SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.
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.
A Psychoanalyst on the Couch
An interview with Juan-David Nasio.
The Intercorporeal Self
An original interpretation of Merleau-Ponty on subjectivity, drawing from and challenging both the continental and analytic traditions.
The State of Sovereignty
Considers the problems of sovereignty through the work of Rousseau, Arendt, Foucault, Agamben, and Derrida.
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.
First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.
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.
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.
Explores the continuities and discontinuities in the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.
The Creation of the World or Globalization
Philosophical reflections on the phenomenon of globalization.