Category: Philosophy

  • Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence: together with "Have We Done with the Empire of Judgment?" (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

    A reappraisal of deconstruction from one in all its top commentators, targeting the topics of strength and violence.

    during this ebook, Rodolphe Gasché returns to a couple of the founding texts of deconstruction to suggest a brand new and broader method of knowing it—not as an operation or way to succeed in an elusive open air, or past, of metaphysics, yet as whatever that occurs inside it. instead of unraveling metaphysics, deconstruction loosens its binary and hierarchical conceptual constitution. To make this situation, Gasché makes a speciality of the suggestions of strength and violence within the paintings of Jacques Derrida, seeking to his essays “Force and Signification” and “Force of Law,” and his interpreting on Of Grammatology in Claude Lévi-Strauss’s autobiographical Tristes Tropiques. The suggestion of strength has no longer drawn large scrutiny in Derrida scholarship, however it is important to knowing how, when it comes to spacing and temporizing, philosophical competition is reinscribed right into a differential financial system of forces. Gasché concludes with an essay addressing the query of deconstruction and judgment and considers even if deconstruction suspends the opportunity of judgment, or if it is, to the contrary, a hyperbolic call for for judgment.

    “Gasché’s paintings is well timed given the fast-approaching fiftieth anniversary of Derrida’s seminal 12 months, 1967 … Derrida students, specifically these accustomed to his earliest works from the Sixties, will warmly welcome this little book.” — CHOICE
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  • La pratique philosophique : Une méthode contemporaine pour mettre la sagesse au service de votre bien-être

    By Jérôme Lecoq

    Héritée de los angeles culture old, fondée par Socrate, los angeles pratique philosophique est une méthode émergeante de développement team of workers, pratiquée tant en entreprise qu'auprès de particuliers. Conçu et rédigé par un jeune praticien, ce advisor présente l'histoire, les fondements et les usages de cette self-discipline, en s'appuyant sur de nombreux exemples et en proposant des exercices à faire soi-même.
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  • Atoms, Pneuma, and Tranquillity: Epicurean and Stoic Themes in European Thought

    This quantity examines the effect that Epicureanism and Stoicism, philosophies of nature and human nature articulated in the course of classical instances, exerted at the improvement of ecu concept to the Enlightenment. even supposing the impression of those philosophies has frequently been famous in definite components, akin to the effect of Stoicism at the improvement of Christian notion and the impression of Epicureanism on sleek materialism, the chapters during this quantity ahead a brand new know-how of the measure to which those philosophies and their persisted interplay educated ecu highbrow existence good into early smooth occasions. The impression of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophies within the components of literature, philosophy, theology, and technology are thought of. Many thinkers proceed to understand those philosophies as major possible choices for figuring out the human and typical worlds. Having turn into integrated into the canon of philosophical possible choices, Epicureanism and Stoicism persevered to exert identifiable impacts on medical and philosphical idea at the least until eventually the center of the eighteenth century.
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  • After Life

    By Eugene Thacker

    Life is certainly one of our most elementary techniques, and but whilst tested at once it proves remarkably contradictory and elusive, encompassing either the broadest and the main particular phenomena. we will see this uncertainty approximately existence in our behavior of drawing close it as whatever without delay medical and mystical, within the go back of vitalisms of every kind, and within the pervasive politicization of lifestyles. briefly, existence turns out all over at stake and but is nowhere the same.

    In After Life, Eugene Thacker clears the floor for a brand new philosophy of existence via improving the twists and turns in its philosophical background. starting with Aristotle’s originary formula of a philosophy of existence, Thacker examines the impact of Aristotle’s principles in medieval and early smooth notion, major him to the paintings of Immanuel Kant, who notes the inherently contradictory nature of “life in itself.” alongside the way in which, Thacker indicates how early smooth philosophy’s engagement with the matter of lifestyles impacts thinkers similar to Gilles Deleuze, Georges Bataille, and Alain Badiou, in addition to modern advancements within the “speculative flip” in philosophy.

    At a time while existence is labeled, measured, and exploited in various methods, After Life invitations us to delve deeper into the contours and contradictions of the age-old query, “what is life?”

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  • The Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine (The Political Philosophy of the American Founders)

    By Jack Fruchtman Jr.

    This concise, considerate creation to the paintings of Thomas Paine, writer of Common Sense and Rights of Man, explores the influence of 1 of the main influential minds of the yankee and French Revolutions and the resources from which his pondering evolved.

    In Jack Fruchtman Jr.'s valuable interpretation, Paine equipped his argument for radical revolution in 1776 on a research of nature and windfall and a trust in traditional rights. women and men owed it to themselves to wreck the chains of rank, hierarchy, or even equipped faith so as to dwell freely, embracing the probabilities of invention, development, and equality that lay forward. In 1793, on the top of the French Revolution and its secularizing fury, Paine reminded readers that it used to be nature's God who created normal rights. The rights of guy hence held out either the nice strength of freedom and the requirement that people be chargeable for those that have been the least lucky in society. On stability we might imagine of Paine as a mundane preacher for the rule of thumb of reason.

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  • El castillo de los Pirineos (Las Tres Edades / Biblioteca Gaarder)

    By Jostein Gaarder

    «Gaarder escribe magníficamente, y combina de modo elegante l. a. historia de amor con las creencias sobrenaturales y los sucesos de los angeles pura y dura realidad.» Bergensavisen Steinn y Solrun, que llevan sin verse desde que vivían juntos en los años setenta, vuelven a encontrarse en los angeles terraza de un antiguo inn en un fiordo de Noruega. Es curioso su encuentro allí porque, precisamente, fue ése el pueblo en el que, más de treinta años antes, tuvieron una experiencia que sacudió sus vidas y acabó por separar a los angeles pareja. ¿Qué les pasó en aquella época? Sus interpretaciones de lo ocurrido difieren radicalmente. Ahora se reabre un diálogo entre dos modos de entender el mundo, y l. a. llama del viejo amor vuelve a prender de nuevo. El castillo de los Pirineos es una novela de amor, pero también de principles. ¿Son los angeles ciencia y los angeles razón lo único que puede arrojar luz sobre l. a. existencia humana, o existen además fuerzas ocultas que de vez en cuando nos juegan una mala pasada?
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  • The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

    By John Phillips

    This publication introduces the Marquis de Sade as author and thinker to new readers, providing concise yet finished surveys of his so much arguable works, according to modern theoretical ways. the fashion is energetic and obtainable with out sacrificing element or depth.

    An introductory bankruptcy discusses Sade's lifestyles and the hyperlinks among that and his paintings. hoping on the various letters he wrote to his spouse and attorney from felony and on different actual, modern proof, it makes an attempt to disentangle this existence from many of the myths that Sade's demonic acceptance has engendered through the 19th and 20th centuries. This preliminary bankruptcy additionally reports the serious corpus or reception of the paintings considering the fact that Sade's occasions as much as the current, and reassesses his prestige as an extra-canonical author. the subsequent six chapters offer wide assurance of Sade's major highbrow and inventive actions, exhibiting how all might be noticeable because the expression of a veritable cult of the physique, a veneration of the actual, and the sexual as channels of transcendence.
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  • Valences of the Dialectic

    By Fredric Jameson

    After part a century exploring dialectical proposal, well known cultural critic Fredric Jameson provides a entire examine of a misunderstood but very important pressure in Western philosophy. The dialectic, the concept that of the evolution of an concept via conflicts coming up from its inherent contradictions, reworked centuries of Western philosophy. To Hegel, who ruled nineteenth-century concept, it was once a metaphysical method. within the works of Marx, the dialectic grew to become a device for materialist old analysis.

    Jameson brings a theoretical scrutiny to undergo at the questions that experience arisen within the heritage of this philosophical culture, contextualizing the talk when it comes to commodification and globalization, and on the subject of thinkers akin to Rousseau, Lukács, Heidegger, Sartre, Derrida, and Althusser. via rigorous, erudite exam, Valences of the Dialectic charts a stream towards the innovation of a “spatial” dialectic. Jameson provides a brand new synthesis of idea that revitalizes dialectical considering for the twenty-first century.
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  • The Age of Reason: A Novel

    By Jean-Paul Sartre

    The 1st novel of Sartre's huge Roads to Freedom sequence, The Age of cause is decided in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who's enthusiastic about the assumption of freedom. because the shadows of the second one global battle draw nearer -- while his own lifestyles is complex via his mistress's being pregnant -- his look for how to stay unfastened turns into a growing number of extreme.
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  • Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation: Dialectics of Negation and Difference (Suny Series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory)

    By Henry Somers-Hall

    A serious account of the foremost connections among twentieth-century French thinker Gilles Deleuze and nineteenth-century German idealist G. W. F. Hegel. Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of illustration presents a serious account of the main connections among twentieth-century French thinker Gilles Deleuze and nineteenth-century German idealist G. W. F. Hegel. whereas Hegel has been well-known as one of many key goals of Deleuze’s philosophical writing, Henry Somers-Hall indicates how Deleuze’s antipathy to Hegel has its roots in an issue the 2 thinkers either try and tackle: getting past a philosophy of judgment and the constraints of Kant’s transcendental idealism. via tracing the improvement in their makes an attempt to handle this challenge, Somers-Hall bargains an interpretation of the sweep of 19th- and twentieth-century philosophy, delivering a chain of analyses of key moments within the background of notion, together with the logics of Aristotle and Russell, Kant’s personal philosophy of judgment, and the philosophy of Bergson. He additionally develops a unique interpretation of Deleuze’s philosophy of distinction, and situates his philosophy on the subject of the wider post-Kantian culture. as well as Deleuze’s relation to Hegel, the e-book makes vital contributions to the learn of Deleuze’s philosophy of arithmetic, in addition to to the research of numerous underappreciated components of Hegel’s personal philosophy. “Neither easily disdainful of Hegel, nor utterly confident by way of Deleuze, during this wealthy, wide-ranging quantity, Henry Somers-Hall bargains what's usually the main accomplished and critical therapy in their diversified and intricate kin so far … a profitable and advised learn for someone attracted to the continuing improvement of Continental philosophy.” — Notre Dame Philosophical experiences “This is the main entire and philosophically fascinating research of the Deleuze-Hegel relation. Somers-Hall has assembled a outstanding quantity of fabric that's really diverse—from the issues of illustration, judgment, and calculus to these of strength and evolution—and his interpretations are masterful. This booklet can have an important effect at the means we expect concerning the improvement of twentieth-century philosophy.” — Leonard Lawlor, Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn nation collage “Somers-Hall’s e-book is a profound engagement with either Deleuze and Hegel, and it presents a much-needed antidote to interpretations that all-too-quickly signify Deleuze as anti-Hegelian.” — Daniel W. Smith, coeditor of Gilles Deleuze: photo and textual content Henry Somers-Hall is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan college within the uk. he's the cotranslator (with Alistair Welchman, Mergen Reglitz, and Nick Midgley) of Salomon Maimon’s Essay on Transcendental Philosophy.
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