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.
A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.
Retraces the history of postmodern philosophy and proposes solutions to overcome its impasses.
Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.
Explores the rise of the idea of nothing in Western modernity and how its figuration is transforming and offering new possibilities.
Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production.
A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers and critics.
Examines the increasingly prevalent assumption that postmodernism is over and that literature and film are once again engaging sincerely with issues of ethics and politics.
Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.
A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.
Explores the continuities and discontinuities in the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.
Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.
A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.
Brings the insights of postmodernism to the concerns of criminology and includes examples of how social theory can function in the real-world realm of criminal law. Winner of the 2005 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems
Uses literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis to explore the emerging logic of the posthuman.
Examines the way recent artists have incorporated concepts of generosity into their work.
Confronts the challenge presented to traditional public policy by postmodern thought.
A fascinating account of exemplarity in the context of deconstruction.
Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.
Carl Olson is Professor of Religious Studies at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. His previous books include The Indian Renouncer and Postmodern Poison: A Cross-Cultural Encounter and The Theology and Philosophy of Eliade: A Search for the Centre.
When Nixon orders the bombing of Cambodia, a university erupts in protest, irrevocably altering the lives of students and faculty, and disrupting the process of storytelling itself.
These "narralogues" combine story and argument, moving from Socratic dialogue to outright narrative, and ultimately making the case that fiction is a medium for telling the truth.
Explores the concept of time in the work of Michel Serres, demonstrating close analogies in his work to the discourses of science, literature, and philosophy.
Examines the notion of passivity in the work of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben.
Provides an ontological characterization of texts, explores the issues raised by the identity of various texts, and presents a view of the function of authors and audiences, and of their relations to texts.
Presents essays by Jewish thinkers who have found process thought to be a useful framework for contemporary Jewish thought and a set of conversations between Jewish and Christian thinkers on the appropriateness of process thought for Judaism and Christianity.
This is a collection of essays focusing on conventions of change in the arts, philosophy, and literature.
This book describes and examines the fear of exposure one faces when creating for cultural consumption. Examining the work of Cixous, Foucault, Irigaray, Spinoza, Hegel, Hakim Bey, Heidegger, Kathy Acker, ...
Explains the role of language in causing and in resolving the ecocrisis and shows that ecologically adaptive behavior can be facilitated through language.
A particularly insightful commentary on Heidegger’s thinking, as well as a fascinating look at Gadamer himself.
Argues that the planetary crisis, which has been produced by modernity, demands a postmodern politics.
A multifaceted analysis of gender.
The most important discoveries of the 20th century exist not in the realm of science, medicine, or technology, but rather in the dawning awareness of the earth's limits and how those limits will affect ...
This book examines how the spiritual longings of ordinary people have shaped the most progressive political and cultural movements of the twentieth century and given birth to a new postmodern perspective ...
Rebirth of Value takes as its starting-point the emerging scientific view of the universe as a free, unpredictable, self-ordering evolutionary process in which our own cultural history plays a leading ...
Shows the interconnections between postmodernism, religion, politics, economics, and art.
The volume begins with a major statement by the French feminist culture critic Julia Kristeva and includes essays by well-known and also younger continental philosophers writing in the North American ...