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The Republican Hero

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

Phenomenology in an African Context

The first edited collection to offer a systematic introduction to African phenomenology.

Recentering the Self

Reformulates the notion of the ego and provides a new perspective for understanding ego development and the role of the ego in spiritual life.

The Human Figure on Film

Offers a fresh approach to the problem of the human figure in an age of digital cinema.

Action, Embodied Mind, and Life World

Combines phenomenology with the "enactivist" approach to consciousness theory and recent emotion research to explore the way self-motivated action plans shape selective attention, exploration, and ultimately the mind's interpretation of reality - in philosophy, psychology, cultural awareness, and our personal lives.

Struck by Apollo

Retraces Hölderlin's journeys to Bordeaux and back in 1801–02, explaining why they are turning points in the great poet's life.

Romantic Immanence

Offers a new, Spinozist framework for understanding encounters with otherness in Romantic literature as experiences of immanence.

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.

The Emergence of Value

Argues that truth, moral right, political right, and aesthetic value may be understood as arising out of a naturalist account of humanity, if naturalism is rightly conceived.

Daoism, Dandyism, and Political Correctness

Argues that Daoism and dandyism, linked by likeminded philosophies of “carefree wandering,” deconstruct the puritanism and political correctness sought by Confucianism, Victorianism, and contemporary neoliberal culture.

Critiques of Theology

Argues that the modern practice of critique emerged out of religious traditions and can in many ways be traced back to them.

Inrushes of the Heart

A comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of one of the Islamic intellectual tradition’s most original and profound authors.

Thresholds, Encounters

Explores the various ways in which poetic and philosophical writing meet in texts by, and on, Paul Celan.

Beyond the Secular

Investigates, through a critical exploration of Derrida's political thought, the foundations of modern secular discourse in relation to issues of race and colonialism.

Critical Theory from the Margins

Putting at work a negative pedagogy centered around learning from unlearning, problematizes and boldly challenges today's culturalist discourses, camouflaged racisms, and masked fascisms.

A Sourcebook in Classical Confucian Philosophy

Applies a method of comparative cultural hermeneutics to let the tradition speak on its own terms.

Global Rhetorics of Science

Takes a multicultural, interdisciplinary approach to the rhetoric of science to expand our toolkit for the collective management of global risks like climate change and pandemics.

Toward a Philosophy of Religious Studies

By Jim Kanaris
Subjects: Philosophy

Offers a unique perspective on the study of religion revolutionized by contemporary continental thinking.

Ecopolitics

Analyzes the different feelings, drives and instincts we have inherited from other species, to suggest a new understanding of ourselves as part of an eco-political community.

Evolutionary Emergence of Purposive Goals and Values

Develops and defends a philosophical account of meaning, purpose, and value in human life and experience that is naturalistic without being reductionistic or scientistic.

Effacing the Self

Argues that self and selflessness are aspects of the same insoluble problem at the very heart of modernity.

Jewish Virtue Ethics

Explores the diversity of Jewish approaches to character and virtue, from the Bible to the present day.

The Philosophy of Change

An analysis of the philosophy of the Yijing in comparison to modern Western philosophies.

The Other Synaesthesia

Reconsiders the figure of synaesthesia, understood as the combination of the senses and of the arts, in philosophy and literature.

Transforming One's Self

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.