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Rumi's Mystical Design
Rumi's Mystical Design (October 2009)
Reading the Mathnawi, Book One
Seyed Ghahreman Safavi - Author
Simon Weightman - Author
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.

This landmark book reveals the structure of Rumī’s thirteenth-century classic, the Mathnawī. A beloved collection of 25,000 picturesque, alliterative verses full of anecdotes and parables on what appear to be loosel...(Read More)
 
 
Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales (March 2009)
A New History
Ruth B. Bottigheimer - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.

Where did Cinderella come from? Puss in Boots? Rapunzel? The origins of fairy tales are looked at in a new way in these highly engaging pages. Conventional wisdom holds that fairy tales originated in the oral traditions of peasants...(Read More)
 
 
Sense and Finitude
Sense and Finitude (March 2009)
Encounters at the Limits of Language, Art, and the Political
Alejandro A. Vallega - Author

Takes Heidegger’s later thought as a point of departure for exploring the boundaries of post-conceptual thinking.

Sense and Finitude interrogates one of continental philosophy’s central insights: the temporality or finitude of philosophical thought. Juxtaposing the views of such philosophers as Plato, Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Gadamer, and Derrida on art, poetry, and non-Western cultures with t...(Read More)
 
 
The Wound and the Witness
The Wound and the Witness (February 2009)
The Rhetoric of Torture
Jennifer R. Ballengee - Author

Explores the rhetorical functions of torture and the witnessing of torture in both classical texts and contemporary contexts.

The Wound and the Witness offers a historically grounded approach to an urgent contemporary problem: the persistence of torture in Western culture. Drawing upon ancient Greek and Roman texts, as well as contemporary media events, Jennifer R. Ballengee explores the spectacle of torture...(Read More)
 
 
Otherwise Occupied
Otherwise Occupied (November 2008)
Pedagogies of Alterity and the Brahminization of Theory
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.

Tracing the historical development of recent identity-based trends in literary theory to their roots in structuralism, Dorothy M. Figueira questions the extent to which theories and pedagogies of alterity have actually enabled us to engage the Other. She tracks academic attempts to deal with alterity from the...(Read More)
 
 
The Gita within Walden
The Gita within Walden (November 2008)
Paul Friedrich - Author

Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.

This book explores and interprets the myriad connections between two spiritual classics, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and the Bhagavad-Gita. Evidence shows that Thoreau took the Gita with him when he moved to Walden Pond, and the books have much in common, touching on ultimate ethical and met...(Read More)
 
 
Disciplining the Holocaust
Disciplining the Holocaust (October 2008)
Karyn Ball - Author

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

Disciplining the Holocaust examines critics’ efforts to defend a rigorous and morally appropriate image of the Holocaust. Rather than limiting herself to polemics about the “proper” approach to traumatic history, Karyn Ball explores recent trends in intellectual history that g...(Read More)

 
 
Jacques Derrida's Ghost
Jacques Derrida's Ghost (October 2008)
A Conjuration
David Appelbaum - Author

A spirited reading of Derrida’s view of ethics as transcendental and performative.

In Jacques Derrida’s Ghost, David Appelbaum explores three of Derrida’s favorite themes: the other, death, and the work of mourning. He shows how Derrida’s unique philosophy, mindful of ghosts, proposes a respectful attitude toward otherness—whether the “other” be corporeal or indeed ...(Read More)

 
 
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters (August 2008)
Transcendental Experience and the Thought of the Virtual
Valentine Moulard-Leonard - Author

Explores the continuities and discontinuities in the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.

Bergson-Deleuze Encounters sheds light on the intricate bond between French philosophers Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze. It explores the major diffraction between the two thinkers, conveys a sense of the irreducible originality of Deleuze’s thought, and offers a detailed account of Ber...(Read More)

 
 
Singing Krishna
Singing Krishna (March 2008)
Sound Becomes Sight in Paramanand's Poetry
A. Whitney Sanford - Author

Introduces Paramānand, one of India’s poet-saints, his work, and this work’s use in ritual.

Singing Krishna introduces Paramānand, one of north India’s greatest medieval poet-saints, whose poetry has been sung from the sixteenth century to the present in ritual service to the Hindu deity Krishna. A. Whitney Sanford examines how hearing Paramānand’s poetry in ritual contex...(Read More)
 
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