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Politics of Culture and the Spirit of CritiqueDialogues

Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Gabriel Rockhill and Alfredo Gomez-Muller (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151870
eISBN:
9780231526364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book of tightly woven dialogues engages prominent thinkers in a discussion about the role of culture-broadly construed-in contemporary society and politics. Faced with the conceptual inflation ... More

The Practices of the EnlightenmentAesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Dorothea von Mücke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Rethinking the relationship between eighteenth-century pietistic traditions and Enlightenment thought and practice, this book unravels the complex and often neglected religious origins of modern ... More

Radical Democracy and Political Theology

Radical Democracy and Political Theology

Jeffrey Robbins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156363
eISBN:
9780231527132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote that “the people reign over the American political world like God over the universe,” unwittingly casting democracy as the political instantiation of the death of ... More

Reimagining the SacredRichard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal

Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231161039
eISBN:
9780231540889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the ... More

Relativism and ReligionWhy Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Carlo Accetti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170789
eISBN:
9780231540377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170789.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Moral relativism is deeply troubling for those who believe that, without a set of moral absolutes, democratic societies will devolve into tyranny or totalitarianism. Carlo Invernizzi Accetti traces ... More

Sacred ExchangesImages in Global Context

Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Robyn Ferrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

As the international art market globalizes the indigenous image, it changes its identity, status, value, and purpose in local and larger contexts. Focusing on a school of Australian Aboriginal ... More

Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the SubjectHegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists

Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists

Simon Lumsden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168229
eISBN:
9780231538206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168229.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Poststructuralists hold Hegel responsible for giving rise to many of modern philosophy’s problematic concepts-the authority of reason, self-consciousness, the knowing subject. Yet, according to this ... More

A SemiteA Memoir of Algeria

A Semite: A Memoir of Algeria

Denis Guenoun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164023
eISBN:
9780231537247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this memoir, the author excavates his family's past and fills out a portrait of an imposing, enigmatic father. René Guénoun was a teacher, pioneer, and supporter of Algerian independence. To be ... More

Situating ExistentialismKey Texts in Context

Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Robert Bernasconi and Jonathan Judaken (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book provides a history of the systemization and canonization of existentialism, a quintessentially antisystemic mode of thought. Situating existentialism within the history of ideas, it ... More

Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and KuhnLeaving Everything as It Is

Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

John Gunnell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry, and Thomas Kuhn's approach to the philosophy of science ... More

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