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The Tragedy of Philosophy
The Tragedy of Philosophy (September 2016)
Kant's Critique of Judgment and the Project of Aesthetics
Andrew Cooper - Author

Reframes philosophical understanding of, and engagement with, tragedy.

In The Tragedy of Philosophy Andrew Cooper challenges the prevailing idea of the death of tragedy, arguing that this assumption reflects a problematic view of both tragedy and philosophy—one that stifles the profound contribution that tragedy could provide to philosophy today. To build this case, Cooper presents a novel reading of Immanuel Kant&...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom from the Free Will
Freedom from the Free Will (September 2016)
On Kafka's Laughter
Dimitris Vardoulakis - Author

Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Many of Kafka’s narratives place their heroes in situations of confinement. Gregor Samsa is locked in his room in the Metamorphosis, and the land surveyor in The Castle is stuck in the village unable either to leave or to gain access to the castle. Dimitris Vardoulakis argues that Kafka constructs these plots of confinement in...(Read More)
 
 
Without the Least Tremor
Without the Least Tremor (May 2016)
The Sacrifice of Socrates in Plato's Phaedo
M. Ross Romero, SJ - Author

A reading of the death of Socrates as a self-sacrifice, with implications for ideas about suffering, wisdom, and the soul’s relationship to the body.

In Without the Least Tremor, M. Ross Romero considers the death of Socrates as a sacrificial act rather than an execution, and analyzes the implications of such an understanding for the meaning of the Phaedo. Plato’s recounting of Socrate...(Read More)
 
 
Lectures on the Theory of Ethics (1812)
Lectures on the Theory of Ethics (1812) (February 2016)
J. G. Fichte - Author
Benjamin D. Crowe - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

Lectures from the late period of Fichte’s career, never before available in English.

Translated here for the first time into English, this text furnishes a new window into the final phase of Fichte’s career. Delivered in the summer of 1812 at the newly founded University of Berlin, Fichte’s lectures on ethics explore some of the key concepts and issues in his evolving system of radical ide...(Read More)
 
 
Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence
Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence (January 2016)
together with "Have We Done with the Empire of Judgment?"
Rodolphe Gasché - Author

A reappraisal of deconstruction from one of its leading commentators, focusing on the themes of force and violence.

In this book, Rodolphe Gasché returns to some of the founding texts of deconstruction to propose a new and broader way of understanding it—not as an operation or method to reach an elusive outside, or beyond, of metaphysics, but as something that takes place within it. Rather than unr...(Read More)
 
 
The Flesh of Images
The Flesh of Images (October 2015)
Merleau-Ponty between Painting and Cinema
Mauro Carbone - Author
Marta Nijhuis - Translator

Highlights Merleau-Ponty’s interest in film and connects it to his aesthetic theory.

In The Flesh of Images, Mauro Carbone begins with the point that Merleau-Ponty’s often misunderstood notion of “flesh” was another way to signify what he also called “Visibility.” Considering vision as creative voyance, in the visionary sense of creating as a particular presence ...(Read More)
 
 
Ecstasy, Catastrophe
Ecstasy, Catastrophe (August 2015)
Heidegger from Being and Time to the Black Notebooks
David Farrell Krell - Author

Lectures on ecstatic temporality and on Heidegger’s political legacy.

In Ecstasy, Catastrophe, David Farrell Krell provides insight into two areas of Heidegger’s thought: his analysis of ecstatic temporality in Being and Time (1927)and his “political” remarks in the recently published Black Notebooks (1931–1941). The first part of Krell’s book focuses on He...(Read More)
 
 
Schelling's Practice of the Wild
Schelling's Practice of the Wild (July 2015)
Time, Art, Imagination
Jason M. Wirth - Author

Reconsiders the contemporary relevance of Schelling’s radical philosophical and religious ecology.

The last two decades have seen a renaissance and reappraisal of Schelling’s remarkable body of philosophical work, moving beyond explications and historical study to begin thinking with and through Schelling, exploring and developing the fundamental issues at stake in his thought and their contemporary ...(Read More)
 
 
Complicated Presence
Complicated Presence (June 2015)
Heidegger and the Postmetaphysical Unity of Being
Jussi Backman - Author

A synthetic assessment of Heidegger’s entire path of thinking as a radical attempt to thematize and rethink the fundamental notions of unity dominating the Western metaphysical tradition.
From its Presocratic beginnings, Western philosophy concerned itself with a quest for unity both in terms of the systematization of knowledge and as a metaphysical search for a unity of being—two trends that can be regarded as converging...(Read More)
 
 
Towards a Relational Ontology
Towards a Relational Ontology (June 2015)
Philosophy's Other Possibility
Andrew Benjamin - Author

An original philosophical account of relational ontology drawing on the work of Descartes, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Heidegger.

In this original work of philosophy, Andrew Benjamin calls for a new understanding of relationality, one inaugurating a philosophical mode of thought that takes relations among people and events as primary, over and above conceptions of simple particularity or abstraction. Drawing on the w...(Read More)
 
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