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  • Very Little ... Almost Nothingby Simon Critchley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot,... more...

  • Things Merely Areby Simon Critchley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 33.95

    This book is an invitation to read poetry. Simon Critchley argues that poetry enlarges life with a range of observation, power of expression and attention to language that eclipses any other medium. In a rich engagement with the poetry of Wallace Stevens, Critchley reveals that poetry also contains deep and important philosophical insight. Above all,... more...

  • Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introductionby Simon Critchley

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas,... more...

  • On Humourby Simon Critchley

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 26.95

    Does humour make us human, or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us? On Humour is a fascinating, beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood aspects of humour, such as our tendency to laugh at animals and our bodies, why we mock... more...

  • Book Of Dead Philosophersby Simon Critchley

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.32

    Starting from the premise that philosophers' deaths have been as interesting as their lives, Simon Critchley looks at the strange circumstances in which some philosophers have died and then confronts the big themes - in this case, what 'a good death' means and how to live with the knowledge of death. The book consists of short entries on various philosophers,... more...

  • Humorby Simon Critchley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 21.95

    Humor is een fascinerend, prachtig geschreven en komisch boek over wat homor ons kan vertellen over onze menselijke natuur. Van de oudheid tot aan de moderne tijd en puttend uit het werk van een breed scala aan auteurs, in het bijzonder Swift, Sterne, Shaftesbury, Bergson, Beckett en Freud, keert Humor het komische binnenstebuiten en onthult ons een... more...

  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 9.99

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...

  • On Bowieby Simon Critchley

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 5.31

    What made Bowie special? What made him the cultural icon he is today? And what made millions of people around the world tune into his peculiar wavelength and find exactly what they'd been looking for all along? These are the questions asked by Simon Critchley in this keen-eyed, moving and textured tribute to Bowie. Each of the two dozen deceptively... more...

  • ABC of Impossibilityby Simon Critchley

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    How does one write an experimental ABC, an impossible theory that would deal with a series of phenomena, concepts, places, sensations, persons, and moods? A para-philosophy? Returning to a once-abandoned project of fragmented thoughts where the author?s voice moves from the serious to the pathetic, to the absurd, to the cynical, Simon Critchley?s... more...

  • What We Think About When We Think About Footballby Simon Critchley

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 11.98

    What do we think about when we think about football? Football is about so many things: memory, history, place, social class, gender (especially masculinity, but increasingly femininity too), family identity, tribal identity, national identity, the nature of groups. It is essentially collaborative, even socialist, yet it exists in a sump of greed,... more...