Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism

10 best books like Absolute Recoil: Towards A New Foundation Of Dialectical Materialism (Slavoj Žižek): Dexter and Philosophy: Mind over Spatter, Stephen Colbert and Philosophy: I Am Philosophy, Woody Allen and Philosophy: [You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?], The Beatles and Philosophy: Nothing You Can Think that Can't Be Thunk, The Anti-Christ, Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols, and Other Writings, More Matrix and Philosophy: Revolutions and Reloaded Decoded, Shakespeare's Philosophy: Discovering the Meaning Behind the Plays, Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari: Intersecting Lives, Matthew, The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event

AuthorRichard V. Greene
What explains the huge popular following for Dexter, currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another?
Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a...
AuthorAaron Allen Schiller
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AuthorMark T. Conard
Fifteen philosophers representuing different schools of thought answer the question what is Woody Allen trying to say in his films? And why should anyone care?
Focusing on different works and varied aspects of Allen's multifaceted output, these essays explore the philosophical undertones...
AuthorMichael Baur
The most popular musical group of all time, the Beatles also brought serious thought to the bubble gum-scented world of pop and rock music, with adventurous, profound, and sometimes mysterious lyrics that veered from the deliberate absurdity of “I Am the Walrus” to the rosy Rousseau-like fantasy...
AuthorFriedrich Nietzsche
Nietzsche's late works are brilliant and uncompromising, and stand as monuments to his lucidity, rigor, and style. This volume combines, for the first time in English, five of these works: The Antichrist, Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche contra Wagner, and The Case of Wagner. Nietzsche...
AuthorWilliam Irwin
This follow-up to the hugely successful The Matrix and Philosophy is broken down into seven "scenes" that explore some of the deeper issues in the movie series. Scene one examines the issues of fate, fortune, causation, and determinism in the trilogy. Scene two asks readers to consider the concept...
AuthorColin McGinn
Shakespeare's plays are usually studied by literary scholars and historians and the books about him from those perspectives are legion. It is most unusual for a trained philosopher to give us his insight, as Colin McGinn does here, into six of Shakespeare's greatest plays—A Midsummer Night's Dream,...
AuthorFrançois Dosse
In May 1968, Gilles Deleuze was an established philosopher teaching at the innovative Vincennes University, just outside of Paris. Félix Guattari was a political militant and the director of an unusual psychiatric clinic at La Borde. Their meeting was quite unlikely, yet the two were introduced...
AuthorStanley Hauerwas
This commentary brings the stimulating insights of world-renowned theologian Stanley Hauerwas to the first Gospel. This volume, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church--through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth--and demonstrate...
AuthorJohn D. Caputo
Applying an ever more radical hermeneutics (including Husserlian and Heideggerian phenomenology, Derridian deconstruction, and feminism), John D. Caputo breaks down the name of God in this irrepressible book. Instead of looking at God as merely a name, Caputo views it as an event, or what the name...
AuthorPeter S. Fosl
Celebrate the Dude with an abiding look at the philosophy behind The Big Lebowski Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and The Big Lebowski and Philosophy explains why. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato and Nietzsche,...
AuthorHarold Bloom
"Literary criticism, as I attempt to practice it," writes Harold Bloom in The Anatomy of Influence, "is in the first place literary, that is to say, personal and passionate."

For more than half a century, Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers....
AuthorFredric Jameson
Fredric Jameson, a leading voice on the subject of postmodernism, assembles his most powerful writings on the culture of late capitalism in this essential volume. Classic insights on pastiche, nostalgia, and architecture stand alongside essays on the status of history, theory, Marxism, and the...
AuthorJens Zimmermann
Hermeneutics is the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, a behaviour that is intrinsic to our daily lives. As humans, we decipher the meaning of newspaper articles, books, legal matters, religious texts, political speeches, emails, and even dinner conversations every day . But how...
AuthorRichard Kearney
Has the passing of the old God paved the way for a new kind of religious project, a more responsible way to seek, sound, and love the things we call divine? Has the suspension of dogmatic certainties and presumptions opened a space in which we can encounter religious wonder anew? Situated at the split between...
The Purloined Poe: Lacan, Derrida, and Psychoanalytic Reading
AuthorJohn P. Muller
The Purloined Poe is at once astonishing and frustrating. It is incredible to read Poe's "The Purloined Letter" and then watch how the story unfolds in the hands of critics like psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. I've gone through the experience of reading the short...
AuthorChris Hedges
In Losing Moses on the Freeway, Chris Hedges, veteran war correspondent and author of the bestselling War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, delivers an impassioned, eloquent call to heed the wisdom of the 10 Commandments. Celebrated for his courageous reporting on the crucial issues of our time, Hedges,...
AuthorDaniel M. Bell Jr.
In this addition to the award-winning Church and Postmodern Culture series, respected theologian Daniel Bell compares and contrasts capitalism and Christianity, showing how Christianity provides resources for faithfully navigating the postmodern global economy. Bell approaches capitalism...
AuthorSianne Ngai
The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture. They dominate the look of its art and commodities as well as our discourse about the ambivalent feelings these objects often inspire. In this radiant study, Sianne Ngai offers a theory of the aesthetic categories that most people...
Slavoj Žižek
AuthorTony Myers
Slavoj Zizek is no ordinary philosopher. Approaching critical theory and psychoanalysis in a recklessly entertaining fashion, Zizek's critical eye alights upon a bewildering and exhilarating range of subjects, from the political apathy of contemporary life, to a joke about the man who thinks...
AuthorDaniel L. Pals
Why do human beings believe in divinities? Why do some seek eternal life, while others seek escape from recurring lives? Why do the beliefs and behaviors we typically call "religious" so deeply affect the human personality and so subtly weave their way through human society? Revised and updated in...
AuthorAlain Badiou
Alain Badiou bu kitapta felsefenin sanat, siyaset, psikanaliz, matematik gibi alanlarla ilişkisini tartışıyor. Ben bu alanlarla ilgili bölümleri biraz yüzeysel bulduğumu söyleyebilirim. Bir düşünceden bir düşünceye hızlı hızlı atlayan bir kitap. Tam olarak nerede konaklayacağını...
AuthorMichael Hardt
When "Empire" appeared in 2000, it defined the political and economic challenges of the era of globalization and, thrillingly, found in them possibilities for new and more democratic forms of social organization. Now, with "Commonwealth," Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri conclude the trilogy begun...
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