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A Man of Little Faith
A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.
Apropos of Nothing
Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.
Between Levinas and Heidegger
Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy’s most pressing issues.
Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism
Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.
Nihilism and Metaphysics
An assessment and reevaluation of nihilism’s ascendency over metaphysics.
Moments of Disruption
Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.
A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.
Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice
A new reading of justice engaging the work of two philosophical poets who stand in conversation with the work of Martin Heidegger.
Wonder and Generosity
A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life.
Explores ontological humility in the history of philosophy, from Descartes to contemporary gender and race theory.
Derrida and Joyce
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.
A Propos, Levinas
Rejects Levinas’s argument for the preeminence of ethics in philosophy.
The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues
A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.
Foundational collection on one of the most influential concepts to emerge from contemporary Italian philosophy.
Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler
Essays on Beauvoir’s influences, contemporary engagements, and legacy in the philosophical tradition.
The Intercorporeal Self
An original interpretation of Merleau-Ponty on subjectivity, drawing from and challenging both the continental and analytic traditions.
Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation
A critical account of the key connections between twentieth-century French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and nineteenth-century German idealist G. W. F. Hegel.
Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary
Examines how violence has been conceptually and rhetorically put to use in continental social theory.
The Call to Radical Theology
The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.
An original, rigorous, and daring reappraisal and recategorization of David Hume.
Utopia of Understanding
A hermeneutics of language after Auschwitz.
The William Desmond Reader
Career-spanning selections from the writings of William Desmond.
The Heidegger Change
Elaborates the author’s conception of plasticity by proposing a new way of thinking through Heidegger’s writings on change.
The Possible Present
A practical hermeneutics of time.
Mimesis and Reason
Excavates the experiential structure of Habermas’s communicative action.
Explores and critiques the so-called “decentering of the subject” in French phenomenology.
Experimental Phenomenology, Second Edition
Expanded new edition of the landmark book demonstrating the practice of phenomenology through visual illusions and ambiguous drawings
Continental philosophers examine Freud’s metapsychology.
Explores the conceptualization of the Freudian uncanny in various late-twentieth-century theoretical and critical discourses (literary studies, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, art history, trauma studies, architecture, etc.).
Reading Kant's Geography
Perspectives on Kant's teachings on geography and how they relate his understanding of the world.
Appearing for the first time in English, Günter Figal’s groundbreaking book in the tradition of philosophical hermeneutics offers original perspectives on perennial philosophical problems.
An Unprecedented Deformation
Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.
Argues for the importance of the neglected theme of slavery in Antigone.
Feminist Readings of Antigone
New and classic essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.
Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy in dialogue.
Heidegger's Neglect of the Body
Challenges conventional understandings of Heidegger’s account of the body.
Being and Time
A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.
A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray's reading and re-writing of Ancient Greek texts.
Levinas ahead of his time--and himself--on politics, postcolonialism and globalization, animals and the environment, and science and technology.
Sense and Finitude
Takes Heidegger’s later thought as a point of departure for exploring the boundaries of post-conceptual thinking.
If Creation Is a Gift
Brings an ecotheological perspective to postmodern gift theory.
The Obsessions of Georges Bataille
Considers Bataille’s work from an explicitly philosophical perspective.
Logic as the Question Concerning the Essence of Language
Aims to transform logic into a reflection on the nature of language.
Explores the continuities and discontinuities in the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.
Jacques Derrida's Ghost
A spirited reading of Derrida’s view of ethics as transcendental and performative.
Examines the significance of animal environments in contemporary continental thought.
Connects Merleau-Ponty’s thought to themes and issues central to continental philosophy today.
The Death of Empedocles
The definitive scholarly edition and new translation of all three versions of Hölderlin’s poem, The Death of Empedocles, and his related theoretical essays.
Schelling's Dialogical Freedom Essay
Explores Schelling’s Essay on Human Freedom, focusing on the themes of freedom, evil, and love, and the relationship between his ideas and those of Plato and Kant.
The Signifying Body
Applies the ideas of Heidegger, Irigaray, and Fanon to literature and film.
Essays consider Drucilla Cornell’s contributions to philosophy, political theory, and legal studies.
Bearing Witness to Epiphany
Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.
Examines the role of experience within Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology.
Signifiers and Acts
Situates Lacan’s theory of the subject within contemporary philosophical debates over freedom and agency.
The Comedy of Philosophy
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
The Grounding of Positive Philosophy
The first English translation of Schelling’s final “existential system.”
Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative
Looks at Ricoeur’s writings on love and justice, prominent toward the end of his life, and how these serve as an interpretive key to his thought as a whole.
Sarah Kofman's Corpus
Draws connections between the life and writings of philosopher Sarah Kofman.
Nietzsche and Paradox
Translated from the French, this book analyzes the paradoxes that fundamentally characterize Nietzsche’s philosophy and texts.
Tragedies of Spirit
Examines tragedy in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.
Examines the German poet Hölderlin’s philosophical insights into tragedy.
Argues that Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics merits a radical reappraisal.
Explores the conceptual schema underlying our understanding of reproductive technologies.
Madness and Death in Philosophy
Demonstrates the significance of the concepts of madness and death for the history of philosophy.
An introduction to Badiou's philosophical thought and its implications for other humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.
Convergence amidst Difference
Engages contemporary European thought on a variety of philosophical topics.
Hegel and Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Twenty-three of the most important writings by contemporary continental thinkers on the work of Hegel.
Focuses on Deleuze's style, his conception of the self, and his understanding of philosophy's relationship to the arts.
The Book of Love and Pain
Addresses the limits in treating pain psychoanalytically, and offers a phenomenological description of psychic pain, particularly the pain of a lost loved one.
A study of the scope and limits of understanding.
Ricoeur's Critical Theory
The first book-length treatment of Paul Ricoeur's conception of philosophy as critical theory.
Caring for the Soul in a Postmodern Age
The first full exploration of the political thought of Jan Patocka, student of Husserl and Heidegger and mentor to Václav Havel.
Part novella, part philosophy, Clara was Schelling's most popular work during his lifetime, and appears here in English for the first time.
Heidegger and Practical Philosophy
Leading scholars address the ethical and practical dimensions of Heidegger's thought.
Belief and Its Neutralization
The definitive commentary on Husserl's Ideas I.
Kindness and the Good Society
A comprehensive account of human kindness.
What is Knowledge?
Appearing in English for the first time, this book comprises two of Ortega's most important works, ¿Qué es conocimiento? and the essay "Ideas y creencias. " This is Ortega's attempt to systematically ...
Nietzsche, Metaphor, Religion
Presents a radically anti-foundationalist reading of Nietzsche's philosophy of religion.
The Theory of Difference
Key readings by Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, Derrida and Irigaray.
Sensibility and Singularity
Establishes the importance of Husserl's phenomenology for Levinas's ethics.
The Gift of Property
Explores the human propensity for owning and having.
A Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time
An indispensable guide to the major work of one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers.
Leading scholars explore the later thought of Merleau-Ponty and its central role in the modernism-postmodernism debate.
The Face of Things
Engages Levinas and Heidegger on the provocative issue of an ethics of things.
Thinking in the Light of Time
Translated from the Dutch, this book offers a systematic interpretation of Heidegger's thought, focusing particularly on recently published works.
The Ages of the World
A new English translation of Schelling’s unfinished magnum opus, complete with a contextualizing introduction by the translator.
Merleau-Ponty, Interiority and Exteriority, Psychic Life and the World
Explores Merleau-Ponty's approach of taking the phenomenon of the body out of the dualistic constraints of interior and exterior, and the consequences thereof.
Hegel's Phenomenology of Self-Consciousness
Presents a new translation with commentary of chapter IV (“Self-Consciousness”) of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.
Nietzsche and Depth Psychology
Explores the psychological aspects of Nietzsche's thought and his influence on psychological thinkers such as Freud, Jung, and Adler.
Levinas and Lacan
Draws attention to the enigmatic missed encounter between Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Lacan, and articulates the theoretical stakes and practical consequences of such a disjunctive encounter for ethics.
Metaphysics to Metafictions
Examines the key role played by Nietzsche in the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality.
Reinterpreting the Political
Rereads classical figures in continental thought, takes up current topics in the legacy of political theory, and analyzes and evaluates Foucault's work as a prime manifestation of the complicated modern interface between truth and power, institution and liberation.
Kenosis and Feminist Theology
Using a perspective derived from the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo, Frascati-Lochhead explores the response of feminist theology to postmodern theory.
Traversing the genres of philosophy and literature, this book elaborates Deleuze's notion of difference, conceives certain individuals as embodying difference, and applies these conceptions to their writings.
The Thracian Maid and the Professional Thinker
Argues that Hannah Arendt's two major philosophical works, The Human Condition and The Life of the Mind, reveal not a dependency upon Heidegger, but rather a constant and increasing ironic debate with him.
Hegel's Transcendental Induction
Challenges the orthodox account of Hegelian phenomenology as hyper-rationalism, arguing that Hegel's insistence on the primacy of experience in the development of scientific knowledge amounts to a kind of empiricism, or inductive epistemology.
Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other
Elucidates the major components of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics found in his later work.
This first scholarly edition in English of the philosophical writings of Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg), the German Romantic poet, philosopher, and mining engineer, includes two collections of fragments published in 1798, Miscellaneous Observations
Figuring the Self
Provides a systematic overview of the topic of self in classical German philosophy, focusing on the period around 1800 and covering Kant, Fichte, Holderlin, Novalis, Schelling, Schleiermacher, and Hegel.
Waking to Wonder
The central claim of this book is that, early and late, Wittgenstein modelled his approach to existential meaning on his account of linguistic meaning. A reading of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy sets ...