An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo's conception of weak thought.
Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.
Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.
Argues that we move beyond philosophy that is simply “comparative” and uses John Dewey’s late period reflections as the basis for an alternative.
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.
The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.
Critically introduces the philosophical system of Li Zehou, one of the most significant modern scholars of Chinese history and culture.
Draws from twentieth-century French thought on film and aesthetics to address the philosophical significance of the pervasiveness of screens in contemporary technological life as well as the mutation of philosophy that such a pervasiveness seems to require.
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.
Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life.
Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.
Investigates the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.
Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory.
Makes the case that philosophy has an essential role to play in the serious study of film.
Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.
Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.
Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.
A wide-ranging exploration and critical assessment of the work of a major figure in Chinese and comparative philosophy.
The first comprehensive treatment of Inoue Enryō, a pioneer of modern Buddhism and a key figure in the reception of Western philosophy in East Asia.
An anti-racist critique of gender studies as a field.
Discusses the complexities and paradoxes of love as represented in the history of Western philosophy and Christianity.
An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts.
An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.
Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.
An English translation of Bachelard's sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.
Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.
Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.
The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.
An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.
Discusses the importance of the early history of Greek mathematics to education and civic life through a study of the Parthenon and dialogues of Plato.
A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.
Demonstrates the profound overlap of philosophy’s mind-body problem and various racist doctrines found in thinkers ranging from Descartes to Kant.
Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.
Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.
Develops the sustained, relational, dynamic, and reflective attention demanded by Gertrude Stein’s novel into a theory of reading and critical analysis.
Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context.
Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.
Argues that Socrates’ fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.
Proposes an innovative rethinking of Aristotle’s work as a system that integrates his theology with his doctrine of reproduction and life.
Schelling's 1806 polemic against Fichte, and his last major work on the philosophy of nature.
Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.
An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.
Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.
Complete collection of Schwarzschild’s essays on the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen.
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
Argues that affirming the irreducible differences between men and women can lead to more transformative politics than the struggle for abstract equality between the sexes.
Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.
Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.
Examines Steven Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through approximately one hundred models, related sketches and other studies created for nine recent projects.
Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.
Argues that Hegel’s conception of God and the self holds the key to overcoming subjectivism in both philosophy of religion and metaphysics.
Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.
Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.
Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.
Phenomenological analysis of beauty and art across various aspects of lived experience and culture.
Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.
A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.
Advances a hermeneutic conception of truth as a mode of being, in dialogue with Aristotle, Nietzsche, Gadamer, Heidegger, Putnam, and Rorty.
The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.
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.
Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.
Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.
Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.
Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.
Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.
A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.
Presentation of C. I. Lewis's final book, formulating a cognitivistic ethics.
First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
Firsthand perspectives on the past, present, and future of contemporary Italian philosophy.
Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.
Explores the interplay between the dramatic form of the dialogue and the basic themes it addresses.
An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.
Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.
An original metaphysical proposal building on classical and contemporary sources.
An aesthetic and phenomenological account of feelings.
Explores miracles as dimensions of everyday existence through the lens of religious naturalism.
Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.
Essays explore the significance of Julia Kristeva’s concept of intimate revolt for social and political philosophy.
Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.
Draws on theology and queer theory to argue for the power of humiliating pleasures in a culture oriented very strongly to denying any enjoyment that is not about success.
Presents strikingly original and contemporary answers to the most traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and political theory.
A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues.
Assesses Merleau-Ponty’s contribution to ethics as calling for a poetic interplay between perception and imagination, and between silence and solidarity, that reveals our place in the world, and our obligations to ourselves and others.
Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.
Looks at the Daoist Zhuangzi's critique of Confucianism.
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.
A comprehensive analysis of the transformations of ancient history in early Chinese texts.
Engages the work and career of the philosopher Hugh J. Silverman.
A radical rethinking of ethics set within the development of a philosophical anthropology.
The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.
Essays on one of Fichte's best known and most controversial works.
Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.
Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.
The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.
Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.
A reading of the death of Socrates as a self-sacrifice, with implications for ideas about suffering, wisdom, and the soul’s relationship to the body.
Offers essays demonstrating the critical relevance of Irigaray’s thought of sexual difference for addressing contemporary ethical and social issues.