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Relations and Roles in China's Internationalism

Creative exploration of how the encounter between Confucianism and western (neo)liberalism necessarily leads to the unlearning of both.

Leisure

Intellectual history of leisure and the use of that history to grapple with its potential future.

Leo Strauss and the Recovery of "Natural Philosophizing"

Examines how Leo Strauss sought to recover the question of "nature," which he saw as inseparable from genuine philosophy since its inception in ancient Greece.

Those Who Act Ruin It

Presents an iconoclastic account of morality and moral discourse from the perspective of Daoist philosophy.

The Sāṃkhya System

Explores the Sāṃkhya system and the delicate relationship it articulates between witness consciousness (Puruṣa) and manifest realities (Prakṛti), providing a path to freedom through knowledge.

Religion of Love

A groundbreaking study of Farid al-Din ʿAṭṭār, one of Persian literature's greatest poets.

Music's Making

A personal voyage of discovery drawing on musicology, literary theory, Jewish studies, and philosophical phenomenology.

Kant and the Feeling of Life

Collects together for the first time essays devoted to a detailed historical and systematic discussion of the topic of life in Kant's work.

The Philosophical Animal

Argues that humans are animals that philosophize about their condition by fictionalizing other animals.

Deeper Learning with Psychedelics

Through a philosophical lens, this book explores the powerful educational capabilities of classic psychedelics.

Gadamer and the Social Turn in Epistemology

Explores Gadamer's hermeneutic theory of understanding and puts this theory into conversation with several social epistemologies, including feminist epistemology.

"Revolution in Poetic Language" Fifty Years Later

Revisits Julia Kristeva's magnum opus on the fiftieth anniversary of its original publication to open up new paths of interdisciplinary inquiry.

Prophetic Wisdom

Shows how Engaged Buddhists can expand their understanding of the causes of collective suffering and develop nonviolent means for social transformation through a dialectic of love, power, and justice.

A Politics of Emancipation

A systematic overview of French Philosopher Miguel Abensour’s groundbreaking work and the two inseparable projects that govern it: a radical critique of all forms of domination and a search for a politics of emancipation.

The Republican Hero

Explores the question of whether heroes matter in the modern republic.

Religious Atheism

Calls into question the traditional polarity of theism and atheism.

The Promise of Friendship

Argues that friendship is the gift of a world that is not one's own and that transforms one's world in unforseeable ways.

Unlocking the Chinese Gate

Offers an innovative analysis of gates—as architectural components, visual images, and mental constructs—in early Chinese thought and material culture.

Mental Health Resilience

Examines the forms of support, resources, and opportunities a person with mental illness requires to have the resilience needed for mental health recovery.

Listening to Others

A collection of original essays and previously untranslated critical writings on the renowned Brazilian documentary filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho.

The Politics of Orientation

Interlinks Gilles Deleuze's critical philosophy with Niklas Luhmann's systems theory to unpack contemporary democratic politics as a contest for complexity-reducing orientation in sense.

Is Harpo Free?

Examines how philosophical concepts like free will, personal identity, and goodness are given an artistic life in films and television programs.

Nietzsche and Politicized Identities

Essays exploring to what extent Nietzsche's thought can aid us in understanding politicized identities.

Freedom's Frailty

Draws on Guo Xiang's commentary on the Zhuangzi to construct an account of freedom that is both metaphysical and political.

Freud and the Problem of Sexuality

A fresh, provocative reading of Freud's theory of sexuality.