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As Wide as the World Is WiseReinventing Philosophical Anthropology

As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philosophy and anthropology have long debated questions of difference: rationality versus irrationality, abstraction versus concreteness, modern versus premodern. What if these disciplines instead ... More

Friendship ReconsideredWhat It Means and How It Matters to Politics

Friendship Reconsidered: What It Means and How It Matters to Politics

P. E. Digeser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174343
eISBN:
9780231542111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the history of Western thought, friendship’s relationship to politics is checkered. Friendship was seen as key to understanding political life in the ancient world, but it was then ignored for ... More

Love in the DarkPhilosophy by Another Name

Love in the Dark: Philosophy by Another Name

Diane Enns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178969
eISBN:
9780231542098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178969.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Intimate love opens us up to suffering, sacrifice, and loss. Is it always worth the risk? Consulting philosophers, writers, and poets who draw insights from material life, Diane Enns shines a light ... More

Political ResponsibilityResponding to Predicaments of Power

Political Responsibility: Responding to Predicaments of Power

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174848
eISBN:
9780231541466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174848.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences have turned to ethics to theorize politics in what seems to be an increasingly depoliticized age. Yet the move toward ethics has obscured the ongoing ... More

Theory of Identities

Theory of Identities

François Laruelle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168946
eISBN:
9780231541459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168946.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

François Laruelle proposes a theory of identity rooted in scientific notions of symmetry and chaos, emancipating thought from the philosophical paradigm of Being and reconnecting it with the real ... More

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