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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

Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would DoThe Ethics of Ambivalence

Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence

Sarah LaChance Adams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166751
eISBN:
9780231537223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as “mad” or “bad.” Maternal love is a ... More

Media of ReasonA Theory of Rationality

Media of Reason: A Theory of Rationality

Matthias Vogel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150583
eISBN:
9780231527750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150583.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book challenges the belief, dominant in contemporary philosophy, that reason is determined solely by our discursive, linguistic abilities as communicative beings. In this view, the medium of ... More

Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Mihaela Mihai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176507
eISBN:
9780231541183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176507.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Vehement resentment and indignation are pervasive in societies emerging from dictatorship or civil conflict. How can institutions channel these emotions without undermining the prospects for ... 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

The Philosopher's PlantAn Intellectual Herbarium

The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Michael Marder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169035
eISBN:
9780231538138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169035.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in ... More

The Philosopher's TouchSartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

François Noudelmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book engages the musicality of Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Roland Barthes, all of whom were amateur piano players and acute lovers of the medium. Though piano playing was a ... More

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