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Thinking Catherine Malabou

by Thomas Wormald & Isabell Dahms

This volume contributes to the growing body of literature exploring the work of contemporary French philosopher Catherine Malabou. Through its fifteen contributions, including two previously untranslated essays...

Monkey Trouble

by Christopher Peterson

According to scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. The human has become a conspicuous blind spot for...

Artaud the Moma

by Jacques Derrida, Peggy Kamuf & Kaira M. Cabañas

In 1996 Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the occasion of Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper, one of the first major international exhibitions to present the avant-garde dramatist...

Excessive Subjectivity

by Dominik Finkelde

How are we to conceive of acts that suddenly expose the injustice of the prevailing order? These acts challenge long-standing hidden or silently tolerated injustices, but as they are unsupported by existing...

The Possibility of a World

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway & Flor Méchain

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art,...


by Catherine Keller

Intercarnations is an outstanding collection of provocative, elegantly written essays—many available in print for the first time—by renowned theologian Catherine Keller. Affirmations of body, flesh, and...

The Future Life of Trauma: Partitions, Borders, Repetition

by Jennifer Yusin

The Future Life of Trauma discusses the intersections between psychoanalysis and postcolonial studies in the concept of trauma. It examines the character of the traumatic event as it occurs in the Freudian metapsychology,...

There’s No Such Thing as a Sexual Relationship

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

Published in 1973, L’Etourdit was one of the French philosopher Jacques Lacan’s darkest and most important works. The book posed questions that traversed the entire body of Lacan’s psychoanalytical explorations,...

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,...

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,...

Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation

by Colby Dickinson

This book investigates the form of spirituality given shape in the intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection, concerned especially with matters of representation and failure.

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....

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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...


by Jean-Luc Nancy & Philip Armstrong

Philosophy holds an ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication, this excess that both fascinates and questions philosophy's sober ambitions for conceptual clarity and appropriate behavior. Displacing...