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- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 27.99
Words like "terrorism" and "war" no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence. With this explosive book, Adriana Cavarero, one of the world's most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers, effectively renders such terms obsolete. She introduces a new word& mdash;"horrorism"& mdash;to capture the experience of violence.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 25.99
For Elisabeth Roudinesco, a historian of psychoanalysis and one of France's leading intellectuals, Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, and Derrida belong to a "great generation" of French philosophers. Innovative and troubled, these thinkers accomplished remarkable work and lived incredible lives, and though their cultural horizon was... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 80.99
Federico Chabod (1901-1960) was one of Italy's best-known historians, noted for his study of Italian history in a European context. This is the first English translation of his most important book. Although he carried out his extensive archival research for this work from 1936 until 1943, the fall of fascism and Chabod's active participation in the... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99
Marco Politi takes us deep inside the power struggle roiling the Roman Curia, beginning with Benedict XVI, the pope who famously resigned in 2013, and intensifying with the contested and unexpected election of Jorge Maria Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, now known as Pope Francis. Politi?s account balances the perspectives of Pope Francis?s... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
Replete with shady merchants, scoundrels, hungry mercenaries, scheming nobles, and maneuvering cardinals, The Man Who Believed He Was King of France proves the adage that truth is often stranger than fiction?or at least as entertaining. The setting of this improbable but beguiling tale is 1354 and the Hundred Years? War being waged for control... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 23.99
Gianni Vattimo, a leading philosopher of the continental school, has always resisted autobiography. But in this intimate memoir, the voice of Vattimo as thinker, political activist, and human being finds its expression on the page. With Piergiorgio Paterlini, a noted Italian writer and journalist, Vattimo reflects on a lifetime of politics, sexual... more...
- Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 16.99
Slow Food is poised to revolutionize the way Americans shop for groceries, prepare and consume their meals, and think about food. The book not only recalls the origins, first steps, and international expansion of the movement from the perspective of its founder, it is also a powerful expression of the organization's goal of engendering social... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 25.99
Antonio Negri, a leading scholar on Baruch Spinoza (16321677) and his contemporary legacy, offers a straightforward explanation of the philosopher?s elaborate arguments and a persuasive case for his ongoing utility. Responding to a resurgent interest in Spinoza?s thought and its potential application to contemporary global issues, Negri demonstrates... more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 22.99
Though coming from different and distinct intellectual traditions, Richard Rorty and Gianni Vattimo are united in their criticism of the metaphysical tradition. The challenges they put forward extend beyond philosophy and entail a reconsideration of the foundations of belief in God and the religious life. They urge that the rejection of metaphysical... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 24.99
The debate over the place of religion in secular, democratic societies dominates philosophical and intellectual discourse. These arguments often polarize around simplistic reductions, making efforts at reconciliation impossible. Yet more rational stances do exist, positions that broker a peace between relativism and religion in people's public, private,... more...