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Energy Dreams

by Michael Marder

The question of energy is among the most vital for the future of humanity and the flourishing of life on this planet. Yet, only very rarely (if at all) do we ask what energy is, what it means, what ends it serves,...


Annihilation Songs: Three Shakespeare Reintegrations

by Jason DeBoer & Tosh Berman

With Annihilation Songs: Three Shakespeare Reintegrations, writer and award-winning filmmaker Jason DeBoer presents radical anagrammatic takes on The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Hamlet. Using only...


Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

by Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher & Samir Haddad

Early in their careers, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida argued over madness, reason, and history in an exchange that profoundly influenced continental philosophy and critical theory. In this collection,...


Marxism and Psychoanalysis: In or against Psychology?

by David Pavón-Cuéllar

The methods developed by Freud and Marx have enabled a range of scholars to critically reflect upon the ideological underpinnings of modern and now postmodern or hypermodern western societies. In this intriguing...


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Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

by Sarah Hammerschlag

Over a span of thirty years, twentieth-century French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida held a conversation across texts. Sharing a Jewish heritage and a background in phenomenology, both came...


Heidegger: His Life and His Philosophy

by Barbara Cassin, Alain Badiou, Susan Spitzer & Kenneth Reinhard

Martin Heidegger was an ordinary Nazi and a loyal member of the provincial petty bourgeoisie. He was also a seminal thinker of the Continental tradition and one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophers....


Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics

Through Vegetal Being: Two Philosophical Perspectives

by Luce Irigaray & Michael Marder

Blossoming from a correspondence between Luce Irigaray and Michael Marder, Through Vegetal Being is an intense personal, philosophical, and political meditation on the significance of the vegetal for our lives,...


Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape

by Kelly Oliver

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games), Bella Swan (Twilight), Tris Prior (Divergent), and other strong and resourceful characters have decimated the fairytale archetype of the helpless girl waiting to be rescued....


Deleuze and Psychology: Philosophical Provocations to Psychological Practices

by Maria Nichterlein & John R. Morss

An increasing number of scholars, students and practitioners of psychology are becoming intrigued by the ideas of Gilles Deleuze and of Felix Guattari. This book aims to be a critical introduction to these ideas,...


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Coming to Our Senses: Affect and an Order of Things for Global Culture

by Dierdra Reber

Coming to Our Senses positions affect, or feeling, as our new cultural compass, ordering the parameters and possibilities of what can be known. From Facebook “likes” to Coca-Cola “loves,” from “emotional...


Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley

by Richard Kearney & Jens Zimmermann

Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the other, we...


Theory at Yale

Culture and Eurocentrism

by Qadri Ismail

A postcolonialist reading of the deployment of the concept of culture in literature, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies. It argues that modernity as understood in the Anglo-US episteme is...


Oxi: An Act of Resistance: The Screenplay and Commentary, Including interviews with Derrida, Cixous, Balibar and Negri

by Ken McMullen & Martin McQuillan

An original screenplay inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, retold through the contemporary Greek crisis and modern European philosophy.


Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

by Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on the very...


The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

by Ryan White

The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist” critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American Puritans...


Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants: An Introduction to Ethics

by Ruwen Ogien & Martin Thom

A beloved best-seller in France, Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants makes philosophy fun, tactile, and popular. Moral thinking is simple, Ruwen Ogien argues, and as inherent as the senses. In our...