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The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror

by Thomas Ligotti & Ray Brassier

"The Conspiracy against the Human Race sets out what is perhaps the most sustained challenge yet to the intellectual blackmail that would oblige us to be eternally grateful for a 'gift' we never invited." -From...


Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture

by Ren¿ Girard

Presented as a series of conversations, Evolution and Conversion is a thorough discussion of the major tenets of Girard's thought.

Ren� Girard is one of the most brilliant and striking intellectuals of the...


Kant

by Paul Guyer

In this updated edition of his outstanding introduction to Kant, Paul Guyer uses Kant's central conception of autonomy as the key to his thought.

Beginning with a helpful overview of Kant's life and times, Guyer...


Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

by Katerina Kolozova & Francois Laruelle

Following François Laruelle’s nonstandard philosophy and the work of Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Luce Irigaray, and Rosi Braidotti, Katerina Kolozova reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally...


Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy

by Thomas Deane Tucker & Stuart Kendall

Discusses Malick's films as individual objects, as a corpus, within contemporary film studies, and within a wider cultural discussion.


Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion

by Katie Terezakis, Richard J. Bernstein & Peter Beilharz

This collection examines the life and thought of Agnes Heller, who rose to international acclaim as a Marxist dissident in Eastern Europe. Heller went on to develop one of the most comprehensive oeuvres in contemporary...


Telling Stories: Postmodernism and the Invalidation of Traditional Narrative

by Michael Roemer

Asks important questions about the very nature of stories and examines why we read stories rather than just learning the endings.


Moral Images of Freedom: A Future for Critical Theory

by Drucilla Cornell

Moral Images of Freedom resurrects the Kantian project of affirmative political philosophy and traces its oft-forgotten influences found in thinkers like Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Frantz Fanon, and Walter...


Removing the Commons: A Lockean Left-Libertarian Approach to the Just Use and Appropriation of Natural Resources

by Eric Roark

Removing the Commons defends a Lockean Left-Libertarian account of the moral conditions in which people may remove, either via use or appropriation, natural resources from the commons. I conclude that self-owning...


Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond

by Edward W. Younkins

Philosophers of Capitalism provides an interdisciplinary approach, attempting to discover the feasibility of an integration of Austrian Economics and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. Edward W. Younkins...


Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment: Critical Essays

by Paul Guyer

Includes twelve of the most important modern critical discussions of the Critique of the Power of Judgment, written by the leading Kant scholars and aestheticians of the twentieth century.


Michel Foucault and Power Today: International Multidisciplinary Studies in the History of the Present

by David A. Gabbard & Alain Beaulieu

Few thinkers have left such an influence across such a diverse range of studies as Michel Foucault has. This book pays homage to that diversity by presenting a multidisciplinary series of analyses dedicated...


The Transformation of Plato's Republic

by Kenneth Dorter

Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex...


A Search for Unity in Diversity: The 'Permanent Hegelian Deposit' in the Philosophy of John Dewey

by James A. Good

A Search for Unity in Diversity examines the traditional readings of John Dewey's relationship to Hegel and demonstrates that Dewey's later pragmatism was a development of the historicist/humanistic Hegel, rather...


Shaping the Future: Nietzsche's New Regime of the Soul and Its Ascetic Practices

by Horst Hutter

Shaping the Future maps out the ascetic practices of a Neitzschean way of life. Hutter argues that Nietzsche's doctrines are attempts and 'temptations' that aim to provoke his free-spirited readers into changing...


Anscombe's Moral Philosophy

by Duncan Richter

Anscombe's Moral Philosophy is an accessible introduction to Elizabeth Anscombe's work on ethics. It also offers a critique of her views on such diverse subjects as the bombing of Hiroshima, same-sex marriage,...


The Test Drive

by Avital Ronell

The Test Drive deals with the war perpetrated by highly determined reactionary forces on science and research. How does the government at once promote and prohibit scientific testing and undercut the importance...


Aristotle

by Christopher Shields

In this excellent introduction, Christopher Shields introduces and assesses the whole of Aristotle's philosophy, showing how his powerful conception of human nature shaped much of his thinking on the nature...


Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas (Second Edition)

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Mark Lilla

In this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance of dissenters in the history of ideas--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu,...


Nietzsche's Life Sentence: Coming to Terms with Eternal Recurrence

by Lawrence Hatab

In this book Lawrence Hatab provides an accessible and provocative exploration of one of the best-known and still most puzzling aspects of Nietzsche's thought: eternal recurrence, the claim that life endlessly...