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Adventures of the SymbolicPost-marxism and Radical Democracy

Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Warren Breckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book critically revisits the reassessment of philosophical Marxism that took place in the middle of the twentieth century. It explores the efforts that were made to reconcile a radical and ... More

AfternessFigures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Gerhard Richter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that the concept of “afterness” is a key figure in the thought and aesthetics of modernity. It pursues questions such as: What does it mean for something to “follow” something else? ... More

Alienation

Alienation

Rahel Jaeggi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reconceives alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, something that manifests itself in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ... More

Animalia AmericanaAnimal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Colleen Boggs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book puts animal representation at the center of the making of the liberal American subject and argues that animals are critical to the ways in which Americans enact their humanity and regulate ... More

As Wide as the World Is WiseReinventing Philosophical Anthropology

As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philosophy and anthropology have long debated questions of difference: rationality versus irrationality, abstraction versus concreteness, modern versus premodern. What if these disciplines instead ... More

Beating HeartsAbortion and Animal Rights

Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to ... More

Beyond BiofatalismHuman Nature for an Evolving World

Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Gillian Barker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Beyond Biofatalism is a response to the idea that evolutionary psychology reveals human beings to be incapable of building a more inclusive, cooperative, and egalitarian society. Considering the ... More

Beyond IndividualismThe Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

George Rupp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In many places around the world, relations between ethnic and religious groups that for long periods coexisted more or less amicably are now fraught with aggression and violence. This trend has ... More

Broken TabletsLevinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170598
eISBN:
9780231542135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170598.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Over a span of thirty years, twentieth-century French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida held a conversation across texts. Sharing a Jewish heritage and a background in phenomenology, ... More

China's Green ReligionDaoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

James Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231175869
eISBN:
9780231544535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175869.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

How can Daoism, China's indigenous religion, give us the aesthetic, ethical, political, and spiritual tools to address the root causes of our ecological crisis and construct a sustainable future? In ... More

Christo-FictionThe Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem

Christo-Fiction: The Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem

François Laruelle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167246
eISBN:
9780231538961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167246.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book targets the rigid, self-sustaining arguments of metaphysics, rooted in Judaic and Greek thought, and explores the radical potential of Christ, whose “crossing” disrupts their circular ... More

Critical Theory in Critical TimesTransforming the Global Political and Economic Order

Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order

Penelope Deutscher and Cristina Lafont (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181518
eISBN:
9780231543620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181518.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

We live in critical times. We face a global crisis in economics and finance, a global ecological crisis, and a constant barrage of international disputes. Perhaps most dishearteningly, there seems to ... More

Crowds and DemocracyThe Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Stefan Jonsson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164788
eISBN:
9780231535793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164788.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spanning aesthetics, cultural studies, intellectual history, and political theory, this volume unpacks the significance of the shadow agent known as “the masses” during a critical period of European ... More

Cut of the RealSubjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

Katerina Kolozova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166102
eISBN:
9780231536431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166102.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally rendered “unthinkable” by postmodern feminist philosophies, such as “the real,” “the one,” “the limit,” and “finality,” thus critically ... More

Death and MasteryPsychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Benjamin Y. Fong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this masterful and enlivening study of the ways in which the concepts of death and mastery have been elaborated in Freudian and post-Freudian social theory, Ben Fong has given us the means to ... More

The Death of PhilosophyReference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophers debate the death of philosophy as much as they debate the death of God. Immanuel Kant claimed responsibility for both philosophy’s beginning and end, while Martin Heidegger argued it ... More

Deaths in VeniceThe Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More

The Disclosure of PoliticsStruggles Over the Semantics of Secularization

The Disclosure of Politics: Struggles Over the Semantics of Secularization

Maria Lara

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162807
eISBN:
9780231535045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162807.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Postmodern political critiques speak of the death of ideology, the end of history, and the postsecular return of religious attitudes, yet radical conservative theorists such as Mark Lilla argue ... More

Doing Aesthetics with ArendtHow to See Things

Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Cecilia Sjöholm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173087
eISBN:
9780231539906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics ... More

Eat This BookA Carnivore's Manifesto

Eat This Book: A Carnivore's Manifesto

Dominique Lestel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172974
eISBN:
9780231541152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If we want to improve the treatment of animals, Dominique Lestel argues, we must acknowledge our evolutionary impulse to eat them and we must expand our worldview to see how others consume meat ... More

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