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Sleights of Reason
Sleights of Reason (February 2011)
Norm, Bisexuality, Development
Mary Beth Mader - Author

Demonstrates the dramatic interplay of elements that comprise the concepts of norm, bisexuality, and development.

A brilliant and original reimagining of sexuality, Sleights of Reason examines how concepts lend themselves to power/knowledge formations. Many contemporary French philosophers make incidental use of the notion of a ruse. Its names are legion: “duplicity,” “concealment,&rdqu...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Spirit
The Politics of Spirit (December 2010)
Phenomenology, Genealogy, Religion
Tim Murphy - Author

A critical look at the development of the phenomenological approach to the study of religion, revealing its evaluative and metaphysical concepts.

A penetrating critique of the dominant approach to the study of religion, The Politics of Spirit explores the historical and philosophical scaffolding of the phenomenology of religion. Although this approach purports to give a value-free, neutral description...(Read More)
 
 
Between Nihilism and Politics
Between Nihilism and Politics (October 2010)
The Hermeneutics of Gianni Vattimo
Silvia Benso - Editor
Brian Schroeder - Editor

Essays describe Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo’s unique and radical hermeneutic philosophy.

This is the first collection of essays in English that deals directly with the philosophy of Gianni Vattimo from a purely critical perspective, further establishing his rightful place in contemporary European philosophy. Vattimo, who first came to prominence as the translator of Gadamer’s Tr...(Read More)
 
 
Oedipus
Oedipus (October 2010)
The Most Crucial Concept in Psychoanalysis
Juan-David Nasio - Author
David Pettigrew - Translator
François Raffoul - Translator

2011 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

First English translation of Nasio’s groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

In this long-awaited book, Juan-David Nasio, one of France’s leading Lacanian psychoanalysts, argues that the Oedipus complex represents the core of psychoanalysis as well as the fundamental constitution of the human being. Defyin...(Read More)
 
 
Elemental Philosophy
Elemental Philosophy (September 2010)
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as Environmental Ideas
David Macauley - Author

Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.

Bachelard called them “the hormones of the imagination.” Hegel observed that, “through the four elements we have the elevation of sensuous ideas into thought.” Earth, air, fire, and water are explored as both philosophical ideas and environmental issues associated with their classical and perennial con...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination
Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination (September 2010)
Jennifer Ann Bates - Author

A study of moral self-consciousness in Hegel and Shakespeare.

In this fascinating book, Jennifer Ann Bates examines shapes of self-consciousness and their roles in the tricky interface between reality and drama. Shakespeare’s plots and characters are used to shed light on Hegelian dialectic, and Hegel’s philosophical works on art and politics are used to shed light on Shakespeare’s dramas. B...(Read More)
 
 
Objectivity
Objectivity (August 2010)
The Hermeneutical and Philosophy
Günter Figal - Author
Theodore D. George - Translator

Appearing for the first time in English, GünterFigal’s groundbreaking book in the tradition of philosophical hermeneutics offers original perspectives on perennial philosophical problems.

Figal has long been recognized as one of the most insightful interpreters working in the tradition of philosophical hermeneutics and its leading themes concerned with ancient Greek thought, art, language, and ...(Read More)
 
 
An Unprecedented Deformation
An Unprecedented Deformation (May 2010)
Marcel Proust and the Sensible Ideas
Mauro Carbone - Author
Niall Keane - Translator

Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.

French novelist Marcel Proust made famous “involuntary memory,” a peculiar kind of memory that works whether one is willing or not and that gives a transformed recollection of past experience. More than a century later, the Proustian notion of involuntary memory has not been fully explored nor its implications understo...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur (February 2010)
Improbable Encounters between Deconstruction and Hermeneutics
Eftichis Pirovolakis - Author

Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction.

Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics. Offering close readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on ...(Read More)
 
 
Spirit, the Family, and the Unconscious in Hegel's Philosophy
Spirit, the Family, and the Unconscious in Hegel's Philosophy (December 2009)
David V. Ciavatta - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2011 Biennial Book Prize, presented by the Canadian Philosophical Association

Investigates the role of family in Hegel’s phenomenology.

This original study of the role that family life plays in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and Philosophy of Right pays particular attention to Hegel’s characterization of the family as an uncon...(Read More)
 
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