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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)
 
 
Three Documentary Filmmakers
Three Documentary Filmmakers (March 2009)
Errol Morris, Ross McElwee, Jean Rouch
William Rothman - Editor

Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.

Film study has tended to treat documentary as a marginal form, but as the essaysin Three Documentary Filmmakers demonstrate, the films of Jean Rouch, Ross McElwee, and Errol Morris call for, and reward, the sort of criticism expected of serious works in any medium....(Read More)
 
 
Aesthetics of Anxiety
Aesthetics of Anxiety (January 2009)
Ruth Ronen - Author

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

What is the relation of anxiety to aesthetics? Aesthetics of Anxiety brings psychoanalysis into dialogue with aesthetics, providing provocative and original insights into aesthetic theory and experience. From Aristotle’s katharsis to the role played by pain and disgust in the aesthetics of the avant-garde, the notion of anxiety helps us u...(Read More)
 
 
The Problem of Free Harmony in Kant's Aesthetics
The Problem of Free Harmony in Kant's Aesthetics (November 2008)
Kenneth F. Rogerson - Author

A study of the first half of Kant’s Critique of Judgment.

In this book, Kenneth F. Rogerson explores the first half of Kant’s Critique of Judgment, entitled the “Critique of Aesthetic Judgment.” Rogerson provides an interpretation of arguably the most important issue in Kant’s aesthetic theory, namely, a free harmony of the imagination and understanding. He uses this interpre...(Read More)
 
 
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters (August 2008)
Transcendental Experience and the Thought of the Virtual
Valentine Moulard-Leonard - Author

Explores the continuities and discontinuities in the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.

Bergson-Deleuze Encounters sheds light on the intricate bond between French philosophers Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze. It explores the major diffraction between the two thinkers, conveys a sense of the irreducible originality of Deleuze’s thought, and offers a detailed account of Ber...(Read More)

 
 
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation (November 2007)
Robert E. Carter - Author
Eliot Deutsch - Foreword by

Explores how spiritual values are learned and mind and body developed through the practice of the Japanese arts.

It is through the practice of the arts, and not through rules or theory that moral and spiritual values are taught in Japan. Author Robert E. Carter examines five arts (or “ways” in Japan): the martial art of aikido, Zen landscape gardening, the Way of Tea, the Way of Flowers, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul
Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul (September 2007)
Transformative Aesthetics and the Practice of Freedom
Christa Davis Acampora - Editor
Angela L. Cotten - Editor

Explores the theme of aesthetic agency and its potential for social and political progress.

Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul explores innovative approaches to analyzing cultural productions through which women of color have challenged and undermined social and political forces that work to oppress them. Emphasizing art-making practices that emerge out of and reflect concrete lived experience, leading contributo...(Read More)
 
 
Such a Deathly Desire
Such a Deathly Desire (August 2007)
Pierre Klossowski - Author
Russell Ford - Translation and afterword by

Provocative essays on language, literature, and the aesthetics of embodiment.

Shocking, brilliant, and eccentric, the French author, translator, and artist Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001) exerted a profound effect on French intellectual culture throughout the twentieth century. The older brother of the painter Balthus, secretary to the novelist André Gide, friend to Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot, ...(Read More)
 
 
Words in Blood, Like Flowers
Words in Blood, Like Flowers (October 2006)
Philosophy and Poetry, Music and Eros in Holderlin, Nietzsche, and Heidegger
Babette E. Babich - Author

A philosophical exploration of the power that poetry, music, and the erotic have on us.

Why did Nietzsche claim to have “written in blood”? Why did Heidegger remain silent after World War II about his participation in the Nazi Party? How did Hölderlin’s voice and the voices of other, more ancient poets come to echo in philosophy? Words in Blood, Like Flowers is a classical expression of...(Read More)
 
 
Epochal Discordance
Epochal Discordance (September 2006)
Holderlin's Philosophy of Tragedy
Veronique M. Foti - Author

Examines the German poet Hölderlin’s philosophical insights into tragedy.

Friedrich Hölderlin must be considered not only a significant poet but also a philosophically important thinker within German Idealism. In both capacities, he was crucially preoccupied with the question of tragedy, yet, surprisingly, this book is the first in English to explore fully his philosophy of tragedy. Focusing on...(Read More)
 
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