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Recreating the World/Word
Recreating the World/Word (July 1992)
The Mythic Mode as Symbolic Discourse
Lynda D. McNeil - Author

This book combines interdisciplinary and comparatist approaches (anthropology, philosophy, psychology, and language) in the investigation of the mythic mode of thought and language in the post-Symbolist poets Arthur Rimbaud, Georg Trakl, Hart Crane, and Charles Olson. Part One covers the philosophical tradition from Gottfried Herder to Ernst Cassirer. Part Two includes close analytical readings of individual poems by these authors as they enact th...(Read More)
The Finitude of Being
The Finitude of Being (July 1992)
Joan Stambaugh - Author

"This book shows great insight into the main thrust of Heidegger's complex body of work, provides many clarifying examples, offers helpful parallels with the thought of other philosophers. And, perhaps most important of all, Stambaugh shows that her topic transcends narrow scholarly concerns, addressing the age-old and perennially vital question of the nature and limits of human knowledge and power.

"The author has a first-class reputation a...(Read More)
The Title of the Letter
The Title of the Letter (April 1992)
A Reading of Lacan
Jean-Luc Nancy - Author
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe - Author
François Raffoul - Translator
David Pettigrew - Translator

"I advise you to read a book called The Title of the Letter. It is with the greatest satisfaction that I have read it. I could not encourage its distribution enough. I can say, in a way, if it is a question of reading, that I have never been read so well..." --Jacques Lacan

This book is a close reading of Jacques Lacan's seminal essay, "The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud, " selected for t...(Read More)
The Banalization of Nihilism
The Banalization of Nihilism (February 1992)
Twentieth-Century Responses to Meaninglessness
Karen L. Carr - Author

"This book is an important contribution to the growing literature on nihilism and its role in contemporary culture. The commonalities the author demonstrates among such seemingly disparate thinkers as Nietzsche, Barth, and Rorty are illuminating, and I found especially intriguing her claim that Nietzsche and Barth are closer to one another than either is to Rorty." -- Donald A. Crosby, Colorado State University

After a historical and concept...(Read More)
The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism
The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism (December 1991)
Kant, Rawls, and Habermas
Kenneth Baynes - Author

"This is an outstanding contribution to the theory of justice. In addition to well-researched, lucid, and insightful accounts of its three principals, it offers far and away the best discussion available of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Rawls and Habermas. Baynes has provided us with an instructive example of how the usual, but often artificial divide between Continental and Anglo-American political theory can be successfully bridged, i...(Read More)
Ecological Literacy
Ecological Literacy (November 1991)
Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World
David W. Orr - Author

The most important discoveries of the 20th century exist not in the realm of science, medicine, or technology, but rather in the dawning awareness of the earth's limits and how those limits will affect human evolution. Humanity has reached a crossroad where various ecological catastrophes meet what some call sustainable development. While a great deal of attention has been given to what governments, corporations, utilities, international ag...(Read More)
Image and Ideology in Modern/Postmodern Discourse
Image and Ideology in Modern/Postmodern Discourse (October 1991)
David B. Downing - Editor
Susan Bazargan - Editor

"This book addresses a serious and 'hot' issue in culture studies. While it has been said that postmodern culture is 'dominated by images,' not much has been said about image and ideology, whereas much has been said about language and ideology. The topic of visual art and visuality in writing is obviously important. These essays fill this gap in the current published scholarship." -- David Shumway, Carnegie Mellon University

This book addr...(Read More)
The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People
The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People (August 1991)
Robert Inchausti - Author

"I think it is a powerful statement that deserves to be widely read and circulated. I could hardly be more enthusiastic about it. It hangs together compellingly and really does what it sets out to do." -- Maurice Friedman, San Diego State University

This book examines how the spiritual longings of ordinary people have shaped the most progressive political and cultural movements of the twentieth century and given birth to a new postmodern pe...(Read More)
Rebirth of Value
Rebirth of Value (February 1991)
Meditations on Beauty, Ecology, Religion, and Education
Frederick Turner - Author

"The best thing about this book is its living, stimulating power to arouse new thoughts about old issues. It has a tremendously broad sweep; from the Big Bang to the overcoming of Hamlet's Oedipus Complex and its significance for higher education and the future of the world. It is an audacious book --highly personal, a bit quirky, but full of vim and appeal. It offers what the author would call many 'brain rewards'." -- Frederick Ferre, Editor, <...(Read More)
Sacred Interconnections
Sacred Interconnections (April 1990)
Postmodern Spirituality, Political Economy, and Art
David Ray Griffin - Editor

This book shows the interconnections between postmodernism, religion, politics, economics, and art. It shows that the awareness of interconnectedness is at the center of the postmodern sensibility. Sacred Interconnections illustrates the rejection of the modern idea that these subjects can be discussed as separate disciplines.

While the term "postmodern" has been widely used for deconstructive, cynical, even nihilistic attitude, espe...(Read More)
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