June 04, 2011

Whitehead’s revisionist take on God

Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory Patrick Wilcken (Hardcover - Oct 7, 2010) In the years that Lévi-Strauss published these pioneering works, Wilcken observes, tribal societies seemed to hold the answers to the most profound questions about the human mind. Following the great anthropologist from São Paulo to the Brazilian interior, and from New York to Paris, Patrick Wilcken's Claude Lévi- Strauss is both an evocative journey and an intellectual biography of one of the twentieth-century's most influential minds.
Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger Jules Simon (Hardcover - Mar 24, 2011) Compares the philosophies of Rosenzweig and Heidegger to elucidate their diverging ethical paths and to indicate philosophical consequences. Jules Simon is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy, at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA.
Mythology, Madness, and Laughter: Subjectivity in German Idealism Markus Gabriel, Slavoj Zizek (Hardcover - Dec 1, 2009) Engaging with three central figures of the German idealist movement, Hegel, Schelling and Fichte, Gabriel and Zizek, who here shows himself to be one of the most erudite and important scholars of German idealism, ask how is it possible for Being to appear in reflection without falling back into traditional metaphysics. By applying idealistic theories of reflection and concrete subjectivity, including the problem of madness and everydayness in Hegel, this hugely important book aims to reinvigorate a philosophy of finitude and contingency, topics at the forefront of contemporary European philosophy.
Thinking with Whitehead: A Free and Wild Creation of Concepts - Isabelle Stengers (Author), Michael Chase (Translator), Bruno Latour (Foreword) She demonstrates that the implications of Whitehead’s philosophical theories and specialized knowledge of the various sciences come yoked with his innovative, revisionist take on God. Whitehead’s God exists within a specific epistemological realm created by a radically complex and often highly mathematical language. Isabelle Stengers teaches philosophy of science at the Free University of Brussels. Bruno Latour is Professor at the Center for the Study of Innovation at the School of Mines, Paris.
The Primacy of Grammar (Bradford Books) Nirmalangshu Mukherji (Hardcover - Mar 5, 2010) A proposal that the biolinguistic approach to human languages may have identified, beyond the study of language, a specific structure of the human mind. Nirmalangshu Mukherji is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delhi.
Theory after Derrida: Essays in Critical Praxis Kailash Baral (Editor), R. Radhakrishnan (Editor) The central question that it asks is whether we should dismiss Derrida as a thinker who espoused an extreme form of relativism, bordering on nihilism, or has he something fundamental to contribute to the future of theory. Could it be that deconstruction is not destruction but a possibility that casts doubts on whether the present can have faith in future? Professor and Director, EFL Centre, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
Interpretation and Transformation: Explorations in Art and the Self. (Value Inquiry Book S.) Michael Krausz (Paperback - Feb 21, 2007) explores philosophical issues of interpretation and its cultural objects. It also addresses commensuration and understanding among languages, conceptual schemes, symbol systems, reference frames, and the like. 
From Political Theory to Political Theology: Religious Challenges and the Prospects of Democracy (Continuum Resources Religion & Poltcal Cult) Peter Losonczi, Aakash Singh (Paperback - May 18, 2010) The relationship between religion and politics is both fascinating and challenging, and recent years have seen substantial changes in the way this relationship is studied. Aimed at undergraduates studying in this area, titles in this series look specifically at the key topics involved in the relationship between religion and politics, taking into account a broad range of religious perspectives, and presenting clear, approachable texts for students grappling with often complex concepts. Peter Losonczi is Associate Professor at the Institute for Intercultural Studies at teh University of West Hungary (Szombathely), Hungary
Aakash Singh is Research Professor at the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics at Luiss University of Rome, Italy.
Wronging Rights?: Philosophical Challenges for Human Rights (Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought) Aakash Singh Rathore (Editor), Alex Cistelecan (Editor)  This book brings together two of the most powerful and relevant philosophical critiques of human rights: the post-colonialist and the post-Althusserian
Reading Hegel: The Introductions (Transmission) G. W. F. Hegel (Author), Aakash Singh (Editor), Rimina Mohapatra (Editor) This book provides the opportunity to discern how the ideas of these later thinkers may have originally germinated in Hegel's writings, as well as to penetrate Hegel's worldview in his own words, his grand architecture of the journey of the Spirit.
Indian Political Thought: A Reader Aakash Singh (Editor), Silika Mohapatra (Editor) (Paperback - Aug 19, 2010)  Presenting a canon of names and offering a framework for further research within the broad thematic categories, this is a timely and invaluable reference tool, indispensable to both students and scholars. Silika Mohapatra is Research Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Delhi, India. 
Eros Turannos: Leo Strauss & Alexandre Kojeve Debate on Tyranny Aakash Singh (Paperback - Oct 26, 2005) Eros Turannos analyzes the debates between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve. Their debates are contextualized through the Platonic notion of a likeness between the psuche (soul) and the polis (city). This classical notion is updated through contemporary philosopher William Desmond's linked accounts of eros and tyranny.

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