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Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

by Banu Bargu

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Through an innovative...


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Interspecies Ethics explores animals’ vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian...


Alienation

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The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor during the post-metaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Jaeggi draws on phenomenological analyses grounded...


Our Broad Present: Time and Contemporary Culture

by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship...


Derrida, Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language

by Raoul Moati, Timothy Attanucci & Maureen Chun

Raoul Moati intervenes in the critical debate that divided two prominent philosophers in the mid-twentieth century. In the 1950s, the British philosopher J. L. Austin advanced a theory of speech acts, or the...


A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life

by Ward Blanton

Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a “Platonism for the masses” and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of...


Translation and the Nature of Philosophy: A New Theory of Words: A New Theory of Words

by Andrew Benjamin

This engrossing study, first published in 1989, explores the basic mutuality between philosophy and translation. By studying the conceptions of translation in Plato, Seneca, Davidson, Walter Benjamin and Freud,...


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...


Reading Theories in Contemporary Fiction

by Lisa McNally

Even after the upheavals wrought by Theory, literary criticism has generally ignored the act and experience of reading itself, proceeding as though something so fundamental to our experience of texts could be...


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...