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Beyond the Subject

An original reading of Nietzsche and Heidegger that paved the way for Vattimo's conception of weak thought.

Militant Acts

Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.

Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura

By Saladdin Ahmed
Subjects: Philosophy

Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.

Experiments in Intra-cultural Philosophy Set (Volumes 1 and 2)

Argues that we move beyond philosophy that is simply “comparative” and uses John Dewey’s late period reflections as the basis for an alternative.

Logoi and Muthoi

Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.

The Ages of the World (1811)

The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.

Following His Own Path

Critically introduces the philosophical system of Li Zehou, one of the most significant modern scholars of Chinese history and culture.

Philosophy-Screens

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.

Beyond Bergson

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.

Pragmatism Applied

Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life.

Boundary Lines

Systematically addresses the philosophical implications of the postcolonial.

Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness

Investigates the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.

Dancing with Sophia

Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory.

Tuitions and Intuitions

Makes the case that philosophy has an essential role to play in the serious study of film.

Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom

Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.

Thinking the Inexhaustible

Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.

Another white Man's Burden

Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.

Appreciating the Chinese Difference

A wide-ranging exploration and critical assessment of the work of a major figure in Chinese and comparative philosophy.

Inoue Enryo

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.

Gender and the Abjection of Blackness

An anti-racist critique of gender studies as a field.

The Asymptote of Love

Discusses the complexities and paradoxes of love as represented in the history of Western philosophy and Christianity.

Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely

An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts.

Remnants of Hegel

An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel's thought.

Roberto Esposito

Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers.

Atomistic Intuitions

An English translation of Bachelard's sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.

The Other in Perception

By Susan Bredlau
Subjects: Philosophy

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

Anti-Music

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 Essentialist Villain

By Mikko Tuhkanen
Subjects: Literature

The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.

Storytelling

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

The Parthenon and Liberal Education

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.

Adorno's Poetics of Form

A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.

Another Mind-Body Problem

Demonstrates the profound overlap of philosophy’s mind-body problem and various racist doctrines found in thinkers ranging from Descartes to Kant.

The Art of Gratitude

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

Immanent Frames

Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.

Unmaking The Making of Americans

By E. L. McCallum
Subjects: Philosophy

Develops the sustained, relational, dynamic, and reflective attention demanded by Gertrude Stein’s novel into a theory of reading and critical analysis.

Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion

Edited by Jim Kanaris
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context.

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.

Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato

Argues that Socrates’ fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.

Aristotle on God's Life-Generating Power and on Pneuma as Its Vehicle

Proposes an innovative rethinking of Aristotle’s work as a system that integrates his theology with his doctrine of reproduction and life.

Statement on the True Relationship of the Philosophy of Nature to the Revised Fichtean Doctrine

Schelling's 1806 polemic against Fichte, and his last major work on the philosophy of nature.

The Vocation of Writing

Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.

Germs of Death

An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.

The Last Fortress of Metaphysics

Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.

The Tragedy of Optimism

Complete collection of Schwarzschild’s essays on the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen.

Inheritance in Psychoanalysis

Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.

The Symbolic Order of the Mother

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.

Mystery 101

Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.

Partial Truths and Our Common Future

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.

The Poetry of Georges Bataille

By Georges Bataille
Translated by Stuart Kendall
Introduction by Stuart Kendall
Subjects: General Interest

Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.

Phrase

The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.

Steven Holl

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.

Satan and Apocalypse

Offers a profound vision of the Christian epic as the site of the modern apocalyptic reenactment of the original apocalypse.

God and the Self in Hegel

Argues that Hegel’s conception of God and the self holds the key to overcoming subjectivism in both philosophy of religion and metaphysics.

Expressing the Heart's Intent

Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.

For Foucault

Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.

Imagination, Music, and the Emotions

By Saam Trivedi
Subjects: Philosophy

Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.

Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding

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

Adventures in Phenomenology

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

Think Like an Archipelago

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.

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.

The Politics of Unreason

The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.

Plato's Laughter

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.

The Quest for Purpose

Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.

Biodeconstruction

Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.

Beyond Beauty

Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.

Body/Self/Other

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

Spontaneous Combustion

Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.

Lessing and the Enlightenment

A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.

Essays on the Foundations of Ethics

By C. I. Lewis
Edited by John Lange
Subjects: Philosophy

Presentation of C. I. Lewis's final book, formulating a cognitivistic ethics.

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase

First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.

Viva Voce

Firsthand perspectives on the past, present, and future of contemporary Italian philosophy.

Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism

Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.

Plato's Statesman

Explores the interplay between the dramatic form of the dialogue and the basic themes it addresses.

The Debt of the Living

An analysis of theological and philosophical understandings of debt and its role in contemporary capitalism.

The Love of Ruins

Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.

Centering and Extending

An original metaphysical proposal building on classical and contemporary sources.

Quasi-Things

An aesthetic and phenomenological account of feelings.

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Explores miracles as dimensions of everyday existence through the lens of religious naturalism.

Whitehead's Religious Thought

Presents the process theistic thought of Whitehead as a third alternative between classical theism and religious skepticism.

New Forms of Revolt

Essays explore the significance of Julia Kristeva’s concept of intimate revolt for social and political philosophy.

The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem

Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.

Failing Desire

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.

Entanglements

Presents strikingly original and contemporary answers to the most traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and political theory.

Topography and Deep Structure in Plato

A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues.

Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World

By Glen A. Mazis
Subjects: Philosophy

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.

The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many

Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.

Zhuangzi's Critique of the Confucians

Looks at the Daoist Zhuangzi's critique of Confucianism.

Poetic Fragments

Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).

Self-Realization through Confucian Learning

Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization.

The Heir and the Sage, Revised and Expanded Edition

A comprehensive analysis of the transformations of ancient history in early Chinese texts.

Between Philosophy and Non-Philosophy

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

Virtue in Being

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

Philosophy, History, and Tyranny

The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.

Fichte's Addresses to the German Nation Reconsidered

Edited by Daniel Breazeale & Tom Rockmore
Subjects: Philosophy

Essays on one of Fichte's best known and most controversial works.

Cinematic Cuts

Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.

Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated

Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.

Leo Strauss on Science

The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.

Chinese Thought as Global Theory

Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.

Without the Least Tremor

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.

Engaging the World

Offers essays demonstrating the critical relevance of Irigaray’s thought of sexual difference for addressing contemporary ethical and social issues.