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Contents Primary Philosophy ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2 Continental Philosophy ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6 Continental Philosophy: Social & Political �������������������������������������������������������������������� 13 Analytic Philosophy �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14 Analytic Philosophy: Epistemology & Metaphysics ���������������������������������������������������������� 16 Philosophy of Religion �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������17 Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 21 Asian Philosophy ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 23 History of Western Philosophy & Modern Philosophy �������������������������������������������������������� 25 Major Reference Works �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������27 Representatives, Agents & Distributors ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 29 Editorial Contacts ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30



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Alienation and Freedom

The Pornographic Age

Frantz Fanon

Alain Badiou, École Normale Supérieure, France

Edited by Jean Khalfa

Translated by A. J. Bartlett & Justin Clemens, University of Melbourne

Translated by Steven Corcoran Never before published in English, Alienation and Freedom is a rare opportunity to read the last writings of a major 20th-century philosopher, whose disruptive and moving work continues to shape how we look at the world. Frantz Fanon is regarded as a foundational thinker of Postcolonial Studies, bringing together the analysis of colonialism from an objective, historical perspective and an interrogation of its subjective effects on colonizer and colonized alike. This book furthers his powerful intervention into how we think about identity, race and activism and provides a unique insight into Fanon's literary, psychiatric and journalistic theories. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 416 pages HB 9781474250214 • £19.99 / $29.95 Individual eBook 9781474250245 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474250221 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Glimpse of Light New Meditations on First Philosophy Stephen Mumford, Durham University, UK This lively challenge to Descartes, written in the style of Descartes' Meditations, presents a new way of understanding reality. Philosopher Benedict Chilwell faces a crisis of confidence and hopes to resolve it in a self-imposed exile, far away in the north of Norway. From his cabin, he begins his meditations, pondering the mysteries of philosophy in the dark Arctic winter. In six days approaching the return of the light, Benedict discovers a basis for certainty and tries his best to convince his hosts. Through doubts, questions and reasoning, Chilwell inadvertently follows in Descartes’ footsteps. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 184 pages PB 9781474279482 • £10.99 / $14.95 • HB 9781474279529 • £40.00 / $54.00 Individual eBook 9781474279499 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781474279505 Bloomsbury Academic

Through a close analysis of Genet's play The Balcony, this is a searing critique of the current age and its democratic systems of power. Badiou argues that true radical politics must begin by dismantling the obscene or pornographic relations of parliamentary capitalism. Accompanied by critical commentary from Badiou translators and scholars A.J. Bartlett and Justin Clemens, he asks us to confront the debasement of the political realities of the present, to galvanize ourselves to action. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350014794 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781350014787 • £55.00 / $74.00 Individual eBook 9781350014800 • £17.99 / $18.99 Library eBook 9781350014770 Bloomsbury Academic World English

How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy Louis Althusser, 16 October 1918 – 22 October 1990) was a French Marxist philosopher. Translated by G. M. Goshgarian With a superb introduction from translator and Althusser archivist G.M. Goshgarian, this provocative, and often controversial book reinspires contemporary Marxist thought and reinvigorates our notions of what political activism can be. In this first ever English translation, one of the most famous Marxist philosophers of the 20th century shares his concept of what it means to be a forceful and fruitful political thinker. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 256 pages PB 9781474280549 • £18.99 / $25.95 • HB 9781474280532 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474280556 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781474280525 Bloomsbury Academic World English



Why No One Will Truly Understand You

In Light of the Accident

Ziyad Marar, Deputy Managing Director and Executive Vice President Global Publishing at SAGE Publications

Howard Caygill, Kingston University, UK

Everyone fears being judged. One foolish tweet can destroy a career, one careless image can damage a life. We cannot be social beings without participating in acts of judgement; our increasing preoccupation with online 'selves' and our reputations intensifies this experience. Marar's provocative exploration of our contemporary world responds to the fragility of reputation and our determination to judge at every available opportunity. Tracing our judgemental journeys using examples from the everyday and popular culture including ‘Breaking Bad’, Shakespeare and Philip Roth, Marar questions whether, in the end, our reputations are as important as we think they are. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781474298636 • £14.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781474298339 • £50.00 / $68.00 Individual eBook 9781474298346 • £16.99 / $17.99 Library eBook 9781474298322 Bloomsbury Academic


A philosophical call to arms, Alain Badiou offers a compelling indictment of our contemporary society.

The author of the bestselling On Resistance provides us with a radical way of reading Kafka: via the pivotal theme of the accident. Caygill reveals how Kafka’s legacy was governed by a series of accidents, such as Max Brod’s posthumous publication of the novels, or the misguided correction of ‘misprints’. Focusing on the accident casts light on the role of ‘media’ in Kafka’s work, particularly visual media and photography. Overturning notions of the ‘kafkaesque’, Kafka’s work becomes a narration of defiance which affirms, often comically, the role of error and contingency in historical struggle, with emphasis on radical Judaism, European socialist and feminist movements, and subaltern histories. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 264 pages HB 9781472595423 • £20.00 / $28.00 Individual eBook 9781472595430 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781472595447 Bloomsbury Academic • UK, Europe, ROW • +44 (0)1256 302692 •

Our Country

Corresponding with Ludwig

Britain, Resolution and Resolve

Edited by Brian McGuinness

Roger Scruton

Translated by Peter Winslow Translated into English for the first time, these letters between Ludwig and his siblings reveal a side of Wittgenstein few would have known. Their intimacy offers new insights into his relationships and groundbreaking ideas. Using a different tone for each of his siblings, he creates distinct portraits. The open tone to Hermine, a mother figure; the practical, joking tone to Paul; the loving and witty tone to Helene Salzer. Spanning fifty years, the letters collected here illuminate Wittgenstein as never before.

In this bracingly controversial book, Roger Scruton revisits the foundations of our national experience, surveying the British legacy – social, cultural, legal and political – and animating the sentiments that attach us to it. He asks to what are our duties owed, and why? How do we respond to the pull of globalisation, to mass migration, to the rise of Islam and to the decline of Christian belief? Do we accept these things as inevitable, or do we resist? And if we resist, on what basis do we build? An invitation to join, rather than an attempt to condemn, Our Country is also a summary of Scruton’s life’s work as a writer and philosopher.


Wittgenstein's Family Letters

UK November 2017 • US January 2018 • 224 pages • No illustrations HB 9781472947888 • £16.99 / $18.00 Individual eBook 9781472947871 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781472947864 Bloomsbury Continuum

UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781474298131 • £20.00 / $28.00 Individual eBook 9781474298148 • £20.00 Library eBook 9781474298117 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Dissenting Words Jacques Rancière, University of Paris VIII, France

The Existentialist's Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness

Edited and translated by Emiliano Battista

Gary Cox, University of Birmingham, UK

Interviews with Jacques Rancière

Through these dialogues Jacques Rancière offers us an incisive overview of his philosophical project, from its beginnings during the ‘Red Years’ in France to its most recent formulations. It supplements Rancière's scholarly and theoretical works with his reflections on the continuities, turns, ruptures and deviations in his thought. In a conversational style brimming with informative asides into current events, Dissenting Words draws upon examples ranging from the history of the workers' struggle to literature, cinema and the arts - all of which we have learned to associate with Rancière. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 384 pages PB 9781350024700 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781623566197 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781623568818 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781623565039 Bloomsbury Academic World English

‘Here the bestselling author of How to Be an Existentialist delivers a crunchier, more technical reading of the views of Sartre, De Beauvoir, Heidegger and others ... Cox leads the reader well through vivid examples’ - The Guardian An entertaining philosophical guide to life, love, hate, freedom, sex, anxiety, God and death; a guide to everything and nothing. Taking us on a journey which fascinates, provokes and inspires, Cox explores existentialism's uncompromising view of human reality. Addressing the challenge of living honestly and authentically, he sets the wisdom of the existentialist philosophers alongside the wit of great musicians and comedians. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 192 pages PB 9781350029729 • £9.99 / $13.95 Previously published in HB 9781441107831 Individual eBook 9781441157379 • £9.99 / $10.99 Library eBook 9781441189967 Bloomsbury Academic

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Bloomsbury Revelations Bringing together books and thinkers that have opened up startling new ways of looking at the world, the Bloomsbury Revelations series celebrates the originality and excellence of Bloomsbury’s non-fiction publishing, this is an essential library of the thinkers who have fundamentally shaped the way we see the modern world.

Logics of Worlds

Neither Man nor Beast

Being and Event II

Feminism and the Defense of Animals

Alain Badiou, École Normale Supérieure, France

Carol J. Adams, Activist and Freelance Author, USA

Translated by Alberto Toscano Logics of Worlds is the sequel to Alain Badiou's masterpiece, Being and Event. Tackling the questions that had been left open by Being and Event, and answering many of his critics in the process, Badiou supplements his pioneering treatment of multiple being with a daring and complex theory of the worlds in which truths and subjects make their mark - what he calls a materialist dialectic. Drawing on his most ambitious philosophical predecessors Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Lacan, Deleuze – Badiou ends this important later work with an impassioned call to 'live for an Idea'.

In this landmark work of animal rights activism, Carol Adams - the bestselling author of The Sexual Politics of Meat - explores the intersections and common causes of feminism and the defense of animals. Neither Man Nor Beast explores the common link between cultural attitudes to women and animals in modern Western culture that have enabled the systematic exploitation of both. A vivid work that takes in environmental ethics, theological perspectives and feminist theory, the Bloomsbury Revelations edition includes a new foreword by the author and new images illustrating the continuing relevance of the book today.

UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 608 pages PB 9781350043015 • £17.99 / $24.95 Individual eBook 9781350043022 • £17.99 / $18.99 Library eBook 9781350043039 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic World English

UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 288 pages PB 9781350040205 • £16.99 / $22.95 Individual eBook 9781350040212 • £16.99 / $17.99 Library eBook 9781350040229 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic

Roots for Radicals

Francis Bacon

Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice

The Logic of Sensation

Edward T. Chambers

Gilles Deleuze

The successor to the legendary activist Saul Alinsky, Edward T. Chambers pioneered a set of principles and practices that have guided community organizations throughout the US and the world. Roots for Radicals remains his definitive reflection on these fundamental principles of community activism: how, as public citizens, we can navigate the gap between the world as it is and as it should be, between self-interest and self-sacrifice and in doing so create lasting change for our communities. In the face of the increasingly turbulent politics of the 21st-century, Chambers’s book has never been more relevant. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 192 pages PB 9781350043121 • £12.99 / $17.95 Individual eBook 9781350043138 • £12.99 / $13.99 Library eBook 9781350043145 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic


In this landmark text by one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Gilles Deleuze takes the paintings of Francis Bacon as his object of his study. The book presents a deep engagement with Bacon's work and the nature of art. Deleuze analyzes the distinctive innovations that came to mark Bacon's style: the isolation of the figure, the violation deformations of the flesh, the complex use of color, the method of chance, and the use of the triptych form. UK October 2017 • 168 pages PB 9781350040823 • £15.99 Individual eBook 9781350040830 • £15.99 Library eBook 9781350040847 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic World All Languages (excluding USA/Canada) • UK, Europe, ROW • +44 (0)1256 302692 •

Beyond the Chains of Illusion

Henri Lefebvre

My Encounter with Marx and Freud

Edited by Stuart Elden, Elizabeth Lebas & Eleonore Kofman

Erich Fromm

Henri Lefebvre is widely recognized as one of the most influential social theorists of the Twentieth Century. His writings on cities, everyday life, and the production of space have become hugely influential across Cultural Studies, Sociology, Geography and Architecture. Key Writings presents the full range of Lefebvre's thought in a single volume. The selection of essays spanning 1933 to 1990, reinforce the relevance of Lefebvre's work to current debates in social theory, politics and philosophy.

First published in 1962 Beyond the Chains of Illusion is Fromm’s landmark book about Marx and Freud. Here he delivers original readings of these hugely influential thinkers and, in doing so, offers us new ways of understanding the individual and society. Perhaps even more revealing than these readings is the insight we get into Fromm’s own thought and the political and social contexts in which he formed his ideas. Including a foreword by Fromm’s Literary Executor, Rainer Funk, this is unique introduction to Marx and Freud and also to Fromm’s life and thought.

UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 352 pages PB 9781350041677 • £18.99 / $25.95 Individual eBook 9781350041684 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781350041691 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic World English

UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 144 pages PB 9781501334481 • £14.99 / $17.95 Individual eBook 9781501334498 • £12.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781501334504 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic World English

Entre Nous Emmanuel Levinas Entre Nous is a major collection of essays representing the culmination of Emmanuel Levinas's philosophy. Bringing together his most important work in a single volume the book reveals the development of his thought over nearly forty years of committed inquiry. Here he engages with issues of suffering, love, religion, culture, justice, human rights, and legal theory and each issue is discussed in relation to the ethical dimensions of otherness. Like much of his work this text bridges several major gaps in the evolution of Continental philosophy, between modernism and postmodernism, phenomenology and poststructuralism, ethics and ontology. UK October 2017 • 240 pages PB 9781350041639 • £16.99 Individual eBook 9781350041646 • £16.99 Library eBook 9781350041653 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic World English (excluding USA/Canada)

Can't We Make Moral Judgements? Mary Midgley In this classic text, the renowned moral philosopher Mary Midgely turns a spotlight on the ever popular stance in society that we should not make moral judgements on others. She interrogates our scepticism about making moral judgements and shows how the question of whether or not we can make them must inevitably affect our attitudes to the law, its institutions and events that occur in our daily lives. Calling upon Nietzsche and Sartre, P.D. James and the Bhagavad Gita, she suggests our mistrust of moral judgements may be making life even harder for us than it should be. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 184 pages PB 9781474298001 • £12.99 / $17.95 Individual eBook 9781474298018 • £12.99 / $13.99 Library eBook 9781474297981 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic

Evolution and Conversion

The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic

Dialogues on the Origins of Culture

Philosophies of Desire in the Modern World

René Girard


Key Writings

Mario Perniola

Presented as a series of conversations, Evolution and Conversion is a thorough discussion of the major tenets of Girard's thought. One of the most brilliant intellectuals of the 20th century, this book examines his theory on the imitative nature of desire; the violent origin of culture; and his consideration of an evolutionary perspective to explain the emergence of culture and institutions. In the final chapters his provocative re-reading of the Biblical texts reveals an enduring process of historical awareness of the presence and function of collective violence in our world.

In The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic, Mario Perniola puts forth the radical argument that we are shifting away from organic sexuality, based on desire and pleasure, and moving towards a more neutral inorganic and artificial sexuality, a sexuality always available but indifferent to beauty, age or form. Perniola takes the reader on a tour of Western philosophy, from Descartes, Kant and Hegel to Heidegger, Wittgenstein and Sartre, to reframe our understanding of personal experience and the aesthetic world around us.

UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 216 pages PB 9781350018235 • £14.99 / $20.95 Individual eBook 9781350018242 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781350018259 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic World English

UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 152 pages PB 9781350018150 • £12.99 / $19.95 Individual eBook 9781350018167 • £12.99 / $13.99 Library eBook 9781350018174 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic World English • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •



The Continental Philosophy of Film Reader

Badiou and His Interlocutors

Edited by Joseph Westfall, University of Houston-Downtown, USA

Alain Badiou, École Normale Supérieure, France

The first collection of its kind, this is the essential anthology of writings by continental philosophers on cinema. The last century of film-making and thinking about film, as well as all of the major schools of Continental thought are represented: phenomenology and existentialism, Marxism and critical theory, feminist and gender theory, psychoanalysis, and postmodernism. Included here are not only the classic texts in continental philosophy of film, but also the earliest works of Continental philosophy of film, from thinkers such as Bergson and Lukács, to little-read gems by philosophical giants such as Sartre and Beauvoir. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 608 pages • 33 illustrations PB 9781474275736 • £29.99 / $40.95 • HB 9781474275699 • £120.00 / $162.00 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Lectures, Interviews and Responses Edited by A.J. Bartlett, Monash University, Australia & Justin Clemens, University of Melbourne With material by Badiou previously unpublished in English this unique critical collection presents a valuable overview of his recent philosophical theories. It includes two original lectures by Badiou, on contemporary politics, the infinite, cinema and theatre, and two extensive interviews with Badiou – one on the contemporary political situation and one wide ranging interview on his work. It also contains six original interventions by established scholars in the field, addressing his concept of history, Lacan, Cinema, poetry, and feminism; and four original essays by young and established scholars on the key concerns of Badiou’s 2015 visit to Australia and New Zealand. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 240 pages PB 9781350026667 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350026650 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350026643 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781350026636 Bloomsbury Academic

Enduring Time

Philosophies of Difference

Lisa Baraitser, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

A Critical Introduction to Non-philosophy

Permanent debt, violent conflict, climate change, economic instability, and widening social inequalities have led to dramatic changes in the ways we imagine and experience time. How do we go on when we seem to be living in the ‘end times’, trapped in a state of ‘non-stop inertia’? Enduring Time proposes some alternative relations of time which provide hopeful alternatives to the dominating models of oppression, limitation and exploitation. A strikingly original philosophy of time which also provides a rigorous and detailed survey of contemporary theories of time, Enduring Time is an indispensable read for those attempting to live meaningfully. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 224 pages PB 9781350008113 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350008120 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350008144 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781350008137 Bloomsbury Academic

Francois Laruelle, Université de Paris X, Nanterre, France A crucial text in Laruelle's oeuvre and an excellent starting point for understanding his broader project, Philosophies of Difference offers a theoretical and critical analysis of the philosophers of difference after Hegel and Nietzsche, introducing a new theoretical practice of non-philosophical thought. Rather than presenting a narrative historical overview, Laruelle provides a series of rigorous critiques of the interpretations of difference in Hegel, Nietzsche and Deleuze, Heidegger and Derrida. From Laruelle's innovative theoretical perspective, the forms of philosophical difference that emerge as variations upon a unique, highly abstract structure of philosophical decision, the self-posing and self-legitimating essence of philosophy itself. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 256 pages PB 9781350030299 • £15.99 / $21.95 Previously published in HB 9780826436634 Individual eBook 9781441105950 • £19.99 / $21.99 Bloomsbury Academic World English

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The Withholding Power

Existentialism through Film

An Essay on Political Theology

Daniel Shaw, Lock Haven University, USA

Massimo Cacciari

Film is filled with philosophy. What can Blade Runner show us about Heidegger? What does Revolutionary Road reveal about Beauvoir?

Translated by Edi Pucci

Shaw demonstrates existential philosophies in action with close readings of classic writings from the thought of the most significant existentialist thinkers, illustrated through cult and popular cinema that reveal striking parallels. Individual chapters include useful excerpts from the original texts being discussed and illustrated. Organized chronologically, like most existentialism anthologies, this is ideal as a textbook for an intermediate level existentialism course, or as a companion to a selection of primary texts. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 280 pages • 14 b&w PB 9781474299305 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474299299 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474299312 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781474299282 Bloomsbury Academic

The first English translation of Massimo Cacciari’s work The Witholding Power announces a prominent and provocative figure in Italian philosophy and political thought. A notoriously complex thinker, this title offers a starting point for entering into the very heart of his philosophy, providing a comprehensive and synthetic insight into his interpretation of Christian political theology and leftist Italian political theory more generally. With an introduction by Howard Caygill contextualizing the work within the history of Italian thought, this title will offer those coming to Cacciari for the first time a searing insight into his political, theological and philosophical milieu. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 224 pages PB 9781350046443 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781472580481 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781472580504 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781472580498 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Posthuman Glossary

General Ecology

Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University, The Netherlands & Maria Hlavajova

The New Ecological Paradigm

We are experiencing a “posthuman condition”; the combination of global capitalism, migration, technological advances, environmental destruction, and war on terror, with a troublesome reiteration of old, unresolved socio-political problems means the concept of the human as we knew it has undergone dramatic transformations. Posthuman Glossary outlines the critical terms of posthumanity in present-day artistic and intellectual work. It builds on the broad thematic topics of Anthropocene/Capitalocene, ecosophies, digital activism, algorithmic cultures and security and the inhuman. A completely original and unique work, it bridges disciplines, terminologies, and critical communities, unlocking the terms of the posthuman for students and researchers alike. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 496 pages PB 9781350030251 • £26.99 / $36.95 • HB 9781350030244 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350030268 • £26.99 / $28.99 Library eBook 9781350030237 Bloomsbury Academic

Edited by Erich Hörl, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany Ecology has become one of the most urgent and lively fields in the humanities and sciences. In a dramatic widening of scope beyond its original concern with the coexistence of living organisms within a natural environment, it is now recognized there is a proliferation of ecologies across the social, technological, and psychological. In this ambitious and radical new volume of writings, some of the most exciting contemporary thinkers reveal and theorize the extent of the ecologization of existence as the effect of our contemporary socio-technological condition: together, they bring out the complexity and urgency of the challenge of ecological thought. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 400 pages PB 9781350014695 • £23.99 / $32.95 • HB 9781350014701 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781350014718 • £23.99 / $25.99 Library eBook 9781350014688 Bloomsbury Academic

Badiou and Indifferent Being


A Critical Introduction to Being and Event

Jay R. Elliott, Bard College, USA

William Watkin

Why do people do evil? How can we do better? Philosophers in the tradition of 'virtue ethics' argue that we act badly due to failures in our character, and by practicing courage, honesty, and fairness we can improve ourselves. However 'situationist' philosophers argue that our situation matters more than our character.

‘Watkin’s is a very important book. It returns us to what is most gripping about Badiou: his stark, courageous and deeply uncontemporary asceticism.’ Andrew Gibson, former Research Professor of Modern Literature and Theory, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK This is the first systematic account of Badiou’s Being and Event since the dramatic modifications he made to his philosophy in Logics of Worlds, published twenty years later. Uniquely, it also draws out the category of indifference as a central component of Badiou’s ontology. It is a seminal source text for all Badiou readers. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 296 pages PB 9781350015678 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350015661 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350015685 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781350015654 Bloomsbury Academic


Movies with Meaning

This book critically examines the arguments and evidence on each side of the debate, with a special focus on the connections between the philosophical issues and related topics in experimental psychology. Character also includes a guide to further reading that will help students deepen their understanding of contemporary ethics. UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 200 pages HB 9781472574244 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781472574268 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472574251 Series: Bloomsbury Ethics • Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •



Suspensions Series Editors: Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, Jersey City University, USA & Lucian Stone, The University of North Dakota, USA This series interrupts standardized discourses involving the Middle East and the Islamicate world by introducing emerging ideas. The incisive works included in this series provide a counterpoint to the reigning canons of theory, theology, philosophy, literature, and criticism through investigations of vast experiential typologies - such as violence, mourning, vulnerability, tension, and humour - in light of contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate thought.

Transgression and the Inexistent A Philosophical Vocabulary Mehdi Belhaj Kacem Translated by P. Burcu Yalim A contemporary philosopher of Tunisian origin, Kacem is published here in paperback, in English, for the first time. Transgression and the Inexistent lays out the essential concepts of his philosophical system: it is the most complete and synthetic book of his philosophical work, as well as being one of the most provocative in its claims. As a Francophone author engaging with contemporary world thought, he is able to develop novel philosophical perspectives that reach beyond the Middle East or the Continental, and the East/ West binary. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 272 pages • 1 illus PB 9781350021433 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781472534934 Individual eBook 9781472528629 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781472526021 Series: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought Bloomsbury Academic

Gilles Deleuze, Postcolonial Theory, and the Philosophy of Limit Réda Bensmaïa, Brown University, USA Réda Bensmaïa is one of the most important voices in the study of Gilles Deleuze. This volume is a remarkable experiment, bringing Deleuze’s thought into that other territory which Bensmaïa has so impressively travelled, postcolonial theory. Bensmaïa shows how Deleuze’s philosophical and political cartography can be used to chart paths through postcolonial theory, demonstrating that any attempt to think through the questions raised by postcolonial theory will have to take at least some of its bearings using Deleuze’s writings. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 192 pages PB 9781350004399 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350004382 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350004405 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781350004375 Series: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought Bloomsbury Academic

Möbian Nights Reading Literature and Darkness Sandor Goodhart, Purdue University, USA Challenging customary aesthetic assumptions that we write in order not to die, Sandor Goodhart suggests (with Kafka) we write to die. Drawing upon analyses developed by Girard, Foucault, Blanchot, and Levinas (along with examples from Homer to Beckett), Möbian Nights proposes that all literature works “autobiographically”, which is to say, in the wake of disaster; with the credo “I died; therefore, I am”; and for which the language of topology (for example, the “Möbius strip”") offers a vocabulary for naming the “deep structure” of such literary, critical, and scriptural sacrificial and anti-sacrificial dynamics. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 352 pages HB 9781501326936 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501326943 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501326950 Series: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred • Bloomsbury Academic

Poetry and Revelation For a Phenomenology of Religious Poetry Kevin Hart, University of Virginia, USA

as revealed).

Poetry and Revelation is the first study of religious poetry through a phenomenological lens, one that works with the distinction between manifestation (in which everything is made manifest) and revelation (in which the mystery is re-veiled as well

Providing a phenomenological investigation of a wide range of “religious poems”, some medieval, some modern; some written in English, others written in European languages; some from America, some from Britain, and some from Australia, Kevin Hart provides a unique new way of thinking about religious poetry and the nature of revelation itself. UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 344 pages HB 9781472598318 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781472598332 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472598325 Bloomsbury Academic

Deleuze and Ancient Greek Physics The Image of Nature Michael James Bennett Providing critical analysis of Deleuze's readings of Stoicism, Aristotle, and Epicurus, this book shows that it is Deleuze's interpretations of ancient Greek physics that present the key to understanding his conception of nature. Using the works of Aristotle, Plato, Chrysippus, and Epicurus, Bennett traces the development of Deleuze’s key concepts of event, difference, and problem. Arguing that it is difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand these ideas without an appreciation of Deleuze's Hellenistic influences. Deleuze and Ancient Greek Physics is a valuable resource for anyone interested in ancient Greek philosophy, Deleuze’s philosophical project or his methodology in the history of philosophy. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 288 pages HB 9781474284677 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474284684 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474284691 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

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Phenomenology and the Social Context of Psychiatry

Deleuze and Becoming

Social Relations, Psychopathology, and Husserl's Philosophy

Deleuze’s concept of ‘becoming’ provides the key to his notoriously complex metaphysics, yet he never systematized it. Bankston tracks both the concept across Deleuze’s writings and its underlying ontological and temporal processes, arguing that expressions of becoming(s) appear in one of two temporal registers: an appropriation of Nietzsche’s concept of eternal return, and Bergsonian duration.

Edited by Magnus Englander, Malmö University, Sweden Finding a common language between psychiatrists, anti-psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, this is an interdisciplinary volume which establishes the essence and foundations of phenomenological philosophy as it relates to psychiatry and the social world. Using Husserl as a point of departure, empathy, interpersonal understanding, we-intentionality, ethics, citizenship, and social inclusion are investigated in relation to psychopathology, nosology, and clinical research. Drawing upon the rich classical and contemporary phenomenological tradition, it touches on a broad range of thinkers such as Deleuze, Levinas, and R.D. Laing.

Samantha Bankston, Sierra Nevada College, USA

Overturning the criticisms launched by Žižek and Badiou, with conceptual encounters between Bergson, Nietzsche, Leibniz, Borges, Klossowski, and Proust, the newly charted concept of double becoming provides a roadmap to the totality of Deleuze’s philosophy.


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Heidegger, History and the Holocaust

Language and Being

Mahon O'Brien, University of Sussex, UK

Duane Williams, Liverpool Hope University, UK

This book is an important contribution to the longstanding debate concerning Martin Heidegger's association with some of the most significant and terrible events of the 20th century: National Socialism and the Holocaust. This is a difficulty topic, but this book moves the entire debate on 'Heidegger and the Political' forward. This is a genuinely philosophical approach to the 'Heidegger problem' and a much-needed historical re-examination of his ideas, influences and issues. UK January 2017 • US January 2017 • 192 pages PB 9781350007925 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781472510198 Individual eBook 9781472509390 • £89.99 / $96.99 Library eBook 9781472513328 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Heidegger's Linguistics 'In this sustained and intensely focused exposition of what Heidegger can teach us about language Williams not only helps Heidegger beginners and sceptics to see that something important is going on in these texts, but also offers new insight to established Heidegger readers. Williams is especially attentive to the proximity of Heideggerian thinking to mystical and East Asian thought as well as to its poetic dimension. He shows how Heidegger can assist us in reflecting on human beings' spiritual needs in a time threatened by the seemingly unstoppable reduction of communication to information, management-speak, and data.' George Pattison, Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, UK UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781472573155 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781472573179 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472573162 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •



Lacanian Realism Political and Clinical Psychoanalysis

The Philosophy of Ontological Lateness

Duane Rousselle

Merleau-Ponty and the Tasks of Thinking

This book reconstructs Lacanian dogma from the ground up:

Keith Whitmoyer, New York City College of Technology, USA

1) by unearthing a new reading of the Lacanian category of the real 2) by demonstrating the political and cultural ingenuity of Lacan’s concept of the real, and by positioning this against the more reductive analyses of the concept by Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou, Saul Newman, Todd May, Joan Copjec, Jacques Rancière, and others 3) by arguing that the subject exists intimately within the real. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 192 pages HB 9781350003569 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350003576 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350003552 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Mortal Thought

This book argues that at play in the thought of Merleau-Ponty is a philosophy of “ontological lateness”: the manner in which philosophical reflection is fated to lag behind its objects and, therefore, an absolute grasp on being remains beyond its reach. Merleau-Ponty articulates this philosophy against the backdrop of what he calls “cruel thought”, a style of reflecting that seeks resolution by limiting, circumscribing, and arresting its object. By contrast, the philosophy of ontological lateness seeks no such final unveiling but is characterized by its ability to accept the veiling of being and its own constitutive lack of punctuality. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781350003972 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350003989 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350003965 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Hölderlin and Philosophy James Luchte, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, School of the Humanities, China Mortal Thought seeks to illustrate the artistic and philosophical contexts for Hölderlin’s poetic thought and to trace his profound impact upon subsequent philosophy. Beginning with the point of departure of Hölderlin in Kant and Fichte, this book outlines the novel philosophical innovations of Hölderlin, and their influence upon philosophy from the 19th century to the present day. Mortal Thought lays out a concise, comprehensive account of the emergence of Hölderlin as philosopher and poet, of his influence upon the four dominant strands of Continental philosophy – Nietzsche, Heidegger, Critical Theory and Poet-structuralism – and of his continuing relevance to philosophical research today. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 216 pages PB 9781474238199 • £17.99 / $24.95 Previously published in HB 9781474238182 Individual eBook 9781474238205 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474238175 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Hegel and Resistance History, Politics and Dialectics Edited by Bart Zantvoort, Nexus Institute, Netherlands & Rebecca Comay, University of Toronto, Canada The concept of resistance has always been central to the reception of Hegel’s philosophy. This book brings together established and new voices in this field to touch firstly upon the political: is there a place, according to Hegel, for political resistance, or must we submit to the power of the state? Secondly, what is the role of resistance in history, and in to relation to historical progress? And finally, does his system allow for moments of resistance or new insights? Modern philosophy can be viewed as thinking in the wake of Hegel, but the question of how to resist Hegel – and whether he needs to be resisted – remains crucial. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 208 pages HB 9781350003644 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350003651 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350003637 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic


Jean-Paul Sartre's Anarchist Philosophy William L. Remley, Saint Peter’s University, USA In this landmark study, William L. Remley sheds new light on the crucial role of anarchism in Sartre’s writing, arguing that it fundamentally underpins the body of his political work. Sartre’s political philosophy has been infrequently studied and neglected in recent years. Introducing newly translated material from his early oeuvre, as well as providing a fresh perspective on his colossal Critique of Dialectical Reason, this book is a timely reinvigoration of this topic. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 272 pages HB 9781350048249 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350048263 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350048256 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Egalitarian Moments: From Descartes to Rancière Devin Zane Shaw, University of Ottawa, Canada Jacques Rancière’s work has challenged many of the assumptions of contemporary continental philosophy by placing equality at the forefront of emancipatory politics. Drawing on the claim that egalitarian politics persistently appropriates elements from political philosophy to engage new forms of dissensus, Devin Zane Shaw argues that Rancière also provides an opportunity to reconsider modern philosophy and aesthetics in light of the question of equality. From engaging debates about political subjectivity from Descartes to Sartre, to delineating the egalitarian stakes in aesthetics from Schiller to Badiou, this book presents a concise tour through egalitarian moments found within histories of modern philosophy. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 224 pages • 1 illus PB 9781350037878 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472505446 Individual eBook 9781472508218 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472509673 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic • UK, Europe, ROW • +44 (0)1256 302692 •

Desire in Ashes

Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben

Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, Philosophy

Edited by Brendan Moran, University of Calgary, Canada & Carlo Salzani, Monash University, Australia 'The articles in this volume take up the challenge of rereading Benjamin after Agamben, and do so with the utmost seriousness, erudition, argumentativeness and incisiveness. Clarifying without simplifying, and extending without falsification, this collection will be indispensable not only for students and scholars of Benjamin and Agamben, but for its critical discussions concerning the relations between myth, law, violence nand justice.'

Edited by Simon Morgan Wortham, Kingston, University London, UK & Chiara Alfano This collection considers: how best to recall deconstruction? Rather than reduce it to an object of historical importance or memory, these essays analyze its significance in terms of complex matrices of desire; provoked in this way, deconstruction cannot be dismissed as 'dead', nor unproblematically defended as alive and well.

Justin Clemens, Senior Lecturer in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Repositioned on the threshold of life-death, deconstruction profoundly complicates the field of critical thought which still struggles to memorialize, inter, or reduce the deconstructive corpus to ashes.

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Husserl’s Ethics and Practical Intentionality

Space After Deleuze

Susi Ferrarello, Loyola University, USA

Arun Saldanha, University of Minnesota, USA

Husserl's 20th-century phenomenological project remains the cornerstone of modern European philosophy. The place of ethics is of importance to the ongoing legacy and study of phenomenology itself. Husserl's Ethics and Practical Intentionality constitutes one of the major new interventions in this burgeoning field of Husserl scholarship, and offers an unrivaled perspective on the question of ethics in Husserl's philosophy, through a focus on volumes not yet translated into English. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 272 pages PB 9781350039650 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472573735 Individual eBook 9781472573759 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472573742 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic


Towards the Critique of Violence

‘A brilliant and lucid account of the spatial thought of Gilles Deleuze and his sidekick Félix Guattari, that will delight and inspire geographers and philosophers alike. By channelling the geocommunist spirit of Deleuze and Guattari, Arun Saldanha maps out a thinking space that is truly worthy of life on earth – a revolutionary geophilosophy fit for the Anthropocene. Whereas Michel Foucault once quipped that “perhaps one day, this century will be known as Deleuzian” Arun Saldanha stunningly shows why the whole millennium will have been Deleuzian.’ Marcus A. Doel, Professor of Human Geography, College of Science, Swansea University, UK UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 232 pages HB 9781441111883 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781441179838 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781441192134 Series: Deleuze Encounters • Bloomsbury Academic

The Philosophy of Science Fiction Henri Bergson and the Fabulations of Philip K. Dick James Burton, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, Germany 'In a brilliant act of superimposition, Burton brings Henri Bergson’s evolutionary mysticism to bear on the divine invasions—in fiction and in life—of writer Philip K. Dick. The vision of “immanent soteriology” that emerges, in which transcendent fictions jam the engines of necessity, not only illuminates the method behind Dick’s madness but reveals the crucial emancipatory role that fabulation can and does play within posthuman thought. With clear thinking and graceful writing, Burton boldly indicates a “perturbation in the reality field” of contemporary materialism.' Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 248 pages • 5 bw illus PB 9781350028272 • £21.99 / $29.95 Previously published in HB 9781474227667 Individual eBook 9781474227681 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781474227674 Bloomsbury Academic

Art, Politics and Rancière Broken Perceptions Tina Chanter, Kingston University, UK Providing an account of how works of art can, but do not necessarily, interrupt dominant narratives, Tina Chanter presents a rigorous critique of Rancière's story of aesthetics, paying close attention to gender and race. Along with the relationship between the unconscious and the political, identity politics, and perception are key themes throughout. It features discussions of Rancière, Heidegger and Levinas as well as informed accounts of artists Phillip Noyce, Ingrid Pollard, and Gillian Wearing. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 208 pages HB 9781472510563 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781472510945 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472511676 Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •



Foucault and Nietzsche The Politics and Pedagogy of Mourning

Edited by Joseph Westfall, University of Houston-Downtown, USA & Alan Rosenberg, The City University of New York, USA

On Responsibility in Eulogy Timothy Secret, University of Winchester, UK ‘Erudite, well written and argued, conceptually strong and original, it sheds a completely new light on a decisive moment of contemporary philosophy. There is little doubt that it will form an important contribution to debates about the work of the philosopher Jacques Derrida, but also the relationship between ethics, politics, ontology, psychoanalysis, and it’s designated “object”, the existential and moral phenomenon of mourning.’ - Etienne Balibar, Distinguished Professor, Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, UC Irvine, USA

The first of its kind, presenting the relationship between these two thinkers on elements of contemporary culture that they shared interests in. Including the nature of life in the modern world, philosophy as a way of life, the book discusses the ways in which we ought to read and write about other philosophers. The editors and contributing authors are leading figures in Foucault and Nietzsche studies, and their contributions reflect the diversity of approaches possible in coming to terms with the Foucault-Nietzsche relationship. UK April 2018 • US April 2018 • 240 pages HB 9781474247399 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474247405 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474247382 Bloomsbury Academic

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Nihilism and Truth in Philosophy

Dialectic of the Ladder

Gideon Baker, Griffith University, Australia

Wittgenstein, the 'Tractatus' and Modernism

The question of nihilism is always a question of truth. When truth is taken as the measure of existence, the crisis of truth becomes an experience of the nothingness of existence. How, then, did truth become this measure? The short answer is: philosophy. The philosophical will to truth opens the door to nihilism since it both makes truth the utmost thing and continually calls truth into question. Considering the crisis of truth and the loss of world that occurs within nihilistic thought to be inseparable, Baker develops his central insight in a wide-ranging study from antiquity to the present, from ancient Cynics, St Paul, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Agamben, and Badiou.






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On Freedom

The Critique of Humanity

Technology, Capital, Medium

Andrew Gibson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Peter Trawny, Bergische University, Germany

‘Misanthropy is elegant, irresistibly humorous, and genuinely informative, on a subject which has a most fascinating history and, as Gibson shows, is also pressingly relevant for the here and now. Accessibly written and eminently readable Gibson’s is a mature critical voice, learned, intelligent and lucid, provoking and enlightening the reader at every turn.’ - Jonathan Dollimore Gibson moves deftly from discussing misanthropy in relation to internal sin, social alienation, and comic performativity, to consumerist culture and the horrors of colonialism. Through Moliere, Swift, Beckett, Twain, and Woolf, Gibson addresses with affection and empathy whether a philosophy of the misanthrope is possible, and ultimately explores what kind of creature the human really is. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 288 pages PB 9781474293174 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474293167 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474293181 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474293150 Bloomsbury Academic

How to Sleep The Art, Biology and Culture of Unconsciousness Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Humans spend around a third of their lives asleep. However is one that is relatively unattended to in terms of cultural, political, or aesthetic thought. Drawing on the history and findings of sleep science How to Sleep argues that sleep is a complex vital phenomena with a dynamic aesthetic and biological consistency, and complements biopolitical accounts of sleep: a space of recuperative passivity disrupted and capitalised upon by media systems, work and commodification. Arguing through examples drawn from contemporary, modern and renaissance art, literature, film and computational media cultures, this book argues for a complex interplay between biology and culture. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 240 pages PB 9781474288705 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781474288712 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474288736 • £17.99 / $18.99 Library eBook 9781474288729 Series: Lines • Bloomsbury Academic

Spinoza's Authority Volume II Resistance and Power in the Political Treatises Edited by A. Kiarina Kordela, Macalester College, USA & Dimitris Vardoulakis, University of Western Sydney, Australia Spinoza’s political thought has been subject to a significant revival of interest in recent years, helping scholars reinterpret and rethink the political present. Spinoza’s Authority makes a significant contribution to this ongoing reception and utilization of Spinoza’s political thought, and takes the 1670 text, Theologico-Political Treatise, as a primary focal point. Featuring internationally established theorists of Spinoza’s work and taking the concept of authority as an original framework, this books asks: How is authority related to law, memory, and conflict in Spinoza’s political thought? And what are the social and historical processes that produce authority, power and resistance? UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781350011069 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350011052 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350011045 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Translated by Richard Lambert How do we challenge the structures of late capitalism if all possible media through which to do this is inescapably capitalist? This urgent political question is at the heart of Peter Trawny's major new work. The notion of personal or societal freedom has never been more controversial or, seemingly, more far from our grasp. Trawny builds an almost Utopian vision of how to break out of the mediums in which we operate and experience a new kind of freedom. An ambitious, lively yet completely rigorous work, this book offers a fascinating philosophical vision of how to live and live well. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 208 pages PB 9781474273039 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781474273022 • £55.00 / $74.00 Individual eBook 9781474273053 • £17.99 / $18.99 Library eBook 9781474273046 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Spinoza’s Authority Volume I Resistance and Power in Ethics Edited by A. Kiarina Kordela, Macalester College, USA & Dimitris Vardoulakis, University of Western Sydney, Australia Spinoza’s political thought has been subject to a significant revival of interest in recent years, helping scholars reinterpret and rethink the political present. Spinoza’s Authority makes a significant contribution to this ongoing reception and utilization of Spinoza’s political thought, and takes the 1670 text, Theologico-Political Treatise, as a primary focal point. Featuring internationally established theorists of Spinoza’s work and taking the concept of authority as an original framework, this books asks: How is authority related to ethics, and what are the social, historical and representational processes that produce authority and resistance?

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The Political Philosophy of G. A. Cohen Back to Socialist Basics Nicholas Vrousalis, University of Cambridge, UK The first full-length study on the unity of Cohen's political thought. It proceeds thematically, studying a range of fundamental concepts such as materialism, freedom, equality, fraternity and the market, all the while revisiting Cohen’s seminal treatment of Marx, Nozick, Dworkin, Rawls and Sen. Nicholas Vrousalis brings together the diverse strands of argument in Cohen's thought and critically reconstructs them in the context of contemporary debates in social and political theory. This reconstruction highlights common threads running through Cohen's numerous contributions to contemporary philosophy, without underrating the inevitable tensions between them. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 176 pages PB 9781350028333 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472528285 Individual eBook 9781472534378 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472532701 Series: Bloomsbury Research in Political Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •



The History and Philosophy of Science: A Reader

Introduction to Applied Ethics

Edited by Daniel J. McKaughan, Boston College, USA & Holly VandeWall, Boston College, USA

Few people make moral judgments by taking theory first and then “applying” it. This ethics textbook, purpose built for undergraduates in mind, works in the same way as we do when we begin thinking ethically – by encountering practical moral problems and then introducing the theory for understanding and interrogating the issues.

Robert L. Holmes, University of Rochester, USA

With seminal texts from antiquity to the end of the 19th century accessible in one volume for the first time, this reader covers major classical, medieval and modern texts and figures from the natural sciences, such as including Aristotle, Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Darwin and Faraday. Readings are grouped by topic to clarify the development of methods and the unification of theories. Each section includes an introduction, further reading suggestions and discussion questions, allowing students to develop the skills needed to read, interpret, and critically engage with central problems and ideas from the history and philosophy of science.

Holmes presents real examples of recognizable ethical problems, from widely resolved judgements around racism and sexism, to controversial debates such as assisted suicide, with supportive philosophical source material. We are encouraged not to accept uncritically what anyone says; the mission of the book is to foster informed, independent critical thinking.

UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 1072 pages PB 9781474232722 • £27.99 / $49.95 • HB 9781474232739 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474232746 • £27.99 / $29.99 Library eBook 9781474232753 Bloomsbury Academic

UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 400 pages PB 9781350029811 • £22.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350029804 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350029828 • £22.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781350029798 Bloomsbury Academic

Getting Science Wrong Paul Dicken, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany Getting Science Wrong discusses some of the most popular misconceptions about science, and their continuing role in the public imagination. Drawing upon the history and philosophy of science it challenges wide-spread assumptions and misunderstandings, from creationism and climate change to the use of statistics and computer modeling. The result is an engaging introduction to contentious issues in the philosophy of science and a new way of looking at the role of science in society. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 224 pages PB 9781350007284 • £16.99 / $22.95 • HB 9781350007277 • £50.00 / $68.00 Individual eBook 9781350007291 • £16.99 / $17.99 Library eBook 9781350007307 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt A Philosophical Dialogue Eli Hirsch, Brandeis University, USA Using the imagined dialogue between three aging philosophy professors, Eli Hirsch simplifies the complex subject of radical skepticism by bringing to life the problem of whether or not we can ever have any knowledge of the world around us. Hirsch’s three characters make the decision to clear up matters concerning skepticism once and for all. They are differentiated not merely by their different views but also by their pointedly contrasting philosophical sensibilities. As they continue to discuss, debate and breakdown the problem, they introduce the reader to ideas and thinkers at the very heart of philosophy. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 240 pages PB 9781350033856 • £15.99 / $21.95 • HB 9781350033849 • £45.00 / $60.00 Individual eBook 9781350033870 • £15.99 / $16.99 Library eBook 9781350033832 Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Companion to Bertrand Russell

The Selected Writings of Maurice O’Connor Drury

Edited by Russell Wahl, Idaho State University, USA

On Wittgenstein, Philosophy, Religion and Psychiatry

Bringing new insights into Russell’s relationship with his contemporaries, a team of experts explore his life-long battles with important philosophical issues. They consider how he influenced thinkers and schools of thought, from Schröder, Frege and Meinong to Wittgenstein and the Vienna Circle, while also covering his impact on individual issues in epistemology, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and political philosophy. Importantly this companion discusses often overlooked topics. Focusing on Russell’s later views, including his moral philosophy and his politics, reveals that Russell did make significant contributions to ethics - both theoretical and practical - in the course of his career. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 320 pages HB 9781474278058 • £100.00 / $136.00 Individual eBook 9781474278065 • £99.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781474278072 Series: Bloomsbury Companions • Bloomsbury Academic


Maurice O’Connor Drury Edited by John Hayes, University of Limerick, Ireland Drury, among Wittgenstein’s first students, was enormously influenced by his teacher. Featuring previously unpublished archival sources, a new biography of Drury, lectures, conversations, and letters on philosophy, religion and medicine, this collection also includes the Danger of Words, described by Ray Monk as 'the most truly Wittgensteinian book published by any of Wittgenstein's students'. Each piece reveals the impact of Wittgenstein, shedding light on the friendship and thinking of one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 472 pages • 2 b/w illustrations HB 9781474256360 • £130.00 / $176.00 Individual eBook 9781474256377 • £129.00 / $140.00 Library eBook 9781474256384 Bloomsbury Academic • UK, Europe, ROW • +44 (0)1256 302692 •

Logic of the Digital

The Complete Text

Aden Evens, Dartmouth College, USA

Henri Poincaré Edited by David J. Stump, University of San Francisco, USA & Mélanie Frappier, University of King's College, Canada Translated by Mélanie Frappier, University of King's College, Canada, Andrea Smith & David J. Stump, University of San Francisco, USA “This updated and corrected translation of Science and Hypothesis is an essential addition to both personal and institutional libraries. Scholars who prefer to read Poincaré in English, as well as general readers of philosophy of science, will appreciate this version. In addition to corrections, the volume includes an additional chapter 14 not included in any prior English translations.” Janet Folina, Professor of Philosophy, Macalester College, USA UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 208 pages HB 9781350026773 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350026766 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350026759 Bloomsbury Academic

Frank Cioffi: The Philosopher in Shirt-Sleeves David Ellis, University of Kent, UK & Nicholas Bunnin, University of Oxford, UK Frank Cioffi gained a considerable public reputation in Freudian and Wittgensteinian circles. This is an account of his conversation, capturing the sharp intelligence Cioffi was able to bring to bear on life's biggest problems. Tackling subjects such as art, science, understanding others and depression, David Ellis vividly describes how a philosopher who was profoundly influenced by Wittgenstein dealt with life. Followed by a post-script in which Nicholas Bunnin situates him in a more strictly academic context, this is a mixture of personal portrait and academic introduction that provides an elegant and enjoyable tribute to Cioffi as both man and philosopher. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 208 pages PB 9781472590121 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472590114 Individual eBook 9781472590138 • £59.99 / $64.99 Library eBook 9781472590145 Bloomsbury Academic

Niels Bohr and the Philosophy of Physics Twenty-First-Century Perspectives Edited by Jan Faye, University of Copenhagen, Denmark & Henry Folse, Loyola University New Orleans, USA This collection examines the work, influences and legacy of the Nobel Prize physicist and philosopher of experiment Niels Bohr. Covering Bohr's groundbreaking contribution to quantum mechanics, it reveals the philosophers who influenced his work. Linking him to the pragmatist C.I. Lewis and the Danish philosopher Harald Høffding, it draws strong similarities between Bohr’s philosophy and the Kantian way of thinking. Balancing historical themes with contemporary ideas, Niels Bohrs and Philosophy of Physics reveals Bohr’s on-going contribution to the philosophy of science and confirms his place in the history of philosophy. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 368 pages HB 9781350035119 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350035133 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350035126 Bloomsbury Academic

Starting with the digital's technical characteristics, captured by the binary code, this study asks how the digital domain of abstract logic encounters the human world. Focusing on formal code and the elements of creative production, it shows how encounters between the actual and the digital must cross an ontological divide: the gap between the productive materiality of the human world and the reductive abstraction of binary code. Constructing a map of digital ontology, exploring the potentials of programming and using gaming as the ideal test of the ontology, it guides future practices and shapes academic research in digital technologies.


Science and Hypothesis

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Contemporary Perspectives on C.S. Lewis' 'The Abolition of Man' History, Philosophy, Education, and Science Edited by Timothy M. Mosteller & Gayne John Anacker, California Baptist University, USA. "A welcome addition to the scholarly literature on Lewis’s influential defence of objective value. The perspectives are penetrating, illuminating, weighty without being ponderous. A collection that immediately establishes itself as the ‘go to’ book for anyone wanting to understand Lewis the philosopher at his most succinct, challenging, and telling." Michael Ward, Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, UK UK February 2017 • US April 2017 • 184 pages HB 9781474296441 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781474296458 • £69.99 / $75.99 Library eBook 9781474296472 Bloomsbury Academic

Metanoia A Speculative Ontology of Language, Thinking, and the Brain Armen Avanessian, Free University Berlin, Germany & Anke Hennig, Free University Berlin, Germany To see the world in a new light is to accept that our thinking has been irrevocably transformed. How is that possible? Is it merely an intellectual process without any impact on the world outside our brains? To tackle these questions, this innovative book mobilizes discussions from linguistics, literary theory, analytic philosophy of language, and cognitive science. Metanoia— meaning literally a change of mind or a conversion—rearticulates linguistic consciousness by underlining the poetic, creative moment of language and sheds light on the ability of language to transform not only our thinking but the world around us as well. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781350004726 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350004740 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350004719 Bloomsbury Academic World English • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •


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Metaphysics An Introduction

Science and Religion in Wittgenstein's Fly-Bottle

Jonathan Tallant, University of Nottingham, UK

Tim Labron, Concordia University, Canada

"Tallant offers an innovative way into a variety of foundational questions about the world around us. The textbook is an exciting and clear introduction to topics in contemporary metaphysics that are the focus of active debate among experts, and Tallant is a first-rate guide to this shifting and difficult terrain." Daniel Nolan, McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, USA UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 296 pages PB 9781350006706 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350006713 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350006744 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781350006720 Bloomsbury Academic

Wittgenstein’s philosophy can help us to untie the knots in our understanding of the relationship between science and religion. The common perspectives—for or against religion—are based on the same question, 'Do religion and science fit together or not?' This book steps out of the polemical arguments to focus on the unique natures of science and religion—without discrediting or endorsing either perspective. As Wittgenstein would say, we need to show the fly out of the bottle. We need to trace the arguments backwards to the fly bottle’s exit. The knotted perspectives stuck in the fly bottle are, in particular, religious fundamentalism and scientific atheism. Surprisingly, integration can also be stuck in the fly bottle when it ignores differences and blurs similarities within the fly bottle. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 152 pages PB 9781441151193 • £22.99 / $27.95 • HB 9781441116574 • £72.00 / $90.00 Individual eBook 9781501305894 • £19.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781501305900 Bloomsbury Academic

A Critical Introduction to Knowledge How J. Adam Carter & Ted Poston, University of South Alabama, USA Assessing whether knowledge-how and knowledgethat have the same epistemic properties, Carter and Poston introduce and explore a range of recent debates in epistemology, including: cognitive achievement, epistemic luck, knowledge of language, epistemic value, and social epistemology. Situating discussions in prominent debates in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and logic and providing a thorough understanding of some core issues in contemporary epistemology, the authors present the main arguments of this important and thriving debate. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 224 pages PB 9781472514929 • £22.99 / $31.95 • HB 9781472507105 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781472509871 • £22.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781472507570 Series: Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology Bloomsbury Academic

Free Will and Epistemology A Defence of the Transcendental Argument for Freedom Robert Lockie, University of West London, UK In the first in-depth study of the transcendental argument for decades, Robert Lockie defends a modern version of the famous transcendental argument for free will: that we could not be justified in undermining a strong notion of free will, as a strong notion of free will is required for any such process of undermining to be itself epistemically justified. By arguing for a conception of internalism that goes back to the early days of the internalistexternalist debates, he draws on work by Richard Foley, William Alston and Alvin Plantinga to explain the importance of epistemic deontology and its role in the transcendental argument. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781350029040 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350029064 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350029057 Bloomsbury Academic

Mereology: A Philosophical Introduction Giorgio Lando, University of L'Aquila, Italy Providing discussions of examples analysed from different viewpoints, this study focuses on language - words as parts of sentences, characters as parts of words - and biological organisms – the relations of constitution between cells, tissues and organs. By discussing the contemporary reinstatements of past conceptions of parthood, particularly from ancient philosophy, current debates are better understood through past conceptions. Presenting a wellorganized comprehensive discussion of parthood and related notions, Mereology: The Relation of Being Part contributes to a better understanding a subject at the centre of analytic metaphysics. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 248 pages HB 9781472583666 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781472583673 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472583680 Bloomsbury Academic World English


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Series Editor: James R. Beebe, The University of Buffalo, USA Empirical and experimental philosophy is generating tremendous excitement, producing unexpected results that are challenging traditional philosophical methods. This series responds to this trend, bringing together some of the most influential voices in the field to understand the approach and measure its impact in contemporary philosophy. The result is a series that captures past and present developments and anticipates future research directions.

Experimental Metaphysics Edited by David Rose, Rutgers University, USA Metaphysics, almost entirely neglected by experimental philosophers, is the central focus of Advances in Experimental Metaphysics. Opening up the discussion for the first time, it systematically addresses the question of how cognitive science might be relevant to metaphysics. With contributions from cognitive scientists and philosophers, chapters focus on theoretical issues involving the role of cognitive science in metaphysics. Alongside free will, objects and causation, they look at empirical developments on folk thinking about metaphysical issues, raising doubts about whether the indicated theories of composition are beholden to folk judgments in the first place and reviewing the evidence for purpose-based thinking. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 256 pages HB 9781474278621 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474278614 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474278638 Series: Advances in Experimental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Philosophy Edited by Helen De Cruz, University of Oxford, UK & Ryan Nichols, California State University, USA While experimental philosophy has blossomed into a variety of philosophical fields, very little experimental research has been done in the domain of philosophy of religion. Helen De Cruz brings together scholars who have made important contributions to interdisciplinary research on religion in the last decade and provides new ways of approaching core philosophical and psychological problems. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 232 pages PB 9781350041561 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474223843 Individual eBook 9781474223836 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474223829 Series: Advances in Experimental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Advances in Experimental Philosophy and Philosophical Methodology Edited by Jennifer Nado, Lingnan University, Hong Kong "Experimental philosophy is changing fast. Nado brings together contributions right at the cutting edge, from among the leaders and leading critics of the field. This will be required reading for anyone who wants to keep up to date with the evolving controversies." Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside, USA UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 192 pages • 1 b/w illustration PB 9781350048577 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474223218 Individual eBook 9781474223201 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474223225 Series: Advances in Experimental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Truth, Time and History: A Philosophical Inquiry Sophie Botros, University of London, UK Breaking impasses within the narrower analytic debates concerning the semantic anti-realists and the truth value link realists, this original study adopts a broader approach to understand the extent to which the past exists independently. It draws on the work of Dummet, Smart and Prior as well as historians such as Collingwood and Oakeshot and reveals underlying links between the realist/anti-realist debate. By combining insights from analytic and continental philosophy and history to show how the legitimacy of discourse about the past can be sustained, it presents a convincing argument for the unreality of the past, and its inherence in the present. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 288 pages HB 9781350027312 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350027329 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350027336 Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •

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Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed Chad Meister, Bethel College, USA "A remarkably concise and accessible introduction to the 'problem of evil.' Meister summarises a quarter-century of academic debate and philosophical reflection in a book that can be read in an evening." Graham Veale, Apologetics 315 Evil is ubiquitous. But why does it exist, why is it so pervasive, and how should we think about and respond to it? In a rigorous but lively way, Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed examines philosophical and theological problems, traditional and recent, raised by the existence of widespread evil. A thoughtful, engaging, even-handed guide to examining both classical and contemporary issues raised by the reality and ubiquity of evil.

Edited by Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College, USA & Elsa J. Marty, University of Chicago, USA "An up-to-date, concise dictionary that will ably serve both the novice and the scholar. Besides the accessible, succinct entries, it contains excellent introductory material, a useful philosophical/historical timeline, and an extensive bibliography." Paul Copan, Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 368 pages PB 9781501325236 • £27.99 / $34.95 • HB 9781501325243 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501325250 • £24.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781501325267 Bloomsbury Academic

UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 256 pages PB 9781501324277 • £19.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781501324284 • £64.00 / $80.00 Individual eBook 9781501324291 • £17.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781501324307 Bloomsbury Academic

Nietzsche’s Search for Philosophy

Errant Affirmations

On the Middle Writings

On the Philosophical Meaning of Kierkegaard's Religious Discourses

Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick, UK ‘[Keith Ansell-Pearson is] Admirably wide-ranging ...manages to recreate something of the profound strangeness and excitement of Nietzsche's work while remaining coolly judicious’ Terry Eagleton, New Statesman Renowned Nietzsche scholar Keith Ansell-Pearson introduces and explores core aspects of Nietzsche’s philosophy 'as a way of life'. Ansell-Pearson creatively links Nietzsche's search for a life-giving philosophy with ancient philosophical traditions and provides us with stunning and original insights into both Nietzsche's philosophy and his relationship to ancient thought. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 240 pages PB 9781474254700 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474254694 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474254724 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781474254717 Bloomsbury Academic

David J. Kangas In this interpretation of Kierkegaard's understudied religious discourses, Errant Affirmations not only opens up a new reading of Kierkegaard but elucidates his 'religious' texts and places them organically within his philosophy as a whole. Through close and clear readings, David Kangas argues that contemporary philosophical themes - gift, temporality, language, death, nothingness, economy and selfhood- are evident in these 'religious' works. The book argues that Kierkegaard’s “ontology,” fully emerges only in these discourses, which are organized around an “errant” kind of affirmation: an affirmation of existence that is without conditions, capable of affirming life even amidst its finitude and suffering. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781350020054 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350020061 • £64.99 / $69.99 Library eBook 9781350020047 Bloomsbury Academic

The Kalam Cosmological Argument, Volume 1

The Kalam Cosmological Argument, Volume 2

Philosophical Arguments for the Finitude of the Past

Scientific Evidence for the Beginning of the Universe

Edited by Paul Copan, Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA & William Lane Craig, Houston Baptist University, USA

Edited by Paul Copan, Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA & William Lane Craig, Houston Baptist University, USA

This anthology on the philosophical arguments for the finitude of the past asks: Is an infinite series of past events metaphysically possible? Should actual infinites be restricted to theoretical mathematics, or can an actual infinite exist in the concrete world? These essays by kalam proponents and detractors engage in lively debate about the nature of infinity and its conundrums; about frequently-used kalam argument paradoxes of Tristram Shandy, the Grim Reaper, and Hilbert’s Hotel; and about the infinity of the future. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 304 pages HB 9781501330797 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501330803 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501330810 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy of Religion • Bloomsbury Academic


A Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion, Second Edition

The kalam cosmological argument—perhaps the most discussed philosophical argument for God’s existence in recent decades— maintains that whatever begins to exist must have a cause. And since the universe began to exist, there must be a transcendent cause of its beginning, a conclusion which is confirmatory of theism. So this medieval argument for the finitude of the past has received fresh wind in its sails from recent scientific discoveries. This collection reviews and assesses the merits of the latest scientific evidences for the universe’s beginning. It ends with the kalam argument’s conclusion that the universe has a cause—a personal cause with properties of theological significance. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 304 pages HB 9781501335877 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501335884 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501335891 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy of Religion • Bloomsbury Academic • UK, Europe, ROW • +44 (0)1256 302692 •

Series Editor: Miles Hollingworth, author of Saint Augustine of Hippo Reading Augustine presents a new line of books offering personal and close readings of St. Augustine of Hippo from leading philosophers and religious scholars. The aim of the series is to make clear Augustine’s importance to contemporary thought and to present Augustine not only or primarily as a pre-eminent Christian thinker but as a philosophical, spiritual, literary and intellectual icon of the West. Books in the series expose and take as their starting point the special malleability of Augustine’s thought and his unique place in the Western canon.

On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self

On Creativity, Liberty, Love and the Beauty of the Law

Ian Clausen, Villanova University, USA

Todd Breyfogle, Aspen Institute, USA

Ian Clausen's On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self describes Augustine’s central ideas on morality and how he arrived at them. Describing an intellectual journey that will resonate especially with readers at the beginning of their own journey, Clausen shows that Augustine’s early writing career was an outworking of his own inner turmoil and discovery, and that both were to summit, triumphantly, on his monumental book Confessions (AD 386-401). UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 160 pages PB 9781501314209 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781501314193 • £54.00 / $80.00 Individual eBook 9781501314216 • £17.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781501314223 Series: Reading Augustine • Bloomsbury Academic

On Creativity, Liberty, Love and the Beauty of the Law introduces readers to Augustine’s understanding of law as an arena in which the possibilities of creative freedom are reconciled with the needs of natural and civil order. It places Augustine’s conception of law in the broader mosaic of his ideas about how human beings are bound together individually, socially, and spiritually. Seasoned readers of Augustine will see this fundamental element of his thought in a different light, even as those less familiar with Augustine are introduced to the thrill of following how he makes sense of the complexities of nature, history, and the human spirit.


Reading Augustine

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On Education, Formation, Citizenship and the Lost Purpose of Learning

On Ethics, Politics and Psychology in the Twenty-First Century

Joseph Clair, George Fox University, USA

John M. Rist, Catholic University of America, USA

Starting from the beginning of book culture in late antiquity, Reading to Save Your Life: Augustinian Insights for Liberal Education explores how Augustine of Hippo shaped our understanding of the moral demands and spiritual possibilities of reading. As he traces how Augustine arrived at his innovative view of reading, Joseph Clair reveals the impact of Augustinian reading throughout the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and up to and beyond the birth of the modern university. A manifesto for mindful reading, Reading to Save Your Life serves as a clarion call for the recovery of Augustinian reading as the basis of liberal education.

John M. Rist takes the reader through Augustine’s ethics, the arguments he made and how he arrived at them, and shows how this moral philosophy remains vital for us today. He looks at thinkers who accept parts of Augustine's evaluation of the human condition but lapse into bleakness and pessimism since for them God has disappeared. In the concluding parts of the book, Rist suggests how a developed version of Augustine's original vision can be applied to the complexities of modern life while also laying out, on the other hand, what our moral universe would look like without Augustine’s contribution to it.

UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 144 pages PB 9781501326165 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781501326158 • £54.00 / $80.00 Individual eBook 9781501326172 • £17.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781501326189 Series: Reading Augustine • Bloomsbury Academic

UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 176 pages PB 9781501307485 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781501307492 • £54.00 / $80.00 Individual eBook 9781501307508 • £17.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781501307515 Series: Reading Augustine • Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •



The Religious Philosophy of Roger Scruton

Idealism and Christian Philosophy

Edited by James Bryson, McGill, Canada

Edited by Steven B. Cowan, Louisiana College, USA & James S. Spiegel, Taylor University in Indiana, USA

Idealism and Christianity Volume 2

Although a religious sensibility ties together his astonishingly prodigious and dynamic output as a philosopher, poet and composer, Scruton’s recent exploration of religious and theological themes from a philosophical point of view has excited a fresh response from scholars. This collection of writings addresses Scruton’s challenging and subtle philosophy of religion for the first time. Including contributions from specialists in the philosophy of religion, the history of thought and culture, aesthetics, and church history, this volume is a unique and fascinating collection of writings that sheds light on this hitherto unexplored aspect of Roger Scruton's philosophy.

Such thinkers as George Berkeley and Jonathan Edwards believed that Idealism is especially amenable to a Christian perspective, both because it provides a plausible way of conceptualizing the world from a theistic standpoint and because it effectively addresses skeptical challenges to the Christian faith. The contributors to this volume explore a variety of ways in which the case can be made for this claim, including potential solutions to philosophical problems related to the nature of time, the ontology of physical objects, the mindbody problem, and the nature of science.

UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 304 pages PB 9781350041578 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474251327 Individual eBook 9781474251334 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474251310 Bloomsbury Academic

UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 224 pages PB 9781501335860 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781628924060 Individual eBook 9781628924077 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781628924084 Bloomsbury Academic

Idealism and Christian Theology

The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace

Idealism and Christianity Volume 1

Toward a Phenomenology of Chaste Anarchism

Edited by Joshua R. Farris, University of Bristol, UK, S. Mark Hamilton, University of Bristol, UK & James S. Spiegel, Taylor University in Indiana, USA In the recent history of philosophy few works have appeared which favorably portray Idealism as a plausible philosophical view of the world. Considerably less has been written about Idealism as a viable framework for doing theology. Idealism and Christian Theology is an effort to re-introduce Idealism to contemporary Christian theology, and to retrieve ideas and arguments from its most significant modern exponents (especially George Berkeley and Jonathan Edwards) in order to assess its value for present and future theological construction. As a piece of constructive philosophical-theology itself, this volume considers the explanatory power an Idealist ontology has for contemporary Christian theology.

Caitlin Smith Gilson, University of Holy Cross, USA “This is a singular book whose author has an insightful philosophical voice and an engaging theological voice. Caitlin Smith Gilson is intellectually passionate and existentially engaged with themes that spill over the normal academic divisions between theology, politics, philosophy and poetics. More than just a scholarly report on research done by others, it a serious first-order engagement with the matter itself. There is something poetic, rhapsodic, inspired even about this work. Caitlin Smith Gilson’s voice should be heard. Warmly recommended.” William Desmond, KU Leuven, Belgium, and Villanova University, USA UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 328 pages PB 9781501330667 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501308185 Individual eBook 9781501308192 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501308208 Bloomsbury Academic

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Darren Hudson Hick, Texas Tech University, USA Introducing Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art raises questions about art, beauty and value that have occupied philosophers since antiquity. By combining historical theories and arguments with examples from contemporary conceptual art, literature and TV soap operas, it presents the background and supplies all the tools required to answer questions about art today. Now in its second edition, it includes a range of updated examples from public art, video games and graffiti, as well as a new chapter on feminism, disability issues and activism. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 304 pages • 12 b/w illus PB 9781350006904 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350006898 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350006911 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781350006928 Bloomsbury Academic

Deleuze and Art Anne Sauvagnargues, University of Paris, Nanterre, France Sauvagnargues provides an important glimpse into Deleuze's philosophy, reconstructing the social and intellectual contexts that contributed to the trajectory of his thought. Sauvagnargues constructs a precise map of Deleuze's work, pinpointing where key Deleuzian concepts first emerge and eventually disappear. This methodology of "periodization", provides a systematic historiography that remains faithful to Deleuze’s affirmation of the principle of exteriority. Now available in paperback this text gives the reader an inside look into the conceptual and artistic landscape that surrounded Deleuze and the creation of his philosophy. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 240 pages PB 9781474260244 • £21.99 / $29.95 Previously published in HB 9781441173805 Individual eBook 9781441149152 • £89.99 / $96.99 Library eBook 9780826435637 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic World English

A Theory of Minimalism

Aesthetic Marx

Marc Botha, Durham University, UK

Edited by Samir Gandesha, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Johan Hartle, University of Amsterdam

Marc Botha offers the first general theory of minimalism, establishing an aesthetic paradigm for rethinking realism in genuinely radical terms. In dialogue with analytic and continental thinkers, Botha develops a constellation of concepts which encapsulate the transhistorcial and transdisciplinary reach of minimalism. From the caves of early Christian ascetics to Samuel Beckett’s late prose, Botha’s bold and provocative arguments equip readers with the tools to engage critically with past, present and future minimalism, and to recognize how, in a culture caught between the poles of excess and austerity, minimalism still matters. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 296 pages • 15 illus HB 9781472530301 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781472526540 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472530868 Bloomsbury Academic

Aesthetics of Ugliness A Critical Edition Karl Rosenkranz Translated into English and available in paperback for the first time, Aesthetics of Ugliness is an indispensable work in modern aesthetics and modernist art, literary studies and cultural theory, which fundamentally reworks conceptual understandings of what it means for a thing to be ugly. Rosenkranz shows ugliness to be the negation of beauty without being reducible to evil, materiality, or other negative terms used its conventional condemnation. This insistence on the specificity of ugliness, and on its dynamic status as a process afflicting aesthetic canons, reflects Rosenkranz's interest in the metropolis and the struggle with modernization and idealist aesthetics. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 344 pages PB 9781350022928 • £22.99 / $31.95 Previously published in HB 9781472568854 Individual eBook 9781472568861 • £22.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781472568878 Bloomsbury Academic World English


Introducing Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

‘The crisis of neoliberal capitalism has occasioned an urgent and widespread reassessment of Marx and his significance. Anyone seeking to take its pulse in the discourses of the aesthetic must read Aesthetic Marx.’ Stewart Martin, Editor of Radical Philosophy and Reader in Philosophy and Fine Art, Middlesex University, UK This study differs from previous discussions of Marxist aesthetic theory as it understands the works of Marx themselves as contributions to thinking the aesthetic. This takes into account Marx’s broader sense of the aesthetic as a question of sense perception and the body. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 336 pages • 35 b&w HB 9781350024229 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350024236 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350024212 Bloomsbury Academic

Against Transmission Media Philosophy and the Engineering of Time Timothy Barker A radical investigation of the technical architecture of media such as television, computers, cameras, and cinematography. Barker achieves this through in-depth archive research into the history of the development of media technology, combined with innovative readings of key concepts from philosophers of media. Teaming philosophical inquiry with thorough technical and historical analysis, in a broad range of international case studies, from early experimental cinema and television to contemporary media art and innovative hardware developments, Barker shows how the technical discoveries made in these contexts have engineered the experiences of time in contemporary media culture. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 240 pages HB 9781474293099 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474293112 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474293082 Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •



Bare Architecture

Creation and the Function of Art

A Schizoanalysis

Techné, Poiesis and the Problem of Aesthetics

Chris L. Smith, University of Sydney, Australia ‘A brilliant book. In Bare Architecture Chris L. Smith describes architecture as a vehicle for departing from a spatial and temporal present; allowed to stray, to be set adrift, the body arrives at new formations by letting go of the here and now. In escaping, architecture and body become dislocated senses of form and force. Written with intellectual rigour and grace, Bare Architecture is an astonishing piece of research.’ - Claudia Perren, Director, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Germany UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 208 pages HB 9781350015814 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350015807 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350015791 Bloomsbury Academic

Expanded Painting Ontological Aesthetics and the Essence of Colour Mark Titmarsh, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia The relevance of painting has been questioned many times over the last century, by the arrival of photography, installation art and digital technologies. But rather than accept the death of painting, Mark Titmarsh traces a paradoxical interface between this art form and its opposing forces to define a new practice known as ‘expanded painting’ giving the term historical context, theoretical structure and an important place in contemporary practice. As the formal boundaries tumble, the being of painting expands to become a kind of total art incorporating all other media including sculpture, video and performance. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 240 pages HB 9781350004177 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350004184 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350004160 Bloomsbury Academic

This book focuses on the relationship between techné and phusis (nature). Moving away from the theoretical Platonism which dominates contemporary understandings of art, Tuckwell instead reinvigorates Aristotelian causation. This book examines the deviations at play within logical forms, the subject, and upon phusis to better situate the role of the function in poiesis (art). In so doing, Tuckwell shows techné to be a property of the living of intelligence coupled to action that not only enacts poiesis or art, but indicates a broader role for creative deviation in nature. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 240 pages HB 9781350010765 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350010772 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350010789 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts Edited by Tomáš Koblížek, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Discussing different art forms and media, this collection brings together a team of scholars from philosophy, literature and education and presents an interdisciplinary examination of a concept at the heart of contemporary aesthetics. Beginning with an introduction providing historical background to modern discussions of immersion, it deals with a wide range of theoretical issues. It explores the nature and function of the aesthetic illusion as well as the role of affect and emotion, the implications of aesthetic illusion for the theory of fiction, the variable forms of aesthetic illusion and the relationship between it and other components of aesthetic response. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 320 pages • 6 b/w illustrations HB 9781350032583 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350032606 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350032590 Bloomsbury Academic

Making Sense

The Intelligence of Place

Art Practice and Transformative Therapeutics

Topographies and Poetics

Lorna Collins, University of Cambridge, UK Making Sense utilises art practice as a pro-active way of thinking that helps us to make sense of the world. Drawing from poststructuralist philosophy, psychoanalysis, arts therapies, and the creative processes of a range of contemporary artists, the book appeals to the fields of art theory, the arts therapies, aesthetics and art practice, whilst it opens the regenerative affects of art-making to everyone. The purpose of the book is to question and understand how and why art has this facility and power, and make the creative and healing properties of certain modes of expression widely accessible, practical and useful. UK December 2016 • US December 2016 • 280 pages • 15 bw illus PB 9781350037779 • £28.99 / $39.95 • / $112.00 Individual eBook 9781472573193 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472573209 Bloomsbury Academic


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Edited by Jeff Malpas, University of Tasmania, Australia Place has become a widespread concept in contemporary work in the humanities. Yet there are relatively few works that focus directly on the concept of place; it remains a concept more often deployed than interrogated. This study fills this gap, drawing together many of the key thinkers currently writing on the topic in topics including anthropology, architecture, geography and philosophy. Providing an exploration of place from various perspectives, it offers a unique point of entry into the contemporary thinking of place and new insights into a concept crucial to understanding our world and ourselves. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 296 pages • 17 b/w illustrations PB 9781350036338 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472588678 Individual eBook 9781472588685 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472588692 Bloomsbury Academic • UK, Europe, ROW • +44 (0)1256 302692 •

Series Editors: Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Lancaster University, UK & Sur-hoon Tan, National University of Singapore Bringing together established academics and rising stars, these handbooks survey philosophical topics across all the main schools of Asian thought. Each volume focuses on the history and development of a core subject in a single tradition.

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Early Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy Edited by Alexus McLeod, University of Dayton, USA Covering multiple schools and thinkers, this handbook presents a comprehensive cross-section of the research being done in the major areas of Chinese and comparative ethics and political philosophy. Featuring comparative approaches, it brings early Chinese ethics and political philosophy into conversation with Western Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, and even Western Theology. Contributors discuss numerous texts and schools in Pre-Qin and Han Philosophy, showing how early Chinese ethical and political theories can be used to help with contemporary questions in philosophy. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 416 pages HB 9781350007208 • £100.00 / $136.00 Individual eBook 9781350007215 • £99.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781350007192 Series: Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy Edited by Michiko Yusa, Western Washington University, USA Situating Japanese philosophy within the larger context of global intercultural philosophical discourse and pointing to new topics of research, this handbook covers philosophy of science, peace, social justice and healing. Introducing work by contemporary Japanese philosophers who are relatively unknown outside Japan, it makes a unique contribution by offering an account of Japanese philosophy from within. Also featured is the work of a younger generation of scholars and thinkers. These critical essays, by leading philosophers and rising scholars, to the past and the present of Japanese philosophy demonstrate ways of doing engaged philosophy in the present globalized age. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 416 pages HB 9781474232685 • £130.00 / $176.00 Individual eBook 9781474232692 • £129.99 / $140.99 Library eBook 9781474232708 Series: Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies Edited by Sor-hoon Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore "An exemplary resource . . . The advice about translations is excellent, as are the pedagogical lessons and the comparative opportunities. This is an indispensable guide for researchers, and it would make a fantastic text for a graduate course. Summing Up: Essential." CHOICE UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 392 pages PB 9781350058040 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472580313 Individual eBook 9781472580320 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472580306 Series: Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender

Edited by Arindam Chakrabarti, University of Hawai'i, USA

Edited by Ann A. Pang-White, Stony-Brook University, USA

"This volume merits study and could serve as the basis for courses in aesthetics or in Indian philosophy. I recommend it to anyone wanting a sense of the history and present, and of the philosophical richness of Indian aesthetic theory." Notre Dame Philosophical Review UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 440 pages 37 b/w illustrations. 5 colour illustrations. 2 line drawings. PB 9781350058026 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472528353 Individual eBook 9781472525970 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472524300 Series: Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic


Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy

"An invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, students and general readers interested in the relationship of Chinese philosophy to gender . . . Indispensable to scholars working at the intersections of Chinese philosophy, religion, gender and feminism. More importantly, it will serve as an accessible and fascinating point of entry for students and researchers familiar with one of these areas and curious about others." Journal of Chinese Religions UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 432 pages • 4 b/w illustrations PB 9781350058033 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472569851 Individual eBook 9781472569868 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472569844 Series: Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •



Imagination in Chinese, Japanese and Western Philosophies

Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies

Edited by Hans-Georg Moeller, University College Cork, Ireland & Andrew Whitehead, Kennesaw State University, USA

Cross-cultural theories and methodologies

A rare intercultural inquiry into the conceptions and functions of the imagination in contemporary philosophy. Divided into East Asian, comparative, and post-comparative approaches, this collection brings together a leading team of philosophers to explore the concepts of the illusory and illusions, the development of fantastic narratives and metaphors, and the use of images and allegories across a range of traditions. Chapters discuss how imagination has been interpreted by thinkers such as Zhuangzi, Plato and Nietzsche, before a concluding section defines and addresses the notion of a post-comparative philosophy. UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781350050136 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350050150 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350050143 Bloomsbury Academic

Comparative philosophy has long been associated with an EastWest dialogue. This collection changes the focus to Asian and Latin American traditions, addressing how their philosophers and theorists have interacted and enriched one another. Examining Asian schools of thought through the eyes of various nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American thinkers, a team of international contributors discuss the way Asian philosophies, such as Buddhism and Confucianism, were seen as alternatives to Eurocentric models and valuable for local Latin American concerns. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781350007888 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350007895 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350007901 Bloomsbury Academic

Confucian Ethics in Western Discourse

The Public Sphere From Outside the West

Wai-ying Wong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Edited by Divya Dwivedi, Indian Institute of Technology, India & Sanil V, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Confucian Ethics in Western Discourse brings Chinese philosophers into dialogue with contemporary moral philosophers, identifying how ancient Chinese philosophy can contribute to Western discussions of moral philosophy. Covering the characteristics and significance of the Confucian ethical tradition, this study introduces the main concepts, discusses differing perspectives of moral dilemmas and closely examines whether Confucian ethics should be considered as virtue ethics in the Western tradition. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 296 pages HB 9781474285872 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474285889 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474285865 Bloomsbury Academic

Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approaches Edited by Hans-Georg Moeller, University College Cork, Ireland & Andrew Whitehead, Kennesaw State University, USA "The authors in these pages have redefined and given new life to the Enlightenment project of Weltweisheit in their concerted attempt to promote philosophical discourse as a source of the inclusive 'world-wisdom' that is so urgently needed in our aspirations for human flourishing." Roger T. Ames, Professor, The University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Hawai'i UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 240 pages PB 9781350045507 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474248693 Individual eBook 9781474248686 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474248709 Bloomsbury Academic


Edited by Stephanie Rivera Berruz, William Paterson University, USA & Leah Kalmanson, Drake University, USA

Bringing together young scholars and established thinkers from philosophy, literature, sociology, history, information technology and artificial intelligence to present new and fresh debates on the public sphere, this collection focuses on the idea of the public as it is mobilized within multiple contexts. Contributors discuss the existence of a legitimate public space in India, emergent public spheres in South Africa, southern Africa and the politics of the digital age during the Arab spring. Global and timely in outlook, this is the first collection on the subject to feature an impressive range of writers from nonwestern countries. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 360 pages • 15 colour images in plate section:154-155. 6 b/w in text. PB 9781350028340 • £28.99 / $39.95 Individual eBook 9781472571922 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781472571946 Bloomsbury Academic

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism

Edited by Bertil Belfrage, Lund University, Sweden & Richard Brook, Bloomsburg University, USA

Edited by James E. Crimmins, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Due to his theory of 'immaterialism' and Schopenhauer's regard of him as the 'father of idealism', George Berkeley (1685-1753) is one of the most important thinkers of the Early Modern period. In twenty six original essays, a team of leading international scholars of Modern Philosophy cover all of Berkeley's writings including unpublished manuscripts and correspondence, thus providing readers with a complete and accessible source of information to the entire corpus of Berkeley's writings. The book includes extended essays on key themes in Berkeley's thought as well as sections covering Berkeley's life and times, and also his intellectual influence and legacy.

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Kant’s Transition Project and Late Philosophy Connecting the Opus postumum and Metaphysics of Morals Oliver Thorndike, Loyola University, USA Kant’s Transition Project and Late Philosophy is the first study to provide a close reading of the connection between texts written by Kant during 1796 and 1798. Connecting Kant’s unfinished book project, the Opus postumum, with Metaphysics of Morals, it identifies and clarifies issues at the forefront of Kant’s focus towards the end of his life. By showing that there is not only a Transition Project in Kant’s theoretical philosophy but also a Transition Project in his practical philosophy, it reveals why an accurate assessment of Kant’s critical philosophy requires a new understanding of the Opus postumum and Kant’s parallel late writings on practical philosophy. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 272 pages HB 9781350050303 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350050310 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350050297 Bloomsbury Academic

A Comparative Analysis of Cicero and Aquinas Nature and the Natural Law Charles P. Nemeth, City University of New York, USA Cicero and Aquinas takes a comparative approach to the theories of nature and natural law of two of the Western world’s most influential thinkers. Separated by 14 centuries and products of vastly different intellectual and religious contexts, this book investigates at which conceptual, intellectual and philosophical points the figures of Marcus Tullius Cicero and St. Thomas Aquinas align. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 208 pages HB 9781350009462 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350009479 • £64.99 / $69.99 Library eBook 9781350009486 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Aftermath of Syllogism Aristotelian Logical Argument from Avicenna to Hegel Edited by Marco Sgarbi & Matteo Cosci This book investigates the key developments in the history of syllogism, from Avicenna to Hegel. Taking as its focus the key period of development between the Middle Ages and the 19th century, this book looks at the huge reworking syllogism underwent over the centuries, as some of the finest philosophical minds brought it to an unprecedented height of logical sharpness and sophistication. Bringing together a group of the major international experts currently working on the Aristotelian tradition, The Aftermath of Syllogism provides a detailed, up to date and critical evaluation of the history of syllogistic deduction. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 240 pages HB 9781350043527 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350043534 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350043541 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition • Bloomsbury Academic


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Four-Volume Set Edited by Stephen Hetherington, University of New South Wales, Australia The first in-depth survey of the history of knowledge in Western philosophy. The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History presents the history of one of Western philosophy’s greatest challenges: understanding the nature of knowledge. Divided chronologically into four volumes, it follows conceptions of knowledge that have been proposed, defended, replaced, and proposed anew by ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary philosophers. Each volume centres around three key questions: what conceptions of knowledge have been offered? Which have shaped epistemology in particular and philosophy in general? How is knowledge conceived by philosophers now? Overseen by an international team of leading philosophers and featuring 50 speciallycommissioned chapters, this is a major collection on one of philosophy’s defining topics. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 4 vols. • 896 pages HB Set 9781474258876 • £260.00 / $430.00 Individual eBook 9781474258883 • £259.99 Library eBook 9781474258890 Bloomsbury Academic


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Philosophy Catalogue 2017-18  

Bloomsbury's latest philosophy products for academic study, including textbooks, research and digital products.

Philosophy Catalogue 2017-18  

Bloomsbury's latest philosophy products for academic study, including textbooks, research and digital products.