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Such a Deathly Desire
Such a Deathly Desire (August 2007)
Pierre Klossowski - Author
Russell Ford - Translation and afterword by

Provocative essays on language, literature, and the aesthetics of embodiment.

Shocking, brilliant, and eccentric, the French author, translator, and artist Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001) exerted a profound effect on French intellectual culture throughout the twentieth century. The older brother of the painter Balthus, secretary to the novelist André Gide, friend to Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot, ...(Read More)
 
 
Words in Blood, Like Flowers
Words in Blood, Like Flowers (October 2006)
Philosophy and Poetry, Music and Eros in Holderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
Babette E. Babich - Author

A philosophical exploration of the power that poetry, music, and the erotic have on us.

Why did Nietzsche claim to have “written in blood”? Why did Heidegger remain silent after World War II about his participation in the Nazi Party? How did Hölderlin’s voice and the voices of other, more ancient poets come to echo in philosophy? Words in Blood, Like Flowers is a classical expression of...(Read More)
 
 
Epochal Discordance
Epochal Discordance (September 2006)
Holderlin's Philosophy of Tragedy
Veronique M. Foti - Author

Examines the German poet Hölderlin’s philosophical insights into tragedy.

Friedrich Hölderlin must be considered not only a significant poet but also a philosophically important thinker within German Idealism. In both capacities, he was crucially preoccupied with the question of tragedy, yet, surprisingly, this book is the first in English to explore fully his philosophy of tragedy. Focusing on...(Read More)
 
 
Between Transcendence and Historicism
Between Transcendence and Historicism (January 2006)
The Ethical Nature of the Arts in Hegelian Aesthetics
Brian K. Etter - Author


Argues that the concept of the ethical is central to Hegel’s philosophy of art.

Between Transcendence and Historicism explores Hegel’s aesthetics within the larger context of the tradition of theoretical reflection to emphasize its unique ability to account for traditional artistic practice. Arguing that the concept of the ethical is central to Hegel’s philosophy of art, ...(Read More)
 
 
Acting Beautifully
Acting Beautifully (November 2005)
Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic
Sigi Jottkandt - Author

Addresses ethical and aesthetic issues in three major works by Henry James.

What is the matter with the women in Henry James? In The Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove, and his short story “The Altar of the Dead,” one woman returns to a monster of a husband, another dies rather than confront the truth of her lover’s engagement, while yet another stakes her all on having a ca...(Read More)
 
 
Lyrical and Ethical Subjects
Lyrical and Ethical Subjects (August 2005)
Essays on the Periphery of the Word, Freedom, and History
Dennis J. Schmidt - Author

A wide-ranging attempt to develop a theory of ethical life from a hermeneutic understanding of language.

Dennis J. Schmidt develops a hermeneutic theory of language that forms the starting point for thinking through the concerns of ethical life. Working from texts by Homer, Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Gadamer, this volume explores some of the ways in which we experience the fringes of language, and highligh...(Read More)
 
 
The Wind and the Source
The Wind and the Source (July 2005)
In the Shadow of Mont Ventoux
Allen S. Weiss - Author

Explores the role of a significant yet elusive feature of the French landscape in literature, philosophy, and art.

What does it mean to love a landscape? Why do certain authors have a predilection for specific landscapes? Why might one be fascinated by a landscape in which one would never wish to live? How does the lay of the land fashion the form of the poem? How does the wind infuse the breath? In The Wind and th...(Read More)
 
 
Cavell on Film
Cavell on Film (May 2005)
William Rothman - Edited and with an introduction by


Stanley Cavell's most important writings on cinema, collected together for the first time in one volume.

This extensive collection offers a substantially complete retrospective of Stanley Cavell's previously uncollected writings on film. Cavell is the only major philosopher in the Anglo-American tradition who has made film a central concern of his work, and his work offers inspiration and new direct...(Read More)
 
 
Doing Philosophy at the Movies
Doing Philosophy at the Movies (March 2005)
Richard A. Gilmore - Author

Explores philosophical ideas through an examination of popular film.

Doing Philosophy at the Movies
finds the roots of profound philosophical ideas in the relatively ordinary context of popular, mostly Hollywood, movies. Richard A. Gilmore suggests that narratives of popular films like Hitchcock's Vertigo, John Ford's The Searchers, Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Coen Brothers' Far...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel's Theory of Imagination
Hegel's Theory of Imagination (October 2004)
Jennifer Ann Bates - Author

A comprehensive account of the role of the imagination in Hegel's philosophy.

Filling an important gap in post-Kantian philosophy, Hegel's Theory of Imagination focuses on the role of the imagination, and resolves the question of its apparent absence in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Jennifer Ann Bates discusses Hegel's theory of the imagination through the early and late Philosophy of Spirit lect...(Read More)
 
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