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Body/Self/Other
Body/Self/Other (September 2017)
The Phenomenology of Social Encounters
Luna Dolezal - Editor
Danielle Petherbridge - Editor

Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.
Body/Self/Other brings together a variety of phenomenological perspectives to examine the complexity of social encounters across a range of social, political, and ethical issues. It investigates the materiality of social encounters and the habitual attitudes that structure lived experience. In particular, the contributors examin...(Read More)
 
 
Containing Community
Containing Community (October 2016)
From Political Economy to Ontology in Agamben, Esposito, and Nancy
Greg Bird - Author

Analyzes the role of community in the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Community has been both celebrated and demonized as a fortress that shelters and defends its members from being exposed to difference. Instead of abandoning community as an antiquated model of relationships that is ill suited for our globalized world, this book turns to the writings of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito...(Read More)
 
 
Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship
Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship (December 2014)
Suzanne Stern-Gillet - Editor
Gary M. Gurtler, SJ - Editor

Charts the stages of the history of friendship as a philosophical concept in the Western world.

Focusing on Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicureans, and early Christian and Medieval sources, Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship brings together assessments of different philosophical accounts of friendship. This volume sketches the evolution of the concept from ancient ideals of friendship a...(Read More)
 
 
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III (November 2010)
Dualism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of dualism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, III: Dualism provides an in-depth look at “dualism” in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in detailed and w...(Read More)
 
 
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I (October 2010)
Determinism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of determinism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, I: Determinism provides an in-depth look at “determinism” in the sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in det...(Read More)
 
 
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II (October 2010)
Reductionism
Richard E. Lee - Editor
Immanuel Wallerstein - Foreword by

A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of reductionism.

During the last few decades, the fundamental premises of the modern view of knowledge have been increasingly called into question. Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge, II: Reductionism provides an in-depth look at the debates surrounding the status of “reductionism” in the sciences, ...(Read More)
 
 
Bearing Witness to Epiphany
Bearing Witness to Epiphany (January 2009)
Persons, Things, and the Nature of Erotic Life
John Russon - Author

Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.

In this probing sequel to the popular and award-winning Human Experience, John Russon asks, “What is it to be a person?” The answer: the key to our humanity lies in our sexuality, where we experience the freedom to shape identities creatively in cooperation with another. With grace and philosophical rigor, Russon shows ...(Read More)
 
 
The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice
The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice (October 2008)
Ronald R. Sundstrom - Author

Considers the effects of the browning of America on philosophical debates over race, racism, and social justice.

This book considers the challenge that the so-called browning of America poses for any discussion of the future of race and social justice. In the philosophy of race there has been little reflection about how the rapid increase in the Latino, Asian American, and mixed-race populations affects the histo...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy and the City
Philosophy and the City (January 2008)
Classic to Contemporary Writings
Sharon M. Meagher - Editor

The definitive source book on philosophy and the city.

Using philosophical works from ancient Greece to contemporary times, Philosophy and the City demonstrates both why philosophy matters to the city and how cities matter to philosophy. The collection addresses questions that remain central to urban planning and everyday urban life, such as, What is a city? What does it mean to be a good citizen? By ...(Read More)
 
 
Convergence amidst Difference
Convergence amidst Difference (September 2004)
Philosophical Conversations across National Boundaries
Calvin O. Schrag - Author

Engages contemporary European thought on a variety of philosophical topics.

Calvin O. Schrag, one of America's leading philosophers, traverses the literal and metaphysical boundaries of Bulgaria, England, France, Russia, and the Czech Republic and offers a new examination of hermeneutics, phenomenology, subjectivity, and transnational identity. He presents his notion of rationality—transversal rationality—wi...(Read More)
 
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