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Argentine Intimacies
Argentine Intimacies (November 2019)
Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890−1910
Joseph M. Pierce - Author

2020 Best Book in the Nineteenth Century Award, presented by the Nineteenth Century Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.

As Argentina rose to political and economic prom...(Read More)
 
 
Brute Force
Brute Force (November 2019)
Animal Horror Movies
Dominic Lennard - Author

Considers how dangerous beasts in horror films illuminate the human-animal relationship.

It’s always been a wild world, with humans telling stories of killer animals as soon as they could tell stories at all. Movies are an especially popular vehicle for our fascination with fierce creatures. In Brute Force, Dominic Lennard takes a close look at a range of cinematic animal attackers, including killer gorillas, sharks...(Read More)
 
 
Cinematic Skepticism
Cinematic Skepticism (November 2019)
Across Digital and Global Turns
Jeroen Gerrits - Author

Drawing on the film-philosophies of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze, argues that skepticism is an ethical problem that pervades contemporary film.

Because of its automatic way of recording reality, film has a privileged relation to the problem of skepticism. If early film theorists celebrate cinema for overcoming skeptical doubt about the power of human vision, recent film-philosophers argue that our postphotographic, digital...(Read More)
 
 
Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy
Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy (November 2019)
Steven Skultety - Author

Offers a careful analysis of how Aristotle understands civil war, partisanship, distrust in government, disagreement, and competition, and explores ways in which these views are relevant to contemporary political theory.

Do only modern thinkers like Machiavelli and Hobbes accept that conflict plays a significant role in the origin and maintenance of political community? In this book, Steven Skultety argues that Aristotle not on...(Read More)
 
 
Dancing with Sophia
Dancing with Sophia (November 2019)
Integral Philosophy on the Verge
Michael Schwartz - Editor
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens - Editor
Brian Schroeder - Foreword by
Ken Wilber - Afterword

Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory.

Dancing with Sophia is the first book of essays to focus on the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory. A metatheory that organizes first order theories and disciplines into higher order modes of knowing and insight needed to address the complexity of today’s world, integral theory has already impacted a wide range of d...(Read More)
 
 
Eckhart, Heidegger, and the Imperative of Releasement
Eckhart, Heidegger, and the Imperative of Releasement (November 2019)
Ian Alexander Moore - Author

Provides the first systematic interpretation of Heidegger’s relation to Eckhart, centering on the idea that we must release ourselves in order to know the truth.

In the late Middle Ages the philosopher and mystic Meister Eckhart preached that to know the truth you must be the truth. But how to be the truth? Eckhart’s answer comes in the form of an imperative: release yourself, let be. Only then will you be able to u...(Read More)
 
 
Genealogies of the Secular
Genealogies of the Secular (November 2019)
The Making of Modern German Thought
Willem Styfhals - Editor
Stéphane Symons - Editor

Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization, and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.

While the concept of secularization is traditionally used to define the nature of modern culture, and sometimes to uncover the theological origins of secular modernity, its validity is being questioned ever more radi...(Read More)
 
 
Ghost Fleet Awakened
Ghost Fleet Awakened (November 2019)
Lake George's Sunken Bateaux of 1758
Joseph W. Zarzynski - Author

Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.

In Ghost Fleet Awakened, Joseph W. Zarzynski reveals the untold story of a little-recognized sunken fleet of British warships, bateaux, from the French and Indian War (1755–1763). The story begins more than 250 years ago, when bateaux first plied the waters of Lake George, New York. Zarzynski enlightens readers ...(Read More)
 
 
Homer's Hero
Homer's Hero (November 2019)
Human Excellence in the Iliad and the Odyssey
Michelle M. Kundmueller - Author

Draws on Plato to argue that Homer elevated private life as the locus of true friendship and the catalyst of the highest human excellence.

Offering a new, Plato-inspired reading of the Iliad and the Odyssey, this book traces the divergent consequences of love of honor and love of one’s own private life for human excellence, justice, and politics. Analyzing Homer’s in...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism
Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism (November 2019)
The Matrixed Ontology
Rajiv Kaushik - Author

Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.

Merleau-Ponty says in his Institution and Passivity lectures that he wants to “consider criticism itself as a symbolic form” instead of doing “a philosophy of symbolic form.” This invites the possibility of an unconventional thought: If critical philosophy is a symbolic form, it cannot disclose its own limits and is, ...(Read More)
 
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