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Political Theology after Metaphysics
Argues for a revolutionary political theology that can be used to combat racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explores the various ways in which poetic and philosophical writing meet in texts by, and on, Paul Celan.
Order, Crisis, and Redemption
A critical reflection on the limitations of Carl Schmitt's political theology, reconsidered in light of the current crisis of the liberal democratic order.
The Other Synaesthesia
Reconsiders the figure of synaesthesia, understood as the combination of the senses and of the arts, in philosophy and literature.
A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.
Freedom and Ground
A new interpretation of Schelling's 1809 treatise on freedom, demonstrating how the work is an answer to the problem of ground.
From Technological Humanity to Bio-technical Existence
Explores the relationship between technics and humanity, tracing the emergence of a bio-technical conception of existence in contemporary continental philosophy.
The Scene of the Voice
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.
Returning to Judgment
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.
Passive Voices (On the Subject of Phenomenology and Other Figures of Speech)
Addresses the question of how language affects the subject of speech through readings of confessional, philosophical, and fictional writings.
This Side of Philosophy
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.
Critical Studies on Heidegger
Original reading of Heidegger suggesting what his project could mean for building an ethical way of life now and in the future.
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).
Dialogue on the Threshold
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
Heidegger and the Human
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Nietzsche in Hollywood
Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.
In the Brightness of Place
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.
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.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
Literature and Skepticism
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
The Writing of Innocence
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.
Between Celan and Heidegger
Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.
A Black Forest Walden
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
A Philosophical Defense of Culture
Draws on two different but strikingly similar streams in our world tradition to argue for the contemporary philosophical relevance of “culture.”
An original and innovative exploration of Antigone, femininity, and love in various cosmological, philosophical, and theological contexts.
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.
The Play of Light
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.
The Voice of Misery
A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.
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 Space of Disappearance
Examines the evolution of disappearance as a formal narrative and epistemological phenomenon in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction.
Thinking Faith after Christianity
Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.
Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery
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.
Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.
Philosophers and Their Poets
Examines the role that poets and the poetic word play in the formation of philosophical thinking in the modern German tradition.
Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy
Assesses the importance of Merleau-Ponty to current and ongoing concerns in contemporary philosophy.
Bergson and History
Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.
Eckhart, Heidegger, and the Imperative of Releasement
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.
Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.
Subjects That Matter
Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.
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.
The Lily's Tongue
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.
Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism
Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.
The Cudgel and the Caress
Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.
Beyond the Subject
An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo's conception of weak thought.
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.
The Ages of the World (1811)
The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.
Love and Violence
A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.
The Little Crystalline Seed
Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.
Face to Face with Animals
Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.
Remnants of Hegel
An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.
The Other in Perception
Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.
Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.
The Adventure of Weak Theology
Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo.
Thinking the Inexhaustible
Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.
Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom
Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.
The Manifest and the Revealed
Offers a new phenomenological method for biblical interpretation that opens up the possibility of an absolute science of scripture.
An English translation of Bachelard's sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.
The Symbolic Order of the Mother
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.
Inheritance in Psychoanalysis
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
The Split God
Offers a critical Pentecostal philosophy of God that challenges orthodox Christianity.
Adorno's Poetics of Form
A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.
The Essentialist Villain
The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.
Statement on the True Relationship of the Philosophy of Nature to the Revised Fichtean Doctrine
Schelling's 1806 polemic against Fichte, and his last major work on the philosophy of nature.
Germs of Death
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.
The Last Fortress of Metaphysics
Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable
Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.
The Poetry of Georges Bataille
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
Think Like an Archipelago
A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.
Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.
Adventures in Phenomenology
Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.
Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.
Satan and Apocalypse
Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.
The Debt of the Living
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.
Toward a Non-humanist Humanism
Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Freedom from the Free Will
Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Between Philosophy and Non-Philosophy
Engages the work and career of the philosopher Hugh J. Silverman.
Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.
The Tragedy of Philosophy
Reframes philosophical understanding of, and engagement with, tragedy.
Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World
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.
Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated
Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.
Between Faith and Belief
A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.
Without the Least Tremor
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.
Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence
A reappraisal of deconstruction from one of its leading commentators, focusing on the themes of force and violence.
Lectures on ecstatic temporality and on Heidegger’s political legacy.
Existence and Heritage
Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.
Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy
Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.
Presents new ways of thinking about the human and the humanities through a rethinking of Antigone.
The Question of the Other
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.
Explores the evolution of Heidegger’s thinking about nature and its relevance for environmental ethics.
The Origin of Time
A critical examination of the relationship between the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Henri Bergson, focusing on the central issue of time.