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The Animal That Therefore I Am

by Jacques Derrida

The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled "The Autobiographical Animal," the third of...


Listening

by Jean-Luc Nancy

In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what...


The Madness of Vision: On Baroque Aesthetics

by Christine Buci-Glucksmann & Dorothy Z. Baker

Christine Buci-Glucksmann's The Madness of Vision is one of the most influential studies in phenomenological aesthetics of the baroque. Integrating the work of Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, Renaissance...


Aesthetic Origins: Peter Viereck and the Imaginative Sources of Politics

by Jay Patrick Starliper & Claes G. Ryn

While it is gaining  academic prominence, discussion of the imagination is too often neglected. Society is dangerously unaware of the intimate relationship between culture and politics, and between ethics...


Radical History and the Politics of Art

by Gabriel Rockhill

Gabriel Rockhill opens new space for rethinking the relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding the two spheres as separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge,...


Mallarme: The Politics of the Siren

by Jacques Ranci¿re & Steven Corcoran

In this concise and illuminating study, Jacques Ranci�re, one of the world's most popular and influential living philosophers, examines the life and work of the celebrated nineteenth-century French poet and...


Deleuze and the Diagram: Aesthetic Threads in Visual Organization

by Jakub Zdebik

Deleuze and the Diagram charts Deleuze's corpus according to aesthetic concepts such as the map, the sketch and the drawing to bring out a comprehensive concept of the diagram. In his interrogation of Deleuze's...


Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

by Alessandro Giovannelli

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers offers a comprehensive historical overview of the field of aesthetics. Eighteen specially commissioned essays introduce and explore the contributions of those philosophers who have...


Jacques Ranciere: An Introduction: An Introduction

by Joseph J. Tanke

Jacques Ranci�re: An Introduction offers the first comprehensive introduction to the thought of one of today's most important and influential theorists. Joseph Tanke situates Ranci�re's distinctive approach...


Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics

by Jacques Ranci¿re & Steven Corcoran

Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics�brings together some of Jacques Ranci�re's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics...


Negro Sculpture

by Carl Einstein & Patrick Healy

“There is hardly any other art which Europeans approach with so much mistrust as African art. The first move is to even deny that there is such a thing as ‘art’, and then to emphasise the distance which...


Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Art

by Ian Buchanan & Lorna Collins

Schizoanalysis is Deleuze and Guattari's fusion of psychoanalytic-inspired theories of the self, the libido and desire with Marx-inspired theories of the economy, history and society. Schizoanalysis holds that...


On the New

by Boris Groys

On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created....


The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals): Science, Art and the Human World

by Anthony O'Hear

First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche's words: 'To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life'. The title contests the notions that science...


Metaphysics: The Key Concepts

by Helen Beebee & Nikk Effingham

Ever wondered about Gunk, Brains in a Vat or Frankfurt's Nefarious Neurosurgeon? With complete explanations of these terms and more Metaphysics: The Key Concepts is an accessible and engaging introduction to...


Foundations of the Everyday: Shock, Deferral, Repetition

by Eran Dorfman

A highly original and interdisciplinary study of the philosophy of the everyday.


Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey: Giving Voice to Place, Memory, and Imagination

by Azucena Cruz-Pierre & Donald A. Landes

An authoritative study of Casey's major themes and ideas, exploring and confirming his contribution to contemporary philosophy. Structured into four major parts, the volume reflects key concerns of Casey's writings:...


Aesthetic and Artistic Autonomy

by Owen Hulatt

Whether art can be wholly autonomous has been repeatedly challenged in the modern history of aesthetics. In this collection of specially-commissioned chapters, a team of experts discuss the extent to which art...


Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze/Guattari and the Arts

by Steve G. Lofts, Antonio Calcagno & Jim Vernon

A rich collection of critical essays, authored by philosophers and practicing artists, examining Deleuze and Guattari's engagement with a broad range of art forms.


Showing Off!: A Philosophy of Image

by Jorella Andrews

Drawing on art, media, and phenomenological sources, Showing Off!: A Philosophy of Image challenges much recent thought by proposing a fundamentally positive relationship between visuality and the ethical. In...