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Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ethics - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range B - BD (Philosophy) and BH - BJ (Aesthetics, Ethics) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Individual, relational, and contextual dynamics of emotions / edited by Laura Petitta, Charmine E. J. Härtel, Neal M. Ashkanasy and Wilfred J. Zerbe
    B 105 E46 I53 2018eb
    This volume of Research on Emotions in Organizations contributesto the ongoing study of the emotion-related forces that shape the functioning of individual, interpersonal workplace relationships and the organizationalsystem as a whole. The chapters in this book demonstrate the complex interplaybetween emotion, cognitive processes, brain functioning and contextual factorsthat contribute to a better understanding of organizational behavior atmultiple levels of workplace life and in the context of a fast-paced, uncertainand dynamically changing work environment. Taken together, they provide recent advances on the dynamics of emotions and point to future researchvenues consistent with the increasing interest in cross-country investigationand the role of neuroscience in organizational psychology.

    This volume isorganized in three parts to provide coverage of the latest developments in eachof the following areas: micro-level self-related dynamicsof emotions; relational-centered dynamics of emotions; and emotional dynamics related to macro contextual factors.


  • Visual ethics / edited by Michael Schwartz, Howard Harris and Debra R. Comer
    BJ 1012 V57 2018eb
    This volume includes six varied contributions tothe study of visual ethics in organizations. The implications of our visualworld for organizational life and personal behaviour have received scantresearch attention. This volume sets out to address that lack of research. Itincludes contributions on empirical studies, film, personal portraits, socialresearch using the photovoice method, bureaucracy and critical theory.Contributors show how the application of disciplines developed for the study offilms can help us to understand how organizations areperceived, and how visual images can be used in empiricalresearch about organizations, ethics and organizational citizenship behaviour.Some say philosophy has abandoned art, some that humans lack moralvision. A number of contributors show how a careful and informed study ofart can enhance our understanding of organizational life. This volume seeks toput the visual back into ethics and organizations.

  • Methodological pragmatism : a systems-theoretic approach to the theory of knowledge / Nicholas Rescher
    B 832 R4

  • Meaning in life : a therapist's guide / Clara E. Hill
    B 105 M4H54 2018eb

  • Heroic humility : what the science of humility can say to people raised on self-focus / Everett L. Worthington Jr. and Scott T. Allison
    BJ 1533 H93W665 2018eb
    In this age of selfies, instant celebrity, and corporate scandals, the need for greater humility is pressing. This book synthesizes both research and theory relevant to humility and heroism, articulating a vision of heroic humility --humility of such great depth that it inspires others.

    Fortunately, humility can be learned. It has three parts: an honest self‑appraisal (including an attitude that one is teachable), modest self‑presentation, and an orientation toward building others up rather than putting them down. People who embody heroic humility not only demonstrate instances of great humility, but practice it throughout their lives, even when severely tested. Thus, this book likens the formation of a humble character to a hero's journey, with a "call," a passage through challenges and temptations, a descent into abyss, and redemption.

    An impressive array of examples--such as Mother Teresa, Malala Yousafzai, and Abraham Lincoln--illustrates that no two heroic journeys are identical. This insightful volume challenges readers to embark on their own journey of heroic humility in their work, service, and personal lives.

  • Emerson, Thoreau et Brownson au Québec : éléments pour une comparaison des milieux intellectuels en Nouvelle-Angleterre et au Bas-Canada (1830-1860) / Yvan Lamonde
    B 905 L234 2018eb

  • An introduction to the philosophy of methodology / Kerry E. Howell
    BD 241 H735 2013eb
    This book provides students with a concise introduction to the philosophy of methodology. The book stands apart from existing methodology texts by clarifying in a student-friendly and engaging way distinctions between philosophical positions, paradigms of inquiry, methodology and methods. Building an understanding of the relationships and distinctions between philosophical positions and paradigms is an essential part of the research process and integral to deploying the methodology and methods best suited for a research project, thesis or dissertation.

    Aided throughout by definition boxes, examples and exercises for students, the book covers topics such as:

    - Positivism and Post-positivism

    - Phenomenology

    - Critical Theory

    - Constructivism and Participatory Paradigms

    - Post-Modernism and Post-Structuralism

    - Ethnography

    - Grounded Theory

    - Hermeneutics

    - Foucault and Discourse

    This text is aimed at final-year undergraduates and post-graduate research students. For more experienced researchers developing mixed methodological approaches, it can provide a greater understanding of underlying issues relating to unfamiliar techniques.


  • Vérité de l'être et affirmation de Dieu : essai sur la philosophie de Saint Thomas / par F.M. Genuyt
    B 765 T54 G366

  • The philosophical thought of Wang Chong = Wen nan / Alexus McLeod
    B 128 W254 M35 2018eb

  • Infinity in early modern philosophy / Ohad Nachtomy, Reed Winegar, editors
    BD411

  • Life concepts from Aristotle to Darwin : on vegetable souls / Lucas John Mix
    BD431

  • Idealization and the laws of nature / Billy Wheeler
    B823

  • Priority Nominalism : Grounding Ostrich Nominalism as a Solution to the Problem of Universals / Guido Imaguire
    B105.U5

  • Merleau-Ponty, existentialist of the social world / by Albert Rabil, Jr.
    B 2430 M38R3 1967

  • Transcendental curves in the Leibnizian Calculus / Viktor Blåsjö
    B2598

    Transcendental Curves in the Leibnizian Calculus analyzes a mathematical and philosophical conflict between classical and early modern mathematics. In the late 17th century, mathematics was at the brink of an identity crisis. For millennia, mathematical meaning and ontology had been anchored in geometrical constructions, as epitomized by Euclid's ruler and compass.

    As late as 1637, Descartes had placed himself squarely in this tradition when he justified his new technique of identifying curves with equations by means of certain curve-tracing instruments, thereby bringing together the ancient constructive tradition and modern algebraic methods in a satisfying marriage. But rapid advances in the new fields of infinitesimal calculus and mathematical mechanics soon ruined his grand synthesis.

    Descartes's scheme left out transcendental curves, i.e. curves with no polynomial equation, but in the course of these subsequent developments such curves emerged as indispensable. It was becoming harder and harder to juggle cutting-edge mathematics and ancient conceptions of its foundations at the same time, yet leading mathematicians, such as Leibniz felt compelled to do precisely this. The new mathematics fit more naturally an analytical conception of curves than a construction-based one, yet no one wanted to betray the latter, as this was seen as virtually tantamount to stop doing mathematics altogether. The credibility and authority of mathematics depended on it.

    Brings to light this underlying and often implicit complex of concerns that permeate early calculus Evaluates the technical conception and mathematical construction of the geometrical method Reveals a previously unrecognized Liebnizian programmatic cohesion in early calculus Provides a beautifully written work of outstanding original scholarship

  • The nature of goodness, by George Herbert Palmer
    BJ 1401 P2 1903

  • The Cambridge companion to Isaiah Berlin / edited by Joshua L. Cherniss, Georgetown University, Steven B. Smith, Yale University
    B 1618 B454C66 2018eb
    Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) was a central figure in twentieth-century political thought. This volume highlights Berlin's significance for contemporary readers, covering not only his writings on liberty and liberalism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Russian thinkers and pluralism, but also the implications of his thought for political theory, history, and the social sciences, as well as the ethical challenges confronting political actors, and the nature and importance of practical judgment for politics and scholarship. His name and work are inseparable from the revival of political philosophy and the analysis of political extremism and defense of democratic liberalism following World War II. Berlin was primarily an essayist who spoke through commentary on other authors and, while his own commitments and allegiances are clear enough, much in his thought remains controversial. Berlin's work constitutes an unsystematic and incomplete, but nevertheless sweeping and profound, defense of political, ethical, and intellectual humanism in an anti-humanistic age.

  • The Cambridge companion to Hume / edited by David Fate Norton
    B 1498 C26 1994eb
    David Hume is, arguably, the most important philosopher ever to have written in English. Although best known for his contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion, Hume also made substantial and influential contributions to psychology and the philosophy of mind, ethics, the philosophy of science, political and economic theory, political and social history, and, to a lesser extent, aesthetic and literary theory. All facets of Hume's output are discussed in this volume, the first genuinely comprehensive overview of his work. The picture that emerges is of a thinker who, though critical to the point of scepticism, was nonetheless able to build on that scepticism a profoundly important, and still viable, constructive philosophy.

  • Conversion and discipleship : a Christian foundation for ethics and doctrine / Stephen Happel & James J. Walter
    BJ 1249 H355 1986
    Happel and Walter's contribution is in constructing a dialogue between a systematician and a moralist about common foundations for their respective disciplines. This is much needed in theology today and this book helps move the issue of cross-fertilization among theological specialties."? Kenneth Himes, Chair, Theology Department, Boston College"The project as a whole will be of interest to serious constructive theologians of all denominations.... It is daring in its scope, and I think it will provoke many important discussions."? Robin W. Lovin, Cary M. Maguire University, Professor of Ethics, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas

  • The hermeneutics of the subject : lectures at the Collège de France, 1981-82 / Michel Foucault ; edited by Frédéric Gros ; general editors, François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana ; translated by Graham Burchell
    B 2430 F723 H4713 2005

    The Hermeneutics of the Subject is the third volume in the collection of Michel Foucault's lectures at the Collège de France, where faculty give public lectures on any topic of their choosing. Attended by thousands, Foucault's lectures were seminal events in the world of French letters, and his ideas expressed there remain benchmarks of contemporary critical inquiry.

    Foucault's wide-ranging lectures at this school, delivered throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, clearly influenced his groundbreaking books, especially The History of Sexuality and Discipline and Punish . In the lectures comprising this volume, Foucault focuses on how the "self" and the "care of the self" were conceived during the period of antiquity, beginning with Socrates. The problems of the ethical formation of the self, Foucault argues, form the background for our own questions about subjectivity and remain at the center of contemporary moral thought.

    This series of lectures continues to throw new light on Foucault's final works, and shows the full depth of his engagement with ancient thought. Lucid and provocative, The Hermeneutics of the Subject reveals Foucault at the height of his powers.


  • The Cambridge companion to Augustine / edited by David Vincent Meconi, S.J., St. Louis University and Eleonore Stump, St. Louis University
    B 655 Z7C35 2014eb
    It has been over a decade since the first edition of The Cambridge Companion to Augustine was published. In that time, reflection on Augustine's life and labors has continued to bear much fruit: significant new studies into major aspects of his thinking have appeared, as well as studies of his life and times and new translations of his work. This new edition of the Companion, which replaces the earlier volume, has eleven new chapters, revised versions of others, and a comprehensive updated bibliography. It will furnish students and scholars of Augustine with a rich resource on a philosopher whose work continues to inspire discussion and debate.

  • Understanding others : peoples, animals, pasts / Dominick LaCapra
    BD 213 L325 2018

    To what extent do we and can we understand others--other peoples, species, times, and places? What is the role of others within ourselves, epitomized in the notion of unconscious forces? Can we come to terms with our internalized others in ways that foster mutual understanding and counteract the tendency to scapegoat, project, victimize, and indulge in prejudicial and narcissistic impulses? How do various fields or disciplines address or avoid such questions? And have these questions become particularly pressing and not in the least confined to other peoples, times, and places?

    Making selective and critical use of the thought of such important figures as Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida, and Mikhail Bakhtin, in Understanding Others Dominick LaCapra investigates a series of crucial topics from the current state of deconstruction, trauma studies, and the humanities to newer fields such as animal studies and posthumanist scholarship. LaCapra adroitly brings critical historical thought into a provocative engagement with politics and our current political climate. This is LaCapra at his best, critically rethinking major currents and exploring the old and the new in combination, often suggesting what this means in the age of Trump.


  • What should we do with our brain? / Catherine Malabou ; foreword by Marc Jeannerod ; translated by Sebastian Rand
    BD 418.5 F7 M353 2008eb

  • The visible and the revealed / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner and others
    B 2430 M283 M375 2008eb

  • Phenomenology "wide open" : after the French debate / Dominique Janicaud ; translated by Charles N. Cabral
    B 2430 J283 J365 2005eb

  • Material phenomenology / Michel Henry ; translated by Scott Davidson
    B 829.5 H467 2008eb

  • Judeities : questions for Jacques Derrida / edited by Bettina Bergo, Joseph Cohen, and Raphael Zagury-Orly ; translated by Bettina Bergo and Michael B. Smith
    B 2430 D484 J833 2007eb

  • In excess : studies of saturated phenomena / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Robyn Horner and Vincent Berraud
    B 2430 M283 M375 2002eb

  • Experience and the absolute : disputed questions on the humanity of man / Jean-Yves Lacoste ; translated by Mark Raftery-Skehan
    BD 450 L336 2004eb

  • Event and world / Claude Romano ; translated by Shane Mackinlay
    B 2433 R663 R663 2009eb

  • On the ego and on God : further Cartesian questions / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner
    B 1875 M375 2007eb

  • The call and the response / Jean-Louis Chrétien ; translated from the French by Anne A. Davenport
    B 72 C473 2004eb

  • The basic writings of Josiah Royce / edited with a new introduction by John J. McDermott ; including an annotated bibliography of the publications of Josiah Royce prepared by Ignas K. Skrupskelis
    B 945 R61 R693 2005eb

  • Philosophical chronicles / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Franson Manjali
    B 792 N363 2008eb

  • Walter Benjamin and theology / Colby Dickinson and Stéphane Symons, editors
    B 3209 B584 W358 2016eb

  • Transcendence and the concrete : selected writings / Jean Wahl ; edited by Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore
    BD 362 W345 2017eb

  • The wedding feast of the Lamb : eros, the body, and the Eucharist / Emmanuel Falque ; translated by George Hughes
    B 105 B64 F357 2016eb

  • The decolonial abyss : mysticism and cosmopolitics from the ruins / An Yountae
    B 825.2 A596 2017eb

  • Resistance of the sensible world : an introduction to Merleau-Ponty / Emmanuel Alloa ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
    B 2430 M3764 A456 2017eb

  • Quiet powers of the possible : interviews in contemporary French phenomenology / Tarek R. Dika and W. Chris Hackett
    B 829.5 D553 2016eb

  • Questions of phenomenology : language, alterity, temporality, finitude / Françoise Dastur ; translated by Robert Vallier
    B 829.5 D378 2017eb

  • Pragmatism with purpose : selected writings / Peter Hare ; edited by Joseph Palencik, Douglas R. Anderson, and Steven A. Miller
    B 944 P72 H374 2015eb

  • Husserl's missing technologies / Don Ihde
    B 3279 H49 I334 2016eb

  • Derrida after the end of writing : political theology and new materialism / Clayton Crockett
    B 2430 D484 C763 2018eb

  • Aesthetics of negativity : Blanchot, Adorno, and autonomy / William S. Allen
    B 828.25 A454 2016eb

  • The much-at-once : music, science, ecstasy, the body / Bruce W. Wilshire
    BD 214 W557 2016eb

  • The ground of the image / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Jeff Fort
    B 2430 N363 N363 2005eb

  • Corpus / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Richard A. Rand
    B 105 B64 N363 2008eb

  • Pragmatism, reason & norms : a realistic assessment / edited by Kenneth R. Westphal
    B 945 W494 P734 1998eb

  • Locality and practical judgment : charity and sacrifice / Stephen David Ross
    BD 411 R677 1994eb

  • Inexhaustibility and human being : an essay on locality / Stephen David Ross
    BD 311 R677 1989eb

  • The idol and distance : five studies / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated and with an introduction by Thomas A. Carlson
    B 2430 M283 M375 2001eb

  • Prolegomena to charity / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Stephen E. Lewis
    BD 436 M375 2002eb

  • The metaphysics of experience : a companion to Whitehead's Process and reality / Elizabeth M. Kraus ; with a foreword by Robert Cummings Neville
    B 1674 W353 K738 1998eb

  • Poetics of imagining : modern to post-modern / Richard Kearney
    B 105 I49 K437 1998eb

  • Phenomenology and the "theological turn" : the French debate / Dominique Janicaud [and others]
    B 829.5 T687 2000eb

  • Self, God, and immortality : a Jamesian investigation / Eugene Fontinell
    B 945 J24 F668 2000eb

  • Classic American philosophers : Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, Whitehead : selections from their writings / with introductory essays by Max H. Fisch, general editor, Arthur W. Burks [and others] ; preface by Nathan Houser
    B 935 C537 2002eb

  • Reason, experience, and God : John E. Smith in dialogue / edited by Vincent M. Colapietro
    B 945 S7144 R437 1997eb

  • The unforgettable and the unhoped for / Jean-Louis Chrétien ; translated by Jeffrey Bloechl
    BD 181.7 C474 2002eb

  • Sartre, self-formation and masculinities / Jean-Pierre Boulé
    B 2430 S34 B685 2005eb

  • Rāzī : master of Qur'ānic interpretation and theological reasoning / Tariq Jaffer
    B 753 R44 J344 2015eb

  • Dharma / Alf Hiltebeitel
    B 132 D5 H58 2010

    This introductory work proposes a fresh take on the ancient Indian concept dharma. By unfolding how, even in its developments as "law" and custom, dharma participates in nuanced and multifarious understandings of the term that play out in India's great spiritual traditions, the book offers insights into the innovative character of both Hindu and Buddhist usages of the concept. Alf Hiltebeitel, in an original approach to early Buddhist usages, explores how the Buddhist canon brought out different meanings of dharma. This is followed by an exposition of the hypothesis that most, if not all, of the Hindu law books flowered after the third-century BC emperor Asoka, a Buddhist, made dharma the guiding principle of an entire realm and culture. A discussion built around the author's expertise on the Sanskrit epics shows how their narratives amplified the new Brahmanical norms and brought out the ethical dilemmas and spiritual teachings that arose from inquiry into dharma.

    A chapter on the tale of the Life of the Buddha considers the relation between dharma, moksa/nirvana (salvation), and bhakti (devotion). Here, Hiltebeitel ties together a thread that runs through the entire story, which is the Buddha's tendency to present dharma as a kind of civil discourse. In this sense, dharma challenges people to think critically or at least more creatively about their ethical principles and the foundations of their own spiritual values. A closing chapter on dharma in the twenty-first century explores its new cachet in an era of globalization, its diasporic implications, its openings into American popular culture, some implications for women, and the questions it is still raising for modern India.


  • Foucault / Gilles Deleuze ; translated and edited by Seán Hand
    B 2430 F724 D4513 2006
    Giles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In Foucault, Deleuze presents one of the most incisive and productive analyses of the work of Michel Foucault. This is a crucial examination of the philosophical foundations and principal themes of Foucault's work, providing a rigorous engagement with Foucault's views on knowledge, punishment, power, and the nature of subjectivity. Translated by Séan Hand.

  • Political Philosophy and the Republican Future : Reconsidering Cicero / Gregory Bruce Smith
    B 553 S65 2018eb

  • German Philosophy : A Dialogue / Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy ; edited by Jan Völker ; translated by Richard Lambert
    B 2523 B3313 2018eb

    Two eminent French philosophers discuss German philosophy--including the legacy of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Adorno, Fichte, Marx, and Heidegger--from a French perspective.

    In this book, Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy, the two most important living philosophers in France, discuss German philosophy from a French perspective. Written in the form of a dialogue, and revised and expanded from a 2016 conversation between the two philosophers at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the book offers not only Badiou's and Nancy's reinterpretations of German philosophers and philosophical concepts, but also an accessible introduction to the greatest thinkers of German philosophy. Badiou and Nancy discuss and debate such topics as the legacies of Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as Nietzsche, Adorno, Fichte, Schelling, and the unavoidable problem of Heidegger and Nazism. The dialogue is contentious, friendly, and often quotable, with strong--at times passionate--positions taken by both Badiou and Nancy, who find themselves disagreeing over Kant, for example, and in unexpected agreement on Marx, for another.

    What does it mean, then, to conduct a dialogue on German philosophy from a French perspective? As volume editor Jan Völker observes, "German philosophy" and "French philosophy" describe complex constellations that, despite the reference to nation-states and languages, above all encompass shared concepts and problems--although these take a range of forms. Perhaps they can reveal their essential import only in translation.


  • Merleau-Ponty’s Developmental Ontology / David Morris
    B 2430 M3764 M66 2018eb

  • Heidegger : Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics / Michael Marder
    B 3279 H49 M2733 2018eb

    Understanding the political and ecological implications of Heidegger's work without ignoring his noxious public engagements


    The most controversial philosopher of the twentieth century, Martin Heidegger has influenced generations of intellectuals even as his involvement with Nazism and blatant anti-Semitism, made even clearer after the publication of his Black Notebooks , have recently prompted some to discard his contributions entirely. For Michael Marder, Heidegger's thought remains critical for interpretations of contemporary politics and our relation to the natural environment.

    Bringing together and reframing more than a decade of Marder's work on Heidegger, this volume questions the wholesale rejection of Heidegger, arguing that dismissive readings of his project overlook the fact that it is impossible to grasp without appreciating his lifelong commitment to phenomenology and that Heidegger's anti-Semitism is an aberration in his still-relevant ecological and political thought, rather than a defining characteristic. Through close readings of Heidegger's books and seminars, along with writings by other key phenomenologists and political philosophers, Marder contends that neither Heidegger's politics nor his reflections on ecology should be considered in isolation from his phenomenology. By demonstrating the codetermination of his phenomenological, ecological, and political thinking, Marder accounts for Heidegger's failures without either justifying them or suggesting that they invalidate his philosophical endeavor as a whole.


  • The Powers of Sensibility : Aesthetic Politics through Adorno, Foucault, and Rancière / Michael Feola
    BH 301 P64 F46 2018eb

  • The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece / Maria Michela Sassi ; translated by Michele Asuni
    B 187.5 S27 2018eb

    A celebrated study of the origins of ancient Greek philosophy, now in English for the first time

    How can we talk about the beginnings of philosophy today? How can we avoid the conventional opposition of mythology and the dawn of reason and instead explore the multiple styles of thought that emerged between them? In this acclaimed book, available in English for the first time, Maria Michela Sassi reconstructs the intellectual world of the early Greek "Presocratics" to provide a richer understanding of the roots of what used to be called "the Greek miracle."

    The beginnings of the long process leading to philosophy were characterized by intellectual diversity and geographic polycentrism. In the sixth and fifth centuries BC, between the Asian shores of Ionia and the Greek city-states of southern Italy, thinkers started to reflect on the cosmic order, elaborate doctrines on the soul, write in solemn Homeric meter, or, later, abandon poetry for an assertive prose. And yet the Presocratics whether the Milesian natural thinkers, the rhapsode Xenophanes, the mathematician and "shaman" Pythagoras, the naturalist and seer Empedocles, the oracular Heraclitus, or the inspired Parmenides all shared an approach to critical thinking that, by questioning traditional viewpoints, revolutionized knowledge.

    A unique study that explores the full range of early Greek thinkers in the context of their worlds, the book also features a new introduction to the English edition in which the author discusses the latest scholarship on the subject.


  • Powers of Time : Versions of Bergson / David Lapoujade ; translated by Andrew Goffey
    B 2430 B43 L27313 2018eb

    How is it that when we think of time, we hardly think of the role affect plays in granting us access to time: the sense of waiting, regret, mourning, melancholy? In Powers of Time , David Lapoujade returns to two central themes that continuously converge throughout the writings of the French philosopher Henri Bergson: durée (duration) and intuition. If duration is synonymous with memory, how are we then capable of thinking an authentic sense of the future? Does this mean that freedom is nothing more than a reprisal of our past?

    Lapoujade uncovers multiple versions of Bergson: a philosopher of sympathy, a melancholic philosopher, a perspectivist Bergson, a spiritualist Bergson. Leading us beyond simplistic anthropomorphic conceptions of temporality and intuition, Lapoujade's multiple Bergsons guide us to encounter a rapport with time, memory, and duration that places us in direct contact with the nonhuman flows and movements of the universe.


  • A Gift of Presence : The Theology and Poetry of the Eucharist in Thomas Aquinas / Jan-Heiner Tuck ; translated by Scott G. Hefelfinger ; foreword by Bruce D. Marshall
    B 765 T54 T8313 2018eb

  • Love, Order, and Progress : The Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Auguste Comte / edited by Michel Bourdeau, Mary Pickering & Warren Schmaus
    B 2248 L68 2018eb

  • Reified Life : Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition / J. Paul Narkunas
    BD 435 N37 2018eb

  • Sin : A Thomistic Psychology / Steven J. Jensen
    B 765 T54 J474 2018eb

  • Leo Strauss and His Catholic Readers / edited by Geoffrey M. Vaughan
    B 945 S84 L44 2018eb

  • Regards sur les traditions philosophiques (XIIe-XVIe siècles) / sous la direction de Dragos Calma et Zenon Kaluza
    B 738 T72 R448 2017eb

  • The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing : The Other Side of Absolute Knowing / Rebecca Comay and Frank Ruda
    B 2948 C5748 2018eb

    An argument that what is usually dismissed as the "mystical shell" of Hegel's thought--the concept of absolute knowledge--is actually its most "rational kernel."

    This book sets out from a counterintuitive premise: the "mystical shell" of Hegel's system proves to be its most "rational kernel." Hegel's radicalism is located precisely at the point where his thought seems to regress most. Most current readings try to update Hegel's thought by pruning back his grandiose claims to "absolute knowing." Comay and Ruda invert this deflationary gesture by inflating what seems to be most trivial: the absolute is grasped only in the minutiae of its most mundane appearances. Reading Hegel without presupposition, without eliminating anything in advance or making any decision about what is essential and what is inessential, what is living and what is dead, they explore his presentation of the absolute to the letter.

    The Dash is organized around a pair of seemingly innocuous details. Hegel punctuates strangely. He ends the Phenomenology of Spirit with a dash, and he begins the Science of Logic with a dash. This distinctive punctuation reveals an ambiguity at the heart of absolute knowing. The dash combines hesitation and acceleration. Its orientation is simultaneously retrospective and prospective. It both holds back and propels. It severs and connects. It demurs and insists. It interrupts and prolongs. It generates nonsequiturs and produces explanations. It leads in all directions: continuation, deviation, meaningless termination. This challenges every cliché about the Hegelian dialectic as a machine of uninterrupted teleological progress. The dialectical movement is, rather, structured by intermittency, interruption, hesitation, blockage, abruption, and random, unpredictable change--a rhythm that displays all the vicissitudes of the Freudian drive.


  • Thomas Aquinas and His Predecessors : The Philosophers and the Church Fathers in His Works / Leo J. Elders
    B 765 T54 E3513 2018eb

  • Brouhaha : Worlds of the Contemporary / Lionel Ruffel ; translated by Raymond N. MacKenzie
    BD 640 R8413 2017eb

    Within the hypermediated age where knowledge production is decentered and horizontal, the experience of lived time has become a concordance of temporalities. The literary imagination, which was emblematic of modernity and thoroughly connected to the book as a support structure, has now become integrated within a much vaster regime of publication. Thought concerning the world is from now on a thought concerning a plurality of worlds.

    By way of six guiding threads (exposition, media, controversy, publication, institutionalization, archaeology), this essay describes the transformation of cultural forms and visions of history.

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