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The three essays collected in this book offer a succinct introduction to Agamben's recent work through an investigation of Foucault's notion of apparatus, a meditation on the intimate link of philosophy to friendship, and a reflection on the singular rela
In this volume, four leading American scientists and humanists unfold the controversial potential of Schroedinger's thought.
"Originally published in French under the title Histoire des grand-parents que je n'ai pas eus."
"Translated from Friedrich Nietzsche, S'amtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, ed. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, in 15 vols. This book corresponds to Vol. 5."
The most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of corruption and change in the Chinese Communist Party, Cadres and Corruption reveals the long history of the party's inability to maintain a corps of committed and disciplined cadres.
Roberto Esposito, a leading Italian philosopher, deconstructs the notion of community by examining its etymological roots in the Latin munus, or gift, and then reads against classical political interpretations of community.
This volume presents a careful critique of our present approach of understanding and learning, putting the case for a multidisciplinary approach.
Desire and Distance constitutes an important new departure in contemporary phenomenological thought - a rethinking and critique of basic philosophical positions concerning the concept of perception presented by Husserl and Merleau-Ponty - though it depart
This book shows how early economic ideas structured Christian thought and society, giving crucial insight into why money holds such power in the West.
This book analyzes contemporary visual art produced in the context of conflict and trauma from a range of countries, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. It focuses on what makes visual language unique, arguing that the "aff
Empires of the Mind is the first study to examine British literary critic I.A. Richards's effort to foster world peace by promoting an 850-word version of "global" English in China.
29 critical essays and reviews on art, politics, literature, and philosophy document the wide range of Blanchot's interests, from the enigmatic paintings in the Lascaux caves to the atomic era.
Pushing beyond linear accounts of economic history, this book reveals how the past continually circulates through and shapes the present in unexpected ways.
The first, richly illustrated biography of Nobel Prize laureate Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), Aris Fioretos' study portrays one of the seminal 20th century poets against the backdrop of a vast array of hitherto unknown historical materials.
New Worlds, New Lives Globalization and People of Japanese Descent in the Americas and from Latin America in Japan
This book confronts the question of who and what is a Nikkei, that is, a person of Japanese descent, by presenting 18 case studies from throughout the Americas-including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States.
The 13 essays in this volume-touching on ethics and philosophical questions concerning politics, language, and religion-investigate the possibility that the word "God" can be understood now, at the end of the 20th century, in a meaningful way. Nine of the
Consisting of two texts on facing pages, the form of this presentation of two 1996 lectures on hospitality by Jacques Derrida is a self-conscious enactment of its content. Invitation by Anne Dufourmantelle appears on the left (an invitation that of cours
This book approaches David Foster Wallace not only as a fiction writer but also as a cultural critic and a moral philosopher whose formal innovations were intended as "therapies" for the pervasive dis-eases of our time.
Though originally an interloper in a system of justice mediated by courtroom battles, plea bargaining now dominates American criminal justice. This book traces the evolution of plea bargaining from its beginnings in the early 19th century to its present p
In launching modern economics, Adam Smith paved the way for laissez-faire capitalism, Marxism, and contemporary social science. This book scrutinizes Smith's disparagement of politics and religion to illuminate the subtlety of his rhetoric, the depth of
Rogues, published in France under the title Voyous, comprises two major lectures that Derrida delivered in 2002 investigating the foundations of the sovereignty of the nation-state. The term "Etat voyou" is the French equivalent of "rogue state," and it
This book focuses on the centrality of illness-particularly psychosomatic illness-as an imaginative construct in Victorian culture. It shows how illness shaped the terms through which people perceived relationships between body and mind, self and other, p
More than mere whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning are exemplary figures who are inventing new political practices and calling old conceptions of the state and citizenship into question.
Ranging across artists from Raphael to Rothko, Caravaggio to Pollock, The Crossing of the Visible offers both a critique of contemporary accounts of the visual and a constructive alternative. According to Marion, the proper response to the 'nihilism' of
This book shows how British Enlightenment writers and thinkers used science as a metaphor to reconfigure evidence and authority, to reimagine the self and society, and to present literary knowledge as a form of truth.
Redefining art as a transformative "forcework," The Force of Art offers a new theory of the artwork, in which art's force is explained as a contestation of power in its modern technological manifestations.
Stories of homosexual love affairs between samurai men and boys and between young kabuki actors and their patrons held broad appeal in pre-modern Japanese culture. An independent popular writer, Saikaku wrote "Nanshoku Okagami" in 1687 with the intention
This book charts the development of the social sciences-anthropology, human geography, and demography-in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideolo
With the United States on the way to becoming an almost completely urban nation, the financing of cities has become an issue of great urgency; put simply, American cities do not have enough money. This book examines the role of local fiscal policies and f
This book offers an original analysis and critique of neoliberalism as it pertains to the state, democracy, science, and politics, demonstrating that neoliberalism is more than the doctrine of self-regulating markets.
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