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Taxation in Utopia
An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature
Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.
Modernity as Exception and Miracle
Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.
A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.
Image and Argument in Plato's Republic
Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation.
Time in Exile
Proposes a theoretically rich treatment of temporality within exile as "gerundive" time.
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.
Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism
Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.
Legacies of the Sublime
Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely
An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts.
Adorno's Poetics of Form
A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.
Think Like an Archipelago
A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.
Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how mysticism helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.
Counters the long-standing, solemn interpretation of Plato’s dialogues with one centered on the philosophical and pedagogical significance of Socrates as a comic figure.
Freedom from the Free Will
Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Flower of the Desert
A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.
Habitations of the Veil
A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.
Probing study of how literature can redeem the revelatory, redemptive powers of language.
A major new interpretation of the philosophical significance of the oeuvre of Denis Diderot.
Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva's fiction.
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.
Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler
Essays on Beauvoir’s influences, contemporary engagements, and legacy in the philosophical tradition.
A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers and critics.
Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination
Study of self-consciousness in Hegel and Shakespeare.
Fiction writers and critics engage the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction.
The Face of Immortality
Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.
Argues that deconstruction is not a critical methodology or theory but that which makes any act of good reading possible.
New Perspectives on Narrative Perspective
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to narrative perspective, with essays by leading scholars of literary studies, cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and film and media criticism.
The Experimental Arabic Novel
Traces the development of the modern Arabic novel from the 1960s to the present.
Postmodernism - Local Effects, Global Flows
Offers readable case studies in postmodern economics, philosophy, literary criticism, feminism, pedagogy, poetry, painting, historiography, and cultural studies, showing disorganization as characteristic of postmodern times.
The Retreat of Representation
Examines the notion of Darstellung [representation] in the critical discourse of German Idealism and Romanticism, paying particular attention to Kant, Fichte, Novalis, and Kleist.
The Value(s) of Literature
Discusses the ethical aspects of literature.
The Hermeneutic Tradition
The major statements of the leading figures in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century German and French hermeneutic traditions.
Transforming the Hermeneutic Context
This book presents contemporary analyses of interpretation by some of the most prominent figures in contemporary philosophy and literary criticism. These essays question and transform traditional statements ...
Philosophy and Literature in Latin America
Philosophy and Literature in Latin America presents a unique and original view of the current state of development in Latin America of two disciplines that are at the core of the humanities. Divided into ...