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  • Critical Environmentsby Cary Wolfe

    University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 67.50

    Cary Wolfe investigates three of the most significant strains of postmodern theory?pragmatism, systems theory, and poststructuralism?and shows how each confronts the specter of an ?outside? not wholly constituted by discourses, language games, and interpretive communities. He then assesses these confrontations in light of an essentially pragmatic view... more...

  • What Is Posthumanism?by Cary Wolfe

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    What does it mean to think beyond humanism? Is it possible to craft a mode of philosophy, ethics, and interpretation that rejects the classic humanist divisions of self and other, mind and body, society and nature, human and animal, organic and technological? Can a new kind of humanities—posthumanities—respond to the redefinition of humanity’s... more...

  • The Limits of American Literary Ideology in Pound and Emersonby Cary Wolfe

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 38.00

    Cary Wolfe analyses the dynamics and consequences of radical individualism and the sort of cultural critique it generates in Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ezra Pound. more...

  • Before the Lawby Cary Wolfe

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    Animal studies and biopolitics are two of the most dynamic areas of interdisciplinary scholarship, but until now, they have had little to say to each other. Bringing these two emergent areas of thought into direct conversation in Before the Law , Cary Wolfe fosters a new discussion about the status of nonhuman animals and the shared plight of humans... more...

  • Observing Complexityby William Rasch; Cary Wolfe

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 72.00

    Brings the major concepts and foremost thinkers of systems theory into interaction with the major figures of postmodern theory. The format is multiplex and open?a rich montage, including interviews, exemplary essays, and staged dialogues. more...

  • Animal Ritesby Cary Wolfe; W. J. T. Mitchell

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    In Animal Rites , Cary Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to Lévinas, Derrida, Žižek, Maturana, and Varela. Through detailed readings of how discourses of race, sexuality, colonialism,... more...

  • The Other Emersonby Branka Arsic; Cary Wolfe; Stanley Cavell

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 83.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most significant figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture-indeed, this collection argues, in the history of philosophy. The Other Emerson is a thorough reassessment of the philosophical underpinnings, theoretical innovations, and ethical and political implications of the prose writings of one of... more...

  • Re-Imagining Natureby Alfred Kentigern Siewers; John Carey; Jeffrey Jerome Cohen; Katherine M. Faull; Timo Maran; Dermot Moran; Michael Oleksa; Cynthia Radding; Sarah Reese; Kathryn W. Shanley; Cary Wolfe

    Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    Re-Imagining Nature: Environmental Humanities and Ecosemiotics explores new horizons in environmental studies, drawing on both the new field of ecosemiotics and pre-modern traditional cultures. It considers communication and meaning as core definitions of ecological life, essential to deep sustainability and the new relevance of the humanities... more...

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