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What Is Enlightenment
What Is Enlightenment (July 2010)
Can China Answer Kant's Question?
Wei Zhang - Author

A cross-cultural work that reinvigorates the consideration of enlightenment.

What is enlightenment? Wei Zhang brings together the fabled consideration of enlightenment by Kant, his contemporaries, and modern respondents such as Habermas and Foucault with the question “What is Chinese enlightenment?” Kant and his peers began a discussion of the notion of enlightenment in the pages of the Berlini...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur (February 2010)
Improbable Encounters between Deconstruction and Hermeneutics
Eftichis Pirovolakis - Author

Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction.

Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics. Offering close readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on ...(Read More)
 
 
Sense and Finitude
Sense and Finitude (March 2009)
Encounters at the Limits of Language, Art, and the Political
Alejandro A. Vallega - Author

Takes Heidegger’s later thought as a point of departure for exploring the boundaries of post-conceptual thinking.

Sense and Finitude interrogates one of continental philosophy’s central insights: the temporality or finitude of philosophical thought. Juxtaposing the views of such philosophers as Plato, Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Gadamer, and Derrida on art, poetry, and non-Western cultures with t...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Thought
Images of Thought (February 2009)
Philosophical Interpretations of Carlos Estevez's Art
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.

Is philosophy hopelessly opposed to art? Images of Thought answers negatively, claiming that visual images can be used effectively to grasp complex thoughts, and philosophy can be deployed to deepen our understanding of art. Jorge J. E. Gracia provides philosophical interpretations of sevente...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Facticity
Rethinking Facticity (May 2008)
François Raffoul - Editor
Eric S. Nelson - Editor

Examines the historical context and contemporary relevance of facticity.

The concept of facticity has undergone crucial transformations over the last century in hermeneutics and phenomenology, but it has not yet received the attention that it warrants. Following a suggestion by Merleau-Ponty that philosophy is not about essences but rather the facticity of existence, prominent philosophers examine the significance ...(Read More)
 
 
Unquiet Understanding
Unquiet Understanding (September 2006)
Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics
Nicholas Davey - Author

Argues that Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics merits a radical reappraisal.

“This is the most enlightening introduction available to Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics. It redefines transcendence and translation in hermeneutical terms, but it goes substantially beyond this to offer an introduction to many other topics in philosophical hermeneutics.” — Richard E. Palmer, coedito...(Read More)
 
 
The Bodily Dimension in Thinking
The Bodily Dimension in Thinking (September 2005)
Daniela Vallega-Neu - Author

An ontology of bodily being featuring Plato, Nietzsche, Scheler, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and Foucault.

Daniela Vallega-Neu questions the ontological meaning of body and thinking by carefully taking into account how we come to experience thought bodily. She engages six prominent figures of the Western philosophical tradition—Plato, Nietzsche, Scheler, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and Foucault—and considers how...(Read More)
 
 
The Gathering of Reason
The Gathering of Reason (May 2005)
Second Edition
John Sallis - Author

This second edition of the author's classic study of Kant's First Critique includes a new preface and extensive afterword.

This second edition of The Gathering of Reason expands on John Sallis's classic study of Kant's First Critique. This study examines the relation of imagination to reason and to human knowledge and action in general. Moving simultaneously at several different hermeneutical levels, Sallis carri...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Understanding
Understanding Understanding (September 2003)
Richard Mason - Author

A study of the scope and limits of understanding.

How is understanding to be understood? Are there limits to understanding? What of importance, if anything, could lie beyond understanding? And do we need to understand knowledge before we can know about understanding? Richard Mason's argument is that a critical theory of understanding, modeled on past theories of knowledge, cannot be workable.

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Ricoeur's Critical Theory
Ricoeur's Critical Theory (February 2003)
David M. Kaplan - Author

The first book-length treatment of Paul Ricoeur's conception of philosophy as critical theory.

In Ricoeur's Critical Theory, David M. Kaplan revisits the Habermas-Gadamer debates to show how Paul Ricoeur's narrative-hermeneutics and moral-political philosophy provide a superior interpretive, normative, and critical framework. Arguing that Ricoeur's unique version of critical theory surpasses the hermeneutic philo...(Read More)
 
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