of the handwritten as a sign of legal identification.

The Amorous Imagination

Building on Jean-Luc Marion’s phenomenology of love this book takes up the “question of the Other” and argues that through the interpretive activities of the amorous imagination lovers come to experience one another as the Beloved.

Bastard Politics

Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.

Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other

A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.

Thinking Difference with Heidegger and Levinas

Highlights the extent to which the two thinkers share a common philosophical framework, while also demonstrating how Levinas shifts the orientation of philosophical thinking from truth to justice.

The Movement of Showing

Explores why Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger conceive their thought as a “movement” rather than as a presentation of results or conclusions, and of the consequences of such an indirect method for critique and responsibility.

Bergson and History

Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.

Psychoanalysis and Repetition

Addresses unconscious repetition, a concept that is crucial to an understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Atomistic Intuitions

An English translation of Bachelard's sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.

Germs of Death

An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.

Adventures in Phenomenology

Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.

Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated

Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.

A Man of Little Faith

By Michel Deguy
Edited and translated by Christopher Elson
Introduction by Christopher Elson
Contributions by Jean-Luc Nancy
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought

A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.

Dramatic Experiments

A major new interpretation of the philosophical significance of the oeuvre of Denis Diderot.

Derrida and Joyce

All of Derrida’s texts on Joyce together under one cover in fresh, new translations, along with key essays covering the range of Derrida’s engagement with Joyce’s works.

The State of Sovereignty

Considers the problems of sovereignty through the work of Rousseau, Arendt, Foucault, Agamben, and Derrida.

The Intercorporeal Self

An original interpretation of Merleau-Ponty on subjectivity, drawing from and challenging both the continental and analytic traditions.

Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking

Wide-ranging essays on Jean-Luc Nancy’s thought.

The Heidegger Change

Elaborates the author’s conception of plasticity by proposing a new way of thinking through Heidegger’s writings on change.

Oedipus

First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

Guilty

A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.

Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy

Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

The Obsessions of Georges Bataille

Considers Bataille’s work from an explicitly philosophical perspective.

Bergson-Deleuze Encounters

Explores the continuities and discontinuities in the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.

Before the Voice of Reason

Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

French Interpretations of Heidegger

A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.

The Creation of the World or Globalization

Philosophical reflections on the phenomenon of globalization.