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Biodeconstruction (March 2018)
Jacques Derrida and the Life Sciences
Francesco Vitale - Author
Mauro Senatore - Translator

Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.

In Biodeconstruction,Francesco Vitale demonstrates the key role that the question of life plays in Jacques Derrida’s work. In the seminar La vie la mort (1975), Derrida engages closely with the life sciences, especially biology and evolution theory. Connecting this ...(Read More)
Germs of Death
Germs of Death (March 2018)
The Problem of Genesis in Jacques Derrida
Mauro Senatore - Author

An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.

Germs of Death explores the idea of genesis, or dissemination, in the early work of Jacques Derrida. Looking at Derrida’s published and unpublished work from “Force and Signification” in 1963 to Glas in 1974, Mauro Senatore traces the development of Derrida’s understanding of genesis both linguistically ...(Read More)
Statement on the True Relationship of the Philosophy of Nature to the Revised Fichtean Doctrine
Statement on the True Relationship of the Philosophy of Nature to the Revised Fichtean Doctrine (March 2018)
An Elucidation of the Former
F. W. J. Schelling - Author
Dale E. Snow - Translated with an introduction and notes by

Schelling’s 1806 polemic against Fichte, and his last major work on the philosophy of nature.

The heat of anger can concentrate the mind. Convinced that he had been betrayed by his former collaborator and colleague, Schelling attempts in this polemic to reach a final reckoning with Fichte. Employing the format of a book review, Schelling directs withering scorn at three of Fichte’s recent publications, at one point l...(Read More)
The Parthenon and Liberal Education
The Parthenon and Liberal Education (March 2018)
Geoff Lehman - Author
Michael Weinman - Author

Discusses the importance of the early history of Greek mathematics to education and civic life through a study of the Parthenon and dialogues of Plato.

The Parthenon and Liberal Education seeks to restore the study of mathematics to its original place of prominence in the liberal arts. To build this case, Geoff Lehman and Michael Weinman turn to Philolaus, a near contemporary of Socrates. The authors demonstrate the influ...(Read More)
Aristotle on God's Life-Generating Power and on Pneuma as Its Vehicle
Aristotle on God's Life-Generating Power and on Pneuma as Its Vehicle (February 2018)
Abraham P. Bos - Author

Proposes an innovative rethinking of Aristotle’s work as a system that integrates his theology with his doctrine of reproduction and life.

In this deep rethinking of Aristotle’s work, Abraham P. Bos argues that scholarship on Aristotle’s philosophy has erred since antiquity in denying the connection between his theology and his doctrine of reproduction and life in the earthly sphere. Beginning with an analysis ...(Read More)
Inheritance in Psychoanalysis
Inheritance in Psychoanalysis (February 2018)
Joel Goldbach - Editor
James A. Godley - Editor

Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.

In contrast to the way inheritance is understood in scientific discourse and culture more broadly, inheritance in psychoanalysis is a paradox. Although it’s impossible, strictly speaking, for the unconscious to be inherited, this volume demonstrates how the concept of inheritance can occasion a rich reassessment and rein...(Read More)
Lessing and the Enlightenment
Lessing and the Enlightenment (February 2018)
His Philosophy of Religion and Its Relation to Eighteenth-Century Thought
Henry E. Allison - Author

A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.

Although only one aspect of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s diverse oeuvre, his religious thought had a significant influence on thinkers such as Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and present-day liberal Protestant theologians. His thought is particularly difficult to assess, however, because it is found largely in a series of essays, reviews, critical studies, polemical writi...(Read More)
Mystery 101
Mystery 101 (February 2018)
An Introduction to the Big Questions and the Limits of Human Knowledge
Richard H. Jones - Author

Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.

Offering readers much to ponder, Richard H. Jones approaches the “big questions” of philosophy such as the nature of reality, consciousness, free will, the existence of God, and the meaning of life not by weighing the merits of leading arguments in these debates, but instead by questioning the extent to which we are even in a position t...(Read More)
The Last Fortress of Metaphysics
The Last Fortress of Metaphysics (February 2018)
Jacques Derrida and the Deconstruction of Architecture
Francesco Vitale - Author
Mauro Senatore - Translator

Examines the relationship of Derrida’s writings on architecture to his methodology of deconstruction and to deconstrutivism in architecture.

Between 1984 and 1994 Jacques Derrida wrote and spoke a great deal about architecture both in his academic work and in connection with a number of particular building projects around the world. He engaged significantly with the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenma...(Read More)
The Tragedy of Optimism
The Tragedy of Optimism (February 2018)
Writings on Hermann Cohen
Steven S. Schwarzschild - Author
George Y. Kohler - Editor

Complete collection of Schwarzschild’s essays on the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen.

Steven S. Schwarzschild (1924–1989) was arguably the leading expositor of German-Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen (1842–1918), undertaking a lifelong effort to reintroduce Cohen’s thought into contemporary philosophical discourse. In The Tragedy of Optimism, George Y. Kohler brings together all of Sch...(Read More)
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