Moments of Disruption
Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Transcendence Kris Sealey - Author
Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.
In Moments of Disruption, Kris Sealey considers Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Paul Sartre together to fully realize the ethical and political implications of their similar descriptions of human existence. Focusing on points of contact and difference between their writings on transcendence, identity, exist...(Read More)
A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life. Wonder and Generosity provides a fresh account of how the passions of wonder—based on accepting others’ differences—and generosity—based on self-respect and mutual respect—can supplement each other to establish an ethics and politics of respect for sexual and cultural differences. Drawing on the work of both historical and...(Read More)
A new reading of justice engaging the work of two philosophical poets who stand in conversation with the work of Martin Heidegger.
What is the measure of ethics? What is the measure of justice? And how do we come to measure the immeasurability of these questions? Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice situates the problem of justice in the interdisciplinary space between philosophy and poetry in an effort to explore t...(Read More)
Derrida and Joyce
Texts and Contexts Andrew J. Mitchell - Editor Sam Slote - Editor
All of Derrida’s texts on Joyce together under one cover in fresh, new translations, along with key essays covering the range of Derrida’s engagement with Joyce’s works.
Bringing together all of Jacques Derrida’s writings on James Joyce, this volume includes the first complete translation of his book Ulysses Gramophone: Two Words for Joyce as well as the first translation of the essay “Th...(Read More)
Explores ontological humility in the history of philosophy, from Descartes to contemporary gender and race theory.
Neither self-effacing modesty nor religious meekness, ontological humility is a moral and philosophical attitude toward transcendence—the unknown and unknowable background of existence—and a recognition and awareness of the contingency and chance that influence the course of our lives. It is a concept ...(Read More)
Essays on Beauvoir’s influences, contemporary engagements, and legacy in the philosophical tradition.
Despite a deep familiarity with the philosophical tradition and despite the groundbreaking influence of her own work, Simone de Beauvoir never embraced the idea of herself as a philosopher. Her legacy is similarly complicated. She is acclaimed as a revolutionary thinker on issues of gender, age, and oppression, but altho...(Read More)
The Call to Radical Theology
Thomas J. J. Altizer - Author Lissa McCullough - Edited and with an intro. By Lissa McCullough - Edited and with an introduction by David E. Klemm - Foreword by
The major death-of-God theologian explores the meaning and purpose of radical theology.
In The Call to Radical Theology, Thomas J. J. Altizer meditates on the nature of radical theology and calls readers to undertake the vocation of radical theology as a way of living a fully examined life. In fourteen essays, he explores how the death of God in modernity and the dissolution of divine authority have freed theology to bec...(Read More)
A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.
Modern interpreters of Plato’s Socrates have generally taken the dialogues to be aimed at working out objective truth. Attending closely to the texts of the early dialogues and the question of virtue in particular, Sean D. Kirkland suggests that this approach is flawed—that such concern with discovering external facts rests on modern ...(Read More)
The William Desmond Reader
William Desmond - Author Christopher Ben Simpson - Edited and with an intro. By Christopher Ben Simpson - Edited and with an introduction by John D. Caputo - Foreword by
Career-spanning selections from the writings of William Desmond.
Known especially for his original system of metaphysics in a trilogy of books published between 1995 and 2008, and for his scholarship on Hegel, William Desmond has left his mark on the philosophy of religion, ethics, and aesthetics. The William Desmond Reader provides for the first time in a single book a point of entry into his original and constructive ph...(Read More)