Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.
Drawing on Merleau-Ponty offers new insights into our understandings of health and illness, ability and disability, and the scientific and cultural practices that both enable and limit our capacity for diverse experiences.
Presents a novel interpretation of Schelling's philosophy by way of his reading and critique of Spinoza.
Drawing on the thought of novelist and cultural critic Daniel Quinn, argues it is not too late to free ourselves from a culture in which we are compelled to destroy the world, one another, and even ourselves.
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.
Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.
Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.
Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.
Presents an original, insightful, and compelling vision of the trajectory of Cavell's oeuvre, one that takes his kinship with Emerson as inextricably bound up with his ever-deepening thinking about movies.
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
Explores the aesthetic theory of one of China's most important and influential contemporary philosophers.
The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.
The first book-length examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
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.
Edited collection engaging Luce Irigaray's work and pushing it in important new directions.
Draws upon the situated work of professional coffee tasters in over a dozen countries to shed light on the methods we use to convert subjective experience into objective knowledge.
The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.
Offers a timely reconsideration of the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, treating issues of multiplicitous agency, identarian politics, and the stakes of coalition building as core themes in the author's work.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war.
Draws on two different but strikingly similar streams in our world tradition to argue for the contemporary philosophical relevance of “culture.”
A critical introduction to the American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014), whose oeuvre sets forth a fundamental thinking in which change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind.
This critical reader covers Joseph Margolis’s controversial views of mind, truth, science, and reality, along with his revolutionary theories about culture, art, language, personhood, and morality.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
Analyzes the value of using case-based methodologies to address contemporary social justice issues in philosophy.
A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.
Building on Jean-Luc Marion’s phenomenology of love this book takes up the “question of the Other” and argues that through the interpretive activities of the amorous imagination lovers come to experience one another as the Beloved.
Explores the full extent of Hegel’s interest in tragedy and comedy throughout his works and extends from more literary and dramatic issues to questions about the role these genres play in the history of society and religion.
The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Proposes a nonanthropocentric reassessment of key themes and approaches in environmental philosophy
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.
Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.
Shows that pragmatic historicism is a significant intellectual tradition in the history of American religious and philosophical thought.
A study of the development of Dewey's logic from 1916-1937 leading up to his final 1938 book on the subject.
A fresh look at Aristotle’s political theory with attention to the resonance of his thought for contemporary concerns.
A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.
Draws on philosophy, economics, theology, and psychoanalytic theory to reveal a fundamental dynamic of capitalism.
Analysis of this important Mexican philosopher's social, cultural, and political writings.
A provocative study of opposition to anti-Semitism in contemporary political philosophy.
Wide-ranging examination of American philosophy's ties to settler colonialism and its role as both an object and a force of decolonization.
A unique work on the underlying ontology, cosmology, and moral philosophy of the Yijing.
Traces a conceptual history of critique in German philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present.
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.
Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.
A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.
Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.
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.
A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.
Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.
Situates Schmitt's legal scholarship in the context of debates regarding whether his thought was more theological or technocratic.
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.
This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.
Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.
Proposes a theoretically rich treatment of temporality within exile as "gerundive" time.
Examines themes of loss and mourning in the late work of Derrida.
Proposes a distinctly American approach to aesthetic judgment and practice.
A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.
Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation.
Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.
Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.
Examines the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era literature.
Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.
Drawing on the film-philosophies of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze, argues that skepticism is an ethical problem that pervades contemporary film.
Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.
Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.
Argues that mediation is a central theme in this Platonic dialogue dedicated to the exploration of what it means to live a good life.
Presents a new and unique method for developing principles to be applied in creating and increasing value.
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.
A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.
Develops a theory of culture based on a metaphysics that elaborates on the Platonic and Confucian traditions.
A feminist approach to the Anthropocene that recovers the relevance of sensation and phenomenology.
Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.
Examines Hegel's insights regarding the complexity and significance of embodiment in human life, identity, and experience.
Examines the role that poets and the poetic word play in the formation of philosophical thinking in the modern German tradition.
Assesses the importance of Merleau-Ponty to current and ongoing concerns in contemporary philosophy.
Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.
Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.
Proposes an innovative, holistic understanding of technology.
Assesses John Dewey’s visit to China in 1919–21 as an “intra-cultural” episode and promotes “Chinese natural philosophy” as a philosophical context in which to understand the connections between Dewey’s philosophy and early Confucian thinking.
Proposes an “intra-cultural philosophy” based on John Dewey’s “cultural turn” and promotes Daoist thought as a resource that can help to reconstruct outmoded assumptions that continue to shape how we currently think.
An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo's conception of weak thought.
Offers the first focused study of the shifei debates of the Warring States period in ancient China and challenges the imposition of Western conceptual categories onto these debates.
Investigates the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.
The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.
Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.
Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.
Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.
Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life.
Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.
Reveals the complicity between the Kyoto School’s moral and political philosophy, based on the school’s founder Nishida Kitarō’s metaphysics of nothingness, and Japanese imperialism.
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.