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  • The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments

    Jacques Derrida's Final Seminar

    by Michael Naas ...
    A Derrida scholar traces the evolution of the philosopher’s final seminar in Paris as he contemplates the state of the world and his own mortality.For decades, philosopher Jacques Derrida held weekly seminars in Paris, spending years at a time on a single, complex theme. From 2001 to 2003, he delivered the final work in this series, entitled “The Beast and the Sovereign.” As this final seminar ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments

    Jacques Derrida's Final Seminar

    by Michael Naas ...
    series Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
    The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments follows the remarkable itinerary of Jacques Derrida’s final seminar, “The Beast and the Sovereign” (2001–3), as the explicit themes of the seminar—namely, sovereignty and the question of the animal—come to be supplemented and interrupted by questions of death, mourning, survival, the archive, and, especially, the end of the world.The book begins ... Read more

    $22.79 USD

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  • Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

    by Thomas Flynn ...
    series Very Short Introductions
    Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a clear account of the key themes of the movement which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility in the modern world. Drawing in ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Narratology

    Introduction to the Theory of Narrative

    by Mieke Bal ...
    Since its first publication in English in 1985, Mieke Bal's Narratology has become the international classic and comprehensive introduction to the theory of narrative texts. Narratology is a systematic account of narrative techniques, methods, their transmission, and reception, in which Bal distills years of study of the ways in which we understand both literary and non-literary works. In this ... Read more

    $26.59 USD

  • Cartesian Linguistics

    A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    In this extraordinarily original and profound work, Noam Chomsky discusses themes in the study of language and mind since the end of the sixteenth century in order to explain the motivations and methods that underlie his work in linguistics, the science of mind, and even politics. This edition includes a new and specially written introduction by James McGilvray, contextualising the work for the ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • Narratology

    Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Fourth Edition

    by Mieke Bal ...
    Since its first publication in English in 1985, Mieke Bal's Narratology has become an international classic and the comprehensive introduction to the theory of narrative texts, both literary and non-literary. Providing insights into how readers interpret narrative text, the fourth edition of Narratology is a guide for students and scholars seeking to analyze narratives of any language, period, and ... Read more

    $27.89 USD

  • Less Than Nothing

    Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism

    by Slavoj Zizek ...
    For the last two centuries, Western philosophy has developed in the shadow of Hegel, an influence each new thinker struggles to escape. As a consequence, Hegel’s absolute idealism has become the bogeyman of philosophy, obscuring the fact that he is the defining philosopher of the historical transition to modernity, a period with which our own times share startling similarities.Today, as global ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Giving an Account of Oneself

    by Judith Butler ...
    What does it mean to lead a moral life?In her first extended study of moral philosophy, Judith Butler offers a provocative outline for a new ethical practice—one responsive to the need for critical autonomy and grounded in a new sense of the human subject.Butler takes as her starting point one’s ability to answer the questions “What have I done?” and “What ought I to do?” She shows that these ... Read more

    $28.49 USD

  • The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism

    series Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
    Existentialism exerts a continuing fascination on students of philosophy and general readers. As a philosophical phenomenon, though, it is often poorly understood, as a form of radical subjectivism that turns its back on reason and argumentation and possesses all the liabilities of philosophical idealism but without any idealistic conceptual clarity. In this volume of original essays, the first to ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • The Most Sublime Hysteric

    Hegel with Lacan

    What do we know about Hegel? What do we know about Marx? What do we know about democracy and totalitarianism? Communism and psychoanalysis? What do we know that isn't a platitude that we've heard a thousand times - or a self-satisfied certainty? Through his brilliant reading of Hegel, Slavoj Zizek - one of the most provocative and widely-read thinkers of our time - upends our traditional ... Read more

    $22.00 USD

  • Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism

    by Nancy Bauer ...
    series Gender and Culture Series
    In the introduction to The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a man never begins by establishing himself as an individual of a certain sex: his being a man poses no problem." Nancy Bauer begins her book by asking: "Then what kind of a problem does being a woman pose?" Bauer's aim is to show that in answering this question The Second Sex dramatizes the extent to which being a woman poses a ... Read more

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  • On Deconstruction

    Theory and Criticism after Structuralism

    With an emphasis on readers and reading, Jonathan Culler considered deconstruction in terms of the questions raised by psychoanalytic, feminist, and reader-response criticism. On Deconstruction is both an authoritative synthesis of Derrida's thought and an analysis of the often-problematic relation between his philosophical writings and the work of literary critics. Culler's book is an ... Read more

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