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The Vegetative Soul
The Vegetative Soul (August 2002)
From Philosophy of Nature to Subjectivity in the Feminine
Elaine P. Miller - Author

Rethinks the soul in plant-like terms rather than animal, drawing from nineteenth-century philosophy of nature.

The Vegetative Soul demonstrates that one significant resource for the postmodern critique of subjectivity can be found in German Idealism and Romanticism, specifically in the philosophy of nature. Miller demonstrates that the perception of German Idealism and Romanticism as the culmination of the philos...(Read More)
 
 
Heidegger and Practical Philosophy
Heidegger and Practical Philosophy (March 2002)
François Raffoul - Editor
David Pettigrew - Editor

Leading scholars address the ethical and practical dimensions of Heidegger's thought.

Heidegger has often been reproached for his alleged neglect of practical issues, specifically his "inability" to propose or articulate an ethics or politics. This book investigates the extent to which Heidegger's thought can be read as a crucial resource for practical philosophy and the articulation of an ethos for our time. Leading sch...(Read More)
 
 
Belief and Its Neutralization
Belief and Its Neutralization (February 2002)
Husserl's System of Phenomenology in Ideas I
Marcus Brainard - Author

The definitive commentary on Husserl's Ideas I.

Presenting the first step-by-step commentary on Husserl's Ideas I, Marcus Brainard's Belief and Its Neutralization provides an introduction not only to this central work, but also to the whole of transcendental phenomenology. Brainard offers a clear and lively account of each key element in Ideas I, along with a novel reading of Husse...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche, Metaphor, Religion
Nietzsche, Metaphor, Religion (October 2001)
Tim Murphy - Author

Presents a radically anti-foundationalist reading of Nietzsche's philosophy of religion.

Nietzsche argued that metaphor is at the basis of language, concepts, and perception, making it the vehicle by which humans interpret the world. As such, metaphor has profound consequences for the nature of religion and of philosophy. Nietzsche, Metaphor, Religion connects Nietzsche's early writings on rhetoric an...(Read More)
 
 
The Theory of Difference
The Theory of Difference (April 2001)
Readings in Contemporary Continental Thought
Douglas L. Donkel - Editor

Key readings by Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, Derrida and Irigaray.

Unlike other anthologies in continental thought, this book focuses on a specific issue—the theory of difference—as the most effective way to generate interest and understanding not only of the specific issue in question, but also of the deeper philosophical connections which constitute the historical fabric of a tradition. Presented her...(Read More)
 
 
Sensibility and Singularity
Sensibility and Singularity (March 2001)
The Problem of Phenomenology in Levinas
John E. Drabinski - Author

Establishes the importance of Husserl's phenomenology for Levinas's ethics.

Is Emmanuel Levinas a dismissive critic of Husserlian phenomenology, or an important member of its movement? The standard account of Levinas's work assumes his distance from Husserl. In opposition to this account, Sensibility and Singularity contends that Husserl was a vital, living resource for Levinas throughout his phi...(Read More)
 
 
A Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time
A Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time (January 2001)
Magda King - Author
John Llewelyn - Editor

An indispensable guide to the major work of one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers.

This is the most comprehensive commentary on both Divisions of Heidegger's Being and Time, making it the essential guide for newcomers and specialists alike. Beginning with a non-technical exposition of the question Heidegger poses--"What does it mean to be?"--and keeping that question in view, it gradually incre...(Read More)
 
 
Chiasms
Chiasms (September 2000)
Merleau-Ponty's Notion of Flesh
Fred Evans - Editor
Leonard Lawlor - Editor

Leading scholars explore the later thought of Merleau-Ponty and its central role in the modernism-postmodernism debate.

Some of the best interpretations and evaluations of Merleau-Ponty's innovative notions of chiasm and flesh are presented here by prominent scholars from the United States and Europe. Divided into three sections, the book first establishes the notion of the flesh as a consistent concept and unfolds the nuances of flesh...(Read More)
 
 
The Face of Things
The Face of Things (June 2000)
A Different Side of Ethics
Silvia Benso - Author

Engages Levinas and Heidegger on the provocative issue of an ethics of things.

Here's a book that dispels the traditional tendency of philosophy to ignore the alterity of things. Drawing on two major figures in the continental tradition--Levinas and Heidegger--author Silvia Benso engages them on the provocative issue of an ethics of things. She argues that Levinas advances an ethics without things, and Heidegger proffers a conception o...(Read More)
 
 
The Recalcitrant Art
The Recalcitrant Art (May 2000)
Diotima's Letters to Holderlin and Related Missives Edited and translated by Douglas F. Kenney and Sabine Menner-Bettscheid
David Farrell Krell - Author

Combines the techniques of fiction and nonfiction in order to tell the story of the love between Susette Gontard ("Diotima") and the poet Friedrich Hölderlin.

In this entirely unique approach to the life of Friedrich Hölderlin, The Recalcitrant Art combines the techniques of fiction and nonfiction as it examines the love between the poet and Susette Gontard (“Diotima”).
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