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Interrupting Derrida

Interrupting Derrida

1st Edition

Geoffrey Bennington
April 20, 2000

One of the most significant contemporary thinkers in continental philosophy, Jacques Derrida’s work continues to attract heated commentary among philosophers, literary critics, social and cultural theorists, architects and artists. This major new work by world renowned Derrida scholar and ...

Critique of Violence Between Poststructuralism and Critical Theory

Critique of Violence: Between Poststructuralism and Critical Theory

1st Edition

Beatrice Hanssen
August 03, 2000

Critique of Violence is a highly original and lucid investigation of the heated controversy between poststructuralism and critical theory. Leading theorist Beatrice Hanssen uses Walter Benjamin's essay 'Critique of Violence' as a guide to analyse the contentious debate, shifting the emphasis from ...

Relating Narratives Storytelling and Selfhood

Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood

1st Edition

Adriana Cavarero
February 17, 2000

Relating Narratives is a major new work by the philosopher and feminist thinker Adriana Cavarero. First published in Italian to widespread acclaim, Relating Narratives is a fascinating and challenging new account of the relationship between selfhood and narration. Drawing a diverse array of ...

Walter Benjamin's Philosophy Destruction and Experience

Walter Benjamin's Philosophy: Destruction and Experience

1st Edition

Andrew Benjamin, Peter Osborne
October 25, 2013

This collection explores, in Adorno's description, `philosophy directed against philosophy'. The essays cover all aspects of Benjamin's writings, from his early work in the philosophy of art and language, through to the concept of history. The experience of time and the destruction of false ...

The Hypocritical Imagination Between Kant and Levinas

The Hypocritical Imagination: Between Kant and Levinas

1st Edition

John Llewellyn
September 23, 1999

For philosophers such as Kant, the imagination is the starting point for all thought. For others, such as Wittgenstein, what is important is only how the word 'imagination' is used. In spite of the attention the imagination has received from major philosophers, remarkably little has been written ...

Passion in Theory Conceptions of Freud and Lacan

Passion in Theory: Conceptions of Freud and Lacan

1st Edition

Robin Ferrell
November 28, 1996

Philosophy had either ignored or attacked psychoanalysis: such responses are neither warranted nor helpful. One hundred years after its inception, isn't it time to find out what psychoanalysis has to offer us? In Passion in Theory Robyn Ferrell does just that, and returns with some surprising ...

Retreating the Political

Retreating the Political

1st Edition

Phillippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy
May 15, 1997

This collection of essays presents, for the first time in English, some of the key essays on the political by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy. Including several unpublished essays, Retreating the Political offers some highly original perspectives on the relationship between philosophy ...

Bataille Writing the Sacred

Bataille: Writing the Sacred

1st Edition

Carolyn Bailey Gill
December 15, 1994

Georges Bataille's powerful writings have fascinated many readers, enmeshed as they are with the themes of sex and death. His emotive discourse of excess, transgression, sacrifice, and the sacred has had a profound and notable influence on thinkers such as Foucault, Derrida and Kristeva. Bataille: ...

Maurice Blanchot The Demand of Writing

Maurice Blanchot: The Demand of Writing

1st Edition

Carolyn Bailey Gill
September 05, 1996

This timely collection of essays is the first to be written on the work of Maurice Blanchot in English. One of the finest writers of our time, Blanchot is a contemporary of Bataille and Levinas; his writing has influenced the likes of Derrida and Foucault. Eminent commentators featured here include...

Philosophy and Tragedy

Philosophy and Tragedy

1st Edition

Simon Sparks, Miguel de Beistegui
December 16, 1999

From Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Poetics to Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy, the theme of tragedy has been subject to radically conflicting philosophical interpretations. Despite being at the heart of philosophical debate from Ancient Greece to the Nineteenth Century, however, tragedy has yet...

On Jean-Luc Nancy The Sense of Philosophy

On Jean-Luc Nancy: The Sense of Philosophy

1st Edition

Darren Sheppard, Simon Sparks, Colin Thomas
June 26, 1997

This is the first book to consider the increasing importance of Jean-Luc Nancy's work, which has influenced key thinkers such as Jacques Derrida. All his major works have been translated into English, yet until now little has been made available on his place in contemporary philosophy.By showing ...

Essays on Otherness

Essays on Otherness

1st Edition

Jean Laplanche, John Fletcher
December 10, 1998

Since the death of Jacques Lacan, Jean Laplanche is now considered to be one of the worlds foremost psychoanalytic thinkers. In spite of the influence of his work over the last thirty years, remarkably little has been available in English. Essays On Otherness presents for the first time in English ...

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