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Adventures of the SymbolicPost-marxism and Radical Democracy

Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Warren Breckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book critically revisits the reassessment of philosophical Marxism that took place in the middle of the twentieth century. It explores the efforts that were made to reconcile a radical and ... More

AfternessFigures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Gerhard Richter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that the concept of “afterness” is a key figure in the thought and aesthetics of modernity. It pursues questions such as: What does it mean for something to “follow” something else? ... More

Alienation

Alienation

Rahel Jaeggi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reconceives alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, something that manifests itself in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ... More

Animalia AmericanaAnimal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Colleen Boggs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book puts animal representation at the center of the making of the liberal American subject and argues that animals are critical to the ways in which Americans enact their humanity and regulate ... More

Beating HeartsAbortion and Animal Rights

Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to ... More

Beyond BiofatalismHuman Nature for an Evolving World

Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Gillian Barker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Beyond Biofatalism is a response to the idea that evolutionary psychology reveals human beings to be incapable of building a more inclusive, cooperative, and egalitarian society. Considering the ... More

Beyond IndividualismThe Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

George Rupp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In many places around the world, relations between ethnic and religious groups that for long periods coexisted more or less amicably are now fraught with aggression and violence. This trend has ... More

Christo-FictionThe Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem

Christo-Fiction: The Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem

François Laruelle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167246
eISBN:
9780231538961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167246.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book targets the rigid, self-sustaining arguments of metaphysics, rooted in Judaic and Greek thought, and explores the radical potential of Christ, whose “crossing” disrupts their circular ... More

Crowds and DemocracyThe Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Stefan Jonsson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164788
eISBN:
9780231535793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164788.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spanning aesthetics, cultural studies, intellectual history, and political theory, this volume unpacks the significance of the shadow agent known as “the masses” during a critical period of European ... More

Cut of the RealSubjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy

Katerina Kolozova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166102
eISBN:
9780231536431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166102.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reclaims the relevance of categories traditionally rendered “unthinkable” by postmodern feminist philosophies, such as “the real,” “the one,” “the limit,” and “finality,” thus critically ... More

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