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Alienation

Alienation

Rahel Jaeggi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reconceives alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, something that manifests itself in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ... More

Cut of the RealSubjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

Katerina Kolozova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166102
eISBN:
9780231536431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166102.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally rendered “unthinkable” by postmodern feminist philosophies, such as “the real,” “the one,” “the limit,” and “finality,” thus critically ... More

The Fate of WonderWittgenstein's Critique of Metaphysics and Modernity

The Fate of Wonder: Wittgenstein's Critique of Metaphysics and Modernity

Kevin Cahill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158008
eISBN:
9780231528115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158008.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reclaims one of Ludwig Wittgenstein's most passionately pursued endeavors: to reawaken a sense of wonder around human life and language and its mysterious place in the world. Following the ... More

Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and MetaphysicsAn Analysis and Annotated Translation

Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166164
eISBN:
9780231537421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Al-Ishārāt wal-Tanbīhāt (Remarks and Admonitions) is one of the most mature and comprehensive philosophical works by Ibn Sina (Avicenna, 980–1037). Grounded in an exploration of logic (which Ibn Sina ... More

Of RealityThe Purposes of Philosophy

Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy

Gianni Vattimo and Robert T. Valgenti

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231166966
eISBN:
9780231536578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166966.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We think it is wise to accept reality, rather than fight for something that does not exist or might never be. But in Of Reality, Gianni Vattimo condemns this complacency, with its implicit support of ... More

Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the SubjectHegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists

Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists

Simon Lumsden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168229
eISBN:
9780231538206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168229.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Poststructuralists hold Hegel responsible for giving rise to many of modern philosophy’s problematic concepts-the authority of reason, self-consciousness, the knowing subject. Yet, according to this ... More

Situating ExistentialismKey Texts in Context

Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Robert Bernasconi and Jonathan Judaken (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book provides a history of the systemization and canonization of existentialism, a quintessentially antisystemic mode of thought. Situating existentialism within the history of ideas, it ... 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

Under SuspicionA Phenomenology of Media

Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Boris Groys

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field of media ... More

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