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Form and Reason
Form and Reason (August 1993)
Essays in Metaphysics
Edward Halper - Author

"Edward Halper's book Form and Reason is an unusual work of striking promise. Although it takes the form of a series of discussions of central arguments in Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche, Halper's work stands apart from typical scholarship in the field by calling into question not only the reigning interpretations of these seminal figures, but also the entire sweep of the prevailing orthodoxies in philosophy today, from analytic phil...(Read More)
 
 
Manners of Interpretation
Manners of Interpretation (August 1993)
The Ends of Argument in Literary Studies
Miguel Tamen - Author

"The literary and language theoreticians whom Tamen analyzes, together with the categories he devises in which to contain his discussion of hermeneutics, philology and how each attempts to limit its own potentiality for disagreement with its premises and methods, are all very apt and important to the current debates over literary theory. Over all, Tamen's familiarity with his field, with the original languages of the texts he uses, and his sheer cr...(Read More)
 
 
Remaining in Light
Remaining in Light (August 1993)
Ant Meditations on a Painting By Edward Hopper
John Taggart - Author

This is the first sustained, critical examination of the work of Edward Hopper, a major twentieth-century American painter. It is a sequence of meditations on his painting "A Woman in the Sun." Each meditation, informed by Derrida's conception of the supplement, is about both the painting and about the nature of the reading process.

"It is a compelling investigation of a 'problem' largely neglected by contemporary poets, critics, and theori...(Read More)
 
 
A Postmodern Reader
A Postmodern Reader (July 1993)
Joseph Natoli - Editor
Linda Hutcheon - Editor

Those who recognize that the concept of postmodernism is with us to stay and who meet the necessary responsibility of bringing it to our students will welcome this book. It is ample in its offerings; and from the point of view of the potential user, the convenience and utility of the collection are prime virtues.

"The mix is refreshing. The selections are both varied and representative; they touch on essential aspects of the topic and exhau...(Read More)
 
 
Dialectic and Narrative
Dialectic and Narrative (July 1993)
Thomas R. Flynn - Editor
Dalia Judovitz - Editor

Dialectic and narrative reflect the respective inclinations of philosophy and literature as disciplines that fix one another in a Sartrean gaze, admixing envy with suspicion. Ever since Plato and Aristotle distinguished scientific knowledge (episteme) from opinion (doxa) and valued demonstration through formal final causes over emplotment (mythos), the palm has been awarded to dialectic as the proper instrument of rational disc...(Read More)
 
 
Mysteries of Attention
Mysteries of Attention (July 1993)
James S. Hans - Author

"The Mysteries of Attention casts a complex argument in very readable terms. Its effort to situate literature in the midst of basic human concerns provides a very attractive alternative to several disabling contemporary habits of critical thought."-- Michael Anania, author of In Plain Sight: Obsessions, Morals and Domestic Laughter

"This book is Hans at his best. His work is evolving into a coherent oeuvre, even an ars poetic...(Read More)
 
 
Of the Sublime: Presence in Question
Of the Sublime: Presence in Question (July 1993)
Essays by Jean-Francois Courtine, Michel Deguy, Eliane Escoubas, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Louis Marin, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Jacob Rogozinski
Jeffrey S. Librett - Translator

"With its ruined castles and uncanny ghosts, the sublime has always been the secret truth of deconstruction, and indeed of post-structuralism in general. Hence it comes that these essays were first collected under the auspices of a series called 'L'Extreme contemporain.' Combining work by some of France's leading philosophers and by some of their most gifted students, it offers unique insights into the latest thinking about Schelling, Hegel, Nietz...(Read More)
 
 
Poetics, Speculation, and Judgment
Poetics, Speculation, and Judgment (July 1993)
The Shadow of the Work of Art from Kant to Phenomenology
Jacques Taminiaux - Author
Michael Gendre - Editor/translator

"Jacques Taminiaux has demonstrated his preeminence as a historian and philosopher of post-Kantian continental philosophy. In this book, he explicates the emergence of aesthetic judgment in Kant's thought, traces the theoretical provocation it provided for accounts in its wake in German Idealism, and finally, shows the effect of these considerations on developments in more recent accounts. To this end Taminiaux provides important readings of Schil...(Read More)
 
 
Imagination and Chance
Imagination and Chance (January 1993)
The Difference Between the Thought of Ricoeur and Derrida
Leonard Lawlor - Author

"It is a patient and well organized exploration of the nexus between hermeneutics and deconstruction as embodied in the works of Ricoeur and Derrida. It should serve as a guide to the differences between the two projects. This is a very topical subject and should be of wide interest." -- Richard E. Palmer, MacMurray College

"This is one of the best--most accurate and precise--texts on Derrida's work in particular that I have seen. The anal...(Read More)
 
 
Modernity and Authenticity
Modernity and Authenticity (January 1993)
A Study of the Social and Ethical Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Alessandro Ferrara - Author

"This book is an original analysis of the idea of authenticity in Rousseau's work in particular and in the tradition of modern ethics in general. It begins with an overview of the persistent critique by contemporary conservatives of the notion of authenticity. Ferrara succeeds in bringing out the relevance of Rousseau to current discussions of modernity and postmodernity. It also brings some initial clarity and coherence to an idea--authenticity--th...(Read More)
 
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