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Deconstruction

  • Politics of Deconstructionby Susanne Lüdemann

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    The book offers a new introduction to Jacques Derrida and to Deconstruction as an important strand of Continental Philosophy. From his early writings on phenomenology and linguistics to his later meditations on war, terrorism, and justice, Jacques Derrida (1930?2004) achieved prominence on an international scale by addressing as many different audiences... more...

  • Alienationby Rahel Jaeggi; Frederick Neuhouser; Alan E. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    The Hegelian-Marxist idea of alienation fell out of favor during the post-metaphysical rejection of humanism and essentialist views of human nature. In this book Jaeggi draws on phenomenological analyses grounded in modern conceptions of agency, along with recent work in the analytical tradition, to reconceive of alienation as the absence of a meaningful... more...

  • Our Broad Presentby Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship to history and the passage of time. Although we continue to use concepts inherited from a “historicist? viewpoint, a notion of time... more...

  • Initiation Into Hermeticsby Franz Bardon; Gerhard Hanswille; Franca Gallo

    Merkur Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Initiation into Hermetics if the first and most important of Franz Bardon?s works and is rightly regarded as the cornerstone of his entire opus. In contrast to other booths on the subject of magic, Bardon focuses his attention on the practical training necessary for all true magical attainment. Using the four elements of fire, water, air and earth... 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...

  • Jacques Lacan, Past and Presentby Alain Badiou; Elisabeth Roudinesco; Jason E. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Prompted by the thirtieth anniversary of the French philosopher Jacques Lacan?s death, this exchange between two prominent intellectuals is rich with surprising insights. Alain Badiou shares the clearest, most detailed account to date of his profound indebtedness to Lacanian psychoanalysis. He explains in depth the tools Lacan gave him to navigate... more...

  • A Semiteby Denis Guenoun; Judith Butler; Ann Smock; William Smock

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Denis Guénoun's father was an Algerian Jew who inherited French citizenship and revered the principles of the French Revolution. He taught science in a French lycée in Oran and belonged to the French Communist Party. He rarely fought on a winning side, but his belief in the common interests of Arabs and Jews, Europe and a liberated North Africa, call... 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...

  • Ahmed the Philosopherby Alain Badiou; Joseph Litvak

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou?s most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are... more...

  • Christ Without Adamby Benjamin H. Dunning

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    The apostle Paul deals extensively with gender, embodiment, and desire in his authentic letters, yet many of the contemporary philosophers interested in his work downplay these aspects of his thought. Christ Without Adam is the first book to examine the role of gender and sexuality in the turn to the apostle Paul in recent Continental philosophy.... more...