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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

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161497
eISBN:
9780231530903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161497.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book articulates a feminist aesthetics, focusing on the struggle for freedom in women's literary and political modernism and on the devastating impact of racist violence and sexism. It examines ... More

Finding Ourselves at the MoviesPhilosophy for a New Generation

Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

Paul Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164382
eISBN:
9780231536028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that philosophy must take up the fundamental concerns of love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith as they are found in contemporary culture. It demonstrates how this can be ... More

Freedom and the SelfEssays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Steven Cahn and Maureen Eckert (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161534
eISBN:
9780231539166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, published in 2010, presented David Foster Wallace's challenge to Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In this anthology, notable ... 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

Happiness and GoodnessPhilosophical Reflections on Living Well

Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Steven Cahn and Christine Vitrano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How should we evaluate the success of each person's life? Countering the prevalent philosophical perspective on the subject, this book defends the view that our well-being is dependent not on ... More

Head CasesJulia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Elaine Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166829
eISBN:
9780231537117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

While philosophy and psychoanalysis privilege language and conceptual distinctions and mistrust the image, the philosopher and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva recognizes the power of art and the ... More

Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Daniel Herwitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The act of remaking one's history into a heritage, a conscientiously crafted narrative placed over the past, is a thriving industry in almost every postcolonial culture. This is surprising, given the ... More

Hermeneutic CommunismFrom Heidegger to Marx

Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Having lost much of its political clout and theoretical power, communism no longer represents an appealing alternative to capitalism. In its original Marxist formulation, communism promised an ideal ... More

The Hidden GodPragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Ryan White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist” critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American ... More

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