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Ecce Humanitas
The very idea of humanity seems to be in crisis. Born in the ashes of devastation after the slaughter of millions, the liberal conception of humanity... Les mer
Broken Ground
In Broken Ground, William Logan explores the works of canonical and contemporary poets, rediscovering the lushness of imagination and depth of... Les mer
Forms of Poetic Attention
A poem is often read as a set of formal, technical, and conventional devices that generate meaning or affect. However, Lucy Alford suggests that... Les mer
Contemporary PerforMemory
Contemporary PerforMemory looks at dance works created in the 21st century by choreographers identifying as Afro-European, Jewish, Black,... Les mer
Why Veganism Matters
Most people care about animals, but only a tiny fraction are vegan. The rest often think of veganism as an extreme position. They certainly do not... Les mer
Touch: Recovering Our Most Vital Sense
Our existence is increasingly lived at a distance. As we move from flesh to image, we are in danger of losing touch with each other and ourselves.... Les mer
Animals and Society
Human-animal studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the spaces that animals occupy in human social and cultural worlds. It examines the... Les mer
A Face Drawn in Sand
Leadership, innovation, diversity, inclusiveness, sharing, accountability—such is the resounding administrative refrain we keep hearing in the... Les mer
America’s Public Philosopher
John Dewey was America’s greatest public philosopher. A prolific and influential writer for both scholarly and general audiences, he stands out for... Les mer
Poetry Unbound
It’s become commonplace in contemporary culture for critics to proclaim the death of poetry. Poetry, they say, is no longer relevant to the modern... Les mer
Foucault at the Movies
Michel Foucault’s work on film, although not extensive, compellingly illustrates the power of bringing his unique vision to bear on the subject and... Les mer
Virginia Woolf: A portrait
Winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt award for biography, this remarkable portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf's relationships with her... Les mer
The Incorporeal
Philosophy has inherited a powerful impulse to embrace either dualism or a reductive monism--either a radical separation of mind and body or the... Les mer
What Is a People?
What Is a People? seeks to reclaim "people" as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. Alain Badiou surveys the... Les mer
Recognition or Disagreement
Axel Honneth is best known for his critique of modern society centered on a concept of recognition. Jacques Ranciere has advanced an influential... Les mer
Ahmed the Philosopher
English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are... Les mer
The Art of Philosophy
In his best-selling book You Must Change Your Life, Peter Sloterdijk argued exercise and practice were crucial to the human condition. In The Art of... Les mer
Democracy in What State?
"Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?" In responding to this question, eight... Les mer
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere represents a rare opportunity to experience a diverse group of preeminent philosophers confronting one... Les mer
Uncreative Writing
Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive... Les mer
Hatred and Forgiveness
Julia Kristeva refracts the impulse to hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process it) through psychoanalysis and text,... Les mer
The Severed Head: Capital Visions
Informed by a provocative exhibition at the Louvre curated by the author, The Severed Head unpacks artistic representations of severed heads from the... Les mer
Rage and Time
While ancient civilizations worshipped strong, active emotions, modern societies trend more toward peaceful, democratic processes. We have largely... Les mer
Fate, Time, and Language
In 1962, the philosopher Richard Taylor used six commonly accepted presuppositions to imply that human beings have no control over the future. David... Les mer