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The Possibility of a World

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway & Flor Méchain Fordham University Press (August 01, 2017)

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art,...

Monkey Trouble

by Christopher Peterson Fordham University Press (November 07, 2017)

According to scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. The human has become a conspicuous blind spot for...

Google Me

by Barbara Cassin & Michael Syrotinski Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

“Google is a champion of cultural democracy, but without culture and without democracy.” In this witty and polemical critique the philosopher Barbara Cassin takes aim at Google and our culture of big data....


by Jean-Luc Nancy, Robert Bononno & Jean-Michel Rabaté Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

Expectation is a major volume of Jean-Luc Nancy’s writings on literature, written across three decades but, for the most part, previously unavailable in English. More substantial than literary criticism, these...

Wilderness in America

by Henry Bugbee & David W. Rodick Fordham University Press (August 08, 2017)

The philosophy of Henry Bugbee defies traditional academic categorization. Though inspired by Heidegger and American Transcendentalism, he was also admired by the famous analytic philosopher Willard van Orman...

Phenomenologies of Scripture

by Adam Y. Wells Fordham University Press (May 01, 2017)

Phenomenologies of Scripture addresses two increasingly convergent disciplines: philosophy and biblical studies. On the one hand, the recent “theological turn” in phenomenology has established religion as...

The Fall of Sleep

by Jean-Luc Nancy & Charlotte Mandell Fordham University Press (October 01, 2009)

Philosophers have largely ignored sleep, treating it as a useless negativity, mere repose for the body or at best a source for the production of unconscious signs out of the night of the soul. In an extraordinary...

The Digital Condition

by Rob Wilkie Fordham University Press (October 03, 2011)

The acceleration in science, technology, communication, and production that began in the second half of the twentieth century— developments which make up the concept of the “digital”—has brought us to...

Speaking about Torture

by Julie A. Carlson & Elisabeth Weber Fordham University Press (September 12, 2012)

This collection of essays is the first book to take up the urgent issue of torture from the array of approaches offered by the arts and humanities. In the post-9/11 era, where we are once again compelled to...

The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

by Roger Berkowitz & Taun N. Toay Fordham University Press (October 01, 2012)

Commentary on the financial crisis has offered technical analysis, political finger pointing, and myriad economic and political solutions. But rarely do these investigations reach beyond the economic and political...


by Jean-Luc Nancy & John McKeane Fordham University Press (December 03, 2012)

This second volume in Nancy’s The Deconstruction of Christianity explores the stance or bearing that would be appropriate for us now, in the wake of the dis-enclosure of religion and the retreat of God: that...

Pets, People, and Pragmatism

by Erin McKenna Fordham University Press (March 18, 2013)

Pets, People, and Pragmatism examines human relationships with pets without assuming that such relations are either benign or unnatural and to be avoided. The book addresses a lack of respect in pet–people...

Speculative Grace

by Adam S. Miller & Levi R. Bryant Fordham University Press (April 09, 2013)

This book offers a novel account of grace framed in terms of Bruno Latour’s “principle of irreduction.” It thus models an object-oriented approach to grace, experimentally moving a traditional Christian...

Is Critique Secular?

by Saba Mahmood, Talal Asad, Judith Butler & Wendy Brown et al. Fordham University Press (May 09, 2013)

This volume interrogates settled ways of thinking about the seemingly interminable conflict between religious and secular values in our world today. What are the assumptions and resources internal to secular...

The Pleasure in Drawing

by Jean-Luc Nancy & Philip Armstrong Fordham University Press (July 16, 2013)

Originally written for an exhibition Jean-Luc Nancy curated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, this book addresses the medium of drawing in light of the question of form—of form in its formation,...

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...

Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials

by Peter SZENDY & Will Bishop Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

“Yes, Kant did indeed speak of extraterrestrials.” This phrase could provide the opening for this brief treatise of philosofiction (as one speaks of science fiction). What is revealed in the aliens of which...

Art and Morality

by Morris Grossman & Martin A. Coleman Fordham University Press (May 01, 2014)

The guiding theme of these essays by aesthetician, musician, and Santayana scholar Morris Grossman is the importance of preserving the tension between what can be unified and what is disorganized, random, and...


by Barbara Cassin, Pascale-Anne Brault & Souleymane Bachir Diagne Fordham University Press (March 01, 2016)

Winner, French Voices Grand Prize Nostalgia makes claims on us both as individuals and as members of a political community. In this short book, Barbara Cassin provides an eloquent and sophisticated treatment...


by Catherine Keller Fordham University Press (July 11, 2017)

Intercarnations is an outstanding collection of provocative, elegantly written essays—many available in print for the first time—by renowned theologian Catherine Keller. Affirmations of body, flesh, and...

Transcendence and the Concrete

by Jean Wahl, Alan D. Schrift & Ian Alexander Moore Fordham University Press (November 01, 2016)

Jean Wahl (1888–1974), once considered by the likes of Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Levinas, and Gabriel Marcel to be among the greatest French philosophers, has today nearly been forgotten outside...

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...

Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities

by Carlin A. Barton & Daniel Boyarin Fordham University Press (October 03, 2016)

A study of ancient Latin and Greek words frequently translated religion with a view to showing how such mistranslation seriously obscures our understanding of those cultures including their Jewish and Christian...

Sodomscapes: Hospitality in the Flesh

by Lowell Gallagher Fordham University Press (June 01, 2017)

This book presents a fresh understanding of the ethical legacy of the biblical figure of Lot's wife. It draws on archives of Jewish and Christian thought as well as modern philosophical and literary treatments...

Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Hannah Arendt's Denktagebuch

by Roger Berkowitz & Ian Storey Fordham University Press (February 01, 2017)

Artifacts of Thinking is a collection of essays exploring a combination of the intellectual concerns and thoughts of Hannah Arendt's Denktagebuch, and the methodological questions of how to treat unpublished...

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...

Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham

by Claude Panaccio, Joshua P. Hochschild & Meredith K. Ziebart Fordham University Press (February 01, 2017)

This book offers a history of the idea that human thought is structured like a language, from Plato and Aristotle up to the fourteenth century when William of Ockham gave it a new importance and developed it...

The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist

by Emmanuel Falque & George Hughes Fordham University Press (September 01, 2016)

The abyss, force, chaos, eros, animality and even bestiality, are fundamental aspects of human beings that neither philosophy not theology can safely ignore. We need to question today "in a way that responds...

Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent

by Manuel Asensi, Carl Good & Gregory C. Stallings Fordham University Press (December 02, 2013)

Explores the relation between religion, philosophy and literature.

Theory at Yale: The Strange Case of Deconstruction in America

by Marc Redfield Fordham University Press (November 02, 2015)

This book examines the affinity between the notions of "theory" and "deconstruction" that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of a semi-fictional collective, the "Yale Critics": Harold Bloom,...

Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

by Kelly Oliver Fordham University Press (June 05, 2013)

Using deconstruction, this book approaches contemporary problems raised by technologies of life and death from cloning to capital punishment; and thereby, provides new insights into current debates from a perspective...

The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

by Vanessa Lemm & Miguel Vatter Fordham University Press (April 05, 2014)

An examination of Foucault's last thought, centered on his ideas about biopolitics, governmentality, and subjectivity. This volume aims to explain why the politics and policies of neoliberalism are best understood...

The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

by Noëlle Vahanian Fordham University Press (March 03, 2014)

This book aims for nothing short than a renewal of theological thinking by extending and radicalizing an iconoclastic and existentialist mode of thought. Meditative and aphoristic instead of argumentative, this...

Fugitive Rousseau: Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom

by Jimmy Casas Klausen Fordham University Press (March 03, 2014)

Fugitive Rousseau explores slavery and primitivism in Rousseau's political writings by contextualizing them in modern European empire and Roman imperial philosophy. Fugitive Rousseau argues against seeing Rousseau...

Interdependence: Biology and Beyond

by Kriti Sharma Fordham University Press (June 01, 2015)

A coherent and practical philosophy of interdependence, drawing on vivid examples from the biological sciences.

Crossing the Rubicon: The Borderlands of Philosophy and Theology

by Emmanuel Falque, Reuben Shank & Matthew Farley Fordham University Press (June 01, 2016)

Falque presents a theological critique of French phenomenology, engaging Levinas, Ricoeur, Merleau-Ponty, Bonaventure, Scotus, Aquinas... He advances a Catholic hermeneutic of the body and the voice, a phenomenology...

Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth

by Frank Chouraqui Fordham University Press (December 02, 2013)

The book offers the first systematic comparative treatment of the thoughts of Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty. Through an account of each philosopher's thought as organized around their ambiguous relationship with...

Freedom and Limits

by John Lachs & Patrick Shade Fordham University Press (March 03, 2014)

Freedom and Limits is a defense of the value of freedom in the context of human finitude. Working out of the American pragmatist tradition, the book aims to reclaim the role of philosophy as a guide to life....

Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet

by Antonio Spadaro & Maria Way Fordham University Press (September 19, 2014)

This book investigates the concept of cybertheology and its effect on the ways in which we think Christianity. It relates Cybertheology to the works of theoreticians in media studies, anthropology and theology...

Husserl's Missing Technologies

by Don Ihde Fordham University Press (April 01, 2016)

Don Ihde, contemporary postphenomenological philosopher of science and technology-technoscience-examines the important philosophical role of Husserl, here in relation to technologies, and his classical phenomenology....

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...

Lessons in Secular Criticism

by Stathis Gourgouris Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

Disrupting recent fashionable debates on secularism, this book raises the stakes on how we understand the space of the secular, independent of its battle with the religious, as a space of radical democratic...

The Metamorphosis of Finitude: An Essay on Birth and Resurrection

by Emmanuel Falque & George Hughes Fordham University Press (May 01, 2014)

This book starts off from a philosophical premise: nobody can be in the world unless they are born into the world. It examines this premise in the light of the theological belief that birth serves, or ought...

Aesthetics of Negativity: Blanchot, Adorno, and Autonomy

by William S. Allen Fordham University Press (April 01, 2016)

A rigorous and many-layered study of the works of Blanchot and Adorno in terms of the relation between negativity and autonomy in the work of art with particular reference to literature, which yields a thinking...

Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation

by Colby Dickinson Fordham University Press (October 03, 2016)

This book investigates the form of spirituality given shape in the intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection, concerned especially with matters of representation and failure.

Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

by Lisa Guenther, Scott Zeman & Geoffrey Adelsberg Fordham University Press (April 01, 2015)

A collection of essays by diverse group of scholars who analyze issues raised by the U.S. prison system. Authors critique the racist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist, and economic injustices that uphold mass incarceration,...

Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space

by Sander van Maas Fordham University Press (September 01, 2015)

This collection of essays addresses recent and historical changes in the ways in which listening has been conceived as a cultural agency and act. It argues that listening, by emancipating from an essentially...

The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

by Christopher Pye Fordham University Press (March 02, 2015)

Ranging from Leonardo to Hobbes, The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare argues that it is through an engagement with the problem of aesthetic autonomy that the early modern work most...

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...