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  1. Art as Abstract Machine

    Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari

    By Stephen Zepke

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    The aim of this book is to understand what Deleuze and Guattari mean by "art." Stephen Zepke argues that art, in their account, is an ontological term and an ontological practice that results in a new understanding of aesthetics. For Deleuze and Guattari understanding what art "is" means...

    Published May 15th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault

    A Genealogy of the 'Confessing Animal'

    By Chloë Taylor

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Drawing on the work of Foucault and Western confessional writings, this book challenges the transhistorical and commonsense views of confession as an innate impulse resulting in the psychological liberation of the confessing subject. Instead, confessional desire is argued to be contingent and...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Husserl's Constitutive Phenomenology

    Its Problem and Promise

    By Bob Sandmeyer

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    If Edmund Husserl's true philosophy lay in his unpublished research manuscripts, as he argues, then it is in these – rather than the "introductions" and fragmentary studies he published during his lifetime – that we may possibly find a systematic of his philosophy. This work constitutes a study of...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Heredity, Race, and the Birth of the Modern

    By Sara Eigen Figal

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This book places under sustained scrutiny some of our most basic modern assumptions about inheritance, genealogy, blood relations, and racial categories. It has at its core a deceptively simple question, one too often taken for granted: what constitutes "good" bonds among humans, and what...

    Published November 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  5. Anthropic Bias

    Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy

    By Nick Bostrom

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Anthropic Bias explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by "observation selection effects"--that is, evidence that has been filtered by the precondition that there be some suitably positioned observer to "have" the evidence. This conundrum--sometimes alluded to as "the...

    Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Sartre and the Moral Limits of War and Terrorism

    By Jennifer Ang Mei Sze

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Reinterpreting Sartre’s main methodologies and removing Hegelian dialectics from his notion of violence, this book demolishes the supposed hostile intersubjective relations that characterizes all concrete relations. Furthering this stance, it reconstructs an interpretation of the "violent Sartre"...

    Published December 7th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Referential Opacity and Modal Logic

    By Dagfinn Follesdal

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 6th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity

    A Phenomenology of Human Rights

    By Serena Parekh

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity explores the theme of human rights in the work of Hannah Arendt. Parekh argues that Arendt's contribution to this debate has been largely ignored because she does not speak in the same terms as contemporary theoreticians of human rights. Beginning...

    Published November 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinism

    The Political Theory and Practice of Opposition

    By Emanuele Saccarelli

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This book examines the legacy of Antonio Gramsci and Leon Trotsky in the shadow of Stalinism in order to reassess the very different and distorted academic reception of the two figures, as well as to contribute to the revitalization of Marxism for our time. While Gramsci and Trotsky lived and...

    Published July 15th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Dialectical Tradition in South Africa

    By Andrew Nash

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    This book brings into view the most enduring and distinctive philosophical current in South African history—one often obscured or patronized as Afrikaner liberalism. It traces this current of thought from nineteenth-century disputes over Dutch liberal theology through Stellenbosch existentialism to...

    Published June 14th 2009 by Routledge