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Albert Camus's Philosophy of Communication:

Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity
Brent C. Sleasman
ISBN: 9781604977912

The life and work of Albert Camus provides insight into how to navigate through an absurd historical moment. This is the first book-length study that situates Camus’s work within the study of communication ethics and philosophy of communication, guiding readers on reinterpreting Camus’s work for the twenty-first century. Through this study, it becomes clear that Camus was an implicit philosopher of communication with deep ethical commitments. Read More..

The Classic of Changes in Cultural Context:

A Textual Archaeology of the Yi jing
Scott Davis
ISBN: 9781604978087

This highly unique study focuses on the archaic core of the Classic of Changes and proposes a structural anthropological analysis for two reasons. First, unlike many treatments of the Yi jing, there is a concern to place the text carefully in the context of the ancient culture which created it. Second, the approach differs from traditional exegesis which did not and ultimately could not address problems of textual understanding in a holistic sense. This book is not a translation of the Classic of Changes; it is a careful interpretation, or rather method of exploration, of the connectivities and topography of the text as a whole. Read More..

Confucian Prophet:

Political Thought In Du Fu’s Poetry (752–757)
David K. Schneider
ISBN: 9781604978391

"An engaging piece of scholarship," which "raises thought-provoking questions while demonstrating solid command of relevant texts." [Regarding the objective to] "establish that Du was troubled by a political system that allowed powerful families to live luxuriously at court while the people suffered amid deteriorating conditions in the mid-750s, and that he produced powerful art to register his objections," "Schneider has accomplished this and much more by reviving the question of how exactly Du Fu’s artistry relates to the grand political and social issues of his day." – Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Dramatic Theories of Voice in the Twentieth Century

Andrew Kimbrough
ISBN: 9781604977301

“An exceptional book, presenting philosophical and scientific theories of voice in an approach that is both accessible to young scholars and useful to those already familiar with its source texts. Kimbrough … reveals critical insights into the topic … a useful resource for theatre scholars and eminently suitable for assignments in graduate and undergraduate courses in performance theory.” – Theatre Journal Read More..

Emmanuel Levinas on the Priority of Ethics:

Putting Ethics First
Joshua James Shaw
ISBN: 9781604975215

This bold book departs from trends in Levinas scholarship and is an important work for Levinas scholars, particularly those interested in his relevance for contemporary ethical debates and for social and political philosophy. Read More..

Existentialism, Film Noir, and Hard-Boiled Fiction

Stephen Faison
ISBN: 9781604975734

Faison effectively challenges the frequent assertion that the intellectual and creative sources of film noir are to be found in European thinkers and movements, and establishes film noir, like hard-boiled fiction, as a uniquely American phenomenon. Read More..

An Existential Reading of the Confucian Analects

Andrew Zhonghu Yan
ISBN: 9781604977530

In this existential reading of the Analects, the author takes Paul Tillich as an omnipresent dialogical partner because his existential theology was at one time very influential in the West and currently very popular in Chinese academia. The study's most important contribution is how it reveals the religious or theological dimension of the Confucian Analects. Read More..

The Grotesque and the Unnatural

Markku Salmela and Jarkko Toikkanen
ISBN: 9781604977929

The book contributes to current discussions on the grotesque in contemporary literary and cultural theory from the perspective of one specific motif: the unnatural. Quite like the grotesque, observing the unnatural (and unnaturalness) reveals a resilient strain in critical thought, and the significance of this history gradually unfolds as the volume charts the progress of its main themes from the Renaissance to the present day. Read More..

Observing Society:

Meaning, Communication, and Social Systems
Daniel B. Lee and Achim Brosziewski
ISBN: 9781604976397

Using clear illustrations and effectively citing original material previously unavailable in English, the authors carefully explain the logic of drawing distinctions to make observations, the concepts of meaning and communication, the forms of communication media such as speech and writing, the evolution of forms of organizing society, the functional differentiation of modern systems, and how social system theory informs sociological research and methodology. Read More..

Philosophy, Art, and the Specters of Jacques Derrida

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
ISBN: 9781604977882

Although there is a significant literature on the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, there are few analyses that address the deconstructive critique of phenomenology as it simultaneously plays across range of cultural productions including literature, painting, cinema, new media, and the structure of the university. Using the critical figures of “ghost” and “shadow”—and initiating a vocabulary of phantomenology—this book traces the implications of Derridean “spectrality” on the understanding of contemporary thought, culture, and experience. Read More..

 

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