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Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception

Philosophers and artists consider the relevance of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy for understanding art and aesthetic experience.

Between Faith and Belief

A contemporary philosophy of religion that offers a phenomenology of love.

In His Voice

A creative study of Maurice Blanchot’s theory of literary voice.

A History of the Concept of God

A history of the concept of God through the lens of process thought.

The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle

Discusses philosophers Mencius and Aristotle as socio-ecological thinkers.

Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato

Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.

Philosophy of Mysticism

A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.

Out of Control

Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.

Kant and Aristotle

By Marco Sgarbi
Subjects: Philosophy

A historical and philosophical reassessment of the impact of Aristotle and early-modern Aristotelianism on the development of Kant’s transcendental philosophy.

Chinese Philosophy on Teaching and Learning

A translation and discussion of the central Confucian text on education, Xueji (On Teaching and Learning), influential in China from the Han dynasty to the present day.

Contingency and Commitment

Offers the first comprehensive survey of Mexican existentialism to appear in English.

Doing Time

Proposes that cinematic time is not a fixed idea, but a dynamic exchange between film and viewer.

In-Between

Draws from Latina feminism, existential phenomenology, and race theory to explore the concept of selfhood.

The Ethics of Democracy

Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life.

The Flesh of Images

Highlights Merleau-Ponty’s interest in film and connects it to his aesthetic theory.

Hegel and Capitalism

Edited by Andrew Buchwalter
Subjects: Philosophy

Examines Hegel’s unique understanding and assessment of capitalism as an economic, social, and cultural phenomenon.

Nature as Sacred Ground

Provides a metaphysical outlook for religious naturalism.

Ecstasy, Catastrophe

Lectures on ecstatic temporality and on Heidegger’s political legacy.

Returning to Zhu Xi

A reconsideration of Zhu Xi, known as the “great synthesizer” of Confucianism, which establishes him as an important thinker in his own right.

Existence and Heritage

Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.

Embracing Our Complexity

Using the thought of Christian thinker Thomas Aquinas and Neo-Confucian Zhu Xi, explores how to exercise and limit authority.

Thomas Hobbes

By Otfried Höffe
Translated by Nicholas Walker
Subjects: Philosophy

An introduction to Thomas Hobbes as a systematic and not merely political philosopher.

A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom

Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy.

Schelling's Practice of the Wild

Reconsiders the contemporary relevance of Schelling’s radical philosophical and religious ecology.

Religion among We the People

Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.

On Nietzsche

By Georges Bataille
Translated by Stuart Kendall
Introduction by Stuart Kendall
Subjects: Philosophy

A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.

Brain, Consciousness, and God

A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.

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.

The Limits of Knowledge

Argues for a transactionally situated approach to science and medicine in order to meet the needs of marginalized groups.

Contemporary Italian Political Philosophy

Highlights and critically assesses the work of contemporary Italian political philosophers.

Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment, Second Edition

Edited by Gertrude Ezorsky
Subjects: Philosophy

Historical and contemporary philosophical writings on punishment.

Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence

A reappraisal of deconstruction from one of its leading commentators, focusing on the themes of force and violence.

Lectures on the Theory of Ethics (1812)

Lectures from the late period of Fichte’s career, never before available in English.

The Question of the Other

Introduces the phenomenology of the Other, taking into account the work of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Schutz, and Derrida, but mostly going back to things themselves.

Wonder

By Sophia Vasalou
Subjects: History

Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation.

Religion

The concluding volume in a trilogy advancing a systematic philosophical theology, this book presents a plausible sacred worldview for religious participation.

Whose Tradition? Which Dao?

Considers the notable similarities between the thought of Confucius and Wittgenstein.

Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History

Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.

The Origin of Time

A critical examination of the relationship between the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Henri Bergson, focusing on the central issue of time.

Michael Oakeshott and the Conversation of Modern Political Thought

A fresh reading of Oakeshott’s contributions to the ongoing conversation of modern political thought.

Maternal Activism

Demonstrates how individuals can respond to widespread injustice and systemic militarization in society.

Towards a Relational Ontology

An original philosophical account of relational ontology drawing on the work of Descartes, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Heidegger.

Naturalizing Heidegger

Explores the evolution of Heidegger’s thinking about nature and its relevance for environmental ethics.

Nearer to Never

A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience.

The Returns of Antigone

Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature.

Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship

Charts the stages of the history of friendship as a philosophical concept in the Western world.

John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory

Analysis of Dewey's pre-1916 work on logic and its relationship to his better-known 1938 book on the topic.

Why Be Moral?

Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philophers.

Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character

A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.

A Man of Little Faith

By Michel Deguy
Edited and translated by Christopher Elson
Introduction by Christopher Elson
Contributions by Jean-Luc Nancy
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary French Thought

A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the alternatives of atheism and religious faith.

Sexual Virtue

Uses virtue ethics to offer a sexual ethics inclusive of LGBT and straight people, one that challenges the longstanding procreative patriarchal norm.

Phantoms of the Other

Features a reconstruction of an unfinished text by Jacques Derrida from his most penetrating series of readings of Heidegger’s philosophy.

Between Levinas and Heidegger

Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy’s most pressing issues.

Manifesto of New Realism

Retraces the history of postmodern philosophy and proposes solutions to overcome its impasses.

More Than Discourse

Discusses the role of symbols in religion and suggests particular symbols appropriate to religious naturalism.

Existence

The second volume in a trilogy advancing a systematic philosophical theology, this book explores the realities of human existence articulated by religion.

Apropos of Nothing

Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.

The Sage Returns

An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.

The Demise of the Inhuman

Employs a critical Afrocentric reading of Western constructions of knowledge so as to overcome the dehumanizing tendencies of modernity.

Sacrifice in the Post-Kantian Tradition

An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche.

Res Publica

Analysis of Plato’s influence on the political thinking of Kant, Hegel, and Fichte.

Klee's Mirror

A philosophical perspective on the relation between Paul Klee’s art and his thought.

Luce Irigaray's Phenomenology of Feminine Being

A dynamic interpretation of feminine identity capable of resistance, change, and transformation.

Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy

A wide ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong.

Philosophizing ad Infinitum

An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France's preeminent historians of philosophy.

The Laws of the Spirit

By Shannon Hoff
Subjects: Philosophy

An account of Hegel's political insights and their contemporary relevance.

Nihilism and Metaphysics

An assessment and reevaluation of nihilism’s ascendency over metaphysics.

From Modernity to Cosmodernity

Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.

Reproduction, Race, and Gender in Philosophy and the Early Life Sciences

Investigates the impact of theories of reproduction and heredity on the emerging concepts of race and gender at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.

After Leo Strauss

Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right.

Reconstructing the Confucian Dao

Discusses how Zhou Dunyi's thought became a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.

Humor and the Good Life in Modern Philosophy

By Lydia B. Amir
Subjects: Philosophy

An exploration of philosophical and religious ideas about humor in modern philosophy and their secular implications.

Living Alterities

Philosophers consider race and racism from the perspective of lived, bodily experience.

The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education

By Sean Steel
Subjects: Education

Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education.

Destiny Domesticated

Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy.

Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism

Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.

Habitations of the Veil

A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.

Goodbye, Kant!

A penetrating and freewheeling evaluation of Kant's magnum opus.

Beyond Oneness and Difference

Continues the author’s inquiry into the development of the Chinese philosophical concept Li, concluding in Song and Ming dynasty Neo-Confucianism.

Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility

Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.

Kant and the Concept of Race

Edited and translated by Jon M. Mikkelsen
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series, Philosophy and Race

Late eighteenth-century writings on race by Kant and four of his contemporaries.

Truth and Interpretation

A resolute defense of philosophy and hermeneutics against the threats of dogmatism and relativism.

Listening to Ourselves

Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.

Dramatic Experiments

A major new interpretation of the philosophical significance of the oeuvre of Denis Diderot.

The Barbarian Principle

Essays exploring a rich intersection between phenomenology and idealism with contemporary relevance.

In the Spirit of Critique

Offers a new perspective on the political significance of the Hegelian dialectical legacy.

Catastrophe and Redemption

Offers a striking new reading of Agamben’s political thought and its implications for political action in the present.

Auden's O

Explores the rise of the idea of nothing in Western modernity and how its figuration is transforming and offering new possibilities.

Moments of Disruption

By Kris Sealey
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.

Emplotting Virtue

A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.

Good White People

Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism.

Wonder and Generosity

A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life.

Issues in Military Ethics

By Martin L. Cook
Subjects: Philosophy

Reflections on, and analysis of, ethical issues facing military service in the United States.

Antigone, in Her Unbearable Splendor

A study of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of ethical and political thought in his seventh seminar and later work.

Ecology Is Permanent Economy

Explores the nonviolent philosophy and environmental activism of India’s Sunderlal Bahuguna.

Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice

A new reading of justice engaging the work of two philosophical poets who stand in conversation with the work of Martin Heidegger.

Essays on Hegel's Philosophy of Subjective Spirit

Edited by David S. Stern
Subjects: Philosophy

The first English-language collection devoted to Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit.

The Thou of Nature

Explores the spiritual obligations of humans to animals from a religious naturalist’s perspective.

On the Ethics of Torture

By Uwe Steinhoff
Subjects: Philosophy

A detailed, clear, and comprehensive overview of the current philosophical debate on toture.