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(H/B) PANTHEOLOGIES
GODS, WORLDS, MONSTERS
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0215

Pantheism is the idea that God and the world are identical - that the creator, sustainer, destroyer, and transformer of all things is the universe itself. From a monotheistic perspective, this notion is irremediably heretical since it suggests divinity might be material, mutable, and multiple. Since the excommunication of Baruch Spinoza, Western thought has therefore demonized what it calls pantheism, accusing it of incoherence, absurdity, and - with striking regularity - monstrosity. In this book, Mary-Jane Rubenstein investigates this pe...
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(P/B) BLACK SUN
DEPRESSION AND MELANCHOLIA
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0223

In Black Sun, Julia Kristeva addresses the subject of melancholia, examining this phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy, the history of religion and culture, as well as psychoanalysis. She describes the depressive as one who perceives the sense of self as a crucial pursuit and a nearly unattainable goal and explains how the love of a lost identity of attachment lies at the very core of depression's dark heart. In her discussion she analyzes Holbein's controversial 1522 painting "The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb," ...
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(P/B) COUNTERSEXUAL MANIFESTO
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0224

Countersexual Manifesto is an outrageous yet rigorous work of trans theory, a performative literary text, and an insistent call to action. Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Paul B. Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire. Preciado lays out mock constitutional principles for a countersexual revolution that will recognize genitalia as technological objects and offers step-by-step illustrated instructions for dismantling the hetero...
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(P/B) REDUCTIONISM IN ART AND BRAIN SCIENCE
BRIDGING THE TWO CULTURES
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0201

Are art and science separated by an unbridgeable divide? Can they find common ground? In this new book, neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, whose remarkable scientific career and deep interest in art give him a unique perspective, demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning. Kandel illustrates how reductionism - the distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller, more tractable components - has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respectiv...
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(P/B) AVICENNA AND THE ARISTOTELIAN LEFT
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0210

Ernst Bloch was one of the most significant twentieth-century German thinkers, yet he remains overshadowed by his Frankfurt School contemporaries. Known for his engagement with utopianism and religious thought, Bloch also wrote incisively about ontological questions. In his short masterpiece Avicenna and the Aristotelian Left, Bloch gives a striking account of materialism that traces emancipatory elements of modern thought to medieval Islamic philosophers' encounter with Aristotle. Bloch argues that the great medieval Islamic philosopher A...
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(P/B) POLITICAL USES OF UTOPIA
NEW MARXIST, ANARCHIST, AND RADICAL DEMOCRATIC PERSPECTIVES
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0185

Utopia has long been banished from political theory, framed as an impossible - and possibly dangerous - political ideal, a flawed social blueprint, or a thought experiment without any practical import. Even the "realistic utopias" of liberal theory strike many as wishful thinking. Can politics think utopia otherwise? Can utopian thinking contribute to the renewal of politics? In Political Uses of Utopia, an international cast of leading and emerging theorists agree that the uses of utopia for politics are multiple and nuanced and lie somew...
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(H/B) WHAT IS A PEOPLE?
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0175

"What Is a People?" seeks to reclaim "people" as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. Alain Badiou surveys the idea of a people as a productive force of solidarity and emancipation and as a negative tool of categorization and suppression. Pierre Bourdieu follows with a sociolinguistic analysis of "popular" and its transformation of democracy, beliefs, songs, and even soups into phenomena with outsized importance. Judith Butler calls out those who use freedom of assembly to create an exclusionary "we,"...
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(P/B) TIME AND THE OTHER
HOW ANTHROPOLOGY MAKES ITS OBJECT
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0164

Fabian's study is a classic in the field that changed the way anthropologists relate to their subjects and is of immense value not only to anthropologists but to all those concerned with the study of man. A new foreword by Matti Bunzl brings the influence of Fabian's study up to the present. Time and the Other is a critique of the notions that anthropologists are "here and now," their objects of study are "there and then," and that the "other" exists in a time not contemporary with our own. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) RULES AND REPRESENTATIONS
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0032

As Norbert Hornstein writes in his foreword, "it underestimates Chomsky's impact in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology to describe it as immense." In Rules and Representations, Noam Chomsky lays out many of the concepts that have made his approach to linguistics and human cognition so instrumental to our understanding of language. In this influential and controversial work Chomsky draws on philosophy, biology, and the study of the mind to consider the nature of human cognitive capacities, particularly as they are expressed in language...
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(H/B) LEFT-WING MELANCHOLIA
MARXISM, HISTORY, AND MEMORY
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0217

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War but also the rise of a melancholic vision of history as a series of losses. For the political left, the cause lost was communism, and this trauma determined how leftists wrote the next chapter in their political struggle and how they have thought about their past since. Throughout the twentieth century, argues Left-Wing Melancholia, from classical Marxism to psychoanalysis to the advent of critical theory, a culture of defeat and its emotional overlay of melancholy have characteriz...
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(P/B) SEXUAL POLITICS
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0227

A sensation upon its publication in 1970, Sexual Politics documents the subjugation of women in great literature and art. Kate Millett's analysis targets four revered authors-D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet-and builds a damning profile of literature's patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. Her eloquence and popular examples taught a generation to recognize inequities masquerading as nature and proved the value of feminist critique in all facets of life. This new edition ...
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(P/B) DERRIDA/SEARLE
DECONSTRUCTION AND ORDINARY LANGUAGE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0228

Raoul Moati intervenes in the critical debate that divided two prominent philosophers in the mid-twentieth century. In the 1950s, the British philosopher J. L. Austin advanced a theory of speech acts, or the "performative," that Jacques Derrida and John R. Searle interpreted in fundamentally different ways. Their disagreement centered on the issue of intentionality, which Derrida understood phenomenologically and Searle read pragmatically. The controversy had profound implications for the development of contemporary philosophy, which, Moat...
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(P/B) POWERS OF HORROR
AN ESSAY ON ABJECTION
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0026

"Kristeva is one of the leading voices in contemporary French criticism, on a par with such names as Genette, Foucault, Greimas and others... [Powers of Horror is] an excellent introduction to an aspect of contemporary French literature which has been allowed to become somewhat neglected in the current emphasis on para-philosophical modes of discourse. The sections on Celine, for example, are indispensable reading for those interested in this writer and place him within a context that is both illuminating and of general interest." (Paul de...
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(H/B) SECULARISM AND COSMOPOLITANISM
CRITICAL HYPOTHESES ON RELIGION AND POLITICS
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0198

What is the relationship between cosmopolitanism and secularism - the worldwide and the worldly? While cosmopolitan politics may seem inherently secular, existing forms of secularism risk undermining the universality of cosmopolitanism because they privilege the European tradition over all others and transform particular historical norms into enunciations of truth, valid for all cultures and all epochs. In this book, the noted philosopher Etienne Balibar explores the tensions lurking at this troubled nexus in order to advance a truly democ...
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(H/B) SOCIAL EMPATHY
THE ART OF UNDERSTANDING OTHERS
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0218

Our ability to understand others and help others understand us is essential to our individual and collective well-being. Yet there are many barriers that keep us from walking in the shoes of others: fear, skepticism, and power structures that separate us from those outside our narrow groups. To progress in a multicultural world and ensure our common good, we need to overcome these obstacles. Our best hope can be found in the skill of empathy. In Social Empathy, Elizabeth A. Segal explains how we can develop our ability to understand one an...
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(P/B) BREVITY
A FLASH FICTION HANDBOOK
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0226

In Brevity, David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Galef traces the genre back to its varied origins, from the short-short to nanofiction, with examples that include vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, and metafiction. The authors range from the famous, such as Colette and Borges, to today's voices, like Roxane Gay and Bruce Holland ...
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(H/B) JACQUES SCHIFFRIN
A PUBLISHER IN EXILE, FROM PLEIADE TO PANTHEON
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0221

Jacques Schiffrin changed the face of publishing in the twentieth century. As the founder of Les ?ditions de la Pl?iade in Paris and cofounder of Pantheon Books in New York, he helped define a lasting canon of Western literature while also promoting new authors who shaped transatlantic intellectual life. In this first biography of Schiffrin, Amos Reichman tells the poignant story of a remarkable publisher and his dramatic travails across two continents. Just as he influenced the literary trajectory of the twentieth century, Schiffrin's lif...
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(P/B) WHAT KIND OF CREATURES ARE WE ?
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0212

Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he presents a lifetime of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas of research, to which he has contributed for over half a century. In clear, precise, and nontechnical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his ow...
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(P/B) FOUCAULT AT THE MOVIES
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0197

Michel Foucault's work on film, although not extensive, compellingly illustrates the power of bringing his unique vision to bear on the subject and offers valuable insights into other aspects of his thought. Foucault at the Movies brings together all of Foucault's commentary on film, some of it available for the first time in English, along with important contemporary analysis and further extensions of this work. Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan situate Foucault's writings on film in the context of the rest of his work as well as within...
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(P/B) POLITICAL FREUD
A HISTORY
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 3949-0205

In this masterful history, Eli Zaretsky reveals the power of Freudian thought to illuminate the great political conflicts of the twentieth century. Developing an original concept of "political Freudianism," he shows how twentieth-century radicals, activists, and intellectuals used psychoanalytic ideas to probe consumer capitalism, racial violence, anti-Semitism, and patriarchy. He also underscores the continuing influence and critical potential of those ideas in the transformed landscape of the present. Zaretsky's conception of political F...
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