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Catastrophe and Redemption
Catastrophe and Redemption (December 2013)
The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben
Jessica Whyte - Author

Offers a striking new reading of Agamben’s political thought and its implications for political action in the present.

Challenging the prevalent account of Agamben as a pessimistic thinker, Catastrophe and Redemption proposes a reading of his political thought in which the redemptive element of his work is not a curious aside but instead is fundamental to his project. Jessica Whyte considers his cr...(Read More)
 
 
In the Spirit of Critique
In the Spirit of Critique (December 2013)
Thinking Politically in the Dialectical Tradition
Andrew J. Douglas - Author

Offers a new perspective on the political significance of the Hegelian dialectical legacy.

Focusing on the critical postures of Hegel, Marx, and a series of twentieth-century intellectuals, including Sartre, Adorno, and C. L. R. James, this book explores what dialectical thinking entails and how such thinking might speak to the lived realities of the contemporary political moment. What is revealed is not a formal ...(Read More)
 
 
The Barbarian Principle
The Barbarian Principle (September 2013)
Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the Question of Nature
Jason M. Wirth - Editor
Patrick Burke - Editor

Essays exploring a rich intersection between phenomenology and idealism with contemporary relevance.

Toward the end of his life, Maurice Merleau-Ponty made a striking retrieval of F. W. J. Schelling’s philosophy of nature. The Barbarian Principle explores the relationship between these two thinkers on this topic, opening up a dialogue with contemporary philosophical and ecological significance that...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice
Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice (May 2013)
Holderlin-Heidegger-Celan
Charles Bambach - Author

A new reading of justice engaging the work of two philosophical poets who stand in conversation with the work of Martin Heidegger.

What is the measure of ethics? What is the measure of justice? And how do we come to measure the immeasurability of these questions? Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice situates the problem of justice in the interdisciplinary space between philosophy and poetry in an ef...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Plato
The Other Plato (December 2012)
The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato's Inner-Academic Teachings
Dmitri Nikulin - Editor

Collected writings on Plato’s unwritten teachings.

Offering a provocative alternative to the dominant approaches of Plato scholarship, the Tübingen School suggests that the dialogues do not tell the full story of Plato’s philosophical teachings. Texts and fragments by his students and their followers—most famously Aristotle’s Physics—point to an “unwritten doct...(Read More)
 
 
The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues
The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues (November 2012)
Sean D. Kirkland - Author

2013 Symposium Book Award, presented by the Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.

Modern interpreters of Plato’s Socrates have generally taken the dialogues to be aimed at working out objective truth. Attending closely to the texts of the early dialogues and the que...(Read More)
 
 
The Closed Commercial State
The Closed Commercial State (June 2012)
J. G. Fichte - Author
Anthony Curtis Adler - Translated, notes, interpretive essay

Critical scholarly edition of J. G. Fichte’s Closed Commercial State.

Appearing for the first time in a complete English translation, The Closed Commercial State represents the most sustained attempt of J. G. Fichte, the famed author of The Doctrine of Science, to apply idealistic philosophy to political economy. In the accompanying interpretive essay, Anthony Curtis Adler challenges the c...(Read More)
 
 
David Hume
David Hume (June 2012)
Platonic Philosopher, Continental Ancestor
Bernard Freydberg - Author

An original, rigorous, and daring reappraisal and recategorization of David Hume.

In the first book of its kind, Bernard Freydberg places David Hume firmly in the tradition of the Platonic dialogues, and regards him as a proper ancestor of contemporary continental philosophy. Although Hume is largely confined to his historical context within British Empiricism, his skepticism resonates with the Socratic Ignorance ...(Read More)
 
 
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (June 2012)
Philosophical Writings
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg - Author
Steven Tester - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

The definitive scholarly edition of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s philosophical aphorisms.

Admired by philosophers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Freud, Benjamin, and Wittgenstein, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799) is known to the English-speaking world mostly as a satirist. An eminent experimental physicist and mathematician, Lichtenberg was knowledgeable about the philosophical v...(Read More)
 
 
Utopia of Understanding
Utopia of Understanding (May 2012)
Between Babel and Auschwitz
Donatella Ester Di Cesare - Author
Niall Keane - Translator

A hermeneutics of language after Auschwitz.

Speaking and understanding can both be thought of as forms of translation, and in this way every speaker is an exile in language—even in one's mother tongue. Drawing from the philosophical hermeneutics of Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer, the testimonies of the German Jews and their relation with the German language, Jacques Derrida’s confrontation wi...(Read More)
 
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