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Crowds and DemocracyThe Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Stefan Jonsson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164788
eISBN:
9780231535793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164788.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spanning aesthetics, cultural studies, intellectual history, and political theory, this volume unpacks the significance of the shadow agent known as “the masses” during a critical period of European ... 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

Death and MasteryPsychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Benjamin Y. Fong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this masterful and enlivening study of the ways in which the concepts of death and mastery have been elaborated in Freudian and post-Freudian social theory, Ben Fong has given us the means to ... More

The Death of PhilosophyReference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophers debate the death of philosophy as much as they debate the death of God. Immanuel Kant claimed responsibility for both philosophy’s beginning and end, while Martin Heidegger argued it ... More

Deaths in VeniceThe Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More

The Disclosure of PoliticsStruggles Over the Semantics of Secularization

The Disclosure of Politics: Struggles Over the Semantics of Secularization

Maria Lara

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162807
eISBN:
9780231535045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162807.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Postmodern political critiques speak of the death of ideology, the end of history, and the postsecular return of religious attitudes, yet radical conservative theorists such as Mark Lilla argue ... More

Doing Aesthetics with ArendtHow to See Things

Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Cecilia Sjöholm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173087
eISBN:
9780231539906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics ... More

Eat This BookA Carnivore's Manifesto

Eat This Book: A Carnivore's Manifesto

Dominique Lestel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172974
eISBN:
9780231541152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172974.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If we want to improve the treatment of animals, Dominique Lestel argues, we must acknowledge our evolutionary impulse to eat them and we must expand our worldview to see how others consume meat ... More

Encountering ReligionResponsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Tyler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147521
eISBN:
9780231535496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147521.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book encourages scholars to abandon the conceptual opposition between the “secular” and the “religious” to better understand how human beings actively and thoughtfully engage with their worlds ... More

Ethical LonelinessThe Injustice of Not Being Heard

Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard

Jill Stauffer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171502
eISBN:
9780231538732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171502.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Ethical loneliness is the experience of being abandoned by humanity, compounded by the cruelty of wrongs not being heard. It is the result of multiple lapses on the part of human beings and political ... More

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