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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...


Lectures on Philosophy

by George Edward, Moore

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Ayn Rand

This is Ayn Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most...


For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

by Jedediah Purdy

Jedediah Purdy calls For Common Things his "letter of love for the world's possibilities." Indeed, these pages--which have already garnered a flurry of attention among readers and in the media--constitute a...


A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Wittgenstein

by Roger Scruton

In this classic introductory work, Scruton takes us on a fascinating tour of the subject, from founding father Descartes to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein....


The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #36

by Luke Cuddy

With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consider the following questions and more: What...


The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Walter Kaufmann

Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal...


Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

by Sissela Bok

A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government.


Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence

by Michael Nagler & Lewis Mudge

Many of the social, cultural, and even economic problems now faced by American society are direct results of excessive emphasis on material consumption, which in turn reflects spiritual poverty. Michael Nagler...


Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality

by William Irwin & Mark D. White

The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March 2010

On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting...


Theoretical Models of Counseling and Psychotherapy

by Kevin A Fall & Jan Miner Holden

This text provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of major counseling theories and focuses on the integration of different theoretical models. Appropriate for advanced undergraduates and graduate students,...


Nothingness and the Meaning of Life: Philosophical Approaches to Ultimate Meaning Through Nothing and Reflexivity

by Nicholas Waghorn

What is the meaning of life? Does anything really matter? In the past few decades these questions, perennially associated with philosophy in the popular consciousness, have rightly retaken their place as central...


Zizek: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Sean Sheehan

One of the most widely-read thinkers writing today, Slavoj �i�ek's work can be both thrilling and perplexing in equal measure. �i�ek: A Guide for the Perplexed is the most up-to-date guide available...


The Guattari Effect

by Eric Alliez & Andrew Goffey

The Guattari Effect brings together internationally renowned experts on the work of the French psychoanalyst, philosopher and political activist F�lix Guattari with philosophers, psychoanalysts, sociologists,...


Reading Ranciere: Critical Dissensus

by Paul Bowman & Richard Stamp

Over the past 40 years, Jacques Ranci�re's work has defined itself through a remarkable set of philosophical differences in relation to other key figures working in the fields of politics, philosophy and aesthetics....


Melancholy and the Archive: Trauma, History and Memory in the Contemporary Novel

by Jonathan Boulter

Melancholy and the Archive examines how trauma, history and memory are represented in key works of major contemporary writers such as David Mitchell, Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami and Jose Saramago. The book...


Interrogating the Real

by Slavoj Žižek, Rex Butler & Scott Stephens

Interrogating the Real is the first volume of the collected writings of Slavoj �i�ek - undoubtedly one of the world's leading contemporary cultural commentators, and one of the most inspiring, provocative...


Guattari's Diagrammatic Thought: Writing Between Lacan and Deleuze

by Janell Watson

F�lix Guattari was a French political militant, practicing psychoanalyst and international public intellectual. He is best known for his work with the philosopher Gilles Deleuze on the two-volume Capitalism...


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...


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...