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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)
 
 
Desire of the Analysts
Desire of the Analysts (January 2008)
Psychoanalysis and Cultural Criticism
Greg Forter - Editor
Paul Allen Miller - Editor

Explores psychoanalytic approaches to cultural studies.

Why do we continue to desire psychoanalysis? What can this desire contribute to a vital cultural criticism? In Desire of the Analysts, these and other questions are addressed by leading contributors from a variety of fields, including Sharon Nell, Deneen Senasi, Kaja Silverman, Henry Sussman, Domietta Torlasco, Pierre Zoberman, and Slavoj Žiže...(Read More)
 
 
Of Irony and Empire
Of Irony and Empire (September 2007)
Islam, the West, and the Transcultural Invention of Africa
Laura Rice - Author

Examines the transformative power of irony in the creation of Muslim Africa.

Of Irony and Empire is a dynamic, thorough examination of Muslim writers from former European colonies in Africa who have increasingly entered into critical conversations with the metropole. Focusing on the period between World War I and the present, “the age of irony,” this book explores the political and symbolic invent...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
Historical-critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology
Historical-critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology (July 2007)
F. W. J. Schelling - Author
Mason Richey - Translator
Markus Zisselsberger - Translator
Jason M. Wirth - Foreword by

Appearing in English for the first time, Schelling’s 1842 lectures develop the idea that many philosophical concepts are born of religious-mythological notions.

Translated here into English for the first time, F. W. J. Schelling’s 1842 lectures on the Philosophy of Mythology are an early example of interdisciplinary thinking. In seeking to show the development of the concept of the divine Godhead in and thr...(Read More)
 
 
Friedrich Nietzsche on the Philosophy of Right and the State
Friedrich Nietzsche on the Philosophy of Right and the State (July 2006)
Nikos Kazantzakis - Author
Odysseus Makridis - Translated, with an introduction, notes and additional comments by

First English translation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s 1909 doctoral dissertation on Nietzsche.

This book represents the first English translation of Nikos Kazantzakis’s 1909 dissertation on Friedrich Nietzsche’s political and legal philosophy. Before Kazantzakis became one of the best-known modern Greek writers, he was an avid student of Nietzsche’s thought, discovering Nietzsche while studying la...(Read More)
 
 
Between Argentines and Arabs
Between Argentines and Arabs (December 2005)
Argentine Orientalism, Arab Immigrants, and the Writing of Identity
Christina Civantos - Author

Examines the presence of Arabs and the Arab world in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Argentine literature by juxtaposing works by Argentines of European descent and those written by Arab immigrants in Argentina.

Between Argentines and Arabs is a groundbreaking contribution to two growing fields: the study of immigrants and minorities in Latin America and the study of the Arab diaspora. As a literary and...(Read More)
 
 
Denial, Negation, and the Forces of the Negative
Denial, Negation, and the Forces of the Negative (December 2005)
Freud, Hegel, Lacan, Spitz, and Sophocles
Wilfried Ver Eecke - Author

FINALIST - 2006 Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic Scholarship presented by the Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association

A comprehensive account of denial viewed not only psychoanalytically but also philosophically.

It is often the case that painful truths emerge first in the form of denial; one needs to create distance from what is pain...(Read More)
 
 
Rhine Crossings
Rhine Crossings (May 2005)
France and Germany in Love and War
Aminia M. Brueggemann - Editor
Peter Schulman - Editor

Explores the unique and volatile relationship of these two nations and cultures over the past two centuries, as expressed in literature, film, and philosophy.

Rhine Crossings
explores the conflicts and resolutions that have characterized the relationship between France and Germany over the past two centuries. Despite their varying outlooks on life and style (the French esprit and the German wesen), and de...(Read More)
 
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