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Friday, March 28, 2008

Rhizosphere: Deleuze and the 'Minor' American Writings of W. James, Du Bois, G.Stein, Toomer, and Falkner

Rhizosphere: Gilles Deleuze and the 'Minor' American Writings of William James, W.E.B. Du Bois, Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, and William Falkner
(Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)
by Mary Zamberlin

Hardcover: 206 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 20, 2006)

This book explores the significant intellectual impact the philosopher Jean Wahl had on the directions Gilles Deleuze took as a philosopher and writer of a philosophy of experimentation. The study of this influence also brings to light the significance of Deleuze's emphasis on "la pragmatique," inspired by Wahl's writings and teachings and his fascination with American pluralism and pragmatism, particularly that of William James. This book also attempts to put Deleuze's theories into action, to write in a deleuzian way about American "minor" literature and thought which Deleuze deemed "superior." This text inherently challenges and potentially provides an alternative way of reading/writing to standard critical approaches which Deleuze tells us necessarily reduce and distort a "minor" work's most lively, subtle and micro-politically efficient elements as they abort them from their "minoritarian" fields of meaning to coerce them into already existing, standard and standardizing concepts that belongto and reinforce the "Major Order's" organizational grid.

“It is not by means of an exegetical practice that one could hope to keep alive the thought of a great thinker who has passed away. Rather, such a thought can only be kept alive through its renewal, by putting it back into action, reopening its questioning, and by preserving its distinct uncertainties- with all the risks that this entails for those who make the attempt.” Félix Guattari

Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation

Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation
by Dorothea Olkowski

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (October 28, 1999)

Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the gifted French thinker's writings for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, accomplished the "ruin of representation," the complete overthrow of hierarchic, organic thought in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as in society at large. In Deleuze's philosophy of difference, she discovers the source of a new ontology of change, which in turn opens up the creation of new modes of life and thought, not only in philosophy and feminism but wherever creation is at stake.
The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to Olkowski's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole, and the text is illustrated with Kelly's art. This original and provocative account of Deleuze contributes significantly to a critical feminist politics and philosophy, as well as to an understanding of feminist art.

From the Inside Flap
"Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation will undoubtedly contribute to a renewed understanding of this important twentieth-century philosopher. . . . [It] contains some of the very best and clearest accounts of Difference and Repetition and The Logic of Sense, and an account of Bergson, and Deleuze's reading of Bergson, that is simply the most compelling I have read in English."--David N. Rodowick, author of Gilles Deleuze: Time Machine

"Revolutionaries, artists, and seers are content to be objective, merely objective: they know that desire clasps life in its powerfully productive embrace, and reproduces it in a way that is all the more intense because it has few needs. And never mind those who believe that this is very easy to say, or that it is the sort of idea to be found in books." Deleuze & Guattari

Deleuze and the Political

Deleuze and the Political
(Thinking the Political)
by Paul Patton

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 1, 2000)

An outstanding contribution to Deleuze studies and a significant achievement in political philosophy.
–Ronald Bogue, University of Georgia
Patton's monograph is addressed to political philosophers, but it will also be of interst to religion scholars interested in ideology, postcolonialism, and other points of connection between religion and society. His examples come from political through, but the larger issues addressed will appeal to anyone interested in the ideological functioning of individuals and communities.
–Religious Studies Review


Deleuze and Guattari's Anti Oedipus: Introduction to Schizoanalysis

Deleuze and Guattari's Anti Oedipus: Introduction to Schizoanalysis
by Eugene Holland

Hardcover: 161 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 4, 1999)

Charles J. Stivale, Wayne State University
"Holland admirably faces the challenge of opening up Deleuze and Guattari's notoriously difficult Anti-Oedipus not only to newcomers, but also to experienced readers of their works, who will thereby benefit enormously from the clarity and rigor of Holland's study."!

STRONG 'Holland's introduction ... is suitable both for those who are reluctant to begin /STRONG EM Anti-Oedipus /EM STRONG due to its notorious reputation for complexity, and for those who are, even after four hundred pages of reading, not certain of its key concept. Holland states that his aim will have been achieved if readers want to turn to /STRONG EM Anti-Oedipus /EM STRONG after reading his introduction ... [if so] the book has admirably reached its aim not only at the end of the book but also at the end of every chapter.' /STRONG - EM Psychoanalytical Studies /EM


Germinal Life: The Difference and Repetition of Deleuze

Germinal Life: The Difference and Repetition of Deleuze
by Ansell-Pearson
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 1, 1999)

Elizabeth Grosz, Monash University
"This is a very important book which moves beyond current interpretations of Deleuze."

Brian Massumi, Australian National University.
"Highly accomplished and admirably innovative. Keith Ansell Pearson is an energetic and insightful reader of Deleuze, matched also by the depth of his knowledge of biological literature


Gilles Deleuze: An Apprenticeship in Philosophy by Michael Hardt

Gilles Deleuze: An Apprenticeship in Philosophy
by Michael Hardt

Paperback: 139 pages
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (April 1993)

from a review on amazon:
Hardt's book on Deleuze can be applauded for two reasons: its careful reading of Deleuze's texts and its attempt to situate them critically among continental philosophy. Hardt is a clear writer, and his insights are often quite powerful and suggestive. However, like most writer on Deleuze his "deleuzian" reading seeks too much to reconfigure the texts (Bergson, Nietzsche,and Spinoza). Beyond Hardt's text stands the imposing shadow of Hegel -- perhaps my only hesitation with its analysis. There is a desire to find unity in difference however radical this difference might be. The key problem of scholarship on Deleuze seem to be precisely how to read him -- is the project Deleuze has laid out to reread his texts as he has reread others? How is one to be Deluezian? This said, Hardt's work is exceptional in most areas.


Gilles Deleuze's Time Machine

Gilles Deleuze's Time Machine
(Post-Contemporary Interventions)
by David N. Rodowick

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Duke University Press (December 1997)

Although Gilles Deleuze is one of France’s most celebrated twentieth-century philosophers, his theories of cinema have largely been ignored by American scholars. Film theorist D. N. Rodowick fills this gap by presenting the first comprehensive study, in any language, of Deleuze’s work on film and images. Placing Deleuze’s two books on cinema—The Movement-Image and The Time-Image—in the context of French cultural theory of the 1960s and 1970s, Rodowick examines the logic of Deleuze’s theories and the relationship of these theories to his influential philosophy of difference.
Rodowick illuminates the connections between Deleuze’s writings on visual and scientific texts and describes the formal logic of his theory of images and signs. Revealing how Deleuzian views on film speak to the broader network of philosophical problems addressed in Deleuze’s other books—including his influential work with Félix Guattari—Rodowick shows not only how Deleuze modifies the dominant traditions of film theory, but also how the study of cinema is central to the project of modern philosophy.


Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed

Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed
(Theory Out of Bounds, Number 23)
by William E. Connolly

Why would a political theorist venture into the nexus between neuroscience and film? According to William Connolly-whose new book is itself an eloquent answer-the combination exposes the ubiquitous role that technique plays in thinking, ethics, and politics. By taking up recent research in neuroscience to explore the way brain activity is influenced by cultural conditions and stimuli such as film technique, Connolly is able to fashion a new perspective on our attempts to negotiate-and thrive-within a deeply pluralized society whose culture and economy continue to quicken.
In Neuropolitics Connolly draws upon recent brain/body research to explore the creative potential of thinking, the layered character of culture, the cultivation of ethical sensibilities, and the critical role of technique in all three. He then shows how a series of films-including Vertigo, Five Easy Pieces, and Citizen Kane-enhances our appreciation of technique and contests the linear image of time now prevalent in cultural theory.

Connolly deftly brings these themes together to support an ethos of deep pluralism within the democratic state and a politics of citizen activism across states. His book is an original and rigorous study that attends to the creative possibilities of thinking in identity, culture, and ethics.


Deleuze And the Unconscious

Deleuze And the Unconscious
(Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy)
by Christian Kerslake

Hardcover: 246 pages
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group (May 8, 2007)

Deleuze and the Unconscious presents a groundbreaking and provocative re-reading of the complex relationship between the disicpline of psychoanalysis and the work of eminent philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Beginning with an exploration of Deleuze's debt to Jungian psychology and Bergson's view of the unconscious, the book goes on to argue for the relevance for psychoanalytic theory of the major works, Difference and Repetition and Logic of Sense. Kerslake concludes with an account of Anti-Oedipus that shows it, in the light of what has gone before, to be less an attack on psycholoanalysis per se, than an exposure of specific failures in the systems of Freud and Lacan.

does anyone know who is this boy?

Deleuze and Guattari: An Introduction to the Politics of Desire

Deleuze and Guattari: An Introduction to the Politics of Desire
(Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society)
by Philip Goodchild

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd (December 23, 1996)

Both accessible and definitive, Deleuze and Guattari provides a critical examination of the writing of two notoriously difficult thinkers. This important introduction is divided into three sections--knowledge, power, and desire--and provides a systematic account of the intellectual context as well as an exhaustive analysis of the key themes informing Deleuze and Guattari's work. Providing a framework for reading the important and influential study Capitalism and Schizophrenia, this volume is attentive to the needs of the student by providing a lexicon of the difficult ideas used in Deleuze and Guattari's discussion of philosophy, art, and politics. Deleuze and Guattari is an important addition to the critical literature on some of the most challenging work in recent social theory. It will be the standard introduction to Deleuze and Guattari for students of philosophy and social theory.


French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century by Gary Gutting

French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century
by Gary Gutting

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 21 2001)

French philosophers have a reputation as some of the most perplexing. American readers tend to dismiss them with a huff or venerate them over cigarettes and coffee. Gary Gutting does neither. His approach in French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century is scholarly, judicious, and clear. The result is an exceptional look at a rich philosophical tradition. Gutting is one of the world's leading authorities on the work of Michel Foucault, and his depth on the century's other Gallic thinkers is comparable. The book is more than a general survey; it is a careful history of ideas, as well as an excellent series of essays on the main French thinkers of the last 100 years.
Gutting devotes much of his time to the half dozen giants of recent French thought: Henri Bergson, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. Of course, there are legions of other influences--such as Marcel, Saussure, Lévi-Strauss, Lacan, Kristeva, Lyotard, Deleuze, Irigaray, Levinas--and these get attention too, though in fewer pages. Gutting weaves the book together with a narrative history that accounts for the influences of literature and German thought. In addition, the carefully selected chapter epigraphs do more than supplement the text; they are windows into the vivid philosophy of Marcel Proust's literature. --Eric de Place

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Deleuze - Proust and Signs

Proust and Signs: The Complete Text
by Gilles Deleuze
Richard Howard (Translator)

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (2004)

In the 1972 edition of this book, which makes up the first part of this title, Deleuze examines signs emitted by persons and events in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time. In one interesting chapter, "The Secondary Role of Memory," Deleuze illustrates how voluntary memory interprets inaccurately the signs to be deciphered. The jealous lover, for example, cannot accurately decipher the deceptions of his beloved. The second part of Deleuze's book is an addition to the 1972 edition. Here, Deleuze demonstrates how Proust's book, because of the multiplication of signs, becomes a literary machine, really three literary machines: of partial objects or impulses, of resources, and of forced moments. According to Deleuze, Proust or the narrator is the "universal schizophrenic" whose signs weave a spider web by sending out threads to the paranoiac Charlus and the erotomaniac Albertine, all "marionettes of his own delirium" or "profiles of his own madness." This is not easy reading, but the book will prove to be very useful to literary critics or comparativists.DBob Ivey, Univ. of Memphis
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
In a remarkable instance of literary and philosophical interpretation, the incomparable Gilles Deleuze reads Marcel Proust's work as a narrative of an apprenticeship-more precisely, the apprenticeship of a man of letters. Considering the search to be one directed by an experience of signs, in which the protagonist learns to interpret and decode the kinds and types of symbols that surround him, Deleuze conducts us on a corollary search-one that leads to a new understanding of the signs that constitute A la recherche du temps perdu.
In Richard Howard's graceful translation, augmented with an essay that Deleuze added to a later French edition, Proust and Signs is the complete English version of this work. Admired as an imaginative and innovative study of Proust and as one of Deleuze's more accessible works, Proust and Signs stands as the writer's most sustained attempt to understand and explain the work of art.

at deathbed

Deleuze - Logic Of Sense

Logic Of Sense
(Continuum Impacts)
by Gilles Deleuze

Paperback: 393 pages
Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 15, 1990)

"One of the most important and influential works from a leading figure in French poststructuralist philosophy." -- Choice
"Perhaps one day, this century will be known as Deleuzian." -- Michel Foucault


Deleuze - Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
by Gilles Deleuze

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (May 25, 2005)

Translated and with an Introduction by Daniel W. Smith
Afterword by Tom Conley

Gilles Deleuze had several paintings by Francis Bacon hanging in his Paris apartment, and the painter’s method and style as well as his motifs of seriality, difference, and repetition influenced Deleuze’s work. This first English translation shows us one of the most original and important French philosophers of the twentieth century in intimate confrontation with one of that century’s most original and important painters.

In considering Bacon, Deleuze offers implicit and explicit insights into the origins and development of his own philosophical and aesthetic ideas, ideas that represent a turning point in his intellectual trajectory. First published in French in 1981, Francis Bacon has come to be recognized as one of Deleuze’s most significant texts in aesthetics. Anticipating his work on cinema, the baroque, and literary criticism, the book can be read not only as a study of Bacon’s paintings but also as a crucial text within Deleuze’s broader philosophy of art.

In it, Deleuze creates a series of philosophical concepts, each of which relates to a particular aspect of Bacon’s paintings but at the same time finds a place in the “general logic of sensation.” Illuminating Bacon’s paintings, the nonrational logic of sensation, and the act of painting itself, this work—presented in lucid and nuanced translation—also points beyond painting toward connections with other arts such as music, cinema, and literature. Francis Bacon is an indispensable entry point into the conceptual proliferation of Deleuze’s philosophy as a whole.


Deleuze and Philosophy by Boundas

Deleuze and Philosophy
by Constantin V. Boundas

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (August 30, 2006)

Deleuze and Philosophy is an enticing exploration of the continuing philosophical relevance of Gilles Deleuze. New essays from acclaimed international contributors place Deleuze within a broad philosophical context that includes Plato, Aristotle, Husserl, Hume, Locke, Kant, Foucault, Badiou, and Agamden.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cadava - Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History


Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History
by Eduardo Cadava

# Paperback: 204 pages
# Publisher: Princeton University Press; New Ed edition (August 3, 1998)

Here Eduardo Cadava demonstrates that Walter Benjamin articulates his conception of history through the language of photography. Focusing on Benjamin's discussions of the flashes and images of history, he argues that the questions raised by this link between photography and history touch on issues that belong to the entire trajectory of his writings: the historical and political consequences of technology, the relation between reproduction and mimesis, images and history, remembering and forgetting, allegory and mourning, and visual and linguistic representation. The book establishes the photographic constellation of motifs and themes around which Benjamin organizes his texts and thereby becomes a lens through which we can begin to view his analysis of the convergence between the new technological media and a revolutionary concept of historical action and understanding.

Written in the form of theses--what Cadava calls "snapshots in prose"--the book memorializes Benjamin's own thetic method of writing. It enacts a mode of conceiving history that is neither linear nor successive, but rather discontinuous--constructed from what Benjamin calls "dialectical images." In this way, it not only suggests the essential rapport between the fragmentary form of Benjamin's writing and his effort to write a history of modernity but it also skillfully clarifies the relation between Benjamin and his contemporaries, the relation between fascism and aesthetic ideology. It gives us the most complete picture to date of Benjamin's reflections on history.

Here is one of the books which changed my path of thinking. I was already a company of Benjamin, but Cadava helped me to constellate with Heidegger, JL Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe. amazing is the words that are flashes, letting the gesture, a fissure we are, actuality in its full absence -a logical modality that absences all predications- you see how Benjamin: dwelling at the margins of modernity, shows us the boundaries that it can extend(i.e. excessive moments of the law): Theses on History. I think the most radical answer given to Benjamin is from Blanchot, The Writing of the Disaster.

"The disaster does not put me into question, but annuls the question, makes it disappear – as if along with the question, “I” too disap-peared in the disaster which never appears. The fact of disappearing is, precisely, not a fact, not an event: it does not happen, not only because there is no “I” to undergo the experience, but because (and this is exactly what presupposition means), since the disaster always takes place after having taken place, there cannot possibly be any experience of it." (WD 28)

Heidegger - Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
(Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
by Martin Heidegger

# Paperback: 176 pages
# Publisher: Indiana University Press (August 1994)

This book contains the text of Heidegger's 1930-31 university lectures on the opening chapters of Hegel's first major work. Published in Germany only in 1980, these lectures represent Heidegger's most sustained treatment of Hegel. However, they are important as much for an understanding of Heidegger, since many of the central ideas of Being and Time appear here as well. The translators have done a marvelous job of rendering Heidegger's often convoluted prose eminently readable. There is a glossary of important and/or difficult German terms; the German editor's informative epilogue is included. Essential for academic philosophy collections.


Hegel, Nietzsche, and Philosophy: Thinking Freedom

Hegel, Nietzsche, and Philosophy: Thinking Freedom
(Modern European Philosophy)
by Will Dudley

# Hardcover: 344 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 16, 2002)

This study explores the theme of freedom in the philosophy of Hegel and Nietzsche. First, Will Dudley sets Hegel's Philosophy of Right within a larger systematic account and deploys the Logic to interpret it. He demonstrates that freedom involves not only the establishment of certain social and political institutions but also the practice of philosophy itself. Then, he reveals how Nietzsche's discussions of decadence, nobility and tragedy lead to an analysis of freedom that critiques heteronomous choice and Kantian autonomy, and ultimately issues a positive conception of liberation.


Hegel, Literature, and the Problem of Agency

Hegel, Literature, and the Problem of Agency
(Modern European Philosophy)
by Allen Speight

# Paperback: 166 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 5, 2001)

Allen Speight argues that behind Hegel's extraordinary appeal to literature in the Phenomenology of Spirit lies a philosophical project concerned with understanding human agency in the modern world. It shows that Hegel looked to three literary genres--tragedy, comedy, and the romantic novel--as offering privileged access to three moments of human agency: retrospectivity, theatricality, and forgiveness. Taking full account of the authors that Hegel himself refers to (Sophocles, Diderot, Schlegel, Jacobi), Allen Speight has written a book with a broad appeal to both philosophers and literary theorists.

Ohh Blanchot where are you?

Heidegger And Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Being

Heidegger And Aristotle: The Twofoldness of Being
(Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)
by Walter A. Brogan

# Paperback: 211 pages
# Publisher: State University of New York Press; New Ed edition (June 2006)

Walter A. Brogan’s long-awaited book exploring Heidegger’s phenomenological reading of Aristotle’s philosophy places particular emphasis on the Physics, Metaphysics, Ethics, and Rhetoric. Controversial and challenging, Heidegger and Aristotle claims that it is Heidegger’s sustained thematic focus and insight that governs his overall reading of Aristotle, namely, that Aristotle, while attempting to remain faithful to the Parmenidean dictum regarding the oneness and unity of being, nevertheless thinks of being as twofold. Brogan offers a careful and detailed analysis of several of the most important of Heidegger’s treatises on Aristotle, including his assertion that Aristotle’s twofoldness of being has been ignored or misread in the traditional substance-oriented readings of Aristotle. This groundbreaking study contributes immensely to the scholarship of a growing community of ancient Greek scholars engaged in phenomenological approaches to the reading and understanding of Aristotle. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Hegel and Aristotle

Hegel and Aristotle
(Modern European Philosophy)
by Alfredo Ferrarin

# Paperback: 464 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 23, 2007)

"...certainly the most complete and informative study of Hegel's interpretation of Aristotle and of the Aristotelian elements that can be found in Hegel's thought." Adriaan Peperzak, Loyola University Chicago

"He demonstrates an impressive and enviable mastery of the secondary literature on Hegel and Aristotle in Italian, German, French, and English. Hegel and Aristotle promises to become a classic work of reference." J.M. Fritzman, Philosophical Inquiry

Book Description
Hegel is, arguably, the most difficult of all philosophers. Interpreters have usually approached him as though he were developing Kantian and Fichtean themes. This book is the first to demonstrate in a systematic way that it makes much more sense to view Hegel's idealism in relation to the metaphysical and epistemological tradition stemming from Aristotle. No serious student of Hegel can afford to ignore this major new interpretation. It will also be of interest in such fields as political science and the history of ideas.


Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality

Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality
by Eric Watkins

# Paperback: 464 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 20, 2004)

"Eric Watkins' book is a substantial contribution to Kant scholarship, metaphysics, and the philosophy of science. Watkins' book makes an important difference and is among the most impressive works on Kant's early writings and their bearing on his Critiques."
Gary L. Cesarz, Southeast Missouri state University, Journal of the History of Philosophy

"Whether you agree with Watkin's reconstruction of Kantian causality or not, he defends the prospects of realistic casual analysis in a quantum world that would relegate causation to nothing less than an antiquarian curiosity." - Glenn Statile, St. John's University

Book Description
Eric Watkins argues that a grasp of Leibnizian and anti-Leibnizian thought in eighteenth-century Germany helps one to see how Kant (in his critical period) argued for causal principles that have both metaphysical and epistemological elements. According to this interpretation, Kant's model of causality does not consist of events, but rather of substances endowed with causal powers that are exercised according to their natures and circumstances.


Derrida - Spurs: Nietzsche's Styles

Spurs: Nietzsche's Styles/Eperons: Les Styles de Nietzsche
by Jacques Derrida
Barbara Harlow (Translator)

# Paperback: 172 pages
# Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; New Ed edition (February 15, 1981)

Nietzsche has recently enjoyed much scrutiny from the nouveaux critiques. Jacques Derrida, the leader of that movement, here combines in his strikingly original and incisive fashion questions of sexuality, politics, writing, judgment, procreation, death, and even the weather into a far-reaching analysis of the challenges bequeathed to the modern world by Nietzsche.

Spurs, then, is aptly titled, for Derrida's "deconstructions" of Nietzsche's meanings will surely act as spurs to further thought and controversy. This dual-language edition offers the English-speaking reader who has some knowledge of French an opportunity to examine the stylistic virtuosity of Derrida's writing—of particular significance for his analysis of "the question of style."

Derrida - Margins of Philosophy

Margins of Philosophy
by Jacques Derrida
Alan Bass (Translator)

# Paperback: 330 pages
# Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 2nd Printing edition (January 1, 1985)

"In this densely imbricated volume Derrida pursues his devoted, relentless dismantling of the philosophical tradition, the tradition of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger—each dealt with in one or more of the essays. There are essays too on linguistics (Saussure, Benveniste, Austin) and on the nature of metaphor ("White Mythology"), the latter with important implications for literary theory. Derrida is fully in control of a dazzling stylistic register in this book—a source of true illumination for those prepared to follow his arduous path. Bass is a superb translator and annotator. His notes on the multilingual allusions and puns are a great service."—Alexander Gelley, Library Journal

Translator's Note
Note on a Note from Being and Time
The Pit and the Pyramid: Introduction to Hegel's Semiology
The Ends of Man
The Linguistic Circle of Geneva
Form and Meaning: A Note on the Phenomenology of Language
The Supplement of Copula: Philosophy before Linguistics
White Mythology: Metaphor in the Text of Philosophy
Qual Quelle: Valéry's Sources
Signature Event Context

don't know why I put rublev there, may be, it is.

Derrida - Eyes of the University: Right to Philosophy 2

Eyes of the University: Right to Philosophy 2
(Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
by Jacques Derrida
Jan Plug (Translator)

# Paperback: 328 pages
# Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (September 3, 2004)

Completing the translation of Derrida’s monumental work Right to Philosophy (the first part of which has already appeared under the title of Who’s Afraid of Philosophy?), Eyes of the University brings together many of the philosopher’s most important texts on the university and, more broadly, on the languages and institutions of philosophy.

In addition to considerations of the implications for literature and philosophy of French becoming a state language, of Descartes’ writing of the Discourse on Method in French, and of Kant’s and Schelling’s philosophies of the university, the volume reflects on the current state of research and teaching in philosophy and on the question of what Derrida calls a “university responsibility.”

Examining the political and institutional conditions of philosophy, the essays collected here question the growing tendency to orient research and teaching towards a programmable and profitable end. The volume is therefore invaluable for the light it throws upon an underappreciated aspect of Derrida’s own engagement, both philosophical and political, in struggles against the stifling of philosophical research and teaching.

As a founding member of the Research Group on the Teaching of Philosophy and as one of the conveners of the Estates General of Philosophy, Derrida was at the forefront of the struggle to preserve and extend the teaching of philosophy as a distinct discipline, in secondary education and beyond, in the face of conservative government education reforms in France. As one of the founders of the Collège International de Philosophie, he worked to provide a space for research in and around philosophy that was not accepted or legitimated in other institutions. Documenting and reflecting upon these engagements, Eyes of the University brings together some of the most important and incisive of Derrida’s works.

Alter Ego by Robert Crockett

Derrida - Acts of Literature

Acts of Literature
by Jacques Derrida

# Paperback: 472 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 20, 1991)

Acts of Literature, compiled in close association with Jacques Derrida, brings together for the first time a number of Derrida's writings on literary texts. The essays discuss literary figures such as Rousseau, Mallarmé, Joyce, Shakespeare, and Kafka, and comprise pieces spanning Derrida's career. The collection now includes a substantial interview with him on questions of literature, deconstruction, politics, feminism and history, and Derek Attridge provides an introductory essay on deconstruction and the question of literature, with suggestions for further reading.
These essays examine the place and operation of literature in Western culture, and are highly original responses to individual literary texts. They highlight Derrida's interest in literature as a significant cultural institution and as a peculiarly challenging form of writing, with inescapable consequences for our thinking about philosophy, politics and ethics.

screenshot from Ken McMullen's "Ghost Dance" (1983)[it's the movie Derrida starR-ing]

Adorno - Negative Dialectics

Negative Dialectics
by Theodor Adorno
(stupid amazon doesn't give the name of the translator, here it is, salute!)
Translation by Dennis Redmond

`Here the programmatic aim of Adorno's earlier writings has come to fruition.' - TLS
# Paperback: 448 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 5, 1990)


Husserl - Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger

Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger (1927-1931):
The Encyclopaedia Britannica Article, the Amsterdam Lectures, ...
(Edmund Husserl Collected Works)
by Edmund Husserl
T. Sheehan (Translator), R.E. Palmer (Translator)

# Hardcover: 528 pages
# Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (October 31, 1997)

This volume presents the English translations of texts by Edmund Husserl, and some by Martin Heidegger, that date from 1927 through to 1931. Most notably, the volume contains English translations of (a) all the drafts of - as well as Heidegger's contributions to - Husserl's ill-fated article `Phenomenology' - a garbled version of which was published in the Encyclopaedia Britannica in 1929; (b) Husserl's `Amsterdam Lectures', delivered in 1928; (c) the copious notes that Husserl wrote in the margins of Heidegger's Sein und Zeit and Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik; and (d) Husserl's lecture `Phänomenologie und Anthropologie', delivered in 1931.
Ably edited, translated, and introduced by two leading scholars, these texts as a whole document Husserl's thinking as he approached retirement from teaching and also shed light on the philosophical chasm that was widening at the time between Husserl and Heidegger.

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Husserl - On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time

On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time
(1893-1917) (Husserliana: Edmund Husserl Collected Works)
by Edmund Husserl
John Barnett Brough (Translator)

# Paperback: 468 pages
# Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (March 1, 1992)


Husserl - Logical Investigations II

Logical Investigations II
(International Library of Philosophy)
by Edmund Husserl

# Paperback: 368 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 24, 2001)

'...Most welcome. For years students and teachers of Husserl's 'breakthrough' work, as he calls it, have had to contend with the original hardcover edition that was almost as inaccessible as it was expensive...members of graduate seminars can now avail themselves of a reasonably priced, complete edition...Adding to the attrativeness of these editions are their prefaces and introductions...In his brief preface Dummett notes the importance and potential of the work, given its timely traditions. Moran's substantial introduction is richly documented (the footnotes are a treasure trove) and lucidly written.' - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Book Description
Edmund Husserl is the founder of phenomenology. The Logical Investigations is Edmund Husserl's most famous work and has had a decisive impact on the direction of twentieth century philosophy. This is the first time both volumes of this classic work, translated by J.N. Findlay, have been available in paperback. They include a new introduction by Dermot Moran, placing the Logical Investigations in historical context and bringing out its importance for contemporary philosophy.


Friday, March 14, 2008

Husserl - Logical Investigations I

Logical Investigations I
by Edmund Husserl

# Paperback: 384 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 24, 2001)

Edmund Husserl is the founder of phenomenology. The Logical Investigations is his most famous work and has had a decisive impact n the direction of twentieth century philosophy. This is the first time both volumes of this classic work, translated by J.N. Findlay, have been available in paperback. They include a new introduction by Dermot Moran, placing the Logical Investigations in historical context and bringing out its importance for contemporary philosophy.

"In this state of the science, which does not permeate one to seperate individual conviction from universally binding truth, a reversion to questions of principle remains must ever be tackled anew. ..."(p.12)
also Loigcal Investigations II is on the way, probably I'll release this month

The Gnostics

The Gnostics
by Jacques Lacarriere

# Paperback: 138 pages
# Publisher: City Lights Books (December 1989)

Gnostics have always sought to "know" rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril. This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history, and beliefs of a brave and vigorous spiritual quest that originated in the ancient Near East and continues into the present day.

Lawrence Durrell writes, "This is a strange and original essay, more a work of literature than of scholarship, though its documentation is impeccable. It is as convincing a reconstruction of the way the Gnostics lived and thought as D.H. Lawrence's intuitive recreation of the vanished Etruscans."


Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations

Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations
by Steven K. Strange (Editor), Jack Zupko (Editor)

# Hardcover: 310 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 21, 2004)

Stoicism is now widely recognized as one of the most important philosophical schools of ancient Greece and Rome. But how did it influence Western thought after Greek and Roman antiquity? The contributors recruited for this volume include leading international scholars of Stoicism as well as experts in later periods of philosophy. They trace the impact of Stoicism and Stoic ideas from late antiquity through the medieval and modern periods.

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Plato - Selected Myths

Selected Myths
(Oxford World's Classics)
by Plato

# Paperback: 208 pages
# Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (December 23, 2004)

'Once upon a time there were just the gods; mortal beings did not yet exist.' We are used to thinking of myths as stories, and modern myths as made up and fictitious. For the ancient Greeks, however, a myth was a story that unveiled reality, and for Plato, myth-maker as well as myth-teller, a myth could tell us something important about ourselves and our world. The ultimate purpose of Plato's myths is to help us live a better life, and to teach philosophical truths in a form we can most easily understand. This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'The Birth of Love'. Each myth is a self-contained story, prefaced by a short explanatory note, while the introduction considers Plato's use of myth and imagery. These myths are thought-provoking and profound, and together they provide an ideal introduction to Plato's philosophy.


Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Philosophy in Late Antiquity
by Andrew Smith

# Hardcover: 168 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 8, 2004)

One of the most significant cultural achievements of Late Antiquity lies in the domains of philosophy and religion, more particularly in the establishment and development of Neoplatonism as one of the chief vehicles of thought and subsequent channel for the transmission of ancient philosophy to the medieval and renaissance worlds. Important, too, is the emergence of a distinctive Christian philosophy and theology based on a foundation of Greek pagan thought. This book provides an introduction to the main ideas of Neoplatonism and some of the ways in which they influenced Christian thinkers.


Naddaf - The Greek Concept of Nature

The Greek Concept of Nature
(Suny Series in Greek Philosophy)
by Gerard Naddaf

# Paperback: 265 pages
# Publisher: State University of New York Press; New Ed edition (January 2006)

here is the book, get it, this is an order!

Aristotle and the Science of Nature: Unity without Uniformity

Aristotle and the Science of Nature: Unity without Uniformity
by Andrea Falcon

# Hardcover: 158 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 31, 2005)

'The book is tightly argued and situates Aristotle's arguments in the historical tradition of commentary upon his work in a clear and highly sophisticated fashion. ... It should be of great interest to advanced undergraduates and others who are interested in a highly engaging and important account of Aristotle's understanding of the science of nature. ... F. has offered up an extremely compelling set of tightly linked arguments showing that Aristotle's position on the discontinuity between the sublunary and celestial worlds has wide ranging implications for the integration of sciences such as biology and meteorology and for how Aristotle understands the "system " of nature as a whole. ...This book will be of interest to those wishing to gain a greater understanding of how Aristotle's philosophy of science is situated historically - as I have stated the historical context provided with respect to doxographers and ancient commentators is outstanding ... the footnotes are extensive and filled with references to a good deal of recent work related to Aristotle's conception of science. Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Book Description
Aristotelian scholars have argued that he regarded the natural world, and its study, as possessing a unique structure. This book examines Aristotle's philosophy of nature in this light. Claiming that the natural world exhibits unity without uniformity, it demonstrates that although he systematically investigated nature, Aristotle never forgot to recognize the limitations of natural science. Arguing that his claim led to the conviction that the heavens are made of a unique body, Andrea Falcon's book is essential reading for all students of Aristotle's philosophy of nature.


The Myth of Morality

The Myth of Morality
(Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
by Richard Joyce

# Paperback: 263 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 23, 2007)

'[T]he detail and creativity with which Joyce pursues his fictionalist programme should ensure that his work becomes a lasting contribution in the field. Reading this book should certainly provide food for thought for those who are tempted to dismiss any form of moral error theory as obviously wrongheaded or in poor taste.' Hallvard Lillehammer, Mind

'This book is an impressive and stimulating treatment of central issues in metaethics. It is extremely well-written, combining clarity and precision with an individual style that is engaging and very often witty. It presents a general commentary on the contemporary metaethical debate, on the way to defending a position in that debate--moral fictionalism - that is distinctive and worthy of reaching a wider audience. The book is full of arguments, presenting a wealth of stimulating ideas, objections, and suggestions on all the topics addressed. ... A significant virtue of the book is Joyce's success at clarifying the menu of fundamental options in the metaethical discussion. He does an excellent job throughout of defining the issues under dispute, stating precisely the differences between the available positions, and locating the most significant considerations for and against those positions. The book could easily serve as a clear introduction to the main issues in the contemporary metaethical debate for those who are new to the subject. ... Joyce's presentation of this position is characteristically clear and sophisticated, and it is good to have his engaging defence of this neglected option in metaethical discussion.' R. Jay Wallace, UC Berkeley

'[T]his is a lucid, tightly argued volume, mercifully free of needless jargon. Joyce readily anticipates and addresses likely objections to both his error theory and his fictionalist proposal. ... A good deal of the argument is sensible, even ingenious. ... The Myth of Morality will force morality's philosophical allies to come to grips with a position that promises to reconcile morality's apparent objectivity with its problematic claims to truth. Joyce's volume offers fruitful avenues of exploration for both realists and irrealists alike.' Michael Cholbi, Utilitas

Book Description
Richard Joyce argues in this study that moral discourse is hopelessly flawed. At the heart of ordinary moral judgments is a notion of moral inescapability, or practical authority, which, upon investigation, cannot be reasonably defended. He asserts, moreover, that natural selection is to blame, in that it has provided us with a tendency to invest the world with values that it does not contain, and demands that it does not make. This original and innovative book will appeal to readers interested in the problems of moral philosophy.

Jean Genet for Pope!

The Secret of the Totem: Religion and Society from McLennan to Freud

The Secret of the Totem: Religion and Society from McLennan to Freud
by Robert Alun Jones

# Hardcover: 360 pages
# Publisher: Columbia University Press (August 16, 2005)

"An invaluable contribution to our grasp of an infamous episode in the history of the human sciences, Jones's comprehensive survey of the major players in the totemism controversy is unparalleled." -- Ivan Strenski, Holstein Family and Community Professor, University of California, Riverside, author of Contesting Sacrifice: Religion, Nationalism, and Social Thought in France

"For Frazer, Freud, Durkheim, and Malinowski, totemism was central in their efforts to describe the earliest stages of humanity's religious and social evolution. Jones's beautifully written study is easily the best analysis of this important chapter in the history of anthropology." -- Robert Ackerman, author of J. G. Frazer: His Life and Work


Copleston - History of Philosophy, Volume 6: Enlightenment to Kant

History of Philosophy, Volume 6
From French Enlightenment to Kant
by Frederick Copleston S.J.

# Paperback: 528 pages
# Publisher: Image (December 1, 1993)

Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English.

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of immense erudition who once tangled with A.J. Ayer in a fabled debate about the exiatenceof God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history's great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures. Copelston sets out to redress the wrong by writing a complete history of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and intellectual excitement - and one that gives full place to each thinker, presenting his thought in a beautifully rounded manner and showing his links to those who went before and to those who came after them.


Approaches to Metaphysics

Approaches to Metaphysics
(Studies in Philosophy and Religion)
by William Sweet (Editor)

# Hardcover: 336 pages
# Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (July 20, 2004)

Today, when systematic philosophy - and reason itself - are challenged both outside of and within philosophy, is it still possible to do metaphysics? This volume provides a broad perspective on contemporary approaches to the nature and the fundamental questions of metaphysics. Drawing on scholars from continental Europe, Asia, Canada, the United States, and Great Britain, and representing a variety of philosophical cultures and traditions, this volume surveys and extends work in metaphysics and its implications for broader philosophical concerns (e.g., in ethics and social philosophy, in mathematics and logic, and in epistemology). It also addresses such questions as the role of history and historicity in undertaking metaphysics, the nature of metaphysics, the priority of metaphysics over epistemology, and the challenges of empiricism and postmodernism.


A History of Philosophy in America, 1720-2000

A History of Philosophy in America, 1720-2000

# Paperback: 344 pages
# Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New Ed edition (April 24, 2003)

by Bruce Kuklick Offering a thoughtful, inclusive overview of American philosophical activity from colonial divines to present-day academics, Kuklick, a historian at the University of Pennsylvania, defines philosophy expansively as "more or less systematic writing about the point of our existence, and our ability to understand the world of which we are a part." This broad definition allows him to include the philosophical aspects of writers often neglected in philosophy surveys, including Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Dense but clear, the book grounds its panoply of thinkers in their social context, particularly that of an evolving academic establishment for which Kuklick has some choice words ("constipated arrogance," in one case). The history is broken into three overlapping periods: a religiously inspired era (1720-1868), in which ministers, theologians and other amateurs shared equal status with professional philosophers; the "Age of Pragmatism" (1859-1934), dominated by Peirce, James and Dewey; and the contemporary "professional" period (1912-2000), in which American philosophy became more refined and internationally prestigious, but also more fragmented and remote from the public. Running themes include the "long circuitous march from a religious to a secular vision of the universe," the long-running match between idealism and materialism; and the frequent inattention of American philosophy to political and social concerns. Admittedly selective, the book becomes too much so at the end: the last 40 years are largely reduced to Kuhn and Rorty, skimming over almost everything else. Yet the book generally succeeds in identifying broad trends while spotlighting curious and significant points. Readers looking for a grounded narrative of American thought's development and contexts will find this book an accurate and compelling

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