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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00
This work uses the writings of Kierkegaard to offer a novel and challenging way of approaching the concepts of anxiety, repetition, freedom and contemporaneity. Pivotal to this project is a reinterpretation of Kierkegaard's notion of 'taking notice' and its elevation to the status of a central principle which opens up new interpretive dimensions. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. This anthology brings together... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 33.95
Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is one of the most important philosophers of the Twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but philosophy generally is only now becoming clear. In this lucid... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Webber argues for a new interpretation of Sartrean existentialism. On this reading, Sartre is arguing that each person?s character consists in the projects they choose to pursue and that we are all already aware of this but prefer not to face it. Careful consideration of his existentialist writings shows this to be the unifying theme of his theories... 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...