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After FukushimaThe Equivalence of Catastrophes

After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines the nature of catastrophes in the era of globalization and technology. Can a catastrophe be an isolated occurrence? Is there such a thing as a “natural” catastrophe when all of our ... More

Death and Other PenaltiesPhilosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Mass incarceration is one of the most pressing ethical and political issues of our time. In this volume, philosophers join activists and those incarcerated on death row to grapple with contemporary ... More

An Ethics of BetrayalThe Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

Crystal Parikh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230426
eISBN:
9780823235070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230426.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book investigates the theme and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In considering betrayal from an ethical perspective, one ... More

Foucault's Critical Ethics

Foucault's Critical Ethics

Richard A. Lynch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271252
eISBN:
9780823271290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The central thesis of this book is that Michel Foucault’s account of power does not foreclose the possibility of ethics; on the contrary, it provides a framework within which ethics becomes possible. ... More

Fugitive RousseauSlavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom

Fugitive Rousseau: Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom

Jimmy Casas Klausen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257294
eISBN:
9780823261512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257294.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Critics have claimed that Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a primitivist who was uncritically preoccupied with “noble savages,” and that he remained oblivious to the African slave trade and so used ... More

Giorgio AgambenBeyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

Kevin Attell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262045
eISBN:
9780823266319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book traces Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's engagement with deconstructive thought from his early work to the present, showing how consistently and closely Agamben takes up (critically, ... More

The Government of LifeFoucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Vanessa Lemm and Miguel Vatter (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume focuses on the relation that Foucault established between the ideas of biopower and biopolitics and the studies of governmentality in his last Courses at the Collège de France and in his ... More

The Ideology of HatredThe Psychic Power of Discourse

The Ideology of Hatred: The Psychic Power of Discourse

Niza Yanay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823250042
eISBN:
9780823252572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250042.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Ideology of Hatred advances a new socio-psychoanalytical framework for understanding the politics of national hatred as a discourse which characterizes today's many national, ethnic and religious ... More

The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Roger Berkowitz and Taun N. Toay (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

From easy money to greed, there is no shortage of explanations for the global financial crisis that began in 2008. Some even deny it is a crisis, arguing that the Great Recession is just one of the ... More

Kantian CourageAdvancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory

Kantian Courage: Advancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory

Nicholas Tampio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823245000
eISBN:
9780823250707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245000.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

How may progressive political theorists advance the Enlightenment after Darwin shifted the conversation about human nature in the 19th century, the Holocaust displayed barbarity at the historical ... More

Law and Revolution in South AfricauBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

Drucilla Cornell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257577
eISBN:
9780823261574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book grapples with fundamental questions regarding what type of revolution took place in South Africa over a more than 50 year long struggle. Each chapter grapples with the questions related to ... More

The Life of Things, the Love of Things

The Life of Things, the Love of Things

Remo Bodei

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264421
eISBN:
9780823266593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264421.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

From prehistoric stone tools to machines to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings. Changing with the times, places, and methods of production, coming from diverse ... More

Living TogetherJacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace

Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace

Elisabeth Weber (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249923
eISBN:
9780823252626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Jacques Derrida, the notions and experiences of “community,” “living,” “together” never ceased to harbor radical interrogations. The often anguished question of how to “live together” moved ... More

LovecidalWalking with the Disappeared

Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared

Trinh T. Minh-ha

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823271092
eISBN:
9780823271146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271092.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers a lyrical, philosophical meditation on the global state of endless war and the violence inflicted by the imperial need to claim victory. It discusses the rise of the police state as ... More

Market and ThoughtMeditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Brett Levinson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223848
eISBN:
9780823235421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223848.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the possibilities for a genuinely radical critique of globalized culture and politics—at a time when intellectuals and non-intellectuals alike struggle to understand the ... More

Nietzsche's Animal PhilosophyCulture, Politics, and the Animality of the Human Being

Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy: Culture, Politics, and the Animality of the Human Being

Vanessa Lemm

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230273
eISBN:
9780823235469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230273.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the significance of human animality in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and provides a systematic treatment of the animal theme in Nietzsche's corpus as a ... More

On the Nature of Marx's ThingsTranslation as Necrophilology

On the Nature of Marx's Things: Translation as Necrophilology

Jacques Lezra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279425
eISBN:
9780823281527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279425.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book traces to Karl Marx's earliest writings on the Epicurean tradition, a subterranean, Lucretian practice that this book calls “necrophilological translation.” “Translation” here is ... More

Political ConceptsA Critical Lexicon

Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon

J. M. Bernstein, Adi Ophir, and Ann Laura Stoler (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823276684
eISBN:
9780823277285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276684.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Deciding what is and what is not political is a fraught, perhaps intractably opaque matter. Just who decides the question; on what grounds; to what ends–these seem like properly political questions ... More

The Possibility of a WorldConversations with Pierre-Philippe Jandin

The Possibility of a World: Conversations with Pierre-Philippe Jandin

Jean-Luc Nancy and Pierre-Philippe Jandin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275403
eISBN:
9780823277162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275403.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy is invited to review his life’s work with Pierre-Philippe Jandin. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity ... More

The Republic of the LivingBiopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Miguel Vatter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The aim of this book is to explain what makes the contemporary discourse of biopolitics essential both to the understanding and to the critique of modern civil society, as developed from Hegel and ... More

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