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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)
 
 
Such a Deathly Desire
Such a Deathly Desire (August 2007)
Pierre Klossowski - Author
Russell Ford - Translation and afterword by

Provocative essays on language, literature, and the aesthetics of embodiment.

Shocking, brilliant, and eccentric, the French author, translator, and artist Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001) exerted a profound effect on French intellectual culture throughout the twentieth century. The older brother of the painter Balthus, secretary to the novelist André Gide, friend to Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot, ...(Read More)
 
 
Sartre and Adorno
Sartre and Adorno (August 2007)
The Dialectics of Subjectivity
David Sherman - Author

Systematic comparison of Sartre and Adorno that focuses on their theories of the subject.

Focusing on the notion of the subject in Sartre’s and Adorno’s philosophies, David Sherman argues that they offer complementary accounts of the subject that circumvent the excesses of its classical formation, yet are sturdy enough to support a concept of political agency, which is lacking in both poststructuralism a...(Read More)
 
 
Ellipsis
Ellipsis (July 2007)
Of Poetry and the Experience of Language after Heidegger, Holderlin, and Blanchot
William S. Allen - Author

Examines poetic language in the work of Heidegger, Hölderlin, and Blanchot.

What is the nature of poetic language when its experience involves an encounter with finitude; with failure, loss, and absence? For Martin Heidegger this experience is central to any thinking that would seek to articulate the meaning of being, but for Friedrich Hölderlin and Maurice Blanchot it is a mark of the tragic and unanswera...(Read More)
 
 
Historical-critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology
Historical-critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology (July 2007)
F. W. J. Schelling - Author
Mason Richey - Translator
Markus Zisselsberger - Translator
Jason M. Wirth - Foreword by

Appearing in English for the first time, Schelling’s 1842 lectures develop the idea that many philosophical concepts are born of religious-mythological notions.

Translated here into English for the first time, F. W. J. Schelling’s 1842 lectures on the Philosophy of Mythology are an early example of interdisciplinary thinking. In seeking to show the development of the concept of the divine Godhead in and thr...(Read More)
 
 
The Grounding of Positive Philosophy
The Grounding of Positive Philosophy (July 2007)
The Berlin Lectures
F. W. J. Schelling - Author
Bruce Matthews - Translated with an introduction and notes by

The first English translation of Schelling’s final “existential system.”

The Berlin lectures in The Grounding of Positive Philosophy, appearing here for the first time in English, advance Schelling’s final “existential system” as an alternative to modernity’s reduction of philosophy to a purely formal science of reason. The onetime protégé of Fichte and...(Read More)
 
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