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Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity

by Antonio Negri, William McCuaig & Rocco Gangle

Antonio Negri, a leading scholar on Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) and his contemporary legacy, offers a straightforward explanation of the philosopher’s elaborate arguments and a persuasive case for his ongoing...


The Concept of World from Kant to Derrida

by Sean Gaston

A clear and concise account of the metaphysical concept of world, its possibilities and limitations, from Kant to Derrida.


Buddhisms and Deconstructions

by Jin Y. Park & Robert Magliola

Buddhisms and Deconstructions considers the connection between Buddhism and Derridean deconstruction, focusing on the work of Robert Magliola. Fourteen distinguished contributors discuss deconstruction and various...


Beyond the Cyborg: Adventures with Donna Haraway

by Margret Grebowicz, Helen Merrick & Donna Haraway

Feminist theorist and philosopher Donna Haraway has substantially impacted thought on science, cyberculture, the environment, animals, and social relations. This long-overdue volume explores her influence on...


Social Acceleration: A New Theory of Modernity

by Hartmut Rosa & Jonathan Trejo-Mathys

Hartmut Rosa advances an account of the temporal structure of society from the perspective of critical theory. He identifies three categories of change in the tempo of modern social life: technological acceleration,...


Philosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault

by Peter Sloterdijk, Creston Davis & Thomas Dunlap

Peter Sloterdijk turns his keen eye to the history of western thought, conducting colorful readings of the lives and ideas of the world’s most influential intellectuals. Featuring nineteen vignettes rich in...


Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France

by Tom Eyers

Post-Rationalism takes the experimental journal of psychoanalysis and philosophy, Cahiers pour l�Analyse, as its main source. Established by students of Louis Althusser in 1966, the journal has rarely figured...


Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life

by Michael Marder

The margins of philosophy are populated by non-human, non-animal living beings, including plants. While contemporary philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with vegetal life,...


Media of Reason: A Theory of Rationality

by Matthias Vogel & Dan Arnold

Matthias Vogel challenges the belief, promoted by many contemporary philosophers, that reason is determined solely by our discursive, linguistic abilities as communicative beings. In his view, the medium of...


The Feminine and the Sacred

by Catherine Clément, Julia Kristeva & Jane Marie Todd

In November 1996, Catherine Clément and Julia Kristeva began a correspondence exploring the subject of the sacred. Their correspondence lead them to a controversial and fundamental question: is there anything...


Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

by Kelly Oliver

The image of a heavily pregnant woman, once considered ugly and indecent, is now common to Hollywood film. No longer is pregnancy a repulsive of shameful condition, but an attractive attribute, often enhancing...


The Art of Philosophy: Wisdom as a Practice

by Peter Sloterdijk & Karen Margolis

In his best-selling book You Must Change Your Life!, Peter Sloterdijk argued exercise and practice were crucial to the human condition. In The Art of Philosophy, he extends this critique to academic science...


Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

by Irina Aristarkhova

The question “Where do we come from?” has fascinated philosophers, scientists, and artists for generations. This book reorients the question of the matrix as a place where everything comes from (chora, womb,...


On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother

by Amber Jacobs

Despite advances in feminism, the "law of the father" remains the dominant model of Western psychological and cultural analysis, and the law of the mother continues to exist as an underdeveloped and marginal...


Butler on Whitehead: On the Occasion

by Roland Faber, Michael Halewood & Deena Lin

Considered together, Butler and Whitehead draw from a wide palette of disciplines to develop distinctive theories of becoming, of syntactical violence, and creative opportunities of limitation.

The contributors...


The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat

by santiago zabala & Gianni Vattimo

Contemporary philosophers& mdash;analytic as well as continental& mdash;tend to feel uneasy about Ernst Tugendhat, who, though he positions himself in the analytic field, poses questions in the Heideggerian...


Democracy and the Political Unconscious

by Noelle McAfee

Political philosopher Noelle McAfee proposes a powerful new political theory for our post-9/11 world, in which an old pathology-the repetition compulsion-has manifested itself in a seemingly endless war on terror....


Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

by Alfredo Gomez-Muller & Gabriel Rockhill

The idea of "culture" has become central to intellectual debates since at least the end of the 1970s, with the reemergence of longstanding cultural issues becoming an indispensible part of moral and political...


Feminist Consequences: Theory for the New Century

by Elisabeth Bronfen & Misha Kavka

Exploring the status of feminism in this "postfeminist" age, this sophisticated meditation on feminist thinking over the past three decades moves away from the all too common dependence on French theorists and...


Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism

by Nancy Bauer

In the introduction to The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a man never begins by establishing himself as an individual of a certain sex: his being a man poses no problem." Nancy Bauer begins her book...