Revisits Julia Kristeva's magnum opus on the fiftieth anniversary of its original publication to open up new paths of interdisciplinary inquiry.
Explores Gadamer's hermeneutic theory of understanding and puts this theory into conversation with several social epistemologies, including feminist epistemology.
Argues that humans are animals that philosophize about their condition by fictionalizing other animals.
A fresh, provocative reading of Freud's theory of sexuality.
A study of non-representational art and poetry in the work of Bataille, Klossowski, and Michaux.
A critical and creative reconstruction of Adorno's conception of truth that shows its relevance for contemporary philosophy, art, and politics.
Illuminating new essays on Fichte's 1804 Wissenschaftslehre, or The Science of Knowing.
A straightforward, accessible introduction to core theories in normative ethics from Western and non-Western philosophy suitable for the classroom.
Argues for a revolutionary political theology that can be used to combat racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
Argues that friendship is the gift of a world that is not one's own and that transforms one's world in unforseeable ways.
Calls into question the traditional polarity of theism and atheism.
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.
Explores the various ways in which poetic and philosophical writing meet in texts by, and on, Paul Celan.
Argues that the modern practice of critique emerged out of religious traditions and can in many ways be traced back to them.
Investigates, through a critical exploration of Derrida's political thought, the foundations of modern secular discourse in relation to issues of race and colonialism.
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.
A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
A new interpretation of Schelling's 1809 treatise on freedom, demonstrating how the work is an answer to the problem of ground.
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.
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 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).
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.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
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 provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.
Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.
A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.
Examines the evolution of disappearance as a formal narrative and epistemological phenomenon in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction.
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.
Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.
Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.
Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.
Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.
Assesses the importance of Merleau-Ponty to current and ongoing concerns in contemporary philosophy.
Examines the role that poets and the poetic word play in the formation of philosophical thinking in the modern German tradition.
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.
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 four discourses by Kierkegaard, arguing that they play a critical and surprising role in his oeuvre and contribute to the philosophy of figural language.
Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.
Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.
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.
A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.
Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.
The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.
Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.
An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo's conception of weak thought.
Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.
Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.
An English translation of Bachelard's sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.
Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.
An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.
Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.
Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.
Offers a new phenomenological method for biblical interpretation that opens up the possibility of an absolute science of scripture.
Štofaník provides a unique, personal reading of weak theology and tries to inhabit the gap between it and its “founder,” John D. Caputo.
Offers a critical Pentecostal philosophy of God that challenges orthodox Christianity.
Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.
The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.
A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.
Schelling's 1806 polemic against Fichte, and his last major work on the philosophy of nature.
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.
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.
An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.
Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.
A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.
Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.
Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.
Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.
Explores the interplay between the dramatic form of the dialogue and the basic themes it addresses.
An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.
Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.
Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.
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.
Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.
Engages the work and career of the philosopher Hugh J. Silverman.
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).
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 contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.