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Another white Man's Burden
Another white Man's Burden (October 2018)
Josiah Royce's Quest for a Philosophy of white Racial Empire
Tommy J. Curry - Author

Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.

Another white Man’s Burden performs a case study of Josiah Royce’s philosophy of racial difference. In an effort to lay bare the ethnological racial heritage of American philosophy, Tommy J. Curry challenges the common notion that the cultural racism of the twentieth century was more...(Read More)
 
 
Atomistic Intuitions
Atomistic Intuitions (October 2018)
An Essay on Classification
Gaston Bachelard - Author
Roch C. Smith - Translated and with an introduction by
Daniel Parrochia - Preface

An English translation of the French philosopher’s sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.

French philosopher Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) is best known in the English-speaking world for his work on poetics and the literary imagination, but much of his oeuvre is devoted to epistemology and the philosophy of science. Like Thomas Kuhn, whose work he anticipates by t...(Read More)
 
 
Phrase
Phrase (October 2018)
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe - Author
Leslie Hill - Translator

The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe (1940–2007) is widely acknowledged in his native France and in the English-speaking world as one of the most important philosophers of his generation and an exceptionally rigorous reader of Heidegger, Hölderlin, Benjamin...(Read More)
 
 
Storytelling
Storytelling (October 2018)
The Destruction of the Inalienable in the Age of the Holocaust
Rodolphe Gasché - Author

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

In Storytelling, Rodolphe Gasché reexamines the muteness of Holocaust survivors, that is, their inability to tell their stories. This phenomenon has not been explained up to now without reducing the violence of the events to which survivors were subjected, on the one hand, and diminishing the specif...(Read More)
 
 
Appreciating the Chinese Difference
Appreciating the Chinese Difference (September 2018)
Engaging Roger T. Ames on Methods, Issues, and Roles
Jim Behuniak - Editor

A wide-ranging exploration and critical assessment of the work of a major figure in Chinese and comparative philosophy.

In this volume, prominent philosophers working in Chinese thought and related areas critically reflect upon the work of Roger T. Ames, one of the most significant contemporary figures working in the field of Chinese philosophy. Through his decades of collaborative work in comparative methodology and cross-cultural i...(Read More)
 
 
Partial Truths and Our Common Future
Partial Truths and Our Common Future (September 2018)
A Perspectival Theory of Truth and Value
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.

In this book, Donald A. Crosby defends the idea that all claims to truth are at best partial. Recognizing this, he argues, is a necessary safeguard against arrogance, close-mindedness, and potentially violent reactions to...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking the Inexhaustible
Thinking the Inexhaustible (September 2018)
Art, Interpretation, and Freedom in the Philosophy of Luigi Pareyson
Silvia Benso - Editor
Brian Schroeder - Editor
Dennis J. Schmidt - Foreword by

Essays address the major themes of Pareyson’s hermeneutic philosophy in the context of his existentialist approach to personhood.

What if the inexhaustible were the only mode of self-revelation of truth? The question of the inexhaustibility of truth, and its relation to being and interpretation, is the challenge posed by the philosophy of the prominent Italian thinker Luigi Pareyson (1918–1991). Art, the inter...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and Right
Hegel and Right (August 2018)
A Study of the Philosophy of Right
Philip J. Kain - Author

An especially accessible introduction to Hegel’s moral and political philosophy.

In this book, Philip J. Kain introduces Hegel’s Philosophy of Right by focusing on disagreements, both with standard interpretations of his work and with Hegel himself. Arguing that Hegel’s justification for punishment ultimately fails, Kain shows how this failure brings into focus the inherent difficulties in justifying pun...(Read More)
 
 
Plato and the Body
Plato and the Body (August 2018)
Reconsidering Socratic Asceticism
Coleen P. Zoller - Author

Offers an innovative reading of Plato, analyzing his metaphysical, ethical, and political commitments in connection with feminist critiques.

For centuries, it has been the prevailing view that in prioritizing the soul, Plato ignores or even abhors the body; however, in Plato and the Body Coleen P. Zoller argues that Plato does value the body and the role it plays in philosophical life, focusing on Plato’s use of So...(Read More)
 
 
Steven Holl
Steven Holl (July 2018)
Making Architecture
Kerry Dean Carso - Author
Steven Holl - Author
Nina Stritzler-Levine - Author
Peter Olshavsky - Author
Sara J. Pasti - Author
Kristin Swan - Editor

Examines Steven Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through approximately one hundred models, related sketches and other studies created for nine recent projects.

This publication, and the exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art that it accompanies, investigates the architect Steven Holl’s unique process of making architecture, the foundation of which is drawing, almost always by han...(Read More)
 
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