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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

A Philosophical RetrospectiveFacts, Values, and Jewish Identity

A Philosophical Retrospective: Facts, Values, and Jewish Identity

Alan Montefiore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153003
eISBN:
9780231526791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153003.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book looks at the conflict between two very different understandings of identity: the more traditional view that an identity carries with it certain duties and obligations, and an opposing view ... More

The Plebeian ExperienceA Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Martin Breaugh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

How do people excluded from political life achieve political agency? Through a series of historical events that have been mostly overlooked by political theorists, this book identifies fleeting yet ... More

A Political Economy of the SensesNeoliberalism, Reification, Critique

A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

Anita Chari

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173896
eISBN:
9780231540384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173896.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Anita Chari revives the concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and at the more ... More

Political ResponsibilityResponding to Predicaments of Power

Political Responsibility: Responding to Predicaments of Power

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174848
eISBN:
9780231541466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174848.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences have turned to ethics to theorize politics in what seems to be an increasingly depoliticized age. Yet the move toward ethics has obscured the ongoing ... More

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