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Reevaluates Western and Chinese philosophical traditions to question the boundaries of entrenched conceptual frameworks.
A critical reflection on the limitations of Carl Schmitt's political theology, reconsidered in light of the current crisis of the liberal democratic order.
Reconsiders the figure of synaesthesia, understood as the combination of the senses and of the arts, in philosophy and literature.
Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
A fresh and rigorous interpretation of William James's ethical theory, showing how experimenting with life's opportunities can transform one's self and life.
A new interpretation of Schelling's 1809 treatise on freedom, demonstrating how the work is an answer to the problem of ground.
Examines twentieth-century Mexican literature and philosophy within the broad panorama of Latin American and European existentialisms.
A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.
Presents Li Zehou's culminating views on ethics in a series of works that highlight the importance of Confucian philosophy today.
Interpretations of critically important texts in political philosophy from Greek antiquity to modern times on the tension between human excellence and equality and its possible resolution.
This critical reader brings together both essential as well as under-recognized writings from the work of Don Ihde, one of the most important contemporary thinkers on technology and human experience.
Explores the relationship between technics and humanity, tracing the emergence of a bio-technical conception of existence in contemporary continental philosophy.
Explores the importance of political judgment in the work of Bernard Stiegler, and argues his approach to judgment marks an important break with continental political thought.
Brings the figure of the voice and the problem of mimesis in Heidegger and post-Heideggerian continental thought to bear on the dismissal of language by the affective and aesthetic turns of contemporary critical theory.
The definitive philosophical exploration of the work of pioneering filmmaker Terrence Malick.
Addresses the question of how language affects the subject of speech through readings of confessional, philosophical, and fictional writings.
Assesses a distinct style of thinking in twentieth-century Spanish writing, one in which literature plays a central role in reaching behind philosophy to essential sources of life and meaning.
Original reading of Heidegger suggesting what his project could mean for building an ethical way of life now and in the future.
Explores the importance of the body and the senses in educational encounters, drawing out the aesthetic and political dimensions of educational practices.
Offers a process philosophical approach to mysticism and mystical religious experience.
Explores the potential for a novel philosophy of history to be uncovered by tracing the connections between Giorgio Agamben's work (theoretical practice) and contemporary art (artistic practice).
Offers a renovated form of Confucian liberalism that forges a reconciliation between the two extremes of anti-Confucian liberalism and anti-liberal Confucianism.
Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
Demonstrates that Plato and Xenophon ought to be regarded less as rivals and more as engaged in a dialogue advancing a common goal of preserving the Socratic legacy.
Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Argues that Plato thinks that ordinary people grapple with the Forms and can make epistemological progress, even if they never achieve knowledge.
Uses a comparative hermeneutical method to explain the most important terms in the classical Confucian philosophical texts, in an effort to allow the tradition to speak on its own terms.
Meditation on the character of the Eleatic Stranger in Plato's late dialogues, arguing that the prominent place afforded to this foreigner—the other—represents an important philosophical and political legacy regarding the way thought, and life in the community, is understood.
Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
Drawing on a range of sources in philosophy and literature, but with particular reference to the work of Heidegger, makes a compelling case for the importance of place in philosophical discourse.
Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.
Drawing on Merleau-Ponty offers new insights into our understandings of health and illness, ability and disability, and the scientific and cultural practices that both enable and limit our capacity for diverse experiences.
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
Presents a novel interpretation of Schelling's philosophy by way of his reading and critique of Spinoza.
Drawing on the thought of novelist and cultural critic Daniel Quinn, argues it is not too late to free ourselves from a culture in which we are compelled to destroy the world, one another, and even ourselves.
Conversations with prominent Italian feminist thinkers Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, and Adriana Cavaero, as well as three essays - appearing in English for the first time - by author, journalist, and renown political figure Rossana Rossanda.
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.
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.
Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.
Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā’ al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.
Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.
The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.
Corrective intervention in Plato's metaphysics replacing the standard view of Plato as a metaphysical dualist with a novel and revolutionary paradigm of unitary pluralism in a single reality built on ontological diversity.
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
Presents an original, insightful, and compelling vision of the trajectory of Cavell's oeuvre, one that takes his kinship with Emerson as inextricably bound up with his ever-deepening thinking about movies.
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.
Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.
The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.
The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.
The first book-length examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
Explores the aesthetic theory of one of China's most important and influential contemporary philosophers.
An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.
Draws on Marx and the first-generation Frankfurt School to make the case that cosmopolitanism must become a postcapitalist political theory.
The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.
Examines traditional sites of binary thinking in ancient Greek texts and culture to demonstrate surprising ambiguity, especially with regard to sexual difference.
Fourteen Italian philosophers reflect on how the global experience of vulnerability and precariousness—of which the Covid-19 pandemic is but one example—compels us to rethink life and collective living.
Posits the origin of a specifically Chinese concept of “word-meaning,” and sheds new light on the linguistic ideas in early Chinese philosophical texts.
An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.
Edited collection engaging Luce Irigaray's work and pushing it in important new directions.
Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.
Draws upon the situated work of professional coffee tasters in over a dozen countries to shed light on the methods we use to convert subjective experience into objective knowledge.
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.
The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.
Develops a creative and provocative new model of God that brings together insights from both process theology and ground-of-being theology.
An original and innovative exploration of Antigone, femininity, and love in various cosmological, philosophical, and theological contexts.
Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.
Offers a timely reconsideration of the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, treating issues of multiplicitous agency, identarian politics, and the stakes of coalition building as core themes in the author's work.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.
Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.
Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war.
Analyzes the value of using case-based methodologies to address contemporary social justice issues in philosophy.
A critical introduction to the American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014), whose oeuvre sets forth a fundamental thinking in which change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Draws on two different but strikingly similar streams in our world tradition to argue for the contemporary philosophical relevance of “culture.”
Argues that out of the confrontation between Rorty and Habermas, we might be able to find a new way to think about the kind of politics we need today.
Shows the importance of honor for leaders, both as a source of noble ambition to pursue the public good and as dangerous temptation to seek glory through domination.
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.
This critical reader covers Joseph Margolis’s controversial views of mind, truth, science, and reality, along with his revolutionary theories about culture, art, language, personhood, and morality.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.
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.
Explores the full extent of Hegel’s interest in tragedy and comedy throughout his works and extends from more literary and dramatic issues to questions about the role these genres play in the history of society and religion.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
Revisits, reassesses, and reclaims the legacy of May '68 in light of our present cultural and historical emergency.