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Existentialism

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  • Light Tracesby John Sallis; Alejandro Arturo Vallega

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    What is the effect of light as it measures the seasons? How does light leave different traces on the terrain?on a Pacific Island, in the Aegean Sea, high in the Alps, or in the forest? John Sallis considers the expansiveness of nature and the range of human vision in essays about the effect of light and luminosity on place. Sallis writes movingly... more...

  • Merleau-Ponty and the Foundation of Existential Politicsby Kerry H. Whiteside

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Kerry H. Whiteside presents the political theory of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961), one of France's best-known twentieth-century philosophers. Whiteside argues that Merleau-Ponty's objective in his political writings was to make existentialism into the foundation for a philosophically consistent mode of... more...

  • Will to Power, Nietzsche's Last Idolby Jean-Etienne Joullié

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    The book proposes a critique of Nietzsche's works 'from within'. In doing so, it answers the continuing question asked by any reader of Nietzsche: Why did he decide not to write the major work he said he would write? more...

  • Ontology and Analysisby Laird Addis; Greg Jesson; Erwin Tegtmeier

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 154.00

    Gustav Bergmann (1906-1987) was, arguably, the greatest ontologist of the twentieth century in pursuing the fundamental questions of first philosophy as deeply as any philosopher of any time. In 2006 and 2007, international conferences devoted solely to Bergmann?s work were held at the University of Iowa in the USA, Université de Provence in France,... more...

  • The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckettby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32

    The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio. 'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes clear, is a sufficient... more...

  • Flying Leapby Ralf W. Oliver

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.99

    Flying Leap is a book about many things. The main character embarks on a journey of discovery through an unusual circumstance, a conversation that questions everything and every thing. Through this process the protagonist and the reader find themselves looking at life anew. In the tradition of Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael or Richard Bach’s Illusions,... more...

  • Barnett Newman and Heideggerian Philosophyby Claude Cernuschi

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2012; US$ 89.99

    As a major member of the New York School, Barnett Newman is celebrated for his radical explorations of color and scale and, as a precursor to the Minimalist movement, for his significant contribution to the development of twentieth-century American art. But if his reputation and place in history have grown progressively more secure, the work he... more...

  • Authenticity as an Ethical Idealby Somogy Varga

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Authenticity has become a widespread ethical ideal that represents a way of dealing with normative gaps in contemporary life. This ideal suggests that one should be true to oneself and lead a life expressive of what one takes oneself to be. However, many contemporary thinkers have pointed out that the ideal of authenticity has increasingly turned... more...

  • The Myth of Sisyphusby Albert Camus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence,... more...

  • Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Philosophyby Greg S. Johnson; Dan R. Stiver

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 84.99

    This book offers a sustained engagement with the political philosophy of Paul Ricoeur and demonstrates both the significance of the political in his own thinking throughout his career, and how his understanding of the political offers something valuable to current discussions of issues in political philosophy. more...