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Theory of Identities

Theory of Identities

François Laruelle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168946
eISBN:
9780231541459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168946.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

François Laruelle proposes a theory of identity rooted in scientific notions of symmetry and chaos, emancipating thought from the philosophical paradigm of Being and reconnecting it with the real ... More

There Are Two SexesEssays in Feminology

There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

Antoinette Fouque

Catherine Porter (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169868
eISBN:
9780231538381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169868.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Antoinette Fouque cofounded the Mouvement de Lib ération des Femmes (MLF) in France in 1968 and spearheaded its celebrated Psychanalyse et Politique, a research group that informed the cultural and ... More

Under SuspicionA Phenomenology of Media

Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Boris Groys

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field of media ... More

Way Too CoolSelling Out Race and Ethics

Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race and Ethics

Shannon Winnubst

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172950
eISBN:
9780231539883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of cool have informed the American ethos since at least the 1970s. Whether we strive for it in politics or fashion, cool is big business for those who can sell it ... More

Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan Cole (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book discusses the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinizes a variety of obstacles to such inquiry encountered in personal and professional experiences. This ... More

The Why of ThingsCausality in Science, Medicine, and Life

The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

Peter Rabins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164726
eISBN:
9780231535458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Why was there a meltdown at the Fukushima power plant? Why do some people get cancer and not others? Why is global warming happening? Why does one person get depressed in the face of life's ... More

Why We DanceA Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Kimerer LaMothe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as ... More

Worlds Without EndThe Many Lives of the Multiverse

Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

“Multiverse” cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as ... More

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