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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, models us, but also imposes itself upon us. During the twentieth century, this system revealed how language can condemn one to a certain death. In...(Read More)
 
 
Language as Bodily Practice in Early China
Language as Bodily Practice in Early China (March 2018)
A Chinese Grammatology
Jane Geaney - Author

Challenges the idea held by many prominent twentieth-century Sinologists that early China experienced a “language crisis.”

Jane Geaney argues that early Chinese conceptions of speech and naming cannot be properly understood if viewed through the dominant Western philosophical tradition in which language is framed through dualisms that are based on hierarchies of speech and writing, such as reality/appearance and one...(Read More)
 
 
Borges, Second Edition
Borges, Second Edition (April 2014)
The Passion of an Endless Quotation
Lisa Block de Behar - Author
William Egginton - Translator
Christopher RayAlexander - With

Expanded edition with new chapters and updates to the translation and bibliography.

Borges cites innumerable authors in the pages making up his life’s work, and innumerable authors have cited and continue to cite him. More than a figure, then, the quotation is an integral part of the fabric of his writing, a fabric made anew by each reading and each re-citation it undergoes, in the never-ending throes of a w...(Read More)
 
 
Redeeming Words
Redeeming Words (November 2013)
Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald
David Michael Kleinberg-Levin - Author

Probing study of how literature can redeem the revelatory, redemptive powers of language.

In this probing look at Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz and the stories of W. G. Sebald, Redeeming Words offers a philosophical meditation on the power of language in literature. David Kleinberg-Levin draws on the critical theory of Benjamin and Adorno; the idealism and romantic...(Read More)

 
 
Essays on Hegel's Philosophy of Subjective Spirit
Essays on Hegel's Philosophy of Subjective Spirit (January 2013)
David S. Stern - Editor

The first English-language collection devoted to Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit.

Although Hegel considered his philosophy of subjective spirit to be of particular importance, it has been the focus of little present-day scholarship, particularly in English. Recent editorial work associated with the publication of a new edition of Hegel’s Gesammelte Werke and the discovery and...(Read More)
 
 
A Propos, Levinas
A Propos, Levinas (September 2012)
David Appelbaum - Author

Rejects Levinas’s argument for the preeminence of ethics in philosophy.

“Imagine listening at a keyhole to a conversation with the task of transcribing it, and the result may be a text similar to the present one.” — from Part I: Stagework

In a series of meditations responding to writings by Emmanuel Levinas, David Appelbaum suggests that a flawed grammar warrants Le...(Read More)
 
 
Theology within the Bounds of Language
Theology within the Bounds of Language (January 2011)
A Methodological Tour
Garth L. Hallett - Author

Explores the use of language in Christian theology.

In this wide-ranging work, Garth L. Hallett offers a guided tour through fundamental issues regarding the use of language in theology. His preliminary discussions—on language and thought, language and truth, the authority of language, making sense, the relationship between sense and possibility—prepare linguistic reflection on such topics as inferenc...(Read More)
 
 
Linguistic Philosophy
Linguistic Philosophy (March 2008)
The Central Story
Garth L. Hallett - Author

Explores the role language plays in the relationship between reality and utterance.

How much authority should language, the medium of communication, be accorded as a determinant of truth and therefore of what we say? Garth L. Hallett argues that, although never explicitly debated, this is the most significant issue of linguistic philosophy. Here, for the first time, he traces the issue’s story. Starting with r...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche and Paradox
Nietzsche and Paradox (October 2006)
Rogerio Miranda de Almeida - Author
Mark S. Roberts - Translator

Translated from the French, this book analyzes the paradoxes that fundamentally characterize Nietzsche’s philosophy and texts.

Newly translated into English, this book analyzes the paradoxical discourse that flows through and fundamentally characterizes Nietzsche’s writings. Examining Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy; Human, All Too Human; Beyond Good and Evil; On the Genealogy of Morals; a...(Read More)
 
 
Speaking from Elsewhere
Speaking from Elsewhere (October 2006)
A New Contextualist Perspective on Meaning, Identity, and Discursive Agency
Jose Medina - Author

Develops a contextualist view of identity, agency, and discursive practices.

In Speaking from Elsewhere, author José Medina argues for the critical and transformative power of speech from marginalized locations by articulating a contextualist view of meaning, identity, and agency. This contextualism draws from different philosophical traditions (Wittgenstein, pragmatism, and feminist theory) and crosses...(Read More)
 
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