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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 (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)
On the Study of Greek Poetry
On the Study of Greek Poetry (January 2001)
Friedrich Schlegel - Author
Stuart Barnett - Editor, translator and introduction by

Available for the first time in English, this study offers insights into the genesis of German Romanticism.

While ostensibly an examination of classical Greek poetry, Friedrich Schlegel's On the Study of Greek Poetry is a signal document in the development of German Romantic aesthetics. In it, Schlegel outlines the development of classical and post-classical cultures, showing clearly that an entirely new mode of c...(Read More)
Derrida and the Future of Literature
Derrida and the Future of Literature (September 1999)
Joseph G. Kronick - Author

Presented here is the fullest account to date of Derrida's unconventional understanding of literature and its importance to the development of a poststructural ethics. Kronick explains why Derrida has had such a great impact upon literary studies, and at the same time, he demonstrates how different Derrida's conception of literature is from the literary critic's. Focusing on such key topics as singularity, justice, law, aporia, and the event, this b...(Read More)
Manifesto for Philosophy
Manifesto for Philosophy (July 1999)
Alain Badiou - Author
Norman Madarasz - Editor, translator and introduction by

Contra those proclaiming the end of philosophy, Badiou aims to restore philosophical thought to the complete space of the truths that condition it.

“Alain Badiou’s work is a breath of fresh air in the ofttimes pious and romantic twentieth-century renderings of philosophy in which the latter seems to cover both everything and nothing. Delimiting and yet simultaneously radicalizing philosophy’s role, Badi...(Read More)
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