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The Heidegger Change
The Heidegger Change (December 2011)
On the Fantastic in Philosophy
Catherine Malabou - Author
Peter Skafish - Translator

Elaborates the author’s conception of plasticity by proposing a new way of thinking through Heidegger’s writings on change.

Behind Martin Heidegger’s question of Being lies another one not yet sufficiently addressed in continental philosophy: change. Catherine Malabou, one of France’s most inventive contemporary philosophers, explores this topic in the writings of Heidegger through the the...(Read More)
 
 
Guilty
Guilty (January 2011)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translation and introduction by

A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.

Guilty is a searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship. It takes the form of a diary, recording the earliest days of World War II and the Nazi occupation of France, but this is no ordinary day book: it rec...(Read More)
 
 
Oedipus
Oedipus (October 2010)
The Most Crucial Concept in Psychoanalysis
Juan-David Nasio - Author
David Pettigrew - Translator
François Raffoul - Translator

2011 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

First English translation of Nasio’s groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

In this long-awaited book, Juan-David Nasio, one of France’s leading Lacanian psychoanalysts, argues that the Oedipus complex represents the core of psychoanalysis as well as the fundamental constitution of the human being. Defyin...(Read More)
 
 
The Obsessions of Georges Bataille
The Obsessions of Georges Bataille (October 2009)
Community and Communication
Andrew J. Mitchell - Editor
Jason Kemp Winfree - Editor

Considers Bataille’s work from an explicitly philosophical perspective.

Featuring a new translation of Jean-Luc Nancy’s “Confronted Community” and three essays by Bataille on community and communication available here in English for the first time, The Obsessions of Georges Bataille offers an indispensable account of Bataille’s work. Despite the influence of Bataille on French con...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy
Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy (July 2009)
Transforming the Tradition
Bernard Flynn - Editor
Wayne J. Froman - Editor
Robert Vallier - Editor

Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty is arguably the preeminent French philosopher of the last century, and interest in his thought is growing exponentially. This volume celebrates and interrogates the thought of Merleau-Ponty by drawing upon both classic and state-of-the-art assessments, some available in English here for the first time. The result is an...(Read More)
 
 
French Interpretations of Heidegger
French Interpretations of Heidegger (October 2008)
An Exceptional Reception
David Pettigrew - Editor
François Raffoul - Editor

A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.
French Interpretations of Heidegger undertakes a philosophical engagement with the work of the most significant and creative figures involved in the reception of Heidegger in France. The essays address those thinkers who have been influenced by Heidegger’s thought and have interpreted it in remarkable w...(Read More)
 
 
Before the Voice of Reason
Before the Voice of Reason (September 2008)
Echoes of Responsibility in Merleau-Ponty's Ecology and Levinas's Ethics
David Michael Kleinberg-Levin - Author

Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

Before the Voice of Reason is a phenomenological critique of reason grounded in our experience of the voices that already address us and summon us prior to the emergence of the voice of reason. In part one, David Michael Kleinberg-Levin explores the voices of nature and draws on Merleau-Ponty’s ...(Read More)

 
 
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters (August 2008)
Transcendental Experience and the Thought of the Virtual
Valentine Moulard-Leonard - Author

Explores the continuities and discontinuities in the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.

Bergson-Deleuze Encounters sheds light on the intricate bond between French philosophers Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze. It explores the major diffraction between the two thinkers, conveys a sense of the irreducible originality of Deleuze’s thought, and offers a detailed account of Ber...(Read More)

 
 
The Creation of the World or Globalization
The Creation of the World or Globalization (March 2007)
Jean-Luc Nancy - Author
François Raffoul - Translation and introduction by
David Pettigrew - Translation and introduction by

Philosophical reflections on the phenomenon of globalization.

Appearing in English for the first time, Jean-Luc Nancy’s 2002 book reflects on globalization and its impact on our being-in-the-world. Developing a contrast in the French language between two terms that are usually synonymous, or that are used interchangeably, namely globalisation (globalization) and mondialisation (world-formin...(Read More)
 
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