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The Split Time
The Split Time (August 2022)
Economic Philosophy for Human Flourishing in African Perspective
Nimi Wariboko - Author

Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.

The quest for economic development is arguably the most frustrating and tragic dimension of human existence in Africa. As its primary task, The Split Time constructs an economic philosophy from a tradition of thought that is indigenous to Africa, arguing that there are long-neglected resources within A...(Read More)
 
 
The Dialectics of Global Justice
The Dialectics of Global Justice (July 2022)
From Liberal to Postcapitalist Cosmopolitanism
Bryant William Sculos - Author

Draws on Marx and the first-generation Frankfurt School to make the case that cosmopolitanism must become a postcapitalist political theory.

The Dialectics of Global Justice uses a novel application of negative dialectical interpretation to offer an immanent and ethical critique of prominent theories of global justice (i.e., cosmopolitanism), including how these theories man...(Read More)
 
 
Unworkable
Unworkable (March 2022)
Delusions of an Imploding Civilization
Fabio Vighi - Author

Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.

Unworkable discusses the ongoing implosion of our globalized world from three distinct angles: the capitalist elimination of labor through technological automation, the dissolution of our shared social narratives, and the subtle imposition of an ...(Read More)
 
 
Literature and Skepticism
Literature and Skepticism (January 2022)
Pablo Oyarzun - Author

Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.

Literature and Skepticism links the skeptic attitude to the conditions of possibility in (modern) literature—in particular, the narrative form and the essay. Pablo Oyarzun proposes that narrative and the essay document the relationship between literature and skepticism in different b...(Read More)
 
 
Before Identity
Before Identity (February 2021)
The Question of Method in Japan Studies
Richard F. Calichman - Author

Aims to introduce a greater degree of theoretical rigor to the discipline of Japan studies as a whole.

Before Identity represents the first attempt to provide a comprehensive examination of the methodological ground of Japan studies. At its most basic level, the field presupposes the immediate empirical existence of an entity known as the “Japanese people” or “Japane...(Read More)
 
 
Hu Feng
Hu Feng (November 2020)
A Marxist Intellectual in a Communist State, 1930–1955
Ruth Y. Y. Hung - Author

A study of Hu Feng as a literary critic and a case study on how intellectual work can respond to political pressure.

In this book, Ruth Y. Y. Hung provides a study of Hu Feng (1902–1985) as a critic, writer, and editor within the context of the People's Republic of China's political ascendancy. A member of the Japanese Communist Party and the Chinese Communist Party, Hu rose to fame in the 1940s and became a representative...(Read More)
 
 
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education (February 2020)
From Riddles to Radio
Tyson E. Lewis - Author

A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.

Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education is the first comprehensive analysis of educational themes across the entirety of the critical theorist's diverse writings. Starting with Benjamin's early reflections on teaching and learning, Tyson E. Lewis argues that the aesthetic and cultural forms to which Benja...(Read More)
 
 
The Voice of Misery
The Voice of Misery (January 2020)
A Continental Philosophy of Testimony
Gert-Jan van der Heiden - Author

A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.

From analytic epistemology to gender theory, testimony is a major topic in philosophy today. Yet, one distinctive approach to testimony has not been fully appreciated: the recent history of contemporary continental philosophy offers a rich source for another approach...(Read More)
 
 
The Little Crystalline Seed
The Little Crystalline Seed (June 2019)
The Ontological Significance of Mise en Abyme in Post-Heideggerian Thought
Iddo Dickmann - Author

Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.

Mise en abyme is a term developed from literary theory denoting a work that doubles itself within itself—a story placed within a story or a play within a play. The term flourished in experimental fiction in midcentury France, having not only a strong imp...(Read More)
 
 
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura
Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura (March 2019)
Saladdin Ahmed - Author

Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.

We live today within a system in which state and corporate power aim to render space flat, transparent, and uniform, for only then can it be truly controlled. The gaze of power and the commodity form are capable of infiltrating even the darkest of corners, and often, we invite them into our most private spa...(Read More)
 
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