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Existentialism

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Quotable Kierkegaardby Søren Kierkegaard; Gordon Marino

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    "Why I so much prefer autumn to spring is that in the autumn one looks at heaven--in the spring at the earth."--Søren Kierkegaard The father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a philosopher who could write like an angel. With only a sentence or two, he could plumb the depths of the human spirit. In this collection of some 800 quotations,... more...

  • The Problem of Naturalismby Brian Lightbody

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 59.99

    The Problem of Naturalism: Analytic and Continental Perspectives, investigates how the term naturalism is defined and applied in the philosophic secondary literature from two often competing perspectives: analytic and Continental. The book offers its own justification and explication for naturalism by arguing that naturalism is best thought of as an... more...

  • A Short Life of Kierkegaardby Walter Lowrie; Alastair Hannay

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    A small, insignificant-looking intellectual with absurdly long legs, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was a veritable Hans Christian Andersen caricature of a man. A strange combination of witty cosmopolite and melancholy introvert, he spent years writing under a series of fantastical pseudonyms, lavishing all the splendor of his magnificent mind on a... more...

  • Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Deathby Søren Kierkegaard; Walter Lowrie; Gordon Marino

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    Walter Lowrie's classic, bestselling translation of Søren Kierkegaard's most important and popular books remains unmatched for its readability and literary quality. Fear and Trembling and The Sickness Unto Death established Kierkegaard as the father of existentialism and have come to define his contribution to philosophy. Lowrie's translation,... more...

  • The Seducer's Diaryby John Updike; Howard V. Hong; Søren Kierkegaard; Edna H. Hong

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    "In the vast literature of love, The Seducer's Diary is an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Søren Kierkegaard's narrative. This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume, Either/Or , springs... more...