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Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki
Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki (May 2019)
Avram Alpert - Author

Explores how writers across five continents and four centuries have debated ideas about what it means to be an individual, and shows that the modern self is an ongoing project of global history.

In Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki, Avram Alpert contends that scholars have yet to fully grasp the constitutive force of global connections in the making of modern selfhood. Alpert argues that canonic...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Bergson
Beyond Bergson (April 2019)
Examining Race and Colonialism through the Writings of Henri Bergson
Andrea J. Pitts - Editor
Mark William Westmoreland - Editor
Leonard Lawlor - Foreword by

Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.

Building upon recent interest in Henri Bergson’s social and political philosophy, this volume offers a series of fresh and novel perspectives on Bergson’s writings through the lenses of critical philosophy of race and...(Read More)
 
 
Figures of Time
Figures of Time (February 2018)
Disjunctions in Modernist Poetry
David Ben-Merre - Author

Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.

Figures of Time proposes radically new ideas about the very poetic ground of culture. Presenting unique close readings of six modern poets—Wallace Stevens, W. B. Yeats, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and T. S. Eliot—David Ben-Merre brings recent theoretical questions about the rhetoric of...(Read More)
 
 
Failing Desire
Failing Desire (January 2018)
Karmen MacKendrick - Author

Draws on theology and queer theory to argue for the power of humiliating pleasures in a culture oriented very strongly to denying any enjoyment that is not about success.

Luckily for human diversity, we are perfectly capable of desiring impossible things. Failing Desire explores a particular set of these impossibilities, those connected to humiliation. These include the failure of autonomy in submission, of inward privacy...(Read More)
 
 
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The Afterlife of al-Andalus (November 2017)
Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives
Christina Civantos - Author

The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the Arab and Hispanic worlds.

Around the globe, concerns about interfaith relations have led to efforts to find earlier models in Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus). This book examines how Muslim Iberia operates as an icon or symbol of identity in twentieth and twenty-first century narrative, drama, television, and film from the...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Non-humanist Humanism
Toward a Non-humanist Humanism (September 2017)
Theory after 9/11
William V. Spanos - Author

Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.
In his book The End of Education: Toward Posthumanism, William V. Spanos critiqued the traditional Western concept of humanism, arguing that its origins are to be found not in ancient Greece’s love of truth and wisdom, but in the Roman imperial era, when those Greek values were adapted in the servi...(Read More)
 
 
New Forms of Revolt
New Forms of Revolt (June 2017)
Essays on Kristeva's Intimate Politics
Sarah K. Hansen - Editor
Rebecca Tuvel - Editor

Essays explore the significance of Julia Kristeva’s concept of intimate revolt for social and political philosophy.

Over the last twenty years, French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist Julia Kristeva has explored how global crises threaten people’s ability to revolt. In a context of widespread war, deepening poverty, environmental catastrophes, and rising fundamentalisms, she argues that a revival of inner ps...(Read More)
 
 
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love (November 2016)
Joseph E. B. Lumbard - Author

Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.

The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī changed the course of Persian Sufism forever, paving the way for luminaries such as Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. Yet he remains a poorly understood thinker, with many treatises incorrectly attr...(Read More)
 
 
The Tragedy of Philosophy
The Tragedy of Philosophy (September 2016)
Kant's Critique of Judgment and the Project of Aesthetics
Andrew Cooper - Author

Reframes philosophical understanding of, and engagement with, tragedy.

In The Tragedy of Philosophy Andrew Cooper challenges the prevailing idea of the death of tragedy, arguing that this assumption reflects a problematic view of both tragedy and philosophy—one that stifles the profound contribution that tragedy could provide to philosophy today. To build this case, Cooper presents a novel reading of Immanuel Kant&...(Read More)
 
 
On Nietzsche
On Nietzsche (December 2015)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Georges Bataille wrote On Nietzsche in the final months of the Nazi occupation of France in order to cleanse the German philosopher of the “stain of Nazism.” More than merely a treatise on Nietzsche, the book is as much a work of ethics in which thought is put...(Read More)
 
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