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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...


Interspecies Ethics

by Cynthia Willett

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...


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...


Alienation

by Rahel Jaeggi, Frederick Neuhouser & Alan E. Smith

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...


Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy

by Julian H. Franklin

Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities. But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the corresponding...


Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology

by Sean Gaston & Ian Maclachlan

With new readings from nineteen internationally renowned scholars, Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology is a significant reassessment and informed discussion of Jacques Derrida's landmark 1967 text.

Since its original...


Derrida for Beginners

by Jim Powell & Van Howell

In 1966, Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at Johns Hopkins University that cast the entire history of Western Philosophy into doubt. The following year, Derrida published three brilliant but mystifying books that...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat

by santiago zabala & Gianni Vattimo

Contemporary philosophers& mdash;analytic as well as continental& mdash;tend to feel uneasy about Ernst Tugendhat, who, though he positions himself in the analytic field, poses questions in the Heideggerian...


Democracy and the Political Unconscious

by Noelle McAfee

Political philosopher Noelle McAfee proposes a powerful new political theory for our post-9/11 world, in which an old pathology-the repetition compulsion-has manifested itself in a seemingly endless war on terror....


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


Hatred and Forgiveness

by Julia Kristeva & Jeanine Herman

Dividing her essays into worlds, women, psychoanalysis, religion, portraits, and writing, Julia Kristeva explores the phenomenon of hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process the emotion)...