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Militant Acts
Militant Acts (January 2019)
The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles
Marcelo Hoffman - Author

Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.

Militant Acts presents a broad history of the concept and practice of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century to the present. Radicals launched investigations into the conditions and struggles of the oppressed and exploited to stimulate their political mobilization and organ...(Read More)
 
 
Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness
Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness (January 2019)
David Chai - Author

Explores the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.

Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness offers a radical rereading of the Daoist classic Zhuangzi by bringing to light the role of nothingness in grounding the cosmological and metaphysical aspects of its thought. Through a careful analysis of the text and its appended commentaries, David Chai reveals no...(Read More)
 
 
Another white Man's Burden
Another white Man's Burden (December 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)
 
 
Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely
Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely (December 2018)
Melville, Moliere, Beckett
Angelica Nuzzo - Author

An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts.

In this book, Angelica Nuzzo proposes a reading of Hegel’s Logic as “logic of transformation” and “logic of action,” and supports this thesis by looking to works of literature and history as exemplary of Hegel’s argument and method. By examining Melville’s Billy Budd, Moli&e...(Read More)
 
 
The Poetry of Georges Bataille
The Poetry of Georges Bataille (December 2018)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.

Despite its relative rarity, and the condensed brevity of the poems themselves, poetry occupies a striking place in the literary and philosophical oeuvre of Georges Bataille. For Bataille, poetry had no meaning “except in the violence of revolt,” which it could attain “only by evoking the impos...(Read More)
 
 
Remnants of Hegel
Remnants of Hegel (November 2018)
Remains of Ontology, Religion, and Community
Félix Duque - Author
Nicholas Walker - Translator

An original philosophical exploration of the limits of Hegel’s thought.

In the preface to the second edition of the Science of Logic, Hegel speaks of an instinctive and unconscious logic whose forms and determinations “always remain imperceptible and incapable of becoming objective even as they emerge in language.” In spite of Hegel’s ambitions to provide a philosophical system that might transcend...(Read More)
 
 
The Asymptote of Love
The Asymptote of Love (November 2018)
From Mundane to Religious to God's Love
James Kellenberger - Author

Discusses the complexities and paradoxes of love as represented in the history of Western philosophy and Christianity.

In The Asymptote of Love, James Kellenberger develops a theory of religious love that resists essentialist definitions of the term and brings into conversation historical debates on love in Western philosophy and Christian theology. He argues that if love can be likened to a mathematical asymptote, which is a ...(Read More)
 
 
The Other in Perception
The Other in Perception (November 2018)
A Phenomenological Account of Our Experience of Other Persons
Susan Bredlau - Author

Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.

Drawing on the original phenomenological work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Edmund Husserl, Simone de Beauvoir, and John Russon, as well as recent research in child psychology, The Other in Perception argues for perception’s inherently existential significance: we always perceive a world and not just obje...(Read More)
 
 
Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom
Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom (October 2018)
Friedrich Schiller and Philosophy
María del Rosario Acosta López - Editor
Jeffrey L. Powell - Editor

Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.

This book seeks to draw attention to Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805) as a philosophical thinker in his own right. For too long, his philosophical contribution has been neglected in favor of his much-deserved reputation as a political playwright. The essays in this collection make two arguments. First, Schil...(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)
 
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