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Crucified Wisdom The Supermarket of the Visible
Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva Toward a General Economy of Images
S. MARK HEIM PETER SZENDY,Translated by Jan Plug
This work provides the first systematic discussion of the “A gifted writer with real pedagogical talent, Szendy knows
Bodhisattva path and its importance for constructive Chris- just the appropriate dosage of theoretical fine points (which
tian theology. Crucified Wisdom examines specific Buddhist he makes with surgical precision) and shifts register as needed
traditions, texts and practices not as phenomena whose to quite accessible discussions of popular films and television.”
existence requires an apologetic justification, but as wells of —Suzanne Guerlac, University of California, Berkeley
tested wisdom that invite theological insight. Images saturate our world now more than ever, constituting
Crucified Wisdom focuses on questions of reconciliation and the visibility in which we live. The Supermarket of the Vis-
atonement in Christian theology, and explores the varying in- ible analyzes this space and the icons that populate it as the
terpretations of the crucifixion of Jesus in Buddhist-Christian culmination of a history of the circulation and general com-
discussion. The Bodhisattva path is central for major contem- modification of images and gazes. From the first elevators
porary Buddhist voices such as the Dalai Lama and Thich Nat and escalators, to cinema, all the way down to contemporary
Hanh, who figure prominently as conversation partners in the eye-tracking techniques that monitor the slightest saccades
text. This work will be of particular value for those interested of our eyes, Szendy offers an entirely novel theory of the
in “dual belonging” in connection to these traditions. intersection of the image and economics.
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Sacred Shelter Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food
Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing Samantha King, R. Scott Carey, Isabel Macquarie,
Edited by Susan Celia Greenfield Victoria Millious, and Elaine Power, Editors
Living in a metropolis like New York, homelessness can Literature on the ethics and politics of food and that on
blend into the urban landscape. For editor Susan Greenfield, animal-human relationships have infrequently converged.
however, New York is the place where a community of resil- Representing an initial step towards bridging this divide,
ient, remarkable individuals are yearning for a voice. Sacred Messy Eating features interviews with thirteen prominent
Shelter follows the lives of thirteen formerly homeless people, and emerging scholars about the connections between their
all of whom have graduated from the life skills empower- academic work and their approach to consuming animals as
ment program, an interfaith life skills program for homeless food. The collection explores how authors working across
and formerly homeless individuals in New York. Through a range of perspectives—postcolonial, Indigenous, Black,
frank, honest interviews, these individuals share traumas queer, trans, feminist, disability, poststructuralist, posthu-
from their youth, their experience with homelessness, and manist, and multispecies—weave their theoretical and po-
the healing they have discovered through community and litical orientations with daily, intimate, and visceral practices
faith. By listening to their stories, we are urged to confront of food consumption, preparation, and ingestion.
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ROBERT DESJARLAIS
“Desjarlais’s fierce masterpiece reawakens anthropology’s
sense of wonder with the affective, spectral nature of worldly
encounters. A transformational book.”—João Biehl
The Blind Man: A Phantasmography examines the complicated
forces of perception, imagination, and phantasms of encoun-
ter in the contemporary world. In considering photographs he
took while he was traveling in France, Desjarlais reflects on a
few pictures that show the features of a man, apparently blind,
who begs for money at a religious site in Paris. Composed of
an intricate weave of text and image, The Blind Man attends to
pressing issues in contemporary life: facing others; the politics
of looking; media images of violence and abjection; and the
nature of fantasy and imaginative construal.
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When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, Reoccupy Earth: Notes toward an Other Beginning
and the Re-Enchantment of the World DAVID WOOD
MARK I. WALLACE
Habit rules our lives. And yet climate change and the cata-
“Seldom do I read a book with such verve and audacity as strophic future it portends, makes it clear that we cannot go
When God Was a Bird. Mark Wallace has given us a treasure, on like this.
almost in the form of a parable, because if God is manifest in a Philosophy is about emancipation—from illusions, myths,
bird—the Holy Spirit as dove—where else might God be found? and oppression. In Reoccupy Earth, David Wood shows
And what might that radical, even creation-wide incarnation how an approach to philosophy attuned to our ecological
of God mean for us today? Highly recommended.”—Brian D. existence can suspend the taken-for-granted and open up al-
McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration ternative forms of earthly dwelling. Sharing the earth, raises
In the face of Christian theology’s frequent complicity with fundamental questions about space and time, place and his-
ecological devastation through its neglect of this-worldly tory, territory and embodiment—questions that philosophy
concerns, Mark Wallace reminds us of a different Christianity. cannot directly answer but can help us to frame and to work
This beautifully and accessibly written book Wallace shows that out for ourselves. Bringing an uncommon lucidity, direct-
Christianity also entails Earth-loving spirituality grounded in ness, and even practicality to sophisticated philosophical
the ancient image of an animal God who signals the presence of questions, Wood plots experiential pathways that disrupt our
spirit in everything, human and more-than-human alike. habitual existence and challenge our everyday complacency.
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Decolonial Love: Salvation in Colonial Modernity The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation
JOSEPH DREXLER-DREIS FRÉDÉRIC NEYRAT
Bringing together theologies of liberation and decolonial Translated by Drew S. Burk
thought, Decolonial Love interrogates colonial frameworks “A vitally important book that stakes out a new position in
that shape Christian thought and legitimize structures of the environmental humanities.”—Steven Shaviro
oppression and violence within Western modernity. In The Anthropocene announces a post-natural planet that can be
response to the historical situation of colonial modernity, remade at will through the prowess of geoengineering. With it,
the book offers a decolonial mode of theological reflection a new kind of power, geopower, takes the entire Earth—social,
and names a historical instance of salvation that stands in biological and geophysical—as an object of governmentality.
conflict with Western modernity. Theorists of the constructivist turn have likewise called into
Decolonial Love offers to theologians a foothold within the question the divide between nature and culture. Against both
modern/colonial context from which to commit to the sacred camps, this book confronts the unconstructable Earth, pro-
and, from a historical encounter with the divine mystery, face posing an “ecology of separation” that acknowledges the wild,
up to and take responsibility for the legacies of colonial domi- subtractive capacity of nature. Neyrat shows what it means to
nation and violence within a struggle to transform reality. appreciate Earth as an unsubstitutable becoming that always
224 PAGES escapes the hubris of those who would remake and master it.
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Meaning Systems
Deep Time, Dark Times
On Being Geologically Human Killing Times
DAVID WOOD The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty
“A timely and transformative challenge to confront our DAVID WILLS
responsibilities in the face of climate disaster and the An- “Killing Times makes an enormous contribution to under-
thropocene, Deep Time, Dark Times draws insights from standing the logic of capital punishment in its disparate
Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida to inform our emerging practices, laws, and customs. For the first time we see that
geological consciousness. Playful while serious, sophisti- capital punishment is not only about retribution through
cated yet disarmingly genuine, Wood leads us through the state-imposed death, but it is also and above all about the
conceptual brambles of our planetary plight and raises the absolute mastery of time through the creation of a kind of
stakes for what it means to think philosophically in our time. negative prosthesis—technology—that impossibly supple-
His lessons on thinking and living geohistorically will be es- ments and completes the human by subtracting and destroy-
sential reading for environmental humanists, philosophers, ing it. This is scholarship and theoretical analysis at the high-
and anyone interested in avoiding the worst of our possible est level: thorough, wide-ranging, and convincing.”—Allan
futures.”—Ted Toadvine, University of Oregon Stoekl, Pennsylvania State University
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L I T E R AT U R E
Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty
CHRISTOPHE BIDENT PEGGY KAMUF
Translated by John McKeane
“A capstone book. Kamuf ’s scholarship is careful and hon-
“An essential addition to the library of anyone seriously est, and the book is a delight to read.”—Diane Rubenstein,
interested in Maurice Blanchot and the evolutions of literary Cornell University
and philosophical thinking in twentieth-century France.” “This is a superb book, with rich readings of essential texts
—Lydia Davis that offer a fresh start to an urgent but often ignored ques-
“An event of the first magnitude, illuminating the life and tion of justice. Without moralizing, Kamuf takes a strong
writing of perhaps the most compelling, unsettling, and position against the death penalty, directly confronting
wondrously enigmatic author of the last century.” the actual legal, political, ethical, social, and philosophical
—Tom Conley, Harvard University questions it raises. In one blow, she overhauls the debate
Maurice Blanchot has long inspired writers, artists, and phi- and makes us look at what really matters in it. The book will
losophers with some of the most incisive statements of what it find a wide, hungry, and receptive audience across a range of
meant to experience the traumas and turmoils of the twentieth fields and disciplines.”—Thomas Keenan, Bard College
century. Bident’s magisterial biography provides the first full- 176 PAGES
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letters and interviews with the writer’s close friends, while also Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory
providing a sophisticated genealogy of his thought.
632 PAGES Exterranean
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“For anyone who might be suffering from Anthropocene
Death Now: Chronicles of Intellectual Life, 1944 fatigue, this is a book to jolt you from your slumbers. What
MAURICE BLANCHOT happens to the globe when we shift attention from the outward
Translated by Michael Holland projection of emissions to extraction? The Earth we thought
“The time has come to attend to Blanchot’s early literary we knew, and were already mourning, takes on a stunning new
and political journalism (his missteps included) which, critical light.”—Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State University
surprisingly, the first generation of his postwar admirers Exterranean concerns the extraction of stuff from the Earth.
barely noteds. It reminds us that this major theoretician of Through a rich archive of nonmodern texts and images
literary modernity has never been associated with academia: from across Europe, Usher offers a bracing riposte to several
the newspaper was the site of his first critical exercise. Death critical trends in ecological thought. Shifting emphasis from
Now provides a rich overview of the French literary atmo- emission to extraction, the book reorients our perspective
sphere during the fateful final period of the Occupation. It away from Earthrise-like globes and shows what is gained by
is also unmistakably haunted by the ghost of a Blanchot to opening the planet to depths within.
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Unknowing Fanaticism Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics,
Reformation Literatures of Self-Annihilation
and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity
ROSS LERNER
Richard A. Barney and Warren Montag, Editors
“Lerner presents a thoughtful and penetrating study of Systems of Life offers a wide-ranging revaluation of the emer-
how England’s major seventeenth-century writers came to gence of biopolitics in Europe from the mid–eighteenth to
terms with a tradition of prophecy, messianism, and divine the mid–nineteenth century. In staging an encounter among
grace that can be utopian and critical, but also militant and literature, political economy, and the still emergent sciences
destructive. In gesturing toward twenty-first century poli- of life in that historical moment, the essays collected here
tics Lerner never chains his analyses to the contemporary reopen the question of how concepts of animal, vegetable,
situation but instead gives us tools to think about jihadism, and human life, among other biological registers, had an im-
right wing terror, fundamentalism, and liberation theology.” pact on the Enlightenment project of thinking politics and
—Julia Reinhard Lupton, University of California, Irvine economics as a joint enterprise. The volume’s contributors
The term fanatic, from the European Reformation to today, consider politics, economics, and the biological as distinct,
has never been a stable one. Unknowing Fanaticism rejects the semi-autonomous spheres whose various combinations re-
simplified binary of fanatical religion and rational politics, turn- quired inventive, sometimes incomplete, acts of conceptual
ing to Renaissance literature to demonstrate that fanaticism was mediation, philosophical negotiation, disciplinary interven-
integral to how both modern politics and poetics developed. tion, or aesthetic representation.
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RELIGION American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism
Gary J. Adler Jr., Tricia C. Bruce,
and Brian Starks, editors
Remembering Wolsey
A History of Commemorations and Representations Parishes are the missing middle in studies of American Ca-
J. PATRICK HORNBECK II tholicism. Between individual Catholics and a global institu-
Remembering Wolsey seeks to contribute to our understand- tion, the thousands of local parishes are where Catholicism
ing of historical memory and memorialization by examining gets remade. American Parishes showcases what social forces
in detail the commemoration and representation of the life shape parishes, what parishes do, how they do it, and what
of Thomas Wolsey, the sixteenth-century cardinal, papal this says about the future of Catholicism in the United States.
legate, and lord chancellor of England. Hornbeck surveys Expounding an embedded field approach, this book displays
a wide range of representations of Cardinal Wolsey, from the numerous forces currently reshaping American parishes.
those contemporary with his death to recent mass-market It draws from sociology of religion, culture, organizations
appearances on television and historical fiction to go beyond and race to illuminate basic parish processes—like leader-
previous scholarship that has only examined Wolsey in an ship and education—and ongoing parish struggles—like
early modern context. conflict and multiculturalism.
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Roman Catholicism in the United States
A Thematic History
Margaret M. McGuinness and James T. Fisher, Editors
JEWISH STUDIES
Roman Catholicism in the United States: A Thematic History Jewish Studies as Counterlife
takes the reader beyond the traditional ways scholars have A Report to the Academy
viewed and recounted the story of the Catholic Church in ADAM ZACHARY NEWTON
America. The collection covers unfamiliar topics such as “Jewish Studies needs Adam Zachary Newton’s book. New-
anti-Catholicism, rural Catholicism, Latino Catholics, and ton enacts interdisciplinarity as a powerful form of critique
issues related to the establishment of diplomatic relations for and in Jewish Studies, rather than the conservative mode
between the Vatican and the U.S. Government. The book of appropriation-as-retrenchment that it has so frequently
continues with fascinating discussions on popular culture, become in the post-Theory academy.”—Benjamin Schreier,
women religious, and the work of U.S. missionaries in other Pennsylvania State University
countries. The final section of the book is devoted to Catho-
Jewish Studies offers a unique perspective on the academic
lic social teaching, tackling challenging and sometimes con-
humanities because it has spanned disciplinary locations
troversial subjects such as the relationship between African
and configurations, from nineteenth-century philology to
American Catholics and the Communist Party, Catholics in
the emancipatory politics of the Enlightenment, from post-
the civil rights movement, the abortion debate, and issues of
war ethnic pluralism to interdisciplinary cultural studies.
war and peace.
Newton harnesses the possibilities offered this evolving col-
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Colonizing Christianity
Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the
Fourth Crusade Jews and the Ends of Theory
GEORGE E. DEMACOPOULOS Shai Ginsburg, Martin Land,
and Jonathan Boyarin, Editors
Colonizing Christianity employs postcolonial critique to
analyze the transformations of Greek and Latin religious Theory has often been coded as “Jewish”—not merely be-
identity in the wake of the Fourth Crusade. It argues that cause Jewish intellectuals have been central participants, but
the experience of colonization splintered the Greek com- also because certain problematics of modern Jewishness en-
munity, which could not agree how best to respond to the rich theoretical questions across the humanities. In the range
Latin other. By offering a close reading of a handful of texts of violence and agency that can attend the appellation “Jew,”
from the era of the Fourth Crusade and subsequent Latin Jewishness is revealed as a rhetorical and not just social fact,
Empire of Byzantium, this book illuminates mechanisms one tied to profound questions of power, subjectivity, iden-
by which Western Christians authorized and exploited the tity, figuration, language, and relation that are also central to
Christian East and, concurrently, the ways in which Eastern modern theory and modern politics.
Christians understood and responded to the dramatic shift Contributors: Svetlana Boym, Andrew Bush, Sergey Dolgopolski,
in their political and religious fortunes. Jay Geller, Sarah Hammerschlag, Hannan Hever, Martin Land,
272 PAGES Martin Jay, James I. Porter, Yehouda Shenhav, Elliot R. Wolfson
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THEOLOGY
A Theology of Failure Karl Barth and Comparative Theology
Žižek against Christian Innocence Edited by Martha L. Moore-Keish
MARIKA ROSE and Christian T. Collins Winn
“This is the best work I have ever read on Žižek in relation Building on recent engagements with Barth in the area of
to theology, maybe the best such work possible. Rose’s prose theologies of religion, Karl Barth and Comparative Theology
style is clear and engaging, and her project significantly inaugurates a new conversation between Barth’s theology and
advances our understanding of Christian apophaticism, of comparative theology. Each essay brings Barth into conversa-
Žižek’s project, and of the potential future stakes of theology tion with theological claims from other religious traditions
for a secular world.”—Adam Kotsko, author of Zizek and for the purpose of modeling deep learning across religious
Theology borders from a Barthian perspective. For each tradition, two
Everyone agrees that theology has failed; but the question of Barth-influenced theologians offer focused engagements of
how to respond to this failure is contested. Against both rad- Barth with the tradition’s respective themes and figures, and
ical orthodoxy and deconstructive theology, Rose proposes a response from a theologian from that tradition then follows.
that Christian identity is constituted by, not despite, failure. With these surprising and stirringly creative exchanges, Karl
Rose shows how the influential work of Slavoj Žižek repeats Barth and Comparative Theology promises to open up new
the original move of Christian mysticism differently, yoking trajectories for comparative theology.
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cal theological engagement with Žižek helps makes possible
a materialist reading of Christianity.
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Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
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The Guide to Gethsemane
Anxiety, Suffering, Death
EMMANUEL FALQUE
Translated by George Hughes
“In this dramatic opening to his triptych on Christ’s passion,
Emmanuel Falque demonstrates—once again—his complete
refusal to rest with easy answers. One can hardly read this
book without being deeply moved.”—Bruce Ellis Benson,
author of Liturgy as a Way of Life
Already widely debated upon its publication in French, this
book offers a provocative account of Christ’s Passion in
terms not of faith, but of a “credible Christianity” that can
remain meaningful to nonbelievers. For Falque, anxiety,
suffering and death are not simply the “ills” of our society,
but the essential horizon of what we confront as humans.
Doubtful of Heidegger’s famous statement that the notion of
salvation renders Christians unable authentically to experi-
ence anxiety in the face of death, Falque explores the Passion
with a radical emphasis on the physicality and corporeality
of Christ’s suffering and death, and on continuities with the
mortality of our bodies. Written in the wake of a friend’s
death, Falques’s study is theologically rigorous, yet engag-
ingly written and deeply humane.
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M E D I E VA L S T U D I E S RENAISSANCE
Revelation 1-3 in Christian Arabic Commentary STUDIES
John’s First Vision and the Letters
to the Seven Churches Saint Marks
Edited by Stephen J. Davis, T.C. Schmidt, Words, Images, and What Persists
and Shawqi Talia JONATHAN GOLDBERG

The first publication in a new series—Christian Arabic Texts “Saint Marks finds and forges material connections among
in Translation, edited by Stephen Davis—presents English- things, images, and words. In these connections, Goldberg
language excerpts from thirteenth-century commentaries persuades us, the biographical subject exceeds his or her
on the Apocalypse of John by two Egyptian authors, Būlus own life, living through matter. The book concerns Venice
al-Būshī and Ibn Kātib Qays.ar. Accompanied by scholarly and its patron saint—what it means to construct the identity
introductions and critical annotations, this edition will pro- of each and then identify the one with the other, as well as
vide a valuable entry-point to important but understudied the natural, historical, pictorial, and literary forces that undo
theological work taking place at the at the meeting-points of such constructions. With chapters titled ‘atmospherics,’
the medieval Christian and Muslim worlds. ‘gravity,’ ‘stones,’ and ‘secrets,’ the book is a magisterial shift
192 PAGES of the biographical and historical into the geographical that
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Christian Arabic Texts in Translation ary studies.”—Amy Knight Powell, University of California,
JA N UA RY 201 9 Irvine
This major interdisciplinary study by one of our most astute
NE W I N PA P E R BACK! cultural critics invokes and pluralizes the figure of Mark in
Spiritual Grammar order to explore painting, writing, and other kinds of mate-
Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity rial life that outlive the human subject.
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into spiritual grammar in medieval Arabic and Latin DE C E MB E R 2 01 8
treatises.Delineating and crossing boundaries and genres,
he explores a new confusing yet delightful subfield in the
genre of comparative theological Islamo-Christian studies.”
—Pim Valkenberg, The Catholic University of America
“Dominic Longo helps us to understand Islam and Chris-
tianity in deeper ways through the genre of ‘spiritual
grammar’. This is an extraordinary book that will benefit
scholars of Islam, Christianity, and Comparative Theology.”
—Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University
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Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions
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Ecstasy in the Classroom
Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval
Paris
AYELET EVEN-EZRA
Can ecstatic experiences be studied with the academic in-
struments of rational investigation? What kinds of religious
illumination are experienced by academically minded peo-
ple? And what is the specific nature of the knowledge of God
that university theologians of the Middle Ages enjoyed com-
pared with other modes of knowing God, such as rapture,
prophecy, the beatific vision, or simple faith? Ecstasy in the
Classroom explores the interface between academic theology
and ecstatic experience in the first half of the thirteenth cen-
tury, formative years in the history of the University of Paris,
medieval Europe’s “fountain of knowledge.”
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PHILOSOPHY
The Singular Voice of Being Thinking with Adorno
John Duns Scotus and Ultimate Difference The Uncoercive Gaze
ANDREW LAZELLA GERHARD RICHTER
The Singular Voice of Being reconsiders John Duns Scotus’s “The chapters of this book are among the finest I have ever read
well-covered theory of the univocity of being in light of his on Adorno.”—Daniel Purdy, Pennsylvania State University
less explored discussions of ultimate difference. Ultimate What Theodor W. Adorno says cannot be separated from
difference is a notion introduced by Aristotle and known how he says it, and what he thinks cannot be isolated from
by the Aristotelian tradition, but one that, the book argues, how he thinks it. Richter’s book teaches us to think with
Scotus radically retrofits to buttress his doctrine of univocity. Adorno—both alongside him and in relation to his diverse
Ultimate difference for Aristotle meant the last difference in contexts and constellations, from aesthetic theory to politi-
a line of specific differences whereby all the preceding dif- cal critique, from the problem of judgment to the question of
ferences would be united into a single substance rather than how to lead a right life within a wrong one.
remain a heapish multiplicity. LaZella argues that Scotus 240 PAGES
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it comes to resemble its Aristotelian ancestor more in name Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory
than in substance. JU LY 2 01 9
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SIMULTANEOUS ELECTRONIC EDITION AVAILABLE Murderous Consent
Medieval Philosophy: Texts and Studies On the Accommodation of Violent Death
M AY 201 9 MARC CRÉPON
Translated by Michael Loriaux and Jacob Levi
Husserl Foreword by James Martel
German Perspectives “Murderous Consent is a bold and principled argument
John J. Drummond, and Otfried Höffe, Editors
against the strategic rationality that governs violence in
“This book offers a corrective to the trend to present Hus- our times. Crépon asks us to consider the myriad ways that
serl’s thought through critical departures from it, such of consent and complicity sustain murderous acts and policies,
those as Heidegger, Derrida, and Dummett, instead ap- arguing that we cannot understand violence without taking
proaching, and sometimes criticizing, Husserl’s thought on into account the consent to violence. This book provocative-
its own terms. The volume offers an important contribution ly helps us to rethink settled forms of ethical reasoning that
to contemporary philosophy in both the continental and directly or indirectly license violence and lets us imagine a
analytic traditions.”—Burt Hopkins, University of Lille world in which complicit realism gives way to much needed
Includes essays by Rudolf Bernet, Klaus Held, Ludwig affirmation of non-violence. An all too timely meeting of
Landgrebe, Dieter Lohmar, Verena Mayer and Christopher ethics and politics.”—Judith Butler
Erhard, Ullrich Melle, Karl Mertens, Ernst Wolfgang Orth, 224 PAGES
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J U N E 201 9 The Mathematical Imagination
On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory
MATTHEW HANDELMAN
Poetics of History
Rousseau and the Theater of Originary Mimesis “Against the familiar lament that the inappropriate ap-
PHILIPPE LACOUE-LABARTHE plication of mathematical reasoning abets social reifica-
Translated by Jeff Fort tion and instrumental rationality, Matthew Handelman
rescues forgotten attempts to argue otherwise. This search
“Now available in Jeff Fort’s impeccable translation, The
for a ‘negative mathematics’ that has critical potential has
Poetics of History is the culmination of Philippe Lacoue-
foreshadowed ways in which the yawning gap between the
Labarthe’s lifetime work on the question of mimesis in
humanities and STEM fields may be overcome in our digital
Rousseau—a question of crucial importance that had never
age.”—Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley
before been posed or answered in this form. Identifying
in Rousseau an onto-technology so radical that it chal- As Horkheimer and Adorno first conceived of it, critical theory
lenges his supposed anti-theatricality, The Poetics of History steadfastly opposed the mathematization of thought. Yet drawn
redefines both poetics and history even as it offers a new to the austerity and muteness of mathematics, friends and
way of understanding the French reception of Heidegger.” forerunners of the Frankfurt School found in mathematical
—Andrew Parker, Rutgers University negativity strategies to capture the marginalized experiences
176 PAGES, 5 X 7 ½ and perspectives of Jews in Germany. Handelman shows now a
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For the Love of Psychoanalysis Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places
The Play of Chance in Freud and Derrida Justice Beyond and Between
ELIZABETH ROTTENBERG Marianne Constable, Leti Volpp,
and Bryan Wagner, Editors
“This brilliant, pathbreaking, witty, and lucidly argued book
will undoubtedly become a major point of reference—if “This extraordinary collection is a veritable lost and found
not the major point of reference—for anyone interested of law’s traces. Moving across disciplines, it offers rich and
in psychoanalysis and deconstruction for years to come” surprising refractions of law’s ephemera: What do we learn
—Elissa Marder, Emory University about the opacity of governance when we look for justice
beyond its expected ‘place’ in the confines of textual or
“A tour de force of critical writing. Rottenberg has a unique,
rhetorical jurisprudence? What is revealed when the legal
lively, and witty philosophical voice. She stands out as one
of the most interesting scholars working at the intersection inhabits the sacred, informs the literary, performs geogra-
phy, polices time, seeps through the agora, regenerates itself
of deconstruction and psychoanalysis”—Rebecca Comay,
within bodies? This indispensable book excavates how seem-
University of Toronto
ingly robust juridical processes may teeter in concert with
For the Love of Psychoanalysis is a book about what exceeds more fragile norms for mobility, status, and human affinity.”
or resists calculation—in life and in death. Rottenberg ex- —Patricia J. Williams, Columbia Law School
amines what emerges from the difference between psycho-
For many, the right place to look for law is in constitutions,
analysis and philosophy.
statutes, and judicial opinions. This book looks for law in
272 PAGES
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Contributors: Kathryn Abrams, Daniel Boyarin, Wendy Brown,
Marianne Constable, Samera Esmeir, Daniel Fisher, Sara Ludin,
The Reproduction of Life Death Saba Mahmood, Rebecca McLennan, Ramona Naddaff, Beth
Derrida’s La vie la mort Piatote, Sarah Song, Christopher Tomlins, Leti Volpp, Bryan
DAWNE McCANCE Wagner
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work on academic institutions. It is a work that anyone who
is serious about Derrida will want to read and will have to
take into account.”—Michael Naas, DePaul University Administering Interpretation
Derrida, Agamben, and the Political Theology of Law
Based on archival translations of a soon-to-be-published semi- Peter Goodrich and Michel Rosenfeld, Editors
nar by Jacques Derrida, The Reproduction of Life Death offers an
unprecedented study of Derrida’s engagement with molecular “Peter Goodrich and Michel Rosenfeld underline to impor-
biology and genetics. McCance shows how Derrida ties bio- tant effect the woeful marginality of critical jurisprudence
logical accounts of reproduction to the reproductive program of and critical legal interpretation in the contemporary U.S.
teaching, challenging an auto-reproductive notion of pedagogy, legal academy, in contrast to transoceanic points of com-
while also reinterpreting the work of psychoanalysis. parison. The collection itself is an effective advertisement for
224 PAGES, 4 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS the absurdity of that marginality.”—Christopher Tomlins,
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J U LY 201 9 Contributors: Giovanna Borradori, Marinos Diamantides, Allen
Feldman, Stanley Fish, Pierre Legrand, Bernadette Meyler, Michel
Rosenfeld, Bernhard Schlink, Jeanne Schroeder, Laurent de Sut-
Dynamis of Healing: Patristic Theology and the Psyche ter, Katrin Trüstedt, Marco Wan
PIA SOPHIA CHAUDHARI
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of Orthodox Christian theology and anthropology may be Just Ideas
observed in the clinical work of depth psychology. Looking to MAY 2 01 9
theology to express its own religious truths and to psychology
to see whether these truth claims show up in healing modali-
ties, the author creatively engages both disciplines in order to
highlight the possibilities for healing contained therein.
Dynamis of Healing elucidates how theology and psychology
are by no means fundamentally at odds with each other, but
rather can work together in a beautiful and powerful synergia
to address both the deepest needs and deepest desires of the
human person for healing and flourishing.
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RACE & SCIENCE
ETHNIC STUDIES Levels of Organic Life and the Human
An Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology
Practicing Caste HELMUTH PLESSNER
On Touching and Not Touching Translated by Millay Hyatt
ANIKET JAAWARE Introduction by J. M. Bernstein
Foreword by Anupama Rao
“This twentieth-century work was a pioneering effort to
“A remarkable exercise in showing what is possible articulate an alternative to mechanistic-reductive accounts
when we attend to caste as if we were confronting it for of life. Neglected for too long, it is now available to a wider
the first time. . . . In posing caste as a problem for ethics, audience in a new climate, where it will have its full im-
Jaaware returns to that fundamental question of what it pact.”—Charles Taylor, Author of A Secular Age
means to be-with-others in a startlingly new manner.”
—Anupama Rao, from the Foreword “Among twentieth century philosophers Helmuth Plessner
stands apart, anticipating key ideas in theoretical biology
Practicing Caste attempts a fundamental break from the and cognitive science.”—Evan Thompson, author of Waking,
historicist and sociological tradition of caste studies. Engag- Dreaming, Being
ing with the resources phenomenology, structuralism, and
poststructuralism offer to our thinking of the body, Jaaware This key work by a titan of modern thought draws on phe-
helps to illuminate the ethical relations that caste entails, nomenological, biological, and social scientific sources in
especially around its injunctions concerning touching. The a systematic account of nature, life, and human existence,
resulting insights offer new ways of thinking about sociality including social existence. Initially obscured by the ascent
that are pertinent not only to India but also to thinking the of Heidegger and by the author’s persecution by the Nazis,
common on a planetary basis. Plessner’s vision has once again become appreciated by
256 PAGES scholars concerned with animality, human dignity, material-
9780823282258, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £26.99 ism, and the philosophy of cognition, technology, and na-
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Commonalities ture. A powerful and sophisticated account of embodiment,
D E CE MB E R 201 8 the Levels helps us approach philosophy and social theory
together with science, without reducing the former to the
Under Representation latter.
The Racial Regime of Aesthetics 448 PAGES, 4 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
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Forms of Living
“The rigorous care with which David Lloyd examines JU LY 2 01 9
and challenges the entanglement of race, representation
and the aesthetic is irresistible and indispensable. Under
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Representation is a major, and singular, achievement.”
—Fred Moten, New York University Being Brains
Making the Cerebral Subject
Under Representation shows how the founding texts of FERNANDO VIDAL AND FRANCISCO ORTEGA
aesthetic philosophy ground the racial order of the modern
“Being Brains is a model of how to do intellectual his-
world in our concepts of universality, freedom, and human-
tory, argued carefully, precisely, and close to the evidence
ity. Late Enlightenment discourse on aesthetic experience
while at the same time making bold claims that decisively
proposes a decisive account of the conditions of possibil-
upend conventional understandings of relations between
ity for universal human subjecthood. The aesthetic forges a
science and the contexts in which it is practiced. . . . A
powerful “racial regime of representation” whose genealogy
model of engaged scholarship—and a pleasure to read.”
runs from Enlightenment thinkers like Kant and Schiller to
—Elizabeth Lunbeck, Harvard University
late Modernist critics like Adorno and Benjamin. Both a ge-
nealogy and an account of our present, Under Representation “Being Brains offers a terrifically thoughtful and thorough
ultimately helps show how a political reading of aesthetics examination of the ‘neuro-’ turn in various disciplines.
can help us build a racial politics adequate for the problems On the basis of solid research and subtle analysis, Vidal
we face today, one that stakes claims more radical than mul- and Ortega give readers conceptual and critical tools
ticultural demands for representation. to make sense of widespread claims that studying the
240 PAGES ‘neural correlates’ of various activities—art and religion,
9780823282371, PAPERBACK, $28.00, £20.99 for instance—will transform or even replace other ways
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N OVE MB E R 201 8 of making sense of what humans` do. The book will be a
major touchstone in cross-disciplinary discussions about the
implications of our contemporary fascination with brains.”
—John Tresch, University of Pennsylvania
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