Develops and defends a philosophical account of meaning, purpose, and value in human life and
experience that is naturalistic without being reductionistic or scientistic.
Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
A fresh and rigorous interpretation of William James's ethical theory, showing how experimenting with life's opportunities can transform one's self and life.
A new interpretation of Schelling's 1809 treatise on freedom, demonstrating how the work is an answer to the problem of ground.
Examines twentieth-century Mexican literature and philosophy within the broad panorama of Latin American and European existentialisms.
This critical reader brings together both essential as well as under-recognized writings from the work of Don Ihde, one of the most important contemporary thinkers on technology and human experience.
The definitive philosophical exploration of the work of pioneering filmmaker Terrence Malick.
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.
Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.
Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
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.
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
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.
Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
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.
Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
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.
Edited collection engaging Luce Irigaray's work and pushing it in important new directions.
Explores the aesthetic theory of one of China's most important and influential contemporary philosophers.
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 first book-length examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Analyzes the value of using case-based methodologies to address contemporary social justice issues in philosophy.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.
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.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
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.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
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.
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.
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.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
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.
A unique work on the underlying ontology, cosmology, and moral philosophy of the Yijing.
A provocative study of opposition to anti-Semitism in contemporary political philosophy.
A study of the development of Dewey's logic from 1916-1937 leading up to his final 1938 book on the subject.
Proposes a nonanthropocentric reassessment of key themes and approaches in environmental philosophy
An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.
Wide-ranging examination of American philosophy's ties to settler colonialism and its role as both an object and a force of decolonization.
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.
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 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.
Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.
Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.
Proposes a distinctly American approach to aesthetic judgment and practice.
Examines themes of loss and mourning in the late work of Derrida.
Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.
A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.
Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.
Proposes a theoretically rich treatment of temporality within exile as "gerundive" time.
This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.
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.
A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.
Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.
Situates Schmitt's legal scholarship in the context of debates regarding whether his thought was more theological or technocratic.
Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.
Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.
Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.
Challenges descriptions of East Asian societies as Confucian cultures and communitarian Confucian models as a political alternative to liberal democracy.
Develops a theory of culture based on a metaphysics that elaborates on the Platonic and Confucian traditions.
Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.
Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.
A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.
Advances an interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of truth in terms of accurate measurement.
Assesses the importance of Merleau-Ponty to current and ongoing concerns in contemporary philosophy.
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 the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era literature.
Drawing on the film-philosophies of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze, argues that skepticism is an ethical problem that pervades contemporary film.
Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.
Argues that mediation is a central theme in this Platonic dialogue dedicated to the exploration of what it means to live a good life.
Proposes an innovative, holistic understanding of technology.
Examines the role that poets and the poetic word play in the formation of philosophical thinking in the modern German tradition.
Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.
Presents a new and unique method for developing principles to be applied in creating and increasing value.
Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray.
A feminist approach to the Anthropocene that recovers the relevance of sensation and phenomenology.
Examines Hegel's insights regarding the complexity and significance of embodiment in human life, identity, and experience.
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.
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.