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An Unprecedented Deformation
An Unprecedented Deformation (May 2010)
Marcel Proust and the Sensible Ideas
Mauro Carbone - Author
Niall Keane - Translator

Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.

French novelist Marcel Proust made famous “involuntary memory,” a peculiar kind of memory that works whether one is willing or not and that gives a transformed recollection of past experience. More than a century later, the Proustian notion of involuntary memory has not been fully explored nor its implications understo...(Read More)
 
 
Heidegger's Neglect of the Body
Heidegger's Neglect of the Body (August 2009)
Kevin A. Aho - Author

Challenges conventional understandings of Heidegger’s account of the body.

Martin Heidegger’s failure to acknowledge the role of the body in his analysis of everyday human existence (Dasein) has generated a cottage industry of criticism from such prominent continental figures as Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Derrida, and Irigaray. In Heidegger’s Neglect of the Body, Kevin A. Aho suggests the...(Read More)
 
 
Logic as the Question Concerning the Essence of Language
Logic as the Question Concerning the Essence of Language (August 2009)
Martin Heidegger - Author
Wanda Torres Gregory - Translator
Yvonne Unna - Translator

Aims to transform logic into a reflection on the nature of language.

This first English translation of Logik als die Frage nach dem Wesen der Sprache, volume 38 of Martin Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe, contains novel ideas on logic and language that are important for anyone wishing to think beyond traditional views of language and logic. Based on student transcripts of Heidegger’s lectures and m...(Read More)
 
 
Sense and Finitude
Sense and Finitude (March 2009)
Encounters at the Limits of Language, Art, and the Political
Alejandro A. Vallega - Author

Takes Heidegger’s later thought as a point of departure for exploring the boundaries of post-conceptual thinking.

Sense and Finitude interrogates one of continental philosophy’s central insights: the temporality or finitude of philosophical thought. Juxtaposing the views of such philosophers as Plato, Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Gadamer, and Derrida on art, poetry, and non-Western cultures with t...(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 Death of Empedocles
The Death of Empedocles (October 2008)
A Mourning-Play
Friedrich Holderlin - Author
David Farrell Krell - Translated with introduction, notes, and analysis by

The definitive scholarly edition and new translation of all three versions of Hölderlin’s poem, The Death of Empedocles, and his related theoretical essays.

On the eve of his final odes and hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin composed three versions of a dramatic poem on the suicide of the early Greek thinker, Empedocles of Acragas. This book offers the first complete translation of the three v...(Read More)
 
 
Schelling's Dialogical Freedom Essay
Schelling's Dialogical Freedom Essay (October 2008)
Provocative Philosophy Then and Now
Bernard Freydberg - Author

Explores Schelling’s Essay on Human Freedom, focusing on the themes of freedom, evil, and love, and the relationship between his ideas and those of Plato and Kant.

With clarity and liveliness, Bernard Freydberg explores the major themes treated in Schelling’s final public work: freedom, imagination, the nature of God, indifference, and love. Freydberg also examines Schelling’s engage...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Facticity
Rethinking Facticity (May 2008)
François Raffoul - Editor
Eric S. Nelson - Editor

Examines the historical context and contemporary relevance of facticity.

The concept of facticity has undergone crucial transformations over the last century in hermeneutics and phenomenology, but it has not yet received the attention that it warrants. Following a suggestion by Merleau-Ponty that philosophy is not about essences but rather the facticity of existence, prominent philosophers examine the significance ...(Read More)
 
 
The Ends of Solidarity
The Ends of Solidarity (March 2008)
Discourse Theory in Ethics and Politics
Max Pensky - Author

An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.

Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory demands that human beings see themselves in relations of solidarity that cross national, racial, and religious divides. While his theory has won adherents across a spectrum of contemporary debates, the required vision of soli...(Read More)
 
 
Adorno
Adorno (October 2007)
The Recovery of Experience
Roger Foster - Author

Examines the role of experience within Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology.

In Adorno, Roger Foster argues that there is a coherent critical project at the core of Adorno’s philosophy of language and epistemology, the key to which is the recovery of a broader understanding of experience. Foster claims, in Adorno’s writings, it is the concept of spiritual experience that denotes ...(Read More)
 
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