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  • 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...

  • Software Theoryby Federica Frabetti

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 31.99

    This book engages directly in close readings of technical texts and computer code in order to show how software works. It offers an analysis of the cultural, political, and philosophical implications of software technologies that demonstrates the significance of software for the relationship between technology, philosophy, culture, and society. more...