Explores the relationship between technics and humanity, tracing the emergence of a bio-technical conception of existence in contemporary continental philosophy.
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.
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.
Addresses the question of how language affects the subject of speech through readings of confessional, philosophical, and fictional writings.
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 political judgment in the work of Bernard Stiegler, and argues his approach to judgment marks an important break with continental political thought.
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).
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
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.
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
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 skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.
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.
Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
An original and innovative exploration of Antigone, femininity, and love in various cosmological, philosophical, and theological contexts.
Draws on two different but strikingly similar streams in our world tradition to argue for the contemporary philosophical relevance of “culture.”
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.
Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.
Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.
Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.
A study of the significance of the visual arts in Merleau-Ponty's aesthetics in relation to the work of five artists not known or discussed by him.
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.
Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.
Provides the first systematic interpretation of Heidegger’s relation to Eckhart, centering on the idea that we must release ourselves in order to know the truth.
Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.
Examines the role that poets and the poetic word play in the formation of philosophical thinking in the modern German tradition.
Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.
Examines four discourses by Kierkegaard, arguing that they play a critical and surprising role in his oeuvre and contribute to the philosophy of figural language.
Assesses the importance of Merleau-Ponty to current and ongoing concerns in contemporary philosophy.
Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.
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.
A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.
The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.
An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo's conception of weak thought.
Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.
Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.
Draws from twentieth-century French thought on film and aesthetics to address the philosophical significance of the pervasiveness of screens in contemporary technological life as well as the mutation of philosophy that such a pervasiveness seems to require.
Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.
Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.
An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.
Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.
An English translation of Bachelard's sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.
Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo.
Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.
Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.
An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.
An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.
A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.
Argues that affirming the irreducible differences between men and women can lead to more transformative politics than the struggle for abstract equality between the sexes.
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.
Offers a critical Pentecostal philosophy of God that challenges orthodox Christianity.
Schelling's 1806 polemic against Fichte, and his last major work on the philosophy of nature.
A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.
Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.
Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.
Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.
An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.
Explores the interplay between the dramatic form of the dialogue and the basic themes it addresses.
Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.
Assesses Merleau-Ponty’s contribution to ethics as calling for a poetic interplay between perception and imagination, and between silence and solidarity, that reveals our place in the world, and our obligations to ourselves and others.
Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.
Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.
Reframes philosophical understanding of, and engagement with, tragedy.
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Engages the work and career of the philosopher Hugh J. Silverman.
A reading of the death of Socrates as a self-sacrifice, with implications for ideas about suffering, wisdom, and the soul’s relationship to the body.
A reappraisal of deconstruction from one of its leading commentators, focusing on the themes of force and violence.
Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.
Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.
Lectures on ecstatic temporality and on Heidegger’s political legacy.
Presents new ways of thinking about the human and the humanities through a rethinking of Antigone.
Introduces the phenomenology of the Other, taking into account the work of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Schutz, and Derrida, but mostly going back to things themselves.
Collected essays consider points of affinity and friction between Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger.
A synthetic assessment of Heidegger’s entire path of thinking as a radical attempt to thematize and rethink the fundamental notions of unity dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.
A critical examination of the relationship between the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Henri Bergson, focusing on the central issue of time.
Explores the evolution of Heidegger’s thinking about nature and its relevance for environmental ethics.
Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.
Features a reconstruction of an unfinished text by Jacques Derrida from his most penetrating series of readings of Heidegger’s philosophy.
An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche.
Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy’s most pressing issues.
A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.
Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.
An assessment and reevaluation of nihilism’s ascendency over metaphysics.
Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.
A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life.
A new reading of justice engaging the work of two philosophical poets who stand in conversation with the work of Martin Heidegger.
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.
Explores ontological humility in the history of philosophy, from Descartes to contemporary gender and race theory.
A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.
Rejects Levinas’s argument for the preeminence of ethics in philosophy.
Foundational collection on one of the most influential concepts to emerge from contemporary Italian philosophy.
The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.
A hermeneutics of language after Auschwitz.