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Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World

by Nancy Fraser

Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the...


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...


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...


Butler on Whitehead: On the Occasion

by Deena Lin, Michael Halewood, Roland Faber & Catherine Keller et al.

Considered together, Butler and Whitehead draw from a wide palette of disciplines to develop distinctive theories of becoming, of syntactical violence, and creative opportunities of limitation.

The contributors...


Derridada: Duchamp as Readymade Deconstruction

by Thomas Deane Tucker

Derridada explores the affinities between the work of Marcel Duchamp and the discipline of deconstruction. It is the first text to explore Duchamp's work in the context of the theories of Derrida and deconstruction....


Nancy, Blanchot

by Leslie Hill

The concept of community is one of the most frequently used and abused of recent philosophical or socio-political concepts. In the 1980s, faced with the imminent collapse of communism and the unchecked supremacy...


The Beautiful Animal

by Michael Lewis

Can philosophy conceive of a perfect animal? Can it think of the animal as anything other than an imperfect human? The book attempts to rethink the Hegelian dialectic so as to render it capable of assigning...


Sodom’S Threshold

by Isaac B. Rosler PhD

In Sodoms ThresholdThe Desire for the Unthinkable, author Dr. Isaac B. Rosler deconstructs the narrative of Sodom and highlights how religion borrows its fervor and passion from a nonreligious impetus that is...


Deleuze and the Humanities

by Rosi Braidotti, Kin Yuen Wong & Amy K. S. Chan

The volume is inspired by Gilles Deleuze’s philosophical project, which builds on the critique of European Humanism and opens up inspiring new perspectives for the renewal of the field. The book gathers leading...


Thinking Catherine Malabou

by Thomas Wormald & Isabell Dahms

This volume contributes to the growing body of literature exploring the work of contemporary French philosopher Catherine Malabou. Through its fifteen contributions, including two previously untranslated essays...


The Possibility of a World

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway & Flor Méchain

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art,...


Monkey Trouble

by Christopher Peterson

According to scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. The human has become a conspicuous blind spot for...


Adoration

by Jean-Luc Nancy & John McKeane

This second volume in Nancy’s The Deconstruction of Christianity explores the stance or bearing that would be appropriate for us now, in the wake of the dis-enclosure of religion and the retreat of God: that...


Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials

by Peter SZENDY & Will Bishop

“Yes, Kant did indeed speak of extraterrestrials.” This phrase could provide the opening for this brief treatise of philosofiction (as one speaks of science fiction). What is revealed in the aliens of which...


Intercarnations

by Catherine Keller

Intercarnations is an outstanding collection of provocative, elegantly written essays—many available in print for the first time—by renowned theologian Catherine Keller. Affirmations of body, flesh, and...


The Future Life of Trauma: Partitions, Borders, Repetition

by Jennifer Yusin

The Future Life of Trauma discusses the intersections between psychoanalysis and postcolonial studies in the concept of trauma. It examines the character of the traumatic event as it occurs in the Freudian metapsychology,...


Postmodern Theology: A Biopic

by Carl A. Raschke

Postmodern Theology consists in a sharp-edged retrospective and reflection on the forty-year history of the most important movement in contemporary religious thought that is only now passing from the scene....


Theory at Yale: The Strange Case of Deconstruction in America

by Marc Redfield

This book examines the affinity between the notions of "theory" and "deconstruction" that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of a semi-fictional collective, the "Yale Critics": Harold Bloom,...


Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation

by Colby Dickinson

This book investigates the form of spirituality given shape in the intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection, concerned especially with matters of representation and failure.