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Deconstruction

  • Critical Theory to Structuralismby David Ingram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Philosophy in the middle of the 20th Century, between 1920 and 1968, responded to the cataclysmic events of the time. Thinkers on the Right turned to authoritarian forms of nationalism in search of stable forms of collective identity, will, and purpose. Thinkers on the Left promoted egalitarian forms of humanism under the banner of international communism.... more...

  • Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generationby Alan D. Schrift

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    "Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation" analyses the major themes and developments in a period that brought continental philosophy to the forefront of scholarship in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines and that set the agenda for philosophical thought on the continent and elsewhere from the 1960s to the present.... more...

  • After Poststructuralismby Rosi Braidotti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The end of the Cold War revitalised continental philosophy and, more particularly, interest in it from outside philosophy. "After Poststructuralism: Transitions and Transformations" analyses the main developments in continental philosophy between 1980-1995, a time of great upheaval and profound social change. The volume ranges across the birth of postmodernism,... more...

  • Starve and Immolateby Banu Bargu

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Through an innovative approach that weaves together contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Starve and Immolate analyzes the death... more...

  • Interspecies Ethicsby Cynthia Willett

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Interspecies Ethics explores animals? vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian justice and cosmopolitan peace, challenging the human exceptionalism that drives modern moral theory. Situating biosocial ethics firmly within... more...

  • 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; US$ 34.99

    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...