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  • The Concept of World from Kant to Derridaby Sean Gaston

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2013; US$ 42.99

    A clear and concise account of the metaphysical concept of world, its possibilities and limitations, from Kant to Derrida. more...

  • Deconstructing Dignityby Scott Cutler Shershow

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The right-to-die debate has gone on for centuries, playing out most recently as a spectacle of protest surrounding figures such as Terry Schiavo. In  Deconstructing Dignity , Scott Cutler Shershow offers a powerful new way of thinking about it philosophically. Focusing on the concepts of human dignity and the sanctity of life, he employs Derridean... more...

  • Derrida/Searleby Raoul Moati; Timothy Attanucci; Maureen Chun; Jean-Michel Rabaté

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Raoul Moati intervenes in the critical debate that divided two prominent philosophers in the mid-twentieth century. In the 1950s, the British philosopher J. L. Austin advanced a theory of speech acts, or the “performative,? that Jacques Derrida and John R. Searle interpreted in fundamentally different ways. Their disagreement centered on the issue... more...

  • Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Doby Sarah LaChance Adams

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as “mad? or “bad.? Maternal love is a complex emotion rich with contradictory impulses and desires, and motherhood is a conflicted state in which women constantly renegotiate the needs mother... more...

  • Critique of Violenceby Beatrice Hanssen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Critique of Violence is a highly original and lucid investigation of the heated controversy between poststructuralism and critical theory. Leading theorist Beatrice Hanssen uses Walter Benjamin's essay 'Critique of Violence' as a guide to analyse the contentious debate, shifting the emphasis from struggle to dialogue between the two parties. Regarding... more...

  • Rousseau on Language and Writingby Barry Stocker; John Bolender

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 13.49

    Two contemporary philosophers take two very different approaches to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Essay on the Origin of Languages, and then each reflects upon the approach of the other. Barry Stocker takes a deconstructionist approach, discussing the importance of Rousseau in the work of Jacques Derrida. John Bolender approaches Rousseau's Essay... more...

  • The Philosopher's Plantby Michael Marder; Mathilde Roussel

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and... more...

  • Understanding Poststructuralismby James Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Understanding Poststructuralism presents a lucid guide to some of the most exciting and controversial ideas in contemporary thought. This is the first introduction to poststructuralism through its major theorists - Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Lyotard, Kristeva - and their central texts. Each chapter takes the reader through a key text, providing detailed... more...

  • There Are Two Sexesby Antoinette Fouque; Sylvina Boissonnas; Catherine Porter

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Antoinette Fouque (1936--2014) was psychoanalyst and director of research at the Université de Paris VIII. She authored of a number of books, including Gravidanza , Qui êtes vous Antoinette Fouque , and Génésique . more...

  • Love in the Post: From Plato to Derridaby Martin McQuillan; Joanna Callaghan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 24.99

    Love in the Post: From Plato to Derrida: The Screenplay and Commentary is an original screenplay inspired by Derrida?s The Post Card , together with new critical commentary by the filmmakers and interviews with leading Derrida scholars. more...