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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 intricate character portraits, Michell...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida (November 2019)
Artistic Expression as Motor-Perceptual Faith
Adam Loughnane - Author

Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida in dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.

In Merleau-Ponty and Nishida, Adam Loughnane initiates a fascinating new dialogue between two of the twentieth century’s most important phenomenologists of the Eastern and Western philosophical worlds. Throughout the book...(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)
 
 
Reconciling Nature
Reconciling Nature (November 2019)
Literary Representations of the Natural, 1876-1945
Robert M. Myers - Author

Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.

Reconciling Nature maps the complex views of the environment that are evident in celebrated American novels written between the Centennial Celebration of 1876 and the end of the Second World War. During this period, which includes the Progressive era and the N...(Read More)
 
 
The Movement of Showing
The Movement of Showing (November 2019)
Indirect Method, Critique, and Responsibility in Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger
Johan de Jong - Author

Explores why Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger conceive of their thought as a “movement” rather than as a presentation of results or conclusions.

This book explores the idea shared by Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger that the value of their thought is not found in its results or conclusions, but in its “movement.” All three describe the heart of their work in terms of a pathway, development, or movement that see...(Read More)
 
 
Tuitions and Intuitions
Tuitions and Intuitions (November 2019)
Essays at the Intersection of Film Criticism and Philosophy
William Rothman - Author

Makes the case that philosophy has an essential role to play in the serious study of film.

William Rothman has long been considered one of the seminal figures in the field of film-philosophy. From his landmark book Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze, now in its second edition, to the essays collected here in Tuitions and Intuitions, Rothman has been guided by two intuitions: first, that his kind of film criticism is philosop...(Read More)
 
 
Waste Not
Waste Not (November 2019)
A Jewish Environmental Ethic
Tanhum S. Yoreh - Author

Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.

Bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, is considered to be an ecological ethical principle by contemporary Jewish environmentalists. Waste Not provides a comprehensive intellectual history of t...(Read More)
 
 
When I Am Italian
When I Am Italian (November 2019)
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?

“My ancestral Italian village in America was in Waterbury, Connecticut.” In this sentence, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the central question of this book: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s, Clapps Herman takes a complicated and ...(Read More)
 
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