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Figures of Simplicity
Figures of Simplicity (January 2011)
Sensation and Thinking in Kleist and Melville
Birgit Mara Kaiser - Author

A fascinating comparison of the work of Heinrich von Kleist and Herman Melville.

Figures of Simplicity explores a unique constellation of figures from philosophy and literature—Heinrich von Kleist,  Herman Melville, G. W. Leibniz, and Alexander Baumgarten—in an attempt to recover alternative conceptions of aesthetics and dimensions of thinking lost in the disciplinary narration of ae...(Read More)
 
 
Friedrich Schlegel and the Emergence of Romantic Philosophy
Friedrich Schlegel and the Emergence of Romantic Philosophy (April 2007)
Elizabeth Millan - Author

The origins of early German Romanticism and the philosophical contributions of the movement’s most important philosopher.

This book addresses the philosophical reception of early German Romanticism and offers the first in-depth study in English of the movement’s most important philosopher, Friedrich Schlegel, presenting his philosophy against the background of the controversies that shaped its emergen...(Read More)
 
 
The Birth of Novalis
The Birth of Novalis (February 2007)
Friedrich von Hardenberg's Journal of 1797, with Selected Letters and Documents
Bruce Donehower - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by
Novalis - Author
Friedrich von Hardenberg - Author

A frank and candid glimpse into the early life of the maturing poet.

Friedrich von Hardenberg, who later became known as the poet Novalis, kept a journal between April and July 1797 that captured his moods, thoughts, and observations following the death of his fifteen-year-old fiancée Sophie von Kühn and his dearly loved younger brother Erasmus. The journal’s short, day-to-day entries allow a frank...(Read More)
 
 
Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia
Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia (February 2007)
Das Allgemeine Brouillon
Novalis - Author
David W. Wood - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

The first English translation of Novalis’s unfinished notes for a universal science, Das Allgemeine Brouillon.

Novalis is best known in history as the poet of early German Romanticism. However, this translation of Das Allgemeine Brouillon, or “Universal Notebook,” finally introduces him to the English-speaking world as an extraordinarily gifted philosopher in his own right and shatter...(Read More)
 
 
Briefings on Existence
Briefings on Existence (March 2006)
A Short Treatise on Transitory Ontology
Alain Badiou - Author
Norman Madarasz - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

Explores the link between mathematics and ontology.

This book continues Alain Badiou’s project to posit an integral link between mathematics and ontology. Originally published as part of a trilogy in 1998, Briefings on Existence engages the ideas of Deleuze, Spinoza, Plato, Aristotle, and Kant and outlines how the philosophical inquiry into Being and existence converges with the possible world topology ...(Read More)
 
 
Alain Badiou
Alain Badiou (August 2005)
Philosophy and Its Conditions
Gabriel Riera - Edited and with an introduction by

An introduction to Badiou's philosophical thought and its implications for other humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.

There is little doubt that Alain Badiou is one of the most challenging and controversial figures in contemporary philosophy. This volume of essays brings together leading commentators from both sides of the Atlantic to provide an introduction to Badiou's work through critical studies of his ...(Read More)
 
 
The Face of Immortality
The Face of Immortality (November 2004)
Physiognomy and Criticism
Davide Stimilli - Author

Argues for a new kind of criticism, one that mediates between literal and allegorical modes of interpretation.

The literature on physiognomy—the art of studying a person's outward appearance, especially the face, in order to determine character and intelligence—has flourished in recent years in the wake of renewed scholarly interest in the history and politics of the body. Virtually no attention, however, ha...(Read More)
 
 
Idealism without Absolutes
Idealism without Absolutes (February 2004)
Philosophy and Romantic Culture
Tilottama Rajan - Editor
Arkady Plotnitsky - Editor

Extends the boundaries of Romantic culture from its pre-Kantian past to contemporary theory and beyond.

Idealism without Absolutes offers an ambitious and broad reconsideration of Idealism in relation to Romanticism and subsequent thought. Linking Idealist and Romantic philosophy to contemporary theory, the volume explores the multiplicity of different philosophical incarnations of Idealism and materialism, and sh...(Read More)
 
 
The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism
The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism (December 2003)
Manfred Frank - Author
Elizabeth Millan - Translator

Explores the philosophical contributions and contemporary relevance of early German Romanticism.

Often portrayed as a movement of poets lost in swells of passion, early German Romanticism has been generally overlooked by scholars in favor of the great system-builders of the post-Kantian period, Schelling and Hegel. In the twelve lectures collected here, Manfred Frank redresses this oversight, offering an in-depth expl...(Read More)
 
 
Disgust
Disgust (October 2003)
Theory and History of a Strong Sensation
Winfried Menninghaus - Author
Howard Eiland - Translator
Joel Golb - Translator

Examines this forceful emotion from philosophical, literary, and art historical perspectives.

"Disgust satiates." — Kant

"Writers only talk stench." — Kafka

"Disgust is the very fundament of social communication." — Bataille

Disgust (Ekel, dégoût) is a state of high ...(Read More)
 
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