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  • Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemologyby Jeremy Barris

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    Sometimes Always True aims to resolve three connected problems. First, we need an undogmatic pluralist standpoint in political theory, metaphysics, and epistemology. But genuine pluralism suffers from the contradiction that making room for fundamental differences in outlook means making room for outlooks that exclude pluralism. Second, philosophy involves... more...

  • Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophyby Gyula Klima

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    It is commonly supposed that certain elements of medieval philosophy are uncharacteristically preserved in modern philosophical thought through the idea that mental phenomena are distinguished from physical phenomena by their intentionality, their intrinsic directedness toward some object. The many exceptions to this presumption, however, threaten... more...

  • The Sons of Molly Maguire: The Irish Roots of America's First Labor Warby Mark Bulik

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    A gripping history that peels away layers of myth and misinformation surrounding the "Mollies" to cast brilliant new light on one of the nation's longest and most murderous industrial conflicts Sensational tales of true-life crime, the devastation of the Irish potato famine, the upheaval of the Civil War, and the turbulent emergence of... more...

  • Lyric Apocalypse: Milton, Marvell, and the Nature of Eventsby Ryan Netzley

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    What's new about the apocalypse? Revelation does not allow us to look back after the end and enumerate pivotal turning points. It happens in an immediate encounter with the transformatively new. John Milton's and Andrew Marvell's lyrics attempt to render the experience of such an apocalyptic change in the present. In this respect they take... more...

  • Giving an Account of Oneselfby Judith Butler

    Fordham University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    What does it mean to lead a moral life?In her first extended study of moral philosophy, Judith Butler offers a provocative outline for a new ethical practice?one responsive to the need for critical autonomy and grounded in a new sense of the human subject.Butler takes as her starting point one?s ability to answer the questions ?What have I done?? and... more...

  • The Search for Major Plaggeby Michael Good

    Fordham University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    When The Search for Major Plagge was published last spring, the world finally learned about a unique hero?and about one American doctor?s extraordinary journey to tell Karl Plagge?s story.Part detective story, part personal quest, Michael Good?s book is the story of the German commander of a Lithuanian work camp who saved hundreds of Jewish lives in... more...

  • Rethinking God as Giftby Robyn Horner

    Fordham University Press 2001; US$ 19.99

    Rethinking God as Gift is situated at the intersection of philosophy, critical theory and theology. The first sustained study of the work of Jean-Luc Marion in English, it offers a unique perspective on contemporary questions and their theological relevance. Taking its point of departure from the problem of the gift as articulated by Jacques Derrida,... more...

  • An American Heroine in the French Resistanceby Judy Litoff

    Fordham University Press 2006; US$ 24.99

    This fascinating book tells the remarkable story of an ordinary American woman?s heroism in the French Resistance. Virginia Roush fell in love with Philippe d?Albert-Lake during a visit to France in 1936; they married soon after. In 1943, they both joined the Resistance, where Virginia put her life in jeopardy as she sheltered downed airmen and later... more...

  • Riddles of Belongingby Christi Merrill

    Fordham University Press 2009; US$ 74.99

    Can the subaltern joke? Christi A. Merrill answers by invoking riddling, oral-based fictions from Hindi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, and Urdu that dare to laugh at what traditions often keep hidden-whether spouse abuse, ethnic violence, or the uncertain legacies of a divinely wrought sex change. Herself a skilled translator, Merrill uses these examples to... more...

  • Corpusby Jean-Luc Nancy

    Fordham University Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    How have we thought 'the body'? How can we think it anew? This title incorporates the body of mortal creatures, the body politic, the body of letters and of laws, and the 'mystical body of Christ'. It offers us an encyclopedia and a polemical program - reviewing classical takes on the "corpus" from Plato, Aristotle, and Saint... more...