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  • Nietzsche's Final Teachingby Michael Allen Gillespie

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    In the seven and a half years before his collapse into madness, Nietzsche completed Thus Spoke Zarathustra , the best-selling and most widely read philosophical work of all time, as well as six additional works that are today considered required reading for Western intellectuals. Together, these works mark the final period of Nietzsche’s thought,... more...

  • The Democratic Constitutionby Brian E. Butler

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    The Supreme Court is seen today as the ultimate arbiter of the Constitution. Once the Court has spoken, it is the duty of the citizens and their elected officials to abide by its decisions. But the conception of the Supreme Court as the final interpreter of constitutional law took hold only relatively recently. Drawing on the pragmatic ideals characterized... more...

  • Towards Corporeal Cosmopolitanismby Anjana Raghavan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 38.99

    This book explores the ways in which existing narratives of cosmopolitanism are often organized around European and American discourses of human rights and universalism, which allow little room for the articulation of an affective, embodied and subaltern politics more...

  • Ricoeur's Personalist Republicanismby Dries Deweer

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This book explores Ricoeur’s philosophical anthropology and political philosophy. It is unique in its emphasis on the personalist perspective in the work of Paul Ricoeur and on the existence of a distinct, personalist branch of republicanism. more...

  • Wittgenstein's Anthropological Philosophyby Gunter Gebauer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book explores how Wittgenstein’s personal life provided more of a reference point for his philosophical work than has been previously thought. Focusing on two key phases in Wittgenstein’s life during which he dramatically changed his philosophical orientation and reinvented both his intellectual methods and himself, the author presents and alternative... more...

  • Philosophizing Madness from Nietzsche to Derridaby Angelos Evangelou

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    Drawing connections between madness, philosophy and autobiography, this book addresses the question of how Nietzsche's madness might have affected his later works. It also explores why continental philosophy after Nietzsche is so fascinated with madness, and how it (re)considers, (re)evaluates and (re)valorizes madness. To answer these questions,... more...

  • Just War Theory and Civilian Casualtiesby Marcus Schulzke

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book addresses the inadequacies of just war theory and international law regarding civilian rights, developing new principles of individual restorative justice. more...

  • What is Rhetoric?by Michel Meyer

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 26.99

    This book offers a new unified approach to rhetoric, a means of persuading or influencing interlocutors. All the principal authors from Plato and Aristotle to contemporary theorists are integrated into Michel Meyer's 'problematological' conception of rhetoric, based on the primacy of questioning and answering in language and thought. more...

  • From Conventionalism to Social Authenticityby Hans Bernhard Schmid; Gerhard Thonhauser

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This edited volume offers a new approach to understanding social conventions by way of Martin Heidegger. It connects the philosopher's conceptions of the anyone, everydayness, and authenticity with an analysis and critique of social normativity. Heidegger’s account of the anyone is ambiguous. Some see it as a good description of human sociality, others... more...

  • Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Myth in Contemporary Cultureby Angie Voela

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book examines the use of myth in contemporary popular and high culture, and proposes that the aporetic subject, the individual that ‘does not know’, is the ideal contemporary subject. Using several contemporary novels, films and theatrical plays that illustrate aporia – such as Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Riordan, 2007), Tron Legacy... more...