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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,...


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Heidegger: His Life and His Philosophy

by Alain Badiou, Barbara Cassin & Susan Spitzer

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...


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...


Paul's Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening

by L. L. Welborn

Taubes, Badiou, Agamben, Žižek, Reinhard, and Santner have found in the Apostle Paul’s emphasis on neighbor-love a positive paradigm for politics. By thoroughly reexamining Pauline eschatology, L. L. Welborn...


Earth and World: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions

by Kelly Oliver

Critically engaging the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida together with her own observations on contemporary politics, environmental degradation, and the pursuit of...


Christo-Fiction: The Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem

by Francois Laruelle & Robin Mackay

François Laruelle’s lifelong project of “nonphilosophy,” or “nonstandard philosophy,” thinks past the theoretical limits of Western philosophy to realize new relations between religion, science, politics,...


Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

by Kimerer L. LaMothe

Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as dynamic and...


Nietzsche Versus Paul

by Abed Azzam

Abed Azzam offers a fresh interpretation of Nietzsche’s engagement with the work of Paul the Apostle, reorienting the relationship between the two thinkers while embedding modern philosophy within early Christian...