Continental Philosophy

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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.

The Other Synaesthesia

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

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.

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.

Rethinking Interiority

A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.

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.

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.

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.

Philosophical Archaeology

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.

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.

Nietzsche in Hollywood

Argues that Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch was a central concern of filmmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.

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.

Saying Peace

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.

Rethinking Life

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.

The Writing of Innocence

An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.

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.”

Antigone's Sisters

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.

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.

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.

The Voice of Misery

A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.

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.

Adult Life

Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.

E-Co-Affectivity

Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.

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.

Bergson and History

Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.

Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism

Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.

Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy

Assesses the importance of Merleau-Ponty to current and ongoing concerns in contemporary philosophy.

Subjects That Matter

Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.

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.

Revolutionary Time

Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.

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.

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 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.

The Ages of the World (1811)

The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.

Face to Face with Animals

Edited by Peter Atterton & Tamra Wright
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.

Philosophy-Screens

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.

Beyond the Subject

An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo's conception of weak thought.

Love and Violence

A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.

The Cudgel and the Caress

Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.

Atomistic Intuitions

An English translation of Bachelard's sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.

Thinking the Inexhaustible

Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.

The Manifest and the Revealed

Offers a new phenomenological method for biblical interpretation that opens up the possibility of an absolute science of scripture.

Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom

Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.

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.

The Other in Perception

By Susan Bredlau
Subjects: Philosophy

Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.

Roberto Esposito

Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.

Remnants of Hegel

An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.

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.

Storytelling

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

Adorno's Poetics of Form

A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.

The Split God

Offers a critical Pentecostal philosophy of God that challenges orthodox Christianity.

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.

Inheritance in Psychoanalysis

Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.

The Essentialist Villain

By Mikko Tuhkanen
Subjects: Literature

The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.

The Last Fortress of Metaphysics

Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.

Germs of Death

An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.

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.

The Poetry of Georges Bataille

By Georges Bataille
Translated by Stuart Kendall
Introduction by Stuart Kendall
Subjects: General Interest

Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.

Satan and Apocalypse

Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.

Biodeconstruction

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.

For Foucault

Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.

Think Like an Archipelago

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.

Plato's Statesman

Explores the interplay between the dramatic form of the dialogue and the basic themes it addresses.

The Debt of the Living

An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.

Toward a Non-humanist Humanism

Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.

Freedom from the Free Will

Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.

Containing Community

Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated

Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.

Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World

By Glen A. Mazis
Subjects: Philosophy

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.

Between Philosophy and Non-Philosophy

Engages the work and career of the philosopher Hugh J. Silverman.

The Tragedy of Philosophy

Reframes philosophical understanding of, and engagement with, tragedy.

Poetic Fragments

Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).

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.

Between Faith and Belief

A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.

Ecstasy, Catastrophe

Lectures on ecstatic temporality and on Heidegger’s political legacy.

Existence and Heritage

Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.

Revivals

By William Robert
Subjects: Philosophy

Presents new ways of thinking about the human and the humanities through a rethinking of Antigone.

Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy

Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.

Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence

A reappraisal of deconstruction from one of its leading commentators, focusing on the themes of force and violence.

Sparks Will Fly

Collected essays consider points of affinity and friction between Walter Benjamin and Martin Heidegger.

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.

Complicated Presence

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.

Naturalizing Heidegger

Explores the evolution of Heidegger’s thinking about nature and its relevance for environmental ethics.

A Man of Little Faith

By Michel Deguy
Edited and translated by Christopher Elson
Introduction by Christopher Elson
Contributions by Jean-Luc Nancy
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought

A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.

Phantoms of the Other

Features a reconstruction of an unfinished text by Jacques Derrida from his most penetrating series of readings of Heidegger’s philosophy.

Between Levinas and Heidegger

Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy’s most pressing issues.

Apropos of Nothing

Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.

Sacrifice in the Post-Kantian Tradition

An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche.