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Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking
Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking (August 2012)
Expositions of World, Ontology, Politics, and Sense
Peter Gratton - Editor
Marie-Eve Morin - Editor

Wide-ranging essays on Jean-Luc Nancy’s thought.

Jean-Luc Nancy is one of the leading voices in European philosophy of the last thirty years, and he has influenced a range of fields, including theology, aesthetics, and political theory. This volume offers the widest and most up-to-date responses to his work, oriented by the themes of world, finitude, and sense, with attention also given to his recent proje...(Read More)
 
 
A Psychoanalyst on the Couch
A Psychoanalyst on the Couch (July 2012)
Juan-David Nasio - Author
Stephanie Grace Schull - Translator
François Raffoul - Edited and with a preface by
David Pettigrew - Edited and with a preface by

An interview with Juan-David Nasio.

In A Psychoanalyst on the Couch, we find the noted psychoanalyst and Lacan commentator Juan-David Nasio on the analyst’s couch himself. In the interview that makes up this book, he provides insight into his forty-year career as a writer and practitioner, elaborating on Freudian and Lacanian concepts important to his work and reflecting on broad issues related t...(Read More)
 
 
The State of Sovereignty
The State of Sovereignty (June 2012)
Lessons from the Political Fictions of Modernity
Peter Gratton - Author

Considers the problems of sovereignty through the work of Rousseau, Arendt, Foucault, Agamben, and Derrida.

Following up on the fables and stories surrounding political sovereignty—once theological, now often nationalist—Peter Gratton’s The State of Sovereignty takes aim at the central concepts surrounding the post-9/11 political environment. Against those content to conceptualize what has been called the “soverei...(Read More)
 
 
The Intercorporeal Self
The Intercorporeal Self (June 2012)
Merleau-Ponty on Subjectivity
Scott L. Marratto - Author

An original interpretation of Merleau-Ponty on subjectivity, drawing from and challenging both the continental and analytic traditions.

Challenging a prevalent Western idea of the self as a discrete, interior consciousness, Scott L. Marratto argues instead that subjectivity is a characteristic of the living, expressive movement establishing a dynamic intertwining between a sentient body and its environment. He dr...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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