The Concept of World from Kant to Derrida

Author: Sean Gaston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1783480009
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Nature

A clear and concise account of the metaphysical concept of world, its possibilities and limitations, from Kant to Derrida.

Dark Deleuze

Author: Andrew Culp
ISBN: 3944233794
Release Date: 2017-03

On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness

Author: Jacques Derrida
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134588244
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Philosophy

One of the world's most famous philosophers, Jacques Derrida, explores difficult questions in this important and engaging book. Is it still possible to uphold international hospitality and justice in the face of increasing nationalism and civil strife in so many countries? Drawing on examples of treatment of minority groups in Europe, he skilfully and accessibly probes the thinking that underlies much of the practice, and rhetoric, that informs cosmopolitanism. What have duties and rights to do with hospitality? Should hospitality be grounded on a private or public ethic, or even a religious one? This fascinating book will be illuminating reading for all.

Religion and Violence

Author: Hent de Vries
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801867681
Release Date: 2002-01-18
Genre: Philosophy

Does violence inevitably shadow our ethico-political engagements and decisions, including our understandings of identity, whether collective or individual? Questions that touch upon ethics and politics can greatly benefit from being rephrased in terms borrowed from the arsenal of religious and theological figures, because the association of such figures with a certain violence keeps moralism, whether in the form of fideism or humanism, at bay. Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida's careful posing of such questions and rearticulations pioneers new modalities for systematic engagement with religion and philosophy alike.

Metaphor and Continental Philosophy

Author: Clive Cazeaux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134347803
Release Date: 2007-09-12
Genre: Philosophy

Over the last few decades there has been a phenomenal growth of interest in metaphor as a device which extends or revises our perception of the world. Clive Cazeaux examines the relationship between metaphor, art and science, against the backdrop of modern European philosophy and, in particular, the work of Kant, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. He contextualizes recent theories of the cognitive potential of metaphor within modern European philosophy and explores the impact which the notion of cognitive metaphor has on key positions and concepts within aesthetics, epistemology and the philosophy of science.

Derrida and Feminism

Author: Ellen Feder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317959168
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Philosophy

The first-ever compilation of articles that highlights the intersection of Derridean and feminist theories--a work that represents the extensive and diverse response feminist theorists have had to Derrida, particularly to the issues of gender, identity, and the construction of the subject.

Mobilizing Hospitality

Author: Sarah Gibson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317094968
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Social Science

The concept of ’mobility’ has sparked lively academic debate in recent years. Drawing on research from the fields of anthropology, geography, sociology and tourism studies, this volume examines the intersection between mobility and hospitality, highlighting the issues that emerge as we encounter strangers in a mobile world. Through a series of diverse empirical accounts, it focuses on the transnational movement of people in the contexts of migration and tourism and examines how hospitality serves as a way of promoting and policing encounters, questioning how these relations are marked by exclusion as well as inclusion, and by violence as well as by kindness. In addition to exploring the power relations between mobile populations (hosts and guests) and attitudes (hospitality and hostility), the book also examines spaces of hospitality and mobility, such as cities, hotels, clubs, cafes, spas, asylums, restaurants, homes and homepages. In doing so, it makes a significant contribution to the political and ethical dimensions of mobile social relations.

Hospitality and World Politics

Author: Gideon Baker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137290007
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Genre: Political Science

A long neglected concept in the field of international relations and political theory, hospitality provides a new framework for analysing many of the challenges in world politics today, from the search for peaceable relations between states to asylum and refugee crises.

Ethics Institutions and the Right to Philosophy

Author: Jacques Derrida
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742509036
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy

This new book reflects Derrida's latest views on the role of education and international organizations in an era of globalization. In this book, Derrida develops a notion of the global citizen that is uniquely post-Kantian. He looks especially at the changing role of UNESCO and similar organizations at a time when individual and national identities, knowledge and commerce, and human rights all are brought to world attention in new ways than they have been in the past. Following Derrida's writings on these issues, prominent scholars engage in a dialogue with him on his approach to understanding the ethics of international institutions and education today. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Jewish Derrida

Author: Gideon Ofrat
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815628854
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Philosophy

This study takes a fresh look at the influential French philosopher, arguing that Jaques Derrida cannot be fully understood without considering the Jewish dimension of his thought, and offering a re-appraisal of his work.

Studien zur Neuen Ontologie und Anthropologie

Author: Nicolai Hartmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110291209
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Philosophy

This textbook includes important texts by Hartmann, some of them virtually inaccessible before, with a concise introduction to the central themes in Hartmann’s thought. There has been a recent renaissance of interest in his “new ontology”both as systematic theory and in philosophical anthropology. This text serves as an ideal introduction to Hartmann and as a supplement in courses on metaphysics, anthropology, and 20th century philosophy.


Author: Jacques Derrida
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804749515
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Philosophy

Rogues, published in France under the title Voyous, comprises two major lectures that Derrida delivered in 2002 investigating the foundations of the sovereignty of the nation-state. The term "État voyou" is the French equivalent of "rogue state," and it is this outlaw designation of certain countries by the leading global powers that Derrida rigorously and exhaustively examines. Derrida examines the history of the concept of sovereignty, engaging with the work of Bodin, Hobbes, Rousseau, Schmitt, and others. Against this background, he delineates his understanding of "democracy to come," which he distinguishes clearly from any kind of regulating ideal or teleological horizon. The idea that democracy will always remain in the future is not a temporal notion. Rather, the phrase would name the coming of the unforeseeable other, the structure of an event beyond calculation and program. Derrida thus aligns this understanding of democracy with the logic he has worked out elsewhere. But it is not just political philosophy that is brought under deconstructive scrutiny here: Derrida provides unflinching and hard-hitting assessments of current political realities, and these essays are highly engaged with events of the post-9/11 world.

Derrida and the Political

Author: Richard Beardsworth
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415109671
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Philosophy

Jacques Derrida, one of the most influential, controversial and complex thinkers of our time, has come to be at the centre of many political debates. This is the first book to consider the political implications of Derrida's deconstruction. It is a timely response both to Derrida's own recent shift towards thinking about the political, and to the political focus of contemparary Continental philosophy. Richard Beardsworth's study, Derrida and the Political, locates a way of thinking about deconstruction using the tools of political philosophy. Richard Beardsworth has provided students of philosophy, politics and critical theory with a thought-provoking, upper level introduction to Derrida'a work as a political theorist.

From Kant to Davidson

Author: Jeff Malpas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134468058
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Philosophy

Recent philosophy has seen the idea of the transcendental, first introduced in its modern form in the work of Kant, take on a new prominence. Bringing together an international range of younger philosophers and established thinkers, this volume opens up the idea of the transcendental, examining it not merely as a mode of argument, but as naming a particular problematic and a philosophical style. With contributions engaging with both analytic and continental approaches, this book will be of essential interest to philosophers and philosophy students interested in the idea of the transcendental and the part that it plays in modern and contemporary philosophy.