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A Weak Messianic PowerFigures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Michael G. Levine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In his famous theses on the philosophy of history Benjamin writes: “We have been endowed with a weak messianic power to which the past has a claim.” This claim addresses us not just from the past but ... More

The Wedding Feast of the LambEros, the Body, and the Eucharist

The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist

Emmanuel Falque

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823270408
eISBN:
9780823270446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270408.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book links philosophy and theology in an original fashion that allows us to see the full effect of theology's “backlash” against philosophy. By attending closely to the incarnation and the ... More

What Is Talmud?The Art of Disagreement

What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

Sergey Dolgopolski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229345
eISBN:
9780823236725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229345.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

True disagreements are hard to achieve, and even harder to maintain, for the ghost of final agreement constantly haunts them. The Babylonian Talmud, however, escapes from that ghost of agreement, and ... More

What's Queer about Europe?Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms

What's Queer about Europe?: Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms

Mireille Rosello and Sudeep Dasgupta (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255351
eISBN:
9780823261079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255351.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What’s Queer about Europe is not about queer communities in Europe. It is about the ways in which Queer Theory helps us initiate disorienting conjunctions and counter-intuitive encounters for ... More

What's These Worlds Coming To?

What's These Worlds Coming To?

Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263332
eISBN:
9780823266326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263332.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Our contemporary challenge, according to this book, is that a new world has quietly cropped up on us and is, in fact, already here. We no longer live in a world, but in worlds. We do not live in a ... More

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

White Eagle, Black MadonnaOne Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

Robert E. Alvis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271702
eISBN:
9780823271757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

White Eagle, Black Madonna offers one of the first English-language treatments of the Polish Catholic tradition across more than a thousand years of history. Written for fellow scholars, students, ... More

Wild DreamsThe Best of Italian Americana

Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana

Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanna Clapps Herman (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229109
eISBN:
9780823241057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229109.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For more than thirty years, the journal Italian Americana has been home to the writers who have sparked an extraordinary literary explosion in Italian-American culture. Across twenty-five volumes, ... 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

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