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The Highway of DespairCritical Theory After Hegel

The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel

Robyn Marasco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168663
eISBN:
9780231538893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168663.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hegel's “highway of despair,” introduced in his Phenomenology of Spirit, represents the tortured path traveled by “natural consciousness” on its way to freedom. Despair, the passionate residue of ... More

Hospitality of the MatrixPhilosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

Irina Aristarkhova

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159296
eISBN:
9780231504089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159296.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The question “Where do we come from?” has fascinated philosophers, scientists, and artists for generations. This book reorients the question of the matrix as a place where everything comes from ... More

A Hunger for AestheticsEnacting the Demands of Art

A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Michael Kelly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the motivations for the critiques that have been applied to the idea of aesthetics and argues that theorists and artists now hunger for a new kind of aesthetics, one better ... 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

Imaginal PoliticsImages Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Chiara Bottici

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157780
eISBN:
9780231527811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157780.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Between the radical, creative capacity of our imagination and the social imaginary we are immersed in is an intermediate space philosophers have termed the imaginal, populated by images or ... More

Knock Me Up, Knock Me DownImages of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

Kelly Oliver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161091
eISBN:
9780231530705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161091.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

No longer is pregnancy a repulsive or shameful condition in Hollywood films, but an attractive attribute, often enhancing the romantic or comedic storyline of a female character. This book ... More

Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Hent de Vries and Nils Schott (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One can love and not forgive or out of love decide not to forgive. Or one can forgive but not love, or choose to forgive but not love the ones forgiven. Love and forgiveness follow parallel and ... More

Love and WarHow Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

Tom Digby

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168410
eISBN:
9780231538404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168410.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called “battle of the sexes” is intensified by the ... 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

LoveKnowledgeThe Life of Philosophy from Socrates to Derrida

LoveKnowledge: The Life of Philosophy from Socrates to Derrida

Roy Brand

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160445
eISBN:
9780231530842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160445.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Since its inception, philosophy has struggled to perfect individual understanding through discussion and dialogue based in personal, poetic, or dramatic investigation. The positions of such ... More

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