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Where Are You?An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Maurizio Ferraris

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book sheds light on the most philosophically interesting of contemporary objects: the cell phone. “Where are you?”—a question asked over cell phones a myriad times each day—is arguably the most ... More

Wild MaterialismThe Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Jacques Lezra

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232352
eISBN:
9780823235889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book speaks to three related questions in contemporary political philosophy. How, if different social interests and demands are constitutively antagonistic, can social unity ... More

Will as Commitment and ResolveAn Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

John J. Davenport

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In contemporary philosophy, the will is often regarded as a sheer philosophical fiction. In this book, the author argues not only that the will is the central power of human agency ... More

Witnessing WitnessingOn the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Thomas Trezise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244485
eISBN:
9780823252732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244485.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Witnessing Witnessing focuses critical attention on those who receive the testimony of Holocaust survivors. Questioning the notion that traumatic experience is intrinsically unspeakable and that the ... More

Word Made SkinFiguring Language at the Surface of Flesh

Word Made Skin: Figuring Language at the Surface of Flesh

Karmen MacKendrick

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224067
eISBN:
9780823235902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224067.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Today, body and language are prominent themes throughout philosophy. Each is strange enough on its own; this book asks what sense we might make of them together. Words reach out. Hands ... More

Words FailTheology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation

Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation

Colby Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272839
eISBN:
9780823272884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272839.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book is concerned with matters of representation and failure, especially insofar as they indicate deep and often startling truths about the nature of spiritual and theological reflection. This ... More

X-The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought

X-The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought

Nahum Dimitri Chandler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254064
eISBN:
9780823261239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254064.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book offers an original account of matters African American within the context of modernity understood as an epistemic horizon. With special reference to the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, X shows ... More

Yes, But Not QuiteEncountering Josiah Royce's Ethico-Religious Insight

Yes, But Not Quite: Encountering Josiah Royce's Ethico-Religious Insight

Dwayne A. Tunstall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230549
eISBN:
9780823235919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230549.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book contends that Josiah Royce bequeathed to philosophy a novel idealism based on an ethico-religious insight. This insight became the basis for an idealistic personalism, ... More

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