MULTITUDE OF BLOGS None of the PDFs are my own productions. I've collected them from web (e-mule, avax, libreremo, socialist bros, cross-x, gigapedia..) What I did was thematizing. This blog's project is to create an e-library for a Heideggerian philosophy and Bourdieuan sociology Φ market-created inequalities must be overthrown in order to close knowledge gap. this is an uprising, do ya punk?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe: Representation and the Loss of the Subject


Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe: Representation and the Loss of the Subject
(Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)
by John Martis

# Hardcover: 316 pages
# Publisher: Fordham University Press (November 1, 2005)

This is the first full-length book in English on the noted French philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Martis introduces the range of Lacoue-Labarthe’s thinking, demonstrating the systematic nature of his philosophical project. Focusing in particular on the dynamic of the loss of the subject and its possible post-deconstructive recovery, he places Lacoue-Labarthe’s achievements in the context of related philosophers, most importantly Nancy, Derrida, and Blanchot. John Martis, S.J. teaches at the United Faculty of Theology, Melbourne, Australia, as a member of Jesuit Theological College, where he is Professor of Philosophy and Academic Principal.

here is the book as I promised here.

Bonus Track: Sylvia Plath reads "November Graveyard"

Panel on Ranciere and Equality [voice records]

Revoltes Loqiques: The Philosophical Provocations of Jacques Ranciere
Moderator: Fouad Kalouche, Albright College
“On Ranciere's ‘Distribution of the Sensible’,” William Haver,
Binghamton University
“Equality as a Foucaultian Value: The Relevance of Ranciere,” Todd
May, Clemson University
“Politics as Subjectification: Rethinking the Political in the Word of
Ranciere and Badiou,” Jason Read, University of Southern Maine

thanks to sketchyproposal

Our Practices, Our Selves, Or, What It Means to Be Human

Our Practices, Our Selves, Or, What It Means to Be Human
by Todd May

# Paperback: 206 pages
# Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press; 1 edition (April 2001)

"This enjoyable book, written in an engaging, colloquial voice, is that rare kind of introduction to philosophy that both (1) shows that philosophy is a distinctive form of lively conceptual activity rather than an inert body of dusty doctrines and (2) makes a contribution to the field it introduces by showing the importance of our multifarious human practices to questions of selfhood and identity.

The fundamental thesis of the book--that practices are constitutive of the self in a deep way that has not been sufficiently recognized--is explored through wide-ranging examples, including global-technological capitalism, religious authority and the creationism debate, multiculturalism, psychoanalytical explanation, jazz, baseball, political activism, cooking, and many others. These diverse strands, although they obviously come from far and wide, are convincingly woven into a coherent and illuminating large-scale pattern.

This book shows the student, the general reader, or anyone interested in what philosophy--itself a practice--is how hard, clear thinking promotes human understanding and how helpful analytical thought can be to numerous hotly debated issues. Readers are given the conceptual tools and philosophical equipment they need as the book progresses, and they will know that they are in the hands of an excellent, confidence-inspiring teacher of the subject." —Garry L. Hagberg, Bard College

where did you buy this apple?

The Triumph of Subjectivity: An Introduction to Transcendental Phenomenology

The Triumph of Subjectivity: An Introduction to Transcendental Phenomenology
by Quentin Lauer

# Hardcover: 182 pages
# Publisher: Fordham University Press; 2 edition (January 1, 1979)

"A clear summary of Husserl's often obscure and always complex writings. . . . very instructive." Ethics


The Cambridge Companion to Lacan

The Cambridge Companion to Lacan
(Cambridge Companions to Literature)
by Jean-Michel Rabaté (Editor)

# Paperback: 310 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (August 18, 2003)

Jacques Lacan is renowned as a theoretician of psychoanalysis whose work is still influential in many countries. He refashioned psychoanalysis in the name of philosophy and linguistics at a time when it faced certain intellectual decline. Focusing on key terms in Lacan's often difficult, idiosyncratic development of psychoanalysis, this volume brings new perspectives to the work of an intimidating influential thinker.

uncanny gaze of Lacan surrounds...zzZZZ

The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer

The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer
(Popular Culture and Philosophy)
by William Irwin (Editor), Mark T. Conard (Editor), Aeon J. Skoble (Editor)

# Paperback: 256 pages
# Publisher: Open Court (February 28, 2001)

No doubt Aristotle just rolled over in his grave. An essay called "Homer and Aristotle" would appear to be a treatise on two ancient Greek thinkers; in this case, it's a depiction of Homer Simpson's Aristotelian virtues. Raja Halwani's "Homeric" essay is amusing, though, and moreover, it actually ends up being enlightening, especially for those just learning Aristotle's ethics. Bart may be a Nietzschean without knowing it; Mr. Burns is a cipher for unhappiness (except when he eats "so-called iced-cream"); and Ned Flanders raises questions about neighborly love. The Simpsons and Philosophy has a lot to say about The Simpsons, and even more to say about philosophy.

The book collects 18 essays into an unpretentious, tongue-in-cheek, and surprisingly intelligent look at philosophy through the lens of Matt Groening's vaunted animated series. The editors are quick to point out that they don't think The Simpsons "is the equivalent of history's best works of literature ... but it nevertheless is just deep enough, and certainly funny enough, to warrant serious attention." The writers of the book are mostly professional philosophers, and they are appropriately erudite. But what is truly astonishing, even for a confessed Simpsons addict, is their breadth of Simpsons knowledge, spanning all 12 seasons of the show's history. The Simpsons and Philosophy is obviously not intended to be a turning point in modern thought, but it is an excellent introduction to some core elements of philosophy. --Eric de Place

Homer: Aw, twenty dollars! I wanted a peanut!
Homer's Brain: Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts!
Homer: Explain how!
Homer's Brain: Money can be exchanged for goods and services!
Homer: Woo-hoo!

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Authoritarianism: Puritanism, Democracy, and Society

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Authoritarianism: Puritanism, Democracy, and Society
by Milan Zafirovski

# Hardcover: 337 pages
# Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (May 11, 2007)

This book explores the historical and contemporary relationships of Protestant Puritanism to political and social authoritarianism. It focuses on Puritanisms original, subsequent and modern influences on and legacies in political democracy and civil society within historically Puritan Western societies, with emphasis on Great Britain and particularly America, from the 17th to the 21th century.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Authoritarianism: Puritanism, Democracy and Society's importance and novelty lie in its original theoretical argument and empirical demonstration that Puritanism constitutes or reproduces political-social authoritarianism rather than liberal-secular political democracy and free civil society, contrary to the conventional wisdom in Puritan societies, especially America. The books methodological approach is thoroughly interdisciplinary by integrating methods, theories and data in sociology with those in other social sciences such as political science, history and economics. In addition, the book uses a comparative-historical method through comparisons of Western (and other) societies at various points of history in terms of the impact of Puritanism on authoritarianism.


The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation

The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation
by John M. Hobson

# Paperback: 392 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 5, 2004)

John Hobson challenges the ethnocentric bias of mainstream accounts of the "Rise of the West" that assume that Europeans have pioneered their own development, and that the East has been a passive by-stander. Describing the rise of what he calls the "Oriental West", Hobson argues that Europe first assimilated many Eastern inventions, and then appropriated Eastern resources through imperialism. Hobson's book thus propels the hitherto marginalized Eastern peoples to the forefront of the story of progressive world history.


Politics, Theology and History

Politics, Theology and History
(Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion)
by Raymond Plant

# Paperback: 396 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 29, 2001)

This major new book by a prominent academic and an active politician ranges widely across the disciplines of theology, political theory and philosophy. Lord Plant focuses on the role of religious belief in argument about public policy in a pluralistic society. He examines the political implications of Christian belief and its application in political debate. The book discusses the place of religious belief in the formation of policy and asks what issues in modern society might be the legitimate objects of a Christian social and political concern.


Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century
by Dan Clawson (Editor), Robert Zussman (Editor), Joya Misra (Editor), Naomi Gerstel (Editor), Randall Stokes (Editor)

* Paperback: 286 pages
* Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (June 6, 2007)

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a "public sociology." Burawoy argued that sociology should speak beyond the university, engaging with social movements and deepening an understanding of the historical and social context in which they exist. In this volume, renowned sociologists come together to debate the perils and the potentials of Burawoy's challenge.

Introduction Robert Zussman Joya Misra 3
For Public Sociology Michael Burawoy 23
Institutionalizing Public Sociology
Public Sociology and the End of Society Alain Touraine 67
Stalled at the Altar? Conflict, Hierarchy, and Compartmentalization in Burawoy's Public Sociology Sharon Hays 79
If I Were the Goddess of Sociological Things Judith Stacey 91
Going Public: Doing the Sociology That Had No Name Patricia Hill Collins 101
Politics and the Profession
Speaking to Publics William Julius Wilson 117
Do We Need a Public Sociology? It Depends on What You Mean by Sociology Lynn Smith-Lovin 124
Speaking Truth to the Public, and Indirectly to Power Arthur L. Stinchcombe 135
The Strength of Weak Politics Douglas S. Massey 145
From Public Sociology to Politicized Sociologist Frances Fox Piven 158
False Distinctions: Conceptual Reservations
The Sociologist and the Public Sphere Immanuel Wallerstein 169
About Public Sociology Orlando Patterson 176
For Humanist Sociology Andrew Abbott 195
Whose Public Sociology? The Subaltern Speaks, but Who Is Listening? Evelyn Nakano Glenn 213
A Journalist's Plea Barbara Ehrenreich 231
The Field of Sociology: Its Power and Its Promise Michael Burawoy 241
Editors and Contributors 259
Index 263

the phrase (public sociology) is by itself putting the question wrongly, the homo academicus' around here should read some Bourdieu

Descartes's Method of Doubt

Descartes's Method of Doubt
Janet Broughton
Princeton 240 pp.

Descartes thought that we could achieve absolute certainty by starting with radical doubt. He adopts this strategy in the Meditations on First Philosophy, where he raises sweeping doubts with the famous dream argument and the hypothesis of an evil demon. But why did Descartes think we should take these exaggerated doubts seriously? And if we do take them seriously, how did he think any of our beliefs could ever escape them? Janet Broughton undertakes a close study of Descartes's first three meditations to answer these questions and to present a fresh way of understanding precisely what Descartes was up to.

Broughton first contrasts Descartes's doubts with those of the ancient skeptics, arguing that Cartesian doubt has a novel structure and a distinctive relation to the commonsense outlook of everyday life. She then argues that Descartes pursues absolute certainty by uncovering the conditions that make his radical doubt possible. She gives a unified account of how Descartes uses this strategy, first to find certainty about his own existence and then to argue that God exists. Drawing on this analysis, Broughton provides a new way to understand Descartes's insistence that he hasn't argued in a circle, and she measures his ambitions against those of contemporary philosophers who use transcendental arguments in their efforts to defeat skepticism. The book is a powerful contribution both to the history of philosophy and to current debates in epistemology.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Heidegger - Supplements: From the Earliest Essays to Being and Time and Beyond

Supplements: From the Earliest Essays to Being and Time and Beyond
(Suny Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)
by Martin Heidegger
John Van Buren (Editor)

# Paperback: 224 pages
# Publisher: State University of New York Press (October 2002)

This indispensable volume adds for the first time a comprehensive anthology of the most important of Martin Heidegger’s recently discovered early essays. Translated by preeminent Heidegger scholars, these supplements to Heidegger’s published corpus are drawn from his long series of early experimental, constantly supplemental attempts at rethinking philosophy. Written during 1910-1925, they precede Being and Time and point beyond to Heidegger’s later writings, when his famous "turn" took, in part, the form of a "return" to his earliest writings. Included are discussions of Nietzschean modernism, the mind’s intentional relation to being and the problem of the external world, the concept of time in the human and natural sciences, the medieval theory of the categories of being, Jaspers’s Kierkegaardian philosophy of existence and its relation to Husserl’s phenomenology, being and factical life in Aristotle, the being of man and God in Luther’s primal Christianity, and the relevance of Dilthey’s philosophy of history for a new conception of ontology. A detailed chronological overview of Heidegger’s early education, teaching, research, and publications is also included.


Dreyfus - Being-in-the-World

Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I.
by Hubert L. Dreyfus

# Paperback: 384 pages
# Publisher: The MIT Press (December 14, 1990)

Dreyfus has for many years lectured on Heidegger's Being and Time in courses at the University of California at Berkeley, and his explanations of that gnomic work have won wide acclaim, which this book shows was justified. He presents a detailed account of Division I of Being and Time , never lapsing into the incomprehensible. Heidegger repudiated the view that meaning is a mental phenomenon. Instead, he argues, human life is governed by practices that can never be fully articulated but only studied through interpretation. The theory of knowledge, as it has been pursued by Descartes and his successors, therefore rests on a false assumption. Human beings never live in the world as minds isolated from objects: the problem of skepticism arises through ignoring the inextricable immersion of human beings in practical activities. Dreyfus does not offer much argument that Heidegger's views are correct. Readers will, however, learn with crystal clarity the nature of Heidegger's position.
- David Gordon, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio


A Heidegger Dictionary

A Heidegger Dictionary
(Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries)
by Michael Inwood (Editor)

# Paperback: 304 pages
# Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (October 12, 1999)

"Inwood provides a very good bibliography of primary and secondary sources, an essay on Heidegger's idiosyncratic language, a general index and another for "foreign words and expressions," and the dictionary itself....The dictionary consists of brief essays on concepts and concept clusters and on four of Heidegger's major works, all as clear as possible and very much to the point...One of the most intelligible books in the English about this thinker." J.M. Perreault, Choice.

Book Description
A Heidegger Dictionary enables the student to read Heidegger's immensely rich and varied works with understanding, and assigns him to his rightful place in both contemporary philosophy and in the history of the subject.


Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Husserl and the Cartesian Meditations

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Husserl and the Cartesian Meditations
(Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks)
by A. D. Smith

# Paperback: 240 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 16, 2003)

Husserl has enjoyed a revival of interest in recent years and the Cartesian Meditations is perhaps his most widely read text. The book is an introduction to Husserl's phenomenology and is based on Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy. Husserl attempts to show how Descartes discovered the "transcendental" perspective which is essential to any genuine philosophy.

Until now there has never been a secondary text on this important and influential work on philosophy. This book, in conjunction with the text itself, will serve as a proper introduction to Husserlian phenomenology.

A.D. Smith introduces and assesses the key concepts that arise in the book in clear and engaging ways. His style is highly accessible and suitable for anyone coming to the Cartesian Meditations for the first time.

p.s cartesian meditations is already posted

Kierkegaard - Philosophical Fragments

Philosophical Fragments
by Soren Kierkegaard (Author), Howard Vincent Hong (Editor)

# Paperback: 360 pages
# Publisher: Princeton University Press (September 1962)

now: Philosophical Fragments/Johannes Climacus : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 7

Kierkegaard: Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.

Kierkegaard - The Sickness Unto Death

The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition For Upbuilding And Awakening
(Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 19)
by Soren Kierkegaard

# Paperback: 201 pages
# Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 1, 1983)


Humboldt - On Language

Humboldt: On Language: On the Diversity of Human Language Construction and its Influence on the Mental Development of the Human Species
(Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
by Wilhelm von Humboldt

ed. by Michael Losonsky

# Paperback: 340 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (January 28, 2000)

This classic study of human language was first published in 1836, as a general introduction to Humboldt's treatise on the Kawi language of Java. It is the final statement of his lifelong study of language, exploring its universal structures and its relation to mind and culture. It remains one of the most interesting and important attempts to draw philosophical conclusions from comparative linguistics. This volume presents a modern translation by Peter Heath together with a new introduction by Michael Losonsky that places Humboldt's work in its historical and philosophical context.


Idealism Without Absolutes: Philosophy and Romantic Culture

Idealism Without Absolutes: Philosophy and Romantic Culture
(Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory)
by Tilottama Rajan (& Arkady Plotnitsky (Editor)

# Hardcover: 288 pages
# Publisher: State University of New York Press (March 2004)

Idealism without Absolutes offers an ambitious and broad reconsideration of Idealism in relation to Romanticism and subsequent thought. Linking Idealist and Romantic philosophy to contemporary theory, the volume explores the multiplicity of different philosophical incarnations of Idealism and materialism, and shows how they mix with and invade each other in philosophy and culture. The contributors discuss a wide range of major figures in the long Romantic period, from Kant and Hegel to Nietzsche, as well as key figures defining the contemporary intellectual debate, including Freud, Heidegger, Adorno, Lyotard, Derrida, de Man, and Deleuze and Guattari. While preserving the significance of the historical period extending from Kant to the early nineteenth century, the volume gives the concept of Romantic culture a new historical and philosophical meaning that extends from its pre-Kantian past to our own culture and beyond.

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Herder: Philosophical Writings

Herder: Philosophical Writings
(Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
by Johann Gottfried von Herder

# Paperback: 482 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 16, 2002)

"This volume of translations of Herder's philosophical writings, many of which have never before been translated, is an important step in making herder accessible to readers who do not know German. Recommended." Choice

"This most welcome volume should serve to stimulate further interest in Herder and make his ideas more accessible to Anglophones. For the price, it is a real bargain!" German Studies Review, Joe K. Fugate

Book Description
Herder is a figure of considerable importance in the history of philosophy and the history of ideas. His far-reaching influence encompasses philosophy--Hegel, Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, literature--Goethe, Schiller and linguistics--von Humboldt. This volume presents a comprehensive selection of his writings in a new translation, with an introduction that sets them in their philosophical and historical context.

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Descartes's Theory of Mind

Descartes's Theory of Mind
by Desmond Clarke

# Paperback: 280 pages
# Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New Ed edition (November 3, 2005)

"Descartes' scientific ambitions were, to be sure, a crucial part of his philosophical project, and Clarke's careful and persuasive exploration of them provides an important addition to the literature." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"In this book Clarke offers an interesting spin on Descartes: rather than see him (as many do) simply as a substance dualist who offers a very poor account of the mind, Clarke sees him as a scientist pushing scientific explanation of the mind as far as it will go, and only exiting the path as a
substance dualist when explanation has reached its limits. ... Clarke is much to be commended for this reorientation of the bigger picture; but this book is even more to be commended for its detailed and thorough account of the various elements of Descartes's theory of mind. In being nearly a
compendium of Descartes's views about various mental phenomena...Clarke's book will be of interest to scholar and novice alike."--The Review of Metaphysics

Book Description
Descartes is possibly the most famous of all writers on the mind, but his theory of mind has been almost universally misunderstood, because his philosophy has not been seen in the context of his scientific work. Desmond Clarke offers a radical and convincing rereading, undoing the received
perception of Descartes as the chief defender of mind/body dualism. For Clarke, the key is to interpret his philosophical efforts as an attempt to reconcile his scientific pursuits with the theologically orthodox views of his time.


Descartes Embodied: Reading Cartesian Philosophy through Cartesian Science

Descartes Embodied: Reading Cartesian Philosophy through Cartesian Science
by Daniel Garber

# Hardcover: 352 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 18, 2000)

"This volume is valuable in that it collects in one place essays otherwise not too easy to come by and which together offer a compelling interpretation of Descartes's thought by one of its most distinguished contemporary readers." Review of Metaphysics

"The quality of scholarship and intelligence of the author make for an excellent and highly recommended book for upper-division undergraduates through faculty and advanced scholars." Choice

Book Description
This volume collects some of the seminal essays on Descartes by Daniel Garber, one of the preeminent scholars of early-modern philosophy. A central theme unifying the volume is the interconnection between Descartes's philosophical and scientific interests, and the extent to which these two sides of the Cartesian program illuminate each other, a question rarely treated in the existing literature. This collection will be a mandatory purchase for any serious student of or professional working in 17th-century philosophy, history of science, or history of ideas.


Wittgenstein by P.M.S. Hacker

(The Great Philosophers Series)
by P.M.S. Hacker

# Paperback: 64 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 1999)

Philosophy is one of the most intimidating and difficult of disciplines, as any of its students can attest. This book is an important entry in a distinctive new series from Routledge: The Great Philosophers. Breaking down obstacles to understanding the ideas of history's greatest thinkers, these brief, accessible, and affordable volumes offer essential introductions to the great philosophers of the Western tradition from Plato to Wittgenstein.
In just 64 pages, each author, a specialist on his subject, places the philosopher and his ideas into historical perspective. Each volume explains, in simple terms, the basic concepts, enriching the narrative through the effective use of biographical detail. And instead of attempting to explain the philosopher's entire intellectual history, which can be daunting, this series takes one central theme in each philosopher's work, using it to unfold the philosopher's thoughts.

here is the link ( ya kardeşim 2,5 dürüm çiğköfteden sonra ben ne yaptığımı biliyor muyum link mink diyon midemin yangını yeni söndü. ulan sanki okuyacaksınız, ele güne dantellik yapmak için indirin: 6 yaşımdan beri wittgenstein okuyorum!)

Wittgenstein, Empiricism, and Language

Wittgenstein, Empiricism, and Language
by John W. Cook

# Hardcover: 240 pages
# Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 4, 1999)

This provocative study exposes the ways in which Wittgenstein's philosophical views have been misunderstood, including the failure to recognize the reductionist character of Wittgenstein's work. Author John Cook provides well-documented proof that Wittgenstein did not hold views commonly attributed to him, arguing that Wittgenstein's later work was mistakenly seen as a development of G. E. Moore's philosophy--which Wittgenstein in fact vigorously attacked. He also points to an underestimation of Russell's influence on Wittgenstein's thinking. Cook goes on to show how these misunderstandings have had grave consequences for philosophy at large, and proposes that a more subtle appreciation of linguistic philosophy can yield valuable results.


Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics (Hardcover)
by Pasqu Frascolla

# Hardcover: 200 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 24, 1994)

Wittgenstein played a vital role in establishing mathematics as one of this century's principal areas of philosophic inquiry. In this book, Pasquale Frascolla examines the three phases of Wittgenstein's reflections on mathematics, considering them as a progressive whole rather than as separate entities.

Frascolla discusses the development of Wittgenstein's views on mathematics from the Tractatus up to 1944. He looks at the presentation of arithmetic in the theory of logical operations, the presence of a strong verificationist orientation and the rule-following considerations in Wittgenstein's writings. Frascolla identifies a unifying key--a "quasi-formalism"--to the development of Wittgenstein's reflections on mathematics.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy: An Introduction

Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy: An Introduction
(Studies in Continental Thought)
by Daniela Vallega-Neu

# Paperback: 121 pages
# Publisher: Indiana University Press (May 2003)

In her concise introduction to Martin Heidegger's second most important work. Contributions to Philosophy (From Enowning). Daniela Vallega-Neu provides guidance and structure to readers attempting to navigate this much-discussed but difficult text. Contributions reflects Heidegger's struggle to think at the edge of words and to bring to language what remains beyond the written or the spoken. In view of the centrality of Being and Time to Heidegger interpretation in recent decades, Vallega-Neu introduces Contributions first by reconsidering Being and Time in light of the transformative turn from prepositional thought to the poietic, performative character of thinking and language that marks the passage between the two works. She then discusses each of the "joinings" that structure the composition of Contributions. This graceful introduction provides students and scholars with a much-needed key for unlocking the thinking that underlies Heidegger's later writings. Short, clear, introduction to Heidegger's second most important but difficult work.
He sees in the distance, set for someone
Who died on the path... what does it mean?

from Hölderlin's Mnemosyne

also contributions itself here

Cassirer - Rousseau, Kant and Goethe: Two Essays

Rousseau, Kant and Goethe: Two Essays
by Ernst Cassirer

# Paperback: 114 pages
# Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr (June 1970)

it is a really rare book nowadays

Gadamer - Reason in the Age of Science

Reason in the Age of Science
(Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)
by Hans-George Gadamer

# Paperback: 216 pages
# Publisher: The MIT Press (September 14, 1983)

"This book will consolidate Gadamer's growing reputation in the English-speaking world. It will serve as an ideal introduction to Gadamer's thought, and to problems of hermeneutics more generally, since the essays included are clear and easy to follow. For those already familiar with Gadamer's philosophy, these essays are equally important because they illustrate themes in the recent development of his ideas. No one who reads this book will any longer suppose that hermeneutics is indifferent to social critique or political practice. I know of no other short work by Gadamer that offers a more succinct yet brilliant demonstration of the contemporary importance of Gadamer's philosophy."
- Anthony Giddens, Kings College, Cambridge

"This collection of probing and lucidly written essays shows Gadamer as the leading Continental philosopher after Heidegger. It is an impassioned defense of practical reason, and of hermeneutics as a mode of practical philosophy, against the twin dangers of scientism and ideological partisanship. In the best humanist tradition Gadamer vindicates philosophical reflection as basic precondition of a life 'worth living.'"
- Fred R. Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame

after reading two reviews above you should be downloading this one! [photo taken at 1993]

Deleuze - Negotiations 1972-1990

Negotiations 1972-1990
by Gilles Deleuze

# Paperback: 221 pages
# Publisher: Columbia University Press; New Ed edition (April 15, 1997)

Deleuze (What Is Philosophy?, LJ 4/15/94) is not only one of the most influential of recent French philosophers but one of the most wide-ranging as well. The present volume, which consists mostly of interviews but also includes a few essays, describes his recent concerns. Deleuze gained attention with Anti-Oedipus (LJ 6/1/77), a radical criticism of psychoanalysis, written together with Felix Guattari. After an account of this work, Deleuze discusses his long collaboration with Guattari. Deleuze then shifts gears, and his analysis of the cinema, based on the philosophy of Henri Bergson, occupies center-stage. Deleuze's discussion of Michel Foucault (1926-84), a close friend, comes next; and the book concludes with a discussion of power in society, a main theme of Foucault's work. However diverse his interests, Deleuze has always remained a philosopher in the strict sense. The section of Deleuze's latest work that covers the history of philosophy, focusing on Leibniz, brings out this aspect of his thought. Recommended for academic libraries.?David Gordon, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Deleuze - Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs

Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty & Venus in Furs
by Gilles Deleuze & Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Jean McNeil (Translator)

# Paperback: 294 pages
# Publisher: Zone Books (March 19, 1991)

In his stunning essay, Coldness and Cruelty, Gilles Deleuze provides a rigorous and informed philosophical examination of the work of the late 19th-century German novelist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Deleuze's essay, certainly the most profound study yet produced on the relations between sadism and masochism, seeks to develop and explain Masoch's "peculiar way of 'desexualizing' love while at the same time sexualizing the entire history of humanity." He shows that masochism is something far more subtle and complex than the enjoyment of pain, that masochism has nothing to do with sadism; their worlds do not communicate, just as the genius of those who created them - Masoch and Sade - lie stylistically, philosophically, and politically poles a part.

Venus in Furs, the most famous of all of Masoch's novels was written in 1870 and belongs to an unfinished cycle of works that Masoch entitled The Heritage of Cain. The cycle was to treat a series of themes including love, war, and death. The present work is about love. Although the entire constellation of symbols that has come to characterize the masochistic syndrome can be found here - fetishes, whips, disguises, fur-clad women, contracts, humiliations, punishment, and always the volatile presence of a terrible coldness - these do not eclipse the singular power of Masoch's eroticism.

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Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality by Jon Elster

Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality
by Jon Elster

# Paperback: 192 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 31, 1985)

'I cannot imagine anyone interested in the philosophy of the social sciences who could fail to profit from and be stimulated by this book.' Flint Schier, Philosophical Books

'Elster is an extremely impressive writer, at home in several languages and in a wide range of scholarly discourses, from philosophy, through game theory, parts of economics and psychology, to literary criticism. He writes attractively and inventively ...' Mary K. Farmer, The Economic Journal

'What makes [Elster] distinctive is a combination of philosophical acuity and detailed attention to contemporary work in history, the social sciences and cognitive psychology ... When Elster is at the top of his form the general ideas form the framework for the argument which is itself actually carried to great extent through the use of examples. This is hard to convey in a review. But it is what gives Elster's work its uniquely attractive quality. I would defy anyone to read, in particular, the second chapter of Sour Grapes without being charmed by the play of a subtle intellect in a remarkable range of materials.' Brian Barry, The London Review of Books

Book Description
Sour Grapes aims to subvert orthodox theories of rational choice through the study of forms of irrationality. Dr. Elster begins with an analysis of the notion of rationality, to provide the background and terms for the subsequent discussions, which cover irrational behaviour, irrational desires and irrational belief.

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Law and War: An American Story

Law and War: An American Story
By Peter Maguire.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. xiv, 446 pp

review from the kournal of american history:
The volumes under review evaluate postwar responses of North American belligerents to the problem of Nazi perpetrators. Peter Maguire seeks to dispel two myths about the Nuremberg trials: the U.S. myth of German redemption and the German myth of harsh victor's justice. U.S. "lawyer-statesmen" from Elihu Root to Henry Stimson had pursued a policy that Maguire defines as "strategic legalism": the "use of laws or legal arguments to further larger policy objectives, irrespective of facts or laws." U.S. statesmen always demanded strict standards for the conduct of warfare and for the prosecution of offenders while pursuing prosaic foreign policy goals. The U.S.-Dakota trials of the Santee-Sioux leaders in Minnesota in the 1860s were an example of "traditional . . . punitive political settlements," legitimizing failure to pay for land taken from the Santee. At the turn of the century in Geneva and the Hague, U.S. "lawyer-statesmen" advocated international legal codes, while U.S. soldiers traded atrocities with Filipino rebels. Though one general was indicted, he was not charged with murder, and his conviction brought as punishment dismissal from the service. Yet the proceedings served to justify a "civilizing" mission in the Philippines. Citing U.S. efforts during the 1920s to outlaw war altogether, Maguire states that 1944–1945 was the "best opportunity" for the "lawyer-statesmen" "to translate their ideas into practice." 1
Maguire's discomfort in reaching the conclusion that the Allies punished the guilty at the Nuremberg trials and provided a documentary record of the Nazi regime sometimes puzzles. He is outraged that Soviet judges could sit on the International Military Tribunal (IMT) bench and dwells on the killing of concentration camp guards by U.S. soldiers. He finds the IMT acquittals to be a big "surprise" but occasionally provides surprises for the reader when he cites David Irving for Hermann Göring's pre-suicide bravado. Nevertheless, the "doctor's trial" provided a set of standards for medical research involving human subjects, and the Einsatzgruppen trial showcased an "irrefutable record of Nazi atrocities." While Nuremberg proceedings against corporate executives demonstrated judicial willingness to accept the duress defense and the Hostage Case failed to protect suspected partisans under the laws of war, Maguire is satisfied that, in the Ministries case (Weizsäcker et al.), the "CEOs of the Third Reich" were convicted and sentenced both for crimes of war and the crime of waging war. 2
Maguire's uneasiness reflects his conviction that the Nuremberg trials left a "complex and mostly sensible set of . . . standards that were not upheld in the postwar era." Cold War realities brought the United States back to defending the legal and moral validity of the convictions while reducing sentences in order to lure West Germany into NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). U.S. support for Pol Pot in 1979 was the nadir of "strategic legalism." Maguire perceptively understands that U.S. unwillingness to accept jurisdiction for its own transgressions undermines the legitimacy of any international court and rightly laments that human rights "only become considerations for U.S. foreign policy when they correspond with larger policy objectives, or . . . turn into public relations problems." But this is why Nuremberg is so important: international laws make it likely that future wrongdoing will create serious public relations problems for states.


Death, Gender and Ethnicity

Death, Gender and Ethnicity
by David Field

# Paperback: 256 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 23, 1997)

Death, Gender and Ethnicity examines the ways in which gender and ethnicity shape the experiences of dying and bereavement, taking as its focus the diversity of ways through which the universal event of death is encountered. It brings together accounts of how these experiences are actually managed with analyses of a range of representations of dying and grieving in order to provide a more theoretical approach to the relationship between death, gender and ethnicity. The book addresses such topics as stillbirth, gendered parental bereavement through the death of a child, media treatments of the violent death of young women and minorities and issues of burial.

About the Author
David Field is Professor of Sociology, University of Ulster. Jenny Hockey is Lecturer in Health Studies, University of Hull. Neil Small is Senior Research Fellow at the Trent Palliative Care Centre, Sheffield.

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Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers

Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers
(Routledge Key Guides)
by Peter Sedgwick (Editor)

# Paperback: 288 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 1, 2002)

A perfect companion to the recently published Key Concepts in Cultural Theory, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the key terms, arguments, and theories relating to issues in cultural theory. The essays focus on those thinkers who have been essential in the development of this field of study. Cultural Theory: The Key Thinkers will equip students with the necessary background knowledge to further enhance their understanding of the complex issues in the study of culture.

Each entry is concerned with the work of each thinker and reflects the wide range of disciplines that feed into cultural theory, from literary theory, media studies, and phenomenology to philosophy, semiology, and sociology. The book features contemporary greats like Durkheim, Kant, Marcuse, and Lyotard; and significant figures in Western tradition, such as Aristotle, Hume, Plato, and Rousseau.


Cultural Politics in the Third World

Cultural Politics in the Third World (Paperback)
by Mehran Kamrava

# Paperback: 196 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 1, 1999)

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On Charles Taylor’s Philosophical Anthropology and Cultural Moral Realism

Strong Evaluation Without Sources
On Charles Taylor’s Philosophical Anthropology and Cultural Moral Realism
by Arto Laitinen

- Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy/Sociology, University of Jyväskylä
- 373 pages

This study examines three central claims by Charles Taylor: 1) strong
evaluations are inescapable for human beings; 2) strong evaluations are best
interpreted in a pluralist, moral realist and 'cultural' way; 3) such cultural moral
realism must ultimately rely on some 'constitutive goods'/'moral sources'. The
first two claims are defended in this study in a qualified form, but the third one
is criticized and rejected after close scrutiny.
The first part of the study examines some central concepts of philosophical
anthropology (human agency, personhood, identity, interpersonal recognition)
and asks how the notion of 'strong evaluation' can illuminate them. Taylor's
concept of 'strong evaluation' refers to value-judgements and evaluations which
are based on qualitative distinctions concerning the worth of options. The first
chapter is a detailed examination of this concept; criticizing some of Taylor's
own characterizations, defending Taylor against Kantian criticisms, but
suggesting a more extended theory than Taylor's own (making room for e.g.
'small values' and deontic norms). The next chapters specify and defend in
qualified form Taylor's views that human agents are inevitably strong
evaluators, and that they ought to have the basic moral status of persons, and
that a person's 'identity' consists of strong evaluations. Interpersonal
recognition is analyzed in this study in terms of norms and values.
Misrecognition an inadequate response to the relevant norms and values.
The second part of the study develops a novel 'cultural moral realist'
approach to ethics, claiming that values are relational, dependent on subjects
and cultures, but that cultural relativism, internalism, and non-objectivism are
wrong in restricting the validity of values. The moral theory defended covers
questions of the universal validity and relational ontology of goods, cultural
diversity, plurality, generality, and the incommensurability of goods, moral
knowledge and personal orientation. It draws upon the work of Taylor, John
McDowell, and Joseph Raz. The central thesis is that cultural moral realism
does not need any 'moral sources' or 'constitutive goods'.

Keywords: strong evaluation, Charles Taylor, person, identity, recognition,
cultural relativism, subject-dependence, moral realism, moral sources,
constitutive goods, pluralism, universalism, ethics, philosophical anthropology.


How Images Think by Ron Burnett

How Images Think
by Ron Burnett

# Paperback: 275 pages
# Publisher: The MIT Press; New Ed edition (April 1, 2005)

"I tried to think of a witty play on 'Every picture tells a thousand words,' but then the whole word/picture thing collapsed on me. Burnett really marries the two together. This book is actually billions of pictures in disguise. Required reading in these accelerating times."
--Douglas Coupland, novelist and visual artist

"This is a brilliant book that makes a much-needed contribution to new media research and cultural theory, written with great clarity and visionary purpose."
--Janine Marchessault, Associate Professor of Film Studies, York University

"How Images Think maps afresh the territory of how we engage with new media. Burnett challenges us to rethink our interpretation of the changing mediascape in which images are used as the main form of interaction and communication. It is crucial reading for those interested in understanding the relationships we have with the images that surround us."
--Ilana Snyder, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Monash University

"This insightful investigation of how digital--and other--images modify, if not rule, the way we think is urgent reading for those among us who spend more than half their lives glued to one screen or another (TV, computer, PDA, cellphone, etc). That is, most of us."
--Derrick de Kerckhove, Director, McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology, University of Toronto

Book Description
Digital images are an integral part of all media, including television, film, photography, animation, video games, data visualization, and the Internet. In the digital world, spectators become navigators wending their way through a variety of interactive experiences, and images become spaces of visualization with more and more intelligence programmed into the very fabric of communication processes. In How Images Think, Ron Burnett explores this new ecology, which has transformed the relationships humans have with the image-based technologies they have created. So much intelligence has been programmed into these image-dependent technologies that it often seems as if images are "thinking"; ascribing thought to machines redefines our relationship with them and enlarges our ideas about body and mind. Burnett argues that the development of this new, closely interdependent relationship marks a turning point in our understanding of the connections between humans and machines.

After presenting an overview of visual perception, Burnett examines the interactive modes of new technologies -- including computer games, virtual reality, digital photography, and film -- and locates digital images in a historical context. He argues that virtual images occupy a "middle space," combining the virtual and the real into an environment of visualization that blurs the distinctions between subject and object -- part of a continuum of experiences generated by creative choices by viewers, the results of which cannot be attributed either to images or to participants.

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Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570-1715

Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture: France, 1570-1715 (Centennial Book) (Hardcover)
by Jonathan Dewald

# Hardcover: 231 pages
# Publisher: University of California Press (March 18, 1993)

Aristocratic Experience and the Origins of Modern Culture explores a crucial moment in the history of European selfhood. During the seventeenth century, French nobles began to understand their lives in terms of personal histories and inner qualities, rather than as the products of tradition and inheritance. This preoccupation with the self accompanied a critical view of society, monarchy, and Christian teachings. It also shaped a new understanding of political realities and personal relations.
Drawing from a combination of memoirs, literary works, and archival sources, Jonathan Dewald offers a new understanding of aristocratic sensibilities. In detailed fashion, he explores the nobles' experience of war, career, money, family, love, and friendship. In all of these areas, nobles felt a gap between social expectations and personal needs; in the seventeenth century this tension became increasingly oppressive. Modern French culture, Dewald argues, emerged from this conflict between tradition and the individual's inner life.

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Adventures In Criminology

Adventures in Criminology
by Sir Radzinowicz

# Hardcover: 480 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 6, 1999)

[The book] is one of great distinction, scholarship and wit. ...a pleasure to read and which, itself, is a primary source of evidence from which much can be learnt.
–Punishment and Society

Book Description
Sir Leon Radzinowicz is one of the key figures in the development of criminology in the twentieth century. This account of the development of criminology intertwines his personal narrative as a criminologist with the progression of criminology itself.

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Literary into Cultural Studies

Literary into Cultural Studies
by Antony Easthope

# Paperback: 202 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 13, 1991)

`High degree of sophistication, but explained with clarity and (rare quality) wit! a valuable source of reference beyond the field of cultural studies, too.' /STRONG - EM Dr S J Simkin LSU College /EM

Book Description
Through criticism of British cultural studies, New Historicism and cultural materialism, Easthope examines the discipline of cultural studies as it comes out of literary studies.


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Heidegger - Basic Questions of Philosophy

Basic Questions of Philosophy
(Studies in Continental Thought)
by Martin Heidegger

# Hardcover: 216 pages
# Publisher: Indiana University Press (June 24, 2004)

In this lecture course, presented in 1937-38, Heidegger's task is to reassert the question of the essence of truth, not as a problem of logic but precisely as the basic question of philosophy.

The concept of truth plays a vital role in Heidegger's thought, and Basic Questions, a lecture course that Heidegger gave in 1937-38, offers a helpful elucidation of truth as he sees it. Frequently, philosophers think of truth as statements that match reality: "the lights are on in the lecture hall" is true if the lights are in fact on there. For Heidegger, this seeming commonplace is absurd. Truth in his view is the openness or unconcealment of being, a position that he traces to the pre-Socratics. He deploys his immense learning to trace the eclipse of the pre-Socratic notion throughout the history of philosophy by the doctrine of truth as correspondence. This excellent translation will be of great value to students of Heidegger's thought.
David Gordon, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio

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Heidegger - Basic Concepts

Basic Concepts
(Studies in Continental Thought)
by Martin Heidegger

# Paperback: 128 pages
# Publisher: Indiana University Press; New Ed edition (August 1998)

Translated by Gary E. Aylesworth. Studies in Continental Thought. Blooniington: Indiana University Press, 1993. xvii + 110 pp. $20.00--During the summer semester of 1941 Martin Heidegger gave a course of lectures on Grundbegriffe (Basic Concepts) at the University of Freiburg. The German text was first published in 1981 as volume 51 of the Gesamtausgabe of Heidegger's writings. Each of the first five lectures is followed by a "review" which further illuminates the lecture itself. The titles of the subsections of the work have been provided by the editor, Petra Jaeger.


Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy
(Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
by Paul Guyer (Editor)

# Paperback: 738 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd Revised edition (January 30, 2006)

The philosophy of Immanuel Kant is the watershed of modern thought, which irrevocably changed the landscape of the field and prepared the way for all the significant philosophical movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume, which complements The Cambridge Companion to Kant, covers every aspect of Kant's philosophy, with a particular focus on his moral and political philosophy. It also provides detailed coverage of Kant's historical context and of the enormous impact and influence that his work has had on the subsequent history of philosophy. The bibliography also offers extensive and organized coverage of both classical and recent books on Kant. This volume thus provides the broadest and deepest introduction currently available on Kant and his place in modern philosophy, making accessible the philosophical enterprise of Kant to those coming to his work for the first time.


Kant - Theoretical Philosophy after 1781

Theoretical Philosophy after 1781
(The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant in Translation)
by Immanuel Kant

Henry Allison (Translator), Peter Heath (Translator), Gary Hatfield (Translator), Michael Friedman (Translator)

# Hardcover: 544 pages
# Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 20, 2002)

This volume is the first to assemble the writings that Kant published to popularize, summarize, amplify and defend the doctrines of his masterwork, the 1781 Critique of Pure Reason. The Prolegomena is often recommended to students, but the other texts are also important representatives of Kant's intellectual development. The series includes copious linguistic notes and a glossary of key terms. The editorial introductions and explanatory notes reveal much about the critical reception given Kant by the metaphysicians of his day as well as his own efforts to derail his opponents.

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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant and The Critique of Pure Reason
(Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks)
by Sebasti Gardner

# Hardcover: 392 pages
# Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 28, 1999)

'This is a quite outstanding introduction to the Critique ... It will help students not only to study the Critique, but also to see why it is so worth studying ... deserves to find itself, and pretty certainly will find itself, at the very top of the reading list for any course on the Critique.' - The Philosophical Quarterly

'In his clear and well-organized book, Gardner succeeds in providing a charitable and compelling reading of the most important sections of Kant's text, while also offering fresh and lucid interpretations of Kant's most provocative arguments. The result is an invaluable companion to the Critique that helpfully illuminates a notoriously opaque work ... Gardner's book is an invaluable resource for any student of Kant and, thus, for any student or teacher of philosophy.' - Mind

The major virtues of Gardner's book are clarity, accuracy, and its focus on the key concepts and arguments of Kant's notoriously complex work. Both serious students and Kant scholars will benefit greatly from Gardner's contribution. - Philosophical Books

"Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing awe - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."

Deleuze - Essays Critical and Clinical

Essays Critical and Clinical
by Gilles Deleuze (Author)
Daniel W. Smith & Michael A. Greco (Translator)

# Paperback: 221 pages
# Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (November 1997)

Deleuze's last published work exemplifies his longstanding interest in how philosophy relates to literature. For Deleuze, novels and short stories express their authors' diagnosis of life. This Deleuze takes in a quite literal way: he maintains that writers such as Proust are concerned with particular symptoms of mental illness. Besides Proust, Deleuze discusses Samuel Beckett, Alfred Jarry, and Charles Dickens, among others. This valuable study is an ideal introduction to Deleuze's distinctive concerns.?David Gordon, Bowling Green State Univ., Ohio
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Deleuze - Difference and Repetition

Difference and Repetition
by Gilles Deleuze
Paul Patton (Translator)

"This is a long-overdue, and skillful, translation of one of Deleuze's most important and original works...It occupies an important place in Deleuze's oeuvre as the first text, following a series of historical commentaries, in which he philosophizes on his own behalf. It occupies an equally important place in the evolution of French philosophy in the 20th century, as it articulates a profound critique of the philosophy of representation while constructing a metaphysics of difference freed from subordination to a logic of identity. While charting the development through the history of philosophy of the concepts of 'pure difference'and 'complex repetition,'Deleuze proposes a new image of thought, which readers familiar with his later works will recognize. A difficult and challenging text that has done as much as any to initiate the philosophy of difference that characterizes much recent French thought, this book is one of the classics of recent European philosophy." -- Alan Schrift, author of Nietzsche's French Legacy : A Genealogy of Poststructuralism

“Perhaps, one day, this century will be known as Deleuzian” Foucault

Deleuze & Guattari - What Is Philosophy?

What Is Philosophy? (Paperback)
by Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari

# Paperback: 256 pages
# Publisher: Columbia University Press; New Ed edition (April 15, 1996)

Philosophy, according to the authors, is the only study that is concerned with the creation of concepts, which distinguishes it from science, logic, and art. To support this thesis, the authors discuss the nature of these disciplines and the thought of a wide spectrum of philosophers, from Plato to Foucault. Unfortunately, singular insights are buried in a text so dense with metaphor and figurative language (e.g., "the plane of immanence," "conceptual personae") that it is impossible to decide whether they have argued their case successfully or even whether they have made their thesis fully intelligible. For academic libraries collecting these authors and continental philosophy.
Leon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Mgt. Lib., Washington, D.C.

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Deleuze - Deleuze: A Critical Reader

Deleuze: A Critical Reader
(Blackwell Critical Reader)
by Paul Patton

# Hardcover: 320 pages
# Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (January 30, 1997)

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This review is from: Deleuze: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Critical Reader) (Paperback)
--Two years after the death of French theorist Gilles Deleuze, fourteen critic-philosophers sync down together to scale his rich oeuvre. They have sensed him well, for this reader is exhilarated and renewed, having been returned to cognition more violently. My dog-eared volumes of Deleuze have spine-rolled even further since obtaining the essays in this anthology.
--Deleuze chose to refer to his canon as "nomadology" (a pun on Leibniz's "monadology": a theory of discrete particles), the ordering of nomadic perception and discernment, a non-totalizing heretic force or "eye of the Outside." The essays compiled in DELEUZE: A CRITICAL READER travel compulsively in their attempt to match the speed and strangeness of their subject (Deleuze's writings are beautifully difficult), allowing his philosophy to stand at breadth. The Deleuzian source-code is located in a sweep of precursors, ranging from the expected (Spinoza, Hume, Bergson, Nietzsche, Foucault) to the more secular (Melville, Proust, Baudelaire, Peguy, the painter Francis Bacon). Each essay asserts itself in the grand manner, passionate and knowing yet without the maudlin knee-tribute we find in so much recent Foucault criticism.