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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

The Shenzi FragmentsA Philosophical Analysis and Translation

The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation

Eirik Lang Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177665
eISBN:
9780231542166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177665.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Shenzi Fragments is the first complete translation in any Western language of the extant work of Shen Dao (350–275 B.C.E.). Though his writings have been recounted and interpreted in many texts, ... 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

SovereigntyThe Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Dieter Grimm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164252
eISBN:
9780231539302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today's trends in globalization and ... More

Spinoza for Our TimePolitics and Postmodernity

Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity

Antonio Negri

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160469
eISBN:
9780231500661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160469.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers a straightforward explanation of Baruch Spinoza's elaborate arguments and a persuasive case for his ongoing relevance. Responding to a resurgent interest in Spinoza's thought and its ... More

Starve and ImmolateThe Politics of Human Weapons

Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons

Banu Bargu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163408
eISBN:
9780231538114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163408.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high-security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together ... More

"State of Nature, Stages of Society"Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

"State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Frank Palmeri

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Frank Palmeri sees the conjectural histories of Rousseau, Hume, Herder, and other Enlightenment philosophers as a template for the development of the social sciences in the nineteenth and early ... More

Taste as ExperienceThe Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

Nicola Perullo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173483
eISBN:
9780231541428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173483.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences for and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical ... More

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