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Another Mind-Body Problem
Another Mind-Body Problem (June 2018)
A History of Racial Non-being
John Harfouch - Author

Demonstrates the profound overlap of philosophy’s mind-body problem and various racist doctrines found in thinkers ranging from Descartes to Kant.

The mind-body problem in philosophy is typically understood as a discourse concerning the relation of mental states to physical states, and the experience of sensation. On this level it seems to transcend issues of race and racism, but Another Mind-Body Problem demonstra...(Read More)
 
 
Anti-Music
Anti-Music (June 2018)
Jazz and Racial Blackness in German Thought between the Wars
Mark Christian Thompson - Author

Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.

Anti-Music examines the critical, literary, and political responses to African American jazz music in interwar Germany. During this time, jazz was the subject of overt political debate between left-wing and right-wing interests: for the left, ja...(Read More)
 
 
Immanent Frames
Immanent Frames (June 2018)
Postsecular Cinema between Malick and von Trier
John Caruana - Editor
Mark Cauchi - Editor

Explores a growing number of films and filmmakers that challenge the strict boundaries between belief and unbelief.

For some time now, thinkers across the humanities and social sciences have increasingly called into question the once-dominant view of the relationship between modernity and secularism, prompting some to speak of a “postsecular turn.” Until now, film studies has largely been silent about this developme...(Read More)
 
 
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable (June 2018)
Literary and Photographic Transcendence
David Patterson - Author

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.

Many books focus on issues of Holocaust representation, but few address why the Holocaust in particular poses such a representational problem. David Patterson draws from Emmanuel Levinas’s contention that the Good cannot be represented. He argues that the assault on the Good is equally nonrepresentable and thi...(Read More)
 
 
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato (May 2018)
Sara Ahbel-Rappe - Author

Argues that Socrates’s fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.

In this highly original and provocative book, Sara Ahbel-Rappe argues that the Platonic dialogues contain an esoteric Socrates who signifies a profound commitment to self-knowledge and whose appearances in the dialogues are meant to foster the practice of self-inquiry. According to Ahbel-Rappe, the elenchus, or ...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Gratitude
The Art of Gratitude (May 2018)
Jeremy David Engels - Author

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

In The Art of Gratitude, Jeremy David Engels sketches a genealogy of gratitude from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary self-help movement. One of the most striking things about gratitude, Engels finds, is how consistently it is described using the language of indebtedness. A chief purpose of this, ...(Read More)

 
 
The Essentialist Villain
The Essentialist Villain (May 2018)
On Leo Bersani
Mikko Tuhkanen - Author

The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.

Since his first publications in the late 1950s, Leo Bersani’s work has influenced numerous scholarly fields, from studies of French modernism and realist fiction to psychoanalytic criticism and film theory. It has occasionally helped precipitate the emerg...(Read More)
 
 
Atmospheres of Breathing
Atmospheres of Breathing (April 2018)
Lenart Škof - Editor
Petri Berndtson - Editor

Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing.

As a physiological or biological matter, breath is mostly considered to be mechanical and thoughtless. By expanding on the insights of many religions and therapeutic practices, which emphasize the cultivation of breath, the contributors argue that breath should be understood as fundamentally and comprehensively intertwined with hum...(Read More)
 
 
Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion
Reconfigurations of Philosophy of Religion (April 2018)
A Possible Future
Jim Kanaris - Editor

Explores the place and meaning of philosophy of religion in our current poststructuralist, postsecular, postcolonialist context.

This collection addresses, as it exemplifies, an identity crisis in contemporary philosophy of religion. It represents a unique two-way dialogue between philosophers of religion and scholars of religion and broaches issues pertaining to the philosophy of religion and the philosophical tradition, on th...(Read More)
 
 
The Vocation of Writing
The Vocation of Writing (April 2018)
Literature, Philosophy, and the Test of Violence
Marc Crépon - Author
D. J. S. Cross - Translator
Tyler M. Williams - Translator

Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.

Within the violence our societies must confront today exists a dimension proper to language. Anyone who has been through the educational system, for example, recognizes how language not only shapes and models us, but also imposes itself upon us. During the twentieth century, this system revealed how language can condemn one to a certain death...(Read More)
 
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