Phenomenology

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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.

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.

Thinking Faith after Christianity

Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.

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.

Time in Exile

Proposes a theoretically rich treatment of temporality within exile as "gerundive" time.

Adult Life

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.

Merleau-Ponty and Nishida

By Adam Loughnane
Subjects: Philosophy

Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida in dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.

Earthly Encounters

A feminist approach to the Anthropocene that recovers the relevance of sensation and phenomenology.

Levinas and the Torah

A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.

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.

The Manifest and the Revealed

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

The Other in Perception

By Susan Bredlau
Subjects: Philosophy

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

Adventures in Phenomenology

Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.

The Experience of Truth

Advances a hermeneutic conception of truth as a mode of being, in dialogue with Aristotle, Nietzsche, Gadamer, Heidegger, Putnam, and Rorty.

Body/Self/Other

Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.

Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding

Phenomenological analysis of beauty and art across various aspects of lived experience and culture.

Quasi-Things

An aesthetic and phenomenological account of feelings.

Containing Community

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

Virtue in Being

A radical rethinking of ethics set within the development of a philosophical anthropology.

Between Philosophy and Non-Philosophy

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

Doing Time

Proposes that cinematic time is not a fixed idea, but a dynamic exchange between film and viewer.

Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception

Philosophers and artists consider the relevance of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy for understanding art and aesthetic experience.

In-Between

Draws from Latina feminism, existential phenomenology, and race theory to explore the concept of selfhood.

Ecstasy, Catastrophe

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

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.

Towards a Relational Ontology

An original philosophical account of relational ontology drawing on the work of Descartes, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Heidegger.

Nearer to Never

A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience.

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.

Luce Irigaray's Phenomenology of Feminine Being

A dynamic interpretation of feminine identity capable of resistance, change, and transformation.

Living Alterities

Philosophers consider race and racism from the perspective of lived, bodily experience.

Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility

Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.

Truth and Interpretation

A resolute defense of philosophy and hermeneutics against the threats of dogmatism and relativism.

The Barbarian Principle

Essays exploring a rich intersection between phenomenology and idealism with contemporary relevance.

Moments of Disruption

By Kris Sealey
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.

More Studies in Ethnomethodology

Phenomenological analyses of the orderliness of naturally occurring collaboration.

The Intercorporeal Self

An original interpretation of Merleau-Ponty on subjectivity, drawing from and challenging both the continental and analytic traditions.

Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis

An urgent, contemporary defense of Aristotle

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.

Deleuze and Guattari's Immanent Ethics

Explains how the work of Deleuze and Guattari speaks to feminism and other progressive movements.

Experimental Phenomenology, Second Edition

By Don Ihde
Subjects: Philosophy

Expanded new edition of the landmark book demonstrating the practice of phenomenology through visual illusions and ambiguous drawings

Nature and Logos

Exploration of Alfred North Whitehead's influence on Maurice Merleau-Ponty's ontology of nature.

Schelling's Organic Form of Philosophy

Locates in Schelling a new understanding of our relation to nature in philosophy.

Elemental Philosophy

Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.

Oedipus

First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

Between Nihilism and Politics

Essays describe Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo’s unique and radical hermeneutic philosophy.

Objectivity

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.

The Politics of Spirit

A critical look at the development of the phenomenological approach to the study of religion, revealing its evaluative and metaphysical concepts.

An Unprecedented Deformation

Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.

Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination

Study of self-consciousness in Hegel and Shakespeare.

Ethics of Writing

First English translation of Sini’s important work on the influence of writing and the alphabet on Western rationality.

Heidegger's Neglect of the Body

Challenges conventional understandings of Heidegger’s account of the body.

Spirit, the Family, and the Unconscious in Hegel's Philosophy

Investigates the role of family in Hegel’s phenomenology.

Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy

Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Sense and Finitude

Takes Heidegger’s later thought as a point of departure for exploring the boundaries of post-conceptual thinking.

Logic as the Question Concerning the Essence of Language

Aims to transform logic into a reflection on the nature of language.

French Interpretations of Heidegger

A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.

Before the Voice of Reason

Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

Intertwinings

Edited by Gail Weiss
Subjects: Philosophy

Connects Merleau-Ponty’s thought to themes and issues central to continental philosophy today.

Postphenomenology and Technoscience

Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.

Bearing Witness to Epiphany

Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.

Humans, Animals, Machines

By Glen A. Mazis
Subjects: Philosophy

Examines the overlap and blurring of boundaries among humans, animals, and machines.

Reading Ricoeur

Edited by David M. Kaplan
Subjects: Philosophy

Introduces readers to the work of Paul Ricoeur, one of the twentieth century’s leading philosophers.

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.

Goethe's Way of Science

Examines Goethe's neglected but sizable body of scientific work, considers the philosophical foundations of his approach, and applies his method to the real world of nature.

Logic and Existence

This first English translation illuminates Hegelianism's most obscure dialectical synthesis: the relation between the phenomenology and the logic. This book is essential for understanding the development of French thought in this century.

Phenomenology

This translation of Lyotard's first book, La Phenomenologie, supplies an important link to Lyotard's more recent works. Phenomenology presents a commentary on the phenomenological movement. From the dual ...

Crises in Continental Philosophy

This book punctuates the moments of crisis in continental thought from the foundational crisis of reason in Husserl's call for a rigorous science of phenomenology to the current crisis of postmodernism ...

Insight into Value

This book presents a systematic working out of the basic concepts of phenomenological psychology through an interdisciplinary synthesis of gestalt psychology and existential phenomenological thought. ...

Critical and Dialectical Phenomenology

Critical and Dialectical Phenomenology shows how continental philosophy is currently practiced in the United States.

Essays in Phenomenological Theology

This anthology applies phenomenological concepts and methods to issues of philosophical theology and philosophical theology and philosophy: the being and nature of God, and the divine modes of relatedness ...

Consequences of Phenomenology

Edited by Don Ihde
Subjects: Philosophy

Echoing Richard Rorty's earlier Consequences of Pragmatism, this collection begins with an essay on "Phenomenology in America: 1964-1984," and concludes with a "Response to Rorty, or Is Phenomenology ...

Descriptions

Phenomenology in America has developed in unique directions with respect to descriptive analysis and in relation to interdisciplinary fields. Descriptions examines current trends in phenomenology. It ...

Hegel's Recollection

Donald Phillip Verene has advanced a completely new reading of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. He shows that the philosophic meaning of this work depends as much on Hegel's use of metaphor and image ...