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Lectures on a Philosophy Less Ordinary Language and Morality in J.L. Austin’s Philosophy

Lectures on a Philosophy Less Ordinary: Language and Morality in J.L. Austin’s Philosophy

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By Niklas Forsberg
October 25, 2021

This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of J.L. Austin’s philosophy. It opens new ways of thinking about ethics and other contemporary issues in the wake of Austin’s philosophical work. Austin is primarily viewed as a philosopher of language whose work focused on the pragmatic aspects of ...

Heidegger’s Ecological Turn Community and Practice for Future Generations

Heidegger’s Ecological Turn: Community and Practice for Future Generations

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By Frank Schalow
September 06, 2021

This book makes explicit the ecological implications of Martin Heidegger. It examines how the trajectory of Heidegger’s thinking harbors an "ecological turn," which comes to the forefront in his attempt to anticipate the impending crisis precipitated by modern technology. Schalow’s emphasis on such...

The Legacy of Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Laughter Bataille, Deleuze, and Rosset

The Legacy of Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Laughter: Bataille, Deleuze, and Rosset

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By Lydia Amir
July 21, 2021

This book investigates the role of humor in the good life, specifically as discussed by three prominent French intellectuals who were influenced by Nietzsche's thought: Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, and Clément Rosset. Lydia Amir begins by discussing Nietzsche’s reception in France, and she ...

Walter Benjamin’s First Philosophy Experience, Ephemerality and Truth

Walter Benjamin’s First Philosophy: Experience, Ephemerality and Truth

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By Nathan Ross
February 11, 2021

This book provides a study of Walter Benjamin’s first philosophy in two senses: it focuses on his early philosophy as a source of insight into his later works, and it explores his thinking about the nature of truth, method, experience, the relation of body and mind, and the limits of human ...

C. D. Broad’s Philosophy of Time

C. D. Broad’s Philosophy of Time

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By L. Nathan Oaklander
June 15, 2020

In this study, Oaklander's primary aim is to examine critically C.D. Broad’s changing views of time and in so doing  clarify the central disputes in the philosophy of time, explicate the various positions Broad took regarding them, and develop his own responses both to ...

Wittgenstein and the Limits of Language

Wittgenstein and the Limits of Language

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Edited By Hanne Appelqvist
December 02, 2019

The limit of language is one of the most pervasive notions found in Wittgenstein’s work, both in his early Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and his later writings. Moreover, the idea of a limit of language is intimately related to important scholarly debates on Wittgenstein’s philosophy, such as the ...

Heidegger’s Concept of Philosophical Method Innovating Philosophy in the Age of Global Warming

Heidegger’s Concept of Philosophical Method: Innovating Philosophy in the Age of Global Warming

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By Vincent Blok
October 10, 2019

This book provides new interpretations of Heidegger’s philosophical method in light of 20th-century postmodernism and 21st-century speculative realism. In doing so, it raises important questions about philosophical method in the age of global warming and climate change. Vincent Blok addresses ...

Heidegger's Shadow Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn

Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn

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By Chad Engelland
March 05, 2019

Heidegger’s Shadow is an important contribution to the understanding of Heidegger’s ambivalent relation to transcendental philosophy. Its contention is that Heidegger recognizes the importance of transcendental philosophy as the necessary point of entry to his thought, but he nonetheless comes to ...

Revolution and History in Walter Benjamin A Conceptual Analysis

Revolution and History in Walter Benjamin: A Conceptual Analysis

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By Alison Ross
November 06, 2018

This book places Benjamin’s writing on revolution in the context of his conception of historical knowledge. The fundamental problem that faces any analysis of Benjamin’s approach to revolution is that he deploys notions that belong to the domain of individual experience. His theory of modernity ...

Heidegger on Technology

Heidegger on Technology

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Edited By Aaron James Wendland, Christopher Merwin, Christos Hadjioannou
September 04, 2018

This collection offers the first comprehensive and definitive account of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy of technology. It does so through a detailed analysis of canonical texts and recently published primary sources on two crucial concepts in Heidegger’s later thought: Gelassenheit and Gestell. ...

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument A Philosophical Inquiry

Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry

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By Robert H. Myers, Claudine Verheggen
August 14, 2018

According to many commentators, Davidson’s earlier work on philosophy of action and truth-theoretic semantics is the basis for his reputation, and his later forays into broader metaphysical and epistemological issues, and eventually into what became known as the triangulation argument, are much ...

Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

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Edited By Corey McCall, Nathan Ross
June 20, 2018

This collection features original essays that examine Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor Adorno’s essays and correspondence on literature. Taken together, the essays present the view that these two monumental figures of 20th-century philosophy were not simply philosophers who wrote about literature, but...

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