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Existentialism

  • 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...

  • Treatise on Critical Reasonby Hans Albert; Mary Varney Rorty

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.50

    Albert approaches critical rationalism as an alternative to other philosophical standpoints dominant in Germany: the conceptions of the Frankfurt School, hermeneutical thinking as represented by Gadamer, analytic philosophy, and logical empiricism. The author's purpose is to find a way out of the foundationalism of classical philosophy without falling... more...

  • Gnitby Will Eno

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 13.95

    An impish adaptation of Ibsen?s dramatic poem by one of contemporary theatre?s most original wordsmiths. more...

  • 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...

  • Stanley Cavell, Religion, and Continental Philosophyby Espen Dahl

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    The American philosopher Stanley Cavell (b. 1926) is a secular Jew who by his own admission is obsessed with Christ, yet his outlook on religion in general is ambiguous. Probing the secular and the sacred in Cavell?s thought, Espen Dahl explains that Cavell, while often parting ways with Christianity, cannot dismiss it either. Focusing on Cavell's... more...

  • Finite Transcendenceby Steven A. Burr

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home introduces and situates ?existential exile? as an experience of the fundamental finitude of human existence and demonstrates how a particular way of responding in faith may enable one to find home in exile. Using the literary and philosophical oeuvre of Albert Camus as a model, this book... more...

  • Kierkegaard on the Philosophy of Historyby Georgios Patios

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    History doesn't have to mean only an effort to know the past. It can be instead, according to Kierkegaard, a willful and personal choice regarding the creation of the future. Kierkegaard offers us an amazing new approach to the problem of what is history and who makes it. more...

  • Trespassing on Einstein's Lawnby Amanda Gefter

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    In a memoir of family bonding and cutting-edge physics for readers of Brian Greene?s The Hidden Reality and Jim Holt?s Why Does the World Exist?, Amanda Gefter tells the story of how she conned her way into a career as a science journalist?and wound up hanging out, talking shop, and butting heads with the world?s most brilliant minds.   ... more...

  • Freedom As a Valueby David Detmer

    Open Court 2013; US$ 33.00

    This dramatic re-evaluation of Sartre?s ethical theory establishes its author as a leading American exponent of phenomenology and wins many new followers for Sartre in the English-speaking world. more...

  • Why Do We Go to the Zoo?by Erik A. Garrett

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2013; US$ 64.99

    This book is a phenomenological investigation of the zoo visit experience. Why Do We Go to the Zoo is rooted in Husserlian phenomenology and focuses on the communicative interactions between humans and animals in the zoo setting. The book also provides the student examples of how to do phenomenology. more...