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Sovereignty and Its Other

by Dimitris Vardoulakis Fordham University Press (August 01, 2013)

In this new book, Dimitris Vardoulakis asks how it is possible to think of a politics that is not commensurate with sovereignty. For such a politics, he argues, sovereignty is defined not in terms of the exception...

Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

by Etienne Balibar, Steven Miller & Emily Apter Fordham University Press (November 01, 2016)

A collection of Essays over the last 20 years, exploring different dimensions (historical, political, philosophical, literary) of the philosophical debate on "subjecthood" and "subjectivity" in Modernity, as...

Sensible Life: A Micro-ontology of the Image

by Emanuele Coccia, Scott Alan Stuart & Kevin Attell Fordham University Press (February 29, 2016)

This book is a rehabilitation sensibility. It defines what we call sensibility or sensible life by defining the ontological status of images. It shows that images have an intermediate ontological status and...

The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender

by Anne Emmanuelle Berger & Catherine Porter Fordham University Press (December 02, 2013)

More than any other area of late-twentieth-century thinking, gender theory and its avatars have been to a large extent a Franco-American invention. In this book, a leading Franco-American scholar traces differences...

The Life of Things, the Love of Things

by Remo Bodei & Murtha Baca Fordham University Press (April 01, 2015)

From prehistoric stone tools to machines to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings. Changing with the times, places, and methods of production, coming from diverse histories, enveloped...

The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

by Timothy C. Campbell Fordham University Press (January 02, 2017)

In The Techne of Giving, Timothy Campbell elaborates a notion of generosity as way of responding to contemporary biopower. Reading films from Visconti, Rossellini, and Antonioni, he both updates their political...

Communities in Fiction

by J. Hillis Miller Fordham University Press (December 02, 2014)

Communities in Fiction reads in detail six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) in the light of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by Raymond...

Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought

by Roberto Esposito & Zakiya Hanafi Fordham University Press (September 01, 2015)

This book describes the historical underpinnings of political theology that continue to exert their influence. The confluence of Roman and Christian notions on the person fuels an exclusionary mechanism that...

The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

by Miguel Vatter Fordham University Press (July 15, 2014)

A study of the critical theory of "civil society" from the perspective of post-Foucaultian biopolitics. This book pursues the possibility of an affirmative politics of life based on what Arendt called natality,...

Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

by Akiba J. Lerner Fordham University Press (September 01, 2015)

This book brings together secular liberal democratic thought-as found within the work of late neo-pragmatic philosopher Richard Rorty-with religious liberal thinkers-such as Martin Buber and Ernst Bloch-for...

Thou Shalt Not Kill: A Political and Theological Dialogue

by Adriana Cavarero, Angelo Scola, Margaret Adams Groesbeck & Adam Sitze Fordham University Press (September 01, 2015)

This book is comprised of two essays on the biblical commandment against homicide. The first is authored by a Roman Catholic cardinal; the second by a leading Italian feminist philosopher. Together the two essays...

The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

by Gabriela Basterra Fordham University Press (June 01, 2015)

This book proposes a conversation between Immanuel Kant's first two Critiques and Emmanuel Levinas's Otherwise than Being to reflect on the ideas of freedom, obligation, subjectivity, ethics, autonomy and thinking....

The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

by Roberto Esposito, Vincenzo Binetti & Gareth Williams Fordham University Press (April 03, 2017)

In this book Roberto Esposito explores the conceptual trajectories of two of the twentieth century's most vital thinkers of the political: Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. Taking Homer's Iliad-that "great prism...