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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.


  • 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.


  • Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life : A New Conversation / Bruce C. Birch, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, and Larry L. Rasmussen
    BJ 1251 B573 2018eb
    Earth is changing in ways it hasn't for hundreds of thousands of years. At the same time, Christianity is breaking away from its millennium-long geographical and cultural center in the Euro-West. Its growth is in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, primarily in Pentecostal, evangelical, and independent churches. These dramatically changed planetary and ecclesial landscapes have led many to conclude that we need a new way of thinking about our collective existence: who are we and what is the nature of our responsibility in this deeply altered world? To address that question, biblical scholars Bruce C. Birch and Jacqueline E. Lapsley and Christian ethicists Larry L. Rasmussen and Cynthia Moe-Lobeda carry on a new conversation that engages how Christians are to understand the authority and use of Scripture, the basic elements of any full-bodied Christian ethic attuned to our circumstances, and the nature of our responsibility to our planetary neighbors and creation itself.

  • John Duns Scotus 1265-1965 / edited by John K. Ryan and Bernardine M. Bonansea
    B 765 D74 J638 2018eb

  • Heirs and Ancestors / edited by John K. Ryan
    B 21 S78 vol. 6 B29eb

  • Heidegger's Poietic Writings : From Contributions to Philosophy to The Event / Daniela Vallega-Neu
    B 3279 H49 V274 2018eb

    Engaging the development of Heidegger's non-public writings on the event between 1936 and 1941, Daniela Vallega-Neu reveals what Heidegger's private writings kept hidden. Vallega-Neu takes readers on a journey through these volumes, which are not philosophical works in the traditional sense as they read more like fragments, collections of notes, reflections, and expositions. In them, Vallega-Neu sees Heidegger searching for a language that does not simply speak about being, but rather allows a sense of being to emerge in his thinking and saying. She focuses on striking shifts in the tone and movement of Heidegger's thinking during these important years. Skillfully navigating the unorthodox and intimate character of these writings, Vallega-Neu provides critical insights into questions of attunement, language, the body, and historicity in Heidegger's thinking.


  • On the Nature of Marx's Things : Translation as Necrophilology / Jacques Lezra
    B 3305 M74 L439 2018eb

  • Plato and the Invention of Life / Michael Naas
    B 395 N323 2018eb

  • Evolution of Desire : A Life of René Girard / Cynthia L. Haven
    B 2430 G494 H38 2018eb
    René Girard (1923-2015) was one of the leading thinkers of our era--a provocative sage who bypassed prevailing orthodoxies to offer a bold, sweeping vision of human nature, human history, and human destiny. His oeuvre, offering a "mimetic theory" of cultural origins and human behavior, inspired such writers as Milan Kundera and J. M. Coetzee, and earned him a place among the forty "immortals" of the Académie Française. Too often, however, his work is considered only within various academic specializations. This first-ever biographical study takes a wider view. Cynthia L. Haven traces the evolution of Girard's thought in parallel with his life and times. She recounts his formative years in France and his arrival in a country torn by racial division, and reveals his insights into the collective delusions of our technological world and the changing nature of warfare. Drawing on interviews with Girard and his colleagues, Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard provides an essential introduction to one of the twentieth century's most controversial and original minds.

  • Martin Buber's Theopolitics / Samuel Hayim Brody
    B 3213 B84 B76 2018eb

    How did one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the 20th century grapple with the founding of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--one of the most significant political conflicts of his time? Samuel Hayim Brody traces the development of Martin Buber's thinking and its implications for the Jewish religion, for the problems posed by Zionism, and for the Zionist-Arab conflict. Beginning in turbulent Weimar Germany, Brody shows how Buber's debates about Biblical meanings had concrete political consequences for anarchists, socialists, Zionists, Nazis, British, and Palestinians alike. Brody further reveals how Buber's passionate commitment to the rule of God absent an intermediary came into conflict in the face of a Zionist movement in danger of repeating ancient mistakes. Brody argues that Buber's support for Israel stemmed from a radically rich and complex understanding of the nature of the Jewish mission on earth that arose from an anarchist reading of the Bible.


  • An Orderly Mess / Helga Nowotny
    B 105 O7 N69 2017eb

  • An Introduction to Personalism / Juan Manuel Burgos ; foreword by John F. Crosby ; translated by R.T. Allen
    B 828.5 B8513 2018eb

  • Eco-Deconstruction : Derrida and Environmental Philosophy / Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood, editors
    B 2430 D484 E26 2018eb

  • The Self-Emptying Subject : Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval to Modern / Alex Dubilet
    BD 438.5 D837 2018eb

  • Rigorism of Truth : "Moses the Egyptian" and Other Writings on Freud and Arendt / Hans Blumenberg ; edited, with commentary and an afterword, by Ahlrich Meyer ; translated by Joe Paul Kroll
    B 3209 B833 R5413 2017eb

    In "Moses the Egyptian"--the centerpiece of Rigorism of Truth , the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg addresses two defining figures in the intellectual history of the twentieth century: Sigmund Freud and Hannah Arendt. Unpublished during his lifetime, this essay analyzes Freud's Moses and Monotheism (1939) and Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), and discovers in both a principled rigidity that turns into recklessness because it is blind to the politics of the unknown.

    Offering striking insights into the importance of myth in politics and the extent to which truth can be tolerated in adversity, the essay also provides one of the few instances where Blumenberg reveals his thinking about Judaism and Zionism. Rigorism of Truth also includes commentaries by Ahlrich Meyer that give a fuller understanding of the philosopher's engagement with Freud, Arendt, and the Eichmann trial, as well as situating these reflections in the broader context of Blumenberg's life and thought.


  • Levinas and the Trauma of Responsibility : The Ethical Significance of Time / Cynthia D. Coe
    B 2430 L484 C63 2018eb

    Levinas's account of responsibility challenges dominant notions of time, autonomy, and subjectivity according to Cynthia D. Coe. Employing the concept of trauma in Levinas's late writings, Coe draws together his understanding of time and his claim that responsibility is an obligation to the other that cannot be anticipated or warded off. Tracing the broad significance of these ideas, Coe shows how Levinas revises our notions of moral agency, knowledge, and embodiment. Her focus on time brings a new interpretive lens to Levinas's work and reflects on a wider discussion of the fragmentation of human experience as an ethical subject. Coe's understanding of trauma and time offers a new appreciation of how Levinas can inform debates about gender, race, mortality, and animality.


  • Monkey Trouble : The Scandal of Posthumanism / Christopher Peterson
    BD 450 P4648 2018eb

  • Derrida after the End of Writing : Political Theology and New Materialism / Clayton Crockett
    B 2430 D484 C76 2018eb

  • Mimetic Theory and World Religions / edited by Wolfgang Palaver and Richard Schenk
    B 2430 G494 M46 2017eb
    Those who anticipated the demise of religion and the advent of a peaceful, secularized global village have seen the last two decades confound their predictions. René Girard's mimetic theory is a key to understanding the new challenges posed by our world of resurgent violence and pluralistic cultures and traditions. Girard sought to explain how the Judeo-Christian narrative exposes a founding murder at the origin of human civilization and demystifies the bloody sacrifices of archaic religions. Meanwhile, his book Sacrifice , a reading of conflict and sacrificial resolution in the Vedic Brahmanas, suggests that mimetic theory's insights also resonate with several non-Western religious and spiritual traditions. This volume collects engagements with Girard by scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism and situates them within contemporary theology, philosophy, and religious studies.

  • Freedom from Reality : The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty / D.C. Schindler
    B 105 L45 S43 2017eb

  • A Process Model / Eugene T. Gendlin ; foreword by Rob Parker
    BD 214.5 G46 2018eb

  • Disappointment : Toward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding / Jarrett Zigon
    BD 241 Z54 2018eb

  • Foucault on Painting / Catherine M. Soussloff
    B 2430 F724 S68 2017eb

    Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect of his thought is largely neglected within the disciplines of art history and aesthetic theory. In Foucault on Painting , Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Foucault's sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age.

    Foucault's writing on painting covers four discrete periods in European art history (seventeenth-century southern Baroque, mid-nineteenth century French painting, Surrealism, and figurative painting in the 1960s and '70s) as well as five individual artists: Vel#65533;zquez, Manet, Magritte, Paul Reyberolle, and G#65533;rard Fromanger. As Soussloff reveals in this book, Foucault followed a French intellectual tradition dating back to the seventeenth century, which understands painting as a separate area of knowledge. Painting, a practice long considered silent in its operations and effects, afforded Foucault an ideal discipline to think about history and philosophy simultaneously. Using a comparative approach grounded in art history and aesthetics, Soussloff explores the meaning of painting for Foucault's philosophy, and for contemporary art theory, proposing a new relevance for a Foucauldian view of ethics and the pleasures and predicaments of contemporary existence.


  • Religion as Critique : Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace / Irfan Ahmad
    B 745 R4 A36 2017eb

  • Perception in Aristotle’s Ethics / Eve Rabinoff
    B 491 E7 R323 2018eb

  • Life : A Modern Invention / Davide Tarizzo ; translated by Mark William Epstein
    BD 431 T14925 2017eb

    The word "biology" was first used to describe the scientific study of life in 1802, and as Davide Tarizzo demonstrates in his reconstruction of the genealogy of the concept of life, our understanding of what being alive means is an equally recent invention. Focusing on the histories of philosophy, science, and biopolitics, he contends that biological life is a metaphysical concept, not a scientific one, and that this notion has gradually permeated both European and Anglophone traditions of thought over the past two centuries.

    Building on the work undertaken by Foucault in the 1960s and '70s, Tarizzo analyzes the slow transformation of eighteenth-century naturalism into a nineteenth-century science of life, exploring the philosophical landscape that engendered biology and precipitated the work of such foundational figures as Georges Cuvier and Charles Darwin.

    Tarizzo tracks three interrelated themes: first, that the metaphysics of biological life is an extension of the Kantian concept of human will in the field of philosophy; second, that biology and philosophy share the same metaphysical assumptions about life originally advanced by F. W. J. Schelling and adopted by Darwin and his intellectual heirs; and third, that modern biopolitics is dependent on this particularly totalizing view of biological life.

    Circumventing tired debates about the validity of science and the truth of Darwinian evolution, this book instead envisions and promotes a profound paradigm shift in philosophical and scientific concepts of biological life.


  • The Essential Caputo : Selected Writings / edited by B. Keith Putt
    B 945 C141 P88 2018eb

    This landmark collection features selected writings by John D. Caputo, one of the most creative and influential thinkers working in the philosophy of religion today. B Keith Putt presents 21 of Caputo's most significant contributions from his distinguished 40-year career. Putt's thoughtful editing and arrangement highlights how Caputo's multidimensional thought has evolved from radical hermeneutics to radical theology. A guiding introduction situates Caputo's corpus within the context of debates in the Continental philosophy of religion and exclusive interview with him adds valuable information about his own views of his work.


  • Espionage, Statecraft, and the Theory of Reporting : A Philosophical Essay on Intelligence Management / Nicholas Rescher
    BD 175.5 R47 R48 2018eb

  • Virtue in Political Life : Yves Simon's Political Philosophy for Our Times / Patrick Lafon
    B 2430 S5464 L348 2017eb
    Yves R. Simon (1903-1961), one of the greatest contemporary philosophers, gives a modern formulation for many classical philosophical concepts such as authority, the common good, and natural law. These topics have received extensive attention from scholars. Simon also discusses the nature of human virtue, moral and intellectual, but this topic has been less studied until now. The idea of virtue, and in our case virtue in political life, runs through Simon�s works. Through a close study of Simon�s works and the relevant secondary literature, this book explores Simon�s definition of virtue in order to highlight its originality, and show how he weaves the need for it into the fabric of three facets of political life, namely, the common good, the virtue of the ruler and the ruled, and the law. These ideas are important for the ruler-ship of any country and especially of developing nations which are populated by sit-tight dictators. Philosophy can be dry and abstract, yet in this case we deal with one of its more practical manifestations.

  • In Praise of Ambiguity : Erasmus, Huizinga and the Seriousness of Play / Willem Otterspeer ; translation, Vivien Collingwood
    BJ 1535 F6 O8813 2018eb

  • Wild Child : Intensive Parenting and Posthumanist Ethics / Kalpana Rahita Seshadri
    BD 450 S399 2012eb

    Exploring how the figure of the "wild child" in contemporary fiction grapples with contemporary cultural anxieties about reproductive ethics and the future of humanity

    In the eighteenth century, Western philosophy positioned the figure of "the child" at the border between untamed nature and rational adulthood. Contemporary cultural anxieties about the ethics and politics of reproductive choice and the crisis of parental responsibility have freighted this liminal figure with new meaning in twenty-first-century narratives.

    In Wild Child , Naomi Morgenstern explores depictions of children and their adult caregivers in extreme situations--ranging from the violence of slavery and sexual captivity to accidental death, mass murder, torture, and global apocalypse--in such works as Toni Morrison's A Mercy , Cormac McCarthy's The Road , Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin , Emma Donoghue's Room , and Denis Villeneuve's film Prisoners . Morgenstern shows how, in such narratives, "wild" children function as symptoms of new ethical crises and existential fears raised by transformations in the technology and politics of reproduction and by increased ethical questions about the very decision to reproduce. In the face of an uncertain future that no longer confirms the confidence of patriarchal humanism, such narratives displace or project present-day apprehensions about maternal sacrifice and paternal protection onto the wildness of children in a series of hyperbolically violent scenes.

    Urgent and engaging, Wild Child offers the only extended consideration of how twenty-first-century fiction has begun to imagine the decision to reproduce and the ethical challenges of posthumanist parenting.


  • Deconstruction Machines : Writing in the Age of Cyberwar / Justin Joque ; foreword by Catherine Malabou
    B 809.6 J67 2018eb

    A bold new theory of cyberwar argues that militarized hacking is best understood as a form of deconstruction

    From shadowy attempts to steal state secrets to the explosive destruction of Iranian centrifuges, cyberwar has been a vital part of statecraft for nearly thirty years. But although computer-based warfare has been with us for decades, it has changed dramatically since its emergence in the 1990s, and the pace of change is accelerating.

    In Deconstruction Machines , Justin Joque inquires into the fundamental nature of cyberwar through a detailed investigation of what happens at the crisis points when cybersecurity systems break down and reveal their internal contradictions. He concludes that cyberwar is best envisioned as a series of networks whose constantly shifting connections shape its very possibilities. He ultimately envisions cyberwar as a form of writing, advancing the innovative thesis that cyber attacks should be seen as a militarized form of deconstruction in which computer programs are systems that operate within the broader world of texts.

    Throughout, Joque addresses hot-button subjects such as technological social control and cyber-resistance entities like Anonymous and Wikileaks while also providing a rich, detailed history of cyberwar. Deconstruction Machines provides a necessary new interpretation of deconstruction and timely analysis of media, war, and technology.


  • The Marrano Specter : Derrida and Hispanism / Erin Graff Zivin, editor
    B 2430 D484 M3495 2018eb

  • Martin Buber's Formative Years : From German Culture to Jewish Renewal, 1897–1909 / Gilya Gerda Schmidt
    B 3213 B84 S36 1995eb

  • Young William James Thinking / Paul J. Croce
    B 945 J24 C76 2017eb

    During a period of vocational indecision and deep depression, young William James embarked on a circuitous journey, trying out natural history field work, completing medical school, and studying ancient cultures before teaching physiological psychology on his way to becoming a philosopher. A century after his death, Young William James Thinking examines the private thoughts James detailed in his personal correspondence, archival notes, and his first publications to create a compelling portrait of his growth as both man and thinker.

    By going to the sources, Paul J. Croce's cultural biography challenges the conventional contrast commentators have drawn between James's youthful troubles and his mature achievements. Inverting James's reputation for inconsistency, Croce shows how he integrated his interests and his struggles into sophisticated thought. His ambivalence became the motivating core of his philosophizing, the heart of his enduring legacy. Readers can follow James in science classes and in personal "speculations," studying medicine and exploring both mainstream and sectarian practices, in museums reflecting on the fate of humanity since ancient times, in love and with heart broken, and in periodic crises of confidence that sometimes even spurred thoughts of suicide.

    A case study in coming of age, this book follows the famous American philosopher's vocational work and avocational interests, his education and his frustrations--young James between childhood and fame. Anecdotes placed in the contexts of his choices shed new light on the core commitments within his enormous contributions to psychology, philosophy, and religious studies. James's hard-won insights, starting with his mediation of science and religion, led to his appreciation of body and mind in relation. Ultimately, Young William James Thinking reveals how James provided a humane vision well suited to our pluralist age.


  • Surveying the Avant-Garde : Questions on Modernism, Art, and the Americas in Transatlantic Magazines / Lori Cole
    BH 301 A94 C65 2018eb

  • Art of the Ordinary : The Everyday Domain of Art, Film, Philosophy, and Poetry / Richard Deming
    BH 39 D4433 2018eb

    Cutting across literature, film, art, and philosophy, Art of the Ordinary is a trailblazing, cross-disciplinary engagement with the ordinary and the everyday. Because, writes Richard Deming, the ordinary is always at hand, it is, in fact, too familiar for us to perceive it and become fully aware of it. The ordinary he argues, is what most needs to be discovered and yet is something that can never be approached, since to do so is to immediately change it.

    Art of the Ordinary explores how philosophical questions can be revealed in surprising places--as in a stand-up comic's routine, for instance, or a Brillo box, or a Hollywood movie. From negotiations with the primary materials of culture and community, ways of reading "self" and "other" are made available, deepening one's ability to respond to ethical, social, and political dilemmas. Deming picks out key figures, such as the philosophers Stanley Cavell, Arthur Danto, and Richard Wollheim; poet John Ashbery; artist Andy Warhol; and comedian Steven Wright, to showcase the foundational concepts of language, ethics, and society. Deming interrogates how acts of the imagination by these people, and others, become the means for transforming the alienated ordinary into a presence of the everyday that constantly and continually creates opportunities of investment in its calls on interpretive faculties.

    In Art of the Ordinary , Deming brings together the arts, philosophy, and psychology in new and compelling ways so as to offer generative, provocative insights into how we think and represent the world to others as well as to ourselves.


  • Transgression in Korea : Beyond Resistance and Control / Juhn Y. Ahn, editor
    BJ 1500 T73 T73 2018eb

  • Dark Precursor Deleuze and Artistic Research / edited by Paulo de Assis and Paolo Giudici
    B 2430 D454 D377 2017eb vol. 1eb

  • The collected works and correspondence of Chauncey Wright
    B 945 W7

  • Chinese classics.
    B 125

  • The Cambridge companion to Foucault / edited by Gary Gutting
    B 2430 F724C36 1994eb
    Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. Michel Foucault, one of the most important of contemporary French thinkers, exerted a profound influence on philosophy, history, and social theory. Foucault attempted to reveal the historical contingency of ideas that present themselves as necessary truths. He carried out this project in a series of original and strikingly controversial studies on the origins of modern medical and social scientific disciplines. These studies have raised fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of knowledge and its relation to power structures that have become major topics of discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences.

  • The Deleuze dictionary / edited by Adrian Parr
    B 2430 D454 D465 2010
    This is the first and only dictionary dedicated to the work of Gilles Deleuze. It provides an in-depth and lucid introduction to one of the most influential figures in continental philosophy. It defines and contextualises more than 150 terms that relate to Deleuze's philosophy and explainsthe main intellectual influences on Deleuze as well as the influence Deleuze has had on subjects such as feminism, cinema, postcolonial theory, geography and cultural studies. In this revised edition, there are expanded entries on architecture, cinema and psychoanalysis - key areas where interestin Deleuze has grown in recent years.

  • The ethics ; Treatise on the emendation of the intellect ; Selected letters / Baruch Spinoza ; translated by Samuel Shirley ; edited with introductions by Seymour Feldman
    B 3958 S45 1992
    Since their publication in 1982, Samuel Shirley's translations of Spinoza's Ethics and Selected Letters have been commended for their accuracy and readability. Now with the addition of his new translation of Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect this enlarged edition will be even more useful to students of Spinoza's thought.

  • Between Foucault and Derrida / edited by Yubraj Aryal, Vernon W. Cisney, Nicolae Morar and Christopher Penfield
    B 2430 F724B48 2016eb
    Explores the biographical, historical and philosophical connections between Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault

    Between Foucault and Derrida explores the notorious Cogito debate and includes: the central articles, an important piece by Jean-Marie Beyssade, along with a letter Foucault wrote to Beyssade in response #65533;e" both these pieces available for the first time in English translation. In the second part of the book, 10 essays written by some of the most well-known scholars working in contemporary continental philosophy address the various philosophical intersections and divergences of these two profoundly important thinkers.

    Key Features The first collection of the central essays involved in the Cogito debate between Foucault and Derrida Includes the first English translations of Jean-Marie Beyssade#65533;e(tm)s important 1973 article on the debate and Foucault's letter in response Some of the best-known scholars working in continental philosophy today examine where Foucault and Derrida converge and diverge, and how they ultimately shaped each other#65533;e(tm)s projects Contributors

    Amy Allen, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Ellen Armour, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Tennessee, USA.

    Yubraj Aryal, University of Montreal, Canada and New York University, USA.

    Jean-Marie Beyssade, University of Paris IV, France.

    Vernon W. Cisney, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Fred Evans, Duquesne University, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Peter Gratton, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

    Leonard Lawlor, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Edward McGushin, Stonehill College, Massachusetts, USA.

    Nicolae Morar, University of Oregon, Oregon, USA.

    Jeff Nealon, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Christopher Penfield, Purdue University, Indiana, USA.

    Arkady Plotnitsky, Purdue University, Indiana, USA.

    Paul Rekret, Richmond, The American International University in London, UK.

    Alan Schrift, Grinnell College, Iowa, USA.


  • Deleuze on music, painting, and the arts / Ronald Bogue
    B 2430 D454 B63 2003eb

  • The Cambridge companion to Christian ethics / edited by Robin Gill
    BJ 1251 C246 2012eb
    In this second edition of the best-selling Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics, Robin Gill brings together twenty essays by leading experts, to provide a comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics which is both authoritative and up to date. This volume boasts four entirely new chapters, while previous chapters and all bibliographies have been updated to reflect significant developments in the field over the last decade. Gill offers a superb overview of the subject, examining the scriptural bases of ethics as well as discussing Christian ethics in the context of contemporary issues, including war and the arms trade, social justice, ecology, economics, medicine and genetics. All of the contributors have a proven track record of balanced, comprehensive and comprehensible writing making this book an accessible and invaluable source not only for students in upper-level undergraduate courses, graduate students and teachers, but anyone interested in Christian ethics today.

  • Pragmatic Inquiry and Religious Communities : Charles Peirce, Signs, and Inhabited Experiments / Brandon Daniel-Hughes
    BD183

  • Agricultural Ethics in East Asian Perspective : A Transpacific Dialogue / Paul B. Thompson, Kirill O. Thompson, editors
    BJ52.5

  • Ethics without self, Dharma without Atman : Western and Buddhist philosophical traditions in dialogue / Gordon F. Davis, editor
    BJ1012

  • Epistemic relativism and scepticism : unwinding the braid / Steven Bland
    BD221

  • Handbook of Legal Reasoning and Argumentation
    B65K201-487B65K140-1

    This handbook addresses legal reasoning and argumentation from a logical, philosophical and legal perspective. The main forms of legal reasoning and argumentation are covered in an exhaustive and critical fashion, and are analysed in connection with more general types (and problems) of reasoning. Accordingly, the subject matter of the handbook divides in three parts. The first one introduces and discusses the basic concepts of practical reasoning. The second one discusses the general structures and procedures of reasoning and argumentation that are relevant to legal discourse. The third one looks at their instantiations and developments of these aspects of argumentation as they are put to work in the law, in different areas and applications of legal reasoning.


  • The demons of William James : religious pragmatism explores unusual mental states / Tadd Ruetenik
    B945.J24

  • Transparency, society and subjectivity : critical perspectives / Emmanuel Alloa and Dieter Thomä, editors
    BD460.T73

  • The Lvov-Warsaw school, past and present / Ángel Garrido, Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska, editors
    B4689

  • Heidegger's Poetic Projection of Being by Marius Johan Geertsema
    BD300

  • The Case Against Theism Why the Evidence Disproves God's Existence / by Raphael Lataster
    BD555

  • What Does it Mean to be an Empiricist? Empiricisms in Eighteenth Century Sciences / edited by Siegfried Bodenmann, Anne-Lise Rey
    B816

  • Well-being, Sustainability and Social Development The Netherlands 1850–2050 / by Harry Lintsen, Frank Veraart, Jan-Pieter Smits, John Grin
    BD581

  • The Contextual Character of Moral Integrity Transcultural Psychological Applications / by Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
    BJ1533.I58

  • Technologies of the self : a seminar with Michel Foucault / edited by Luther H. Martin, Huck Gutman, Patrick H. Hutton
    BD 450 T39 1988
    This volume is a wonderful introduction to Foucault and a testimony to the deep humanity of the man himself.

  • Naming and necessity / Saul A. Kripke
    BD 417 K74 1980

  • Progress(es), Theories and Practices : Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy / Mário S. Ming Kong
    BH 301 H3M564 2017

  • Digital humanitarians : how big data is changing the face of humanitarian response / Patrick Meier
    BJ 1475.3 M45 2015

    The overflow of information generated during disasters can be as paralyzing to humanitarian response as the lack of information. This flash flood of information--social media, satellite imagery and more--is often referred to as Big Data. Making sense of this data deluge during disasters is proving an impossible challenge for traditional humanitarian organizations, which explains why they're turning to Digital Humanitarians. Who exactly are these Digital Humanitarians and how do they make sense of Big Data? Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data Is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response answers this question.

    Digital Humanitarians are you, me, all of us--volunteers, students and professionals from the world over and from all walks of life. What do they share in common? They desire to make a difference, and they do by rapidly mobilizing online in collaboration with international humanitarian organizations. In virtually real-time, they make sense of vast volumes of social media, SMS and imagery captured from satellites and UAVs to support relief efforts worldwide. How? They craft and leverage ingenious crowdsourcing solutions with trail-blazing insights from artificial intelligence.

    This book charts the sudden and spectacular rise of Digital Humanitarians by sharing their remarkable, real-life stories, highlighting how their humanity coupled with innovative solutions to Big Data is changing humanitarian response forever. Digital Humanitarians will make you think differently about what it means to be humanitarian and will invite you to join the journey online.


  • Complexity and the human experience : modeling complexity in the humanities and social sciences / edited by Paul A. Youngman, Mirsad Hadzikadic
    B 105 C473C66 2014

    Questions of values, ontologies, ethics, aesthetics, discourse, origins, language, literature, and meaning do not lend themselves readily, or traditionally, to equations, probabilities, and models. However, with the increased adoption of natural science tools in economics, anthropology, and political science--to name only a few social scientific fields highlighted in this volume--quantitative methods in the humanities are becoming more common.

    The theory of complexity holds significant promise for better understanding social and human phenomena based on interactions among the participating "agents," whatever they may be: a thought, a person, a conversation, a sentence, or an email. Such systems can exhibit phase transitions, feedback loops, self-organization, and emergent properties. These dynamic systems lend themselves naturally to the kind of analysis made possible by models and simulations developed with complex science tools. This volume offers a tour of quantitative analyses, models, and simulations of humanities and social science phenomena that have been historically the purview of qualitative methods.

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