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  • Scientific Development and Misconceptions Through the Ages: A Reference Guideby Robert Krebs

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 74.00

    The evolution of science through the ages has often been marred by people's misconceptions. From pre-historic times, when myths played a major role in people's lives, to present-day debates concerning the environment, people have sought ways to explain the world around them and have often come up with incorrect answers. Science has grown through the... more...

  • The Verge of Philosophyby John Sallis

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    The Verge of Philosophy is both an exploration of the limits of philosophy and a memorial for John Sallis?s longtime friend and interlocutor Jacques Derrida. The centerpiece of the book is an extended examination of three sites in Derrida?s thought: his interpretation of Heidegger regarding the privileging of the question; his account of the... more...

  • Learning to Live Finallyby Jacques Derrida; Jean Birnbaum; Pascal-Anne Brault

    Melville House 2010; US$ 15.95

    With death looming, Jacques Derrida, the world's most famous philosopher, known as the father of "deconstruction," sat down with journalist Jean Birnbaum of the French daily Le Monde . They revisited his life's work and his impending death in a long, surprisingly accessible, and moving final interview. Sometimes called "obscure" and branded... more...

  • Alpha Betaby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 12.68

    The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with a few meaningless signs - is an extraordinary one. So extraordinary, in fact, that it has occurred only once in human history: in Egypt about 4000 years ago. Alpha Beta follows the emergence of the western alphabet as it evolved into its present form,... more...

  • Specters of Marxby Jacques Derrida

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    Prodigiously influential, Jacques Derrida gave rise to a comprehensive rethinking of the basic concepts and categories of Western philosophy in the latter part of the twentieth century, with writings central to our understanding of language, meaning, identity, ethics and values. In 1993, a conference was organized around the question, 'Whither Marxism??,... more...

  • Derrida: A Very Short Introductionby Simon Glendinning

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Simon Glendinning explores Jacque Derrida's work, from his engagement with the history of metaphysics to his views on law and justice and ethics and politics. Confronting and refuting claims that Derrida was an irresponsible 'postmodernist' or 'nihilist' he instead reveals Derrida's significant contributions to philosophy. more...

  • Afternessby Gerhard Richter

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 59.99

    Gerhard Richter's groundbreaking study argues that the concept of "afterness" is key to understanding the thought and aesthetics of modernity. He pursues such questions as what it means for something to "follow" something else and whether that which follows marks a clear break with what comes before. Or does that which follows tacitly perpetuate its... more...

  • Art's Claim to Truthby Gianni Vattimo; Santiago Zabala; Luca D'Isanto

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 21.99

    First collected in Italy in 1985, Art's Claim to Truth is considered by many philosophers to be one of Gianni Vattimo's most important works. Newly revised for English readers, the book begins with a challenge to Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel, who viewed art as a metaphysical aspect of reality rather than a futuristic anticipation of it. Following... more...

  • Mad for Foucaultby Lynne Huffer

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Michel Foucault was the first to embed the roots of human sexuality in discipline and biopolitics, therefore revolutionizing our conception of sex and its relationship to society, economics, and culture. Yet over the past two decades, scholars have limited themselves to the study of Foucault's History of Sexuality, volume 1 paying lesser attention... more...

  • Crossing Horizonsby Shlomo Biderman; Ornan Rotem

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 64.99

    In this book, Shlomo Biderman examines the views, outlooks, and attitudes of two distinct cultures: the West and classical India. He turns to a rich and varied collection of primary sources: the Rg Veda, the Upanishads, and texts by the Buddhist philosophers Någårjuna and Vasubandhu, among others. In studying the West, Biderman considers the Bible... more...