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Deconstruction

  • 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...

  • Translation and the Nature of Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)by Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This engrossing study, first published in 1989, explores the basic mutuality between philosophy and translation. By studying the conceptions of translation in Plato, Seneca, Davidson, Walter Benjamin and Freud, Andrew Benjamin reveals the interplay between the two disciplines not only in their relationship to language, but also at a deeper, cognitive... more...

  • Portraits of Pioneers in Psychologyby Gregory A. Kimble; Michael Wertheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This third volume in a series devoted to luminaries in the history of psychology--features chapter authors who are themselves highly visible and eminent scholars. They provide glimpses of the giants who shaped modern cognitive and behavioral science, and shed new light on their contributions and personalities, often with a touch of humor or whimsy... more...

  • Religion and Ecologyby Whitney A. Bauman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Moving beyond identity politics while continuing to respect diverse entities and concerns, Whitney A. Bauman builds a planetary politics that better responds to the realities of a pluralistic world. Calling attention to the historical, political, and ecological influences shaping our understanding of nature, religion, humanity, and identity, Bauman... more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Materialism for the Massesby Ward Blanton

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a “Platonism for the masses? and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of thought and political solidarity. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of difference espoused by Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques... more...

  • War after Deathby Steven Miller

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    War after Death considers forms of violence that regularly occur in actual wars but do not often factor into the stories we tell about war, which revolve invariably around killing and death. Recent history demonstrates that body counts are more necessary than ever, but the fact remains that war and death is only part of the story--an essential but... 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...

  • Sport und Spiel bei den Germanenby Matthias Teichert

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This book places the phenomenon of sports and games in its philological, archeological, and art historical context, and examines its connections to cultural and social history. The temporal scope extends from Tacitus' mention of dice games to courtly falconry and includes the culture of games among 17th century Swedish miners. The thematic spectrum... more...