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  • Mad for Foucaultby Lynne Huffer

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    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$ 54.99

    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...

  • Afternessby Gerhard Richter

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    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$ 19.99

    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...

  • The Art of Philosophyby Peter Sloterdijk; Karen Margolis

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    In his best-selling book You Must Change Your Life!, Peter Sloterdijk argued exercise and practice were crucial to the human condition. In The Art of Philosophy, he extends this critique to academic science and scholarship, casting the training processes of academic study as key to the production of sophisticated thought. Infused with humor and provocative... more...

  • The Death of Philosophyby Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel; Richard Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    Many philosophers have heralded the death of philosophy. Kant claimed responsibility for both its beginning and end, while Heidegger argued it concluded with Nietzsche. In the twentieth century, figures as diverse as John Austin and Richard Rorty have proclaimed philosophy's end, with some even calling for the advent of "postphilosophy." Transcending... more...

  • Feminist Consequencesby Elisabeth Bronfen; Misha Kavka

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 33.99

    Exploring the status of feminism in this "postfeminist" age, this sophisticated meditation on feminist thinking over the past three decades moves away from the all too common dependence on French theorists and male thinkers and instead builds on a wide-ranging body of feminist theory written by women. These writings address the question "Where are... more...

  • Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminismby Nancy Bauer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    In the introduction to The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a man never begins by establishing himself as an individual of a certain sex: his being a man poses no problem." Nancy Bauer begins her book by asking: "Then what kind of a problem does being a woman pose?" Bauer's aim is to show that in answering this question The Second Sex dramatizes... more...

  • Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Lawby Jamie Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Deleuze & Guattari: Emergent Law is an exposition and development of Deleuze & Guattari's legal theory. Although there has been considerable interest in Deleuze & Guattari in critical legal studies, as well as considerable interest in legality in Deleuze & Guattari studies, this is the first book to focus exclusively on Deleuze & Guattari and law.... more...

  • Are the Lips a Grave?by Lynne Huffer

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Lynne Huffer?s ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She begins by balancing queer theorists? politics of sexual freedoms with a moralizing feminist politics that views sexuality as harm. Drawing on the... more...