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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00
This book brings together two of the most influential thinkers in critical theory. By unmasking reality as contingent symbolic fiction, the authors argue, Foucauldian criticism has only deconstructed the world in different ways; the point, however, is 'to recognize the Real in what appears to be mere symbolic fiction' (?i?ek) and to change it. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99
Have you ever wondered what the phrase “God is dead” means? You’ll find out in Existentialism For Dummies , a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard’s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is... more...
- Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20
While many scholars consider Simone de Beauvoir an important philosopher in her own right, thorny issues of mutual influence between her thought and that of Jean-Paul Sartre still have not been settled definitively. Some continue to believe Beauvoir's own claim that Sartre was the philosopher and she... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 11.99
A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka?s classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a kinetic illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka?s The Metamorphosis . Kuper?s electric drawings?where American cartooning meets German expressionism?bring Kafka?s prose to vivid life, reviving the original... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Based on the latest debate on Jean-Paul Sartre?s works on ethics and politics, this book examines the relevancy and importance Sartre holds for contemporary concerns ? the reactionary nature of terrorism, the extremity of counter-violence, and limitations of democratization efforts in our post-9/11 era ? all claiming the name of ?freedom? and ?liberation?.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 104.99
Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) is widely regarded as the founding figure of the philosophical movement of 'phenomenology.' Husserl's philosophical program was both embraced and rejected by many, but in either case, his ideas set the stage for and exercised an enormous influence on the development of much of the philosophy that followed. In particular,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.95
The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 16.99
Richard Sembera introduces the reader to the essential features of Being and Time , Heidegger's main work in clear and unambiguous English. He dispels the nimbus of unintelligibility surrounding Heidegger's thought, a nimbus that Heidegger himself helped create and that has tended to confine serious Heidegger scholarship to closed circles. This... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00
In the first decade of a new century, this collection of bilingual essays examines Camuss continuing popularity for a new generation of readers. In crucial respects, the world Camus knew has changed beyond all recognition: decolonization, the fall of the Iron Curtain, a new era of globalization and the rise of new forms of terrorism have all... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
Featuring contributions by leading academics this collection is a companion to one of the most intricate of Deleuze's philosophical texts, articulating Leibnizian thought within the context of Baroque expressionism, characterized by its interdisciplinary approach to philosophy. This reader offers an incisive critical overview of its key themes more...