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Cricket Ball

Gary Cox, University of Birmingham, UK The cricket ball is the swinging, bouncing, spinning heart of the glorious game that gives it its name. This entertaining journey through the history of cricket draws on philosophy, science, history, politics, literature, biography and the myriad facts and figures of the vast cricket universe itself to bring you the weird and wonderful story of this legendary leathern orb. What precisely is a cricket ball? What is it made of and how is it made? How has it evolved over the centuries along with the game itself and what is likely to be its multi-coloured future? Cricket Ball expertly answers all these questions and many more with a highly readable mixture of deep insight and light hearted humour. UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 272 pages HB 9781350014589 • £20.00 / $28.00 Individual eBook 9781350014596 Library eBook 9781350014572 Bloomsbury Academic

Neither Man nor Beast

Feminism and the Defense of Animals Carol J. Adams, Activist and Freelance Author, USA 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 January 2018 • US January 2018 • 320 pages PB 9781350040205 • £16.99 / $22.95 Individual eBook 9781350040212 Library eBook 9781350040229 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic

A Life

Kate Kirkpatrick, University of Hertfordshire and University of Oxford, UK ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’, wrote Simone de Beauvoir. This is a woman who was also to become a philosopher, a novelist, an existentialist, and a feminist icon. Her novels won prestigious literary prizes and The Second Sex transformed the way we think about sex and gender. Kate Kirkpatrick draws on previously unavailable diaries and letters, including those written to filmmaker Claude Lanzmann to whom she wrote ‘You are my destiny, my eternity, my life …’, which only came to light in 2018. UK June 2019 • US June 2019 • 240 pages HB 9781350047174 • £20.00 / $28.00 Individual eBook 9781350047198 Library eBook 9781350047181 Bloomsbury Academic

The History of Animals: A Philosophy

Oxana Timofeeva, European University in St. Petersburg, Russia "If philosophy is the love of wisdom, then Timofeeva’s The History of Animals is a work of philosophy as the love for animals. Refusing to simply condemn philosophy for its mistreatment of animals, this book reconstructs how philosophers might be read to restore the philosophical dignity of animals. It teaches us to join with all the ‘revolutionary animals’ to win a new world." Benjamin Noys, University of Chichester, UK With a foreword by Slavoj Žižek, this book is ideal for anyone interested in re-imagining how we engage with animals and the environment. UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 192 pages PB 9781350012011 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781350012004 • £55.00 / $74.00 Individual eBook 9781350012028 Library eBook 9781350011991 Bloomsbury Academic World All Languages (except Russian)

What Is Philosophy for?


Why should anybody do philosophy? Is it just one more detailed study, like metallurgy or German? Or is it perhaps something more like history and literature and even - traditionally - religion, something meant to do them some personal good a study that could influence their own lives?

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

Mary Midgley, Independent Scholar, UK

Renowned moral philosopher Mary Midgley takes on these provocative questions in her most up-to-date statement on the specific forms of many of our current intellectual anxieties and confusions and how to deal with them, providing a robust defense of philosophy and philosophizing in the process. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 232 pages PB 9781350051072 • £16.99 / $22.95 • HB 9781350051089 • £50.00 / $68.00 Individual eBook 9781350051102 Library eBook 9781350051096 Bloomsbury Academic


Becoming Beauvoir

Alain Badiou, École Normale Supérieure, France

In this intervention into contemporary philosophy, Alain Badiou rehabilitates the notion of 'being happy', reclaiming it from the blandness of the selfhelp industry, consumerist trends and the polluted rhetoric politicians. He suggests happiness has been reduced to satisfaction, and satisfaction for Badiou isn't enough; risk, adventure, peril, feeling and experiencing things that go beyond feeling at peace, our equilibrium and asking questions of ourselves is where true happiness lies. Badiou also asks a serious political question in his interrogation of happiness: what does it mean, socially and politically, to simply accept one's place in the world? UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 136 pages PB 9781474275538 • £12.99 / $19.95 • HB 9781474275521 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781474275552 Library eBook 9781474275545 Bloomsbury Academic World English

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Portraits of Wittgenstein

Michel Henry, Late of University of Montpellier, France

Edited by F.A. Flowers III & Ian Ground, Newcastle University, UK

An Introduction

Translated by Kristien Justaert, University of Leuven, Belgium According to Michel Henry, no thinker has been more influential than Marx, and no one has been more misunderstood. With characteristic clarity, Henry pulls out the philosophical heart of Marx's work and the reasons this complex philosophy has so often been simplified, distorted and obscured. Marx: An Introduction is not just a recovery of the theoretical centre of Marx's thinking, but also an introduction to the work of Marx in general; concise and punchy without glossing over the difficult material, it provides a fresh reading of Marx's corpus. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 144 pages PB 9781474277785 • £12.99 / $19.95 • HB 9781474269421 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781474269445 Library eBook 9781474269438 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Abridged Edition

"A wonderful project - endlessly fascinating for philosophers, but it will also appeal to anyone with the most casual interest in twentieth-century intellectual history. This is the work everyone who is interested in Wittgenstein the man needs." Times Literary Supplement Now abridged and available in paperback for the first time, this collection of valuable and hard-to-find material is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the life and work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Bringing together the personal recollections of philosophers, students and friends, it features some of the most influential intellectuals of the last century including Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, Mary Midgley and Mary Warnock. UK July 2018 • US July 2018 • 512 pages • 5 b/w illustrations PB 9781350046634 • £34.99 / $47.95 Individual eBook 9781350046610 Library eBook 9781350046603 Bloomsbury Academic World English

The First Marx

The Green Light

Peter Lamb, Staffordshire University, UK & Douglas Burnham, Staffordshire University, UK

Bernard Charbonneau

A Philosophical Introduction

Marx's early work is well known and widely available, but it is usually interpreted a kind of stepping-stone to the Marx of Capital. This book offers something completely different; it reconstructs, from his first writings spanning from 1835 to 1846, a coherent and well-rounded political philosophy. Burnham and Lamb argue that this was a philosophy that Marx could have presented himself, and he even hinted that it was his eventual intention. Had he done so, this first Marx would have made an even greater contribution to social and political philosophy than is already acknowledged today. This new book presents Marx in a new light, that will be indispensable reading for all studying and following his work. UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 240 pages PB 9781350029613 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350026865 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350026872 Library eBook 9781350026858 Bloomsbury Academic

A Self-Critique of the Ecological Movement Translated by Christian Roy "The ecological emergency is so systemic and so vast that the human imagination is frozen before it. Unable to believe that things could be different, around the world people consent to fascist-paranoid politics that relieve us of the burden of thinking and visualizing. Christian Roy’s lovely translation of Charbonneau’s masterpiece allows us to un-freeze, and for the sake of all lifeforms on Earth, imagine what William Blake meant by a “mental fight” for our ecological future." Timothy Morton, Rice University, USA UK June 2018 • US June 2018 • 248 pages PB 9781350027091 • £24.99 / $33.95 • HB 9781350027084 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781350027107 Library eBook 9781350027077 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Édouard Glissant

Exceptional Technologies

A Poetics of Resistance

A Continental Philosophy of Technology

Sam Coombes, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dominic Smith, University of Dundee, UK

"To divide the thought of Édouard Glissant into an early period of Caribbean radical politics on the one hand and a mature phase advancing a depolitized cosmopolitan life of the mind on the other distorts Glissant’s legacy. Sam Coombes rescues Glissant from facile naysayers upholding this misrepresentation. He does so through examination of the late Glissant on creolization, immigration, neoliberal political economy, negotiations of universalism and particularism, and visions of human existence that acknowledge nation-state politics while also providing alternative futures for everyday people to resist enslaving dynamics of globalization. A single word captures that project’s implication: freedom." Neil Roberts, Williams College, USA

"In this important contribution to the philosophy of technology, Smith engages with some of the most interesting topics in media and technology, from photography, to the Internet, and even the humble sheet of paper, that most helpful technology for the writing of philosophy. Advocating for a renewed sense of the transcendental, Smith focuses on the conditions of possibility that structure and define any given technology, both successful technologies and failed ones, hypothetical devices and impossible ones. Such marginal or paradoxical exceptions come to define what technology is, and, most importantly, what technology might become." Alexander R. Galloway, New York University, USA

UK July 2018 • US July 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350036840 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350036833 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350036857 Library eBook 9781350036826 Bloomsbury Academic

UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350015616 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350015609 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350015623 Library eBook 9781350015593 Bloomsbury Academic

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Gary Browning, Oxford Brookes University, UK "Gary Browning places Murdoch in her age and in ours: she is a profoundly historical and dialectical thinker from a very particular historical moment, whose influence and importance have only grown in recent years. He sees Murdoch as first the philosopher who refused to be either 'analytic' or 'continental': then also and, very vividly, the novelist, the playwright, the political thinker and the letter-writer. An exciting and much-needed book." Justin Broackes, Brown University, USA UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 272 pages PB 9781472574473 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781472574480 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781472574503 Library eBook 9781472574497 Series: Why Philosophy Matters • Bloomsbury Academic

The Tyranny of Opinion

Conformity and the Future of Liberalism Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle, Australia "A masterpiece. This should be required reading for every university professor." Peter Boghossian, Portland State University, USA We live in an age of ideology, propaganda, and tribalism. Liberal people are often more afraid of each other than of their right-wing opponents. How can we tackle this, regaining freedom and our sense of ourselves as individuals? Blackford identifies the problem, defines its character, and proposes strategies of resistance; calling for an end to ideological purity policing and for recommitment to the foundational liberal values of individual liberty, free inquiry, diverse opinion, and honest debate. UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 240 pages PB 9781350056008 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350055995 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350056022 Library eBook 9781350056015 Series: Think Now • Bloomsbury Academic


Plural Maghreb

Pierre Dardot, Independent Scholar, France & Christian Laval, Paris Nanterre University, France

Abdelkebir Khatibi

Translated by Matthew MacLellan, McGill University, Canada

This English translation of Abdelkebir Khatibi's magnum opus brings some of Khatibi's most profound meditations to a global audience for the first time.

On Revolution in the 21st Century

Together, Pierre Dardot and Chrisitan Laval are one of the great intellectual partnerships of our time. In this exhaustive account, they show how the common has become the defining principle of alternative political movements in the 21st century. In a feat of analytic clarity, Dardot and Laval dissect and synthesize a vast repository on the concept of the commons, from the fields of philosophy, political theory, economics, legal theory, history, theology, and sociology. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 496 pages PB 9781350021211 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9781474238601 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474238625 Library eBook 9781474238618 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Debt and Guilt

A Political Philosophy

Writings on Postcolonialism Translated by P. Burcu Yalim

Abdelkebir Khatibi was among the most renowned North African literary critics and authors of the past century whose unique treatments of subjects as vast as orientalism, otherness, coloniality, aesthetics, linguistics, sexuality, and the nature of contemporary critique have inspired major figures in postcolonial theory, deconstruction, and beyond. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 208 pages PB 9781350053953 • £24.99 / $33.95 • HB 9781350053946 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781350053977 Library eBook 9781350053960 Bloomsbury Academic

On the Feminist Philosophy of Gillian Howie

Elettra Stimilli, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy

Materialism and Mortality

Translated by Stefania Porcelli, The City University of New York, USA

Edited by Daniel Whistler, University of Liverpool, UK & Victoria Browne, Oxford Brookes University, UK

The issue of debt and how it effects us is becoming more and more urgent. Austerity has been the prevalent European economic policy of recent years, led by the "German model". Elletra Stimilli draws upon contemporary philosophy, psychology and theology to argue that austerity is built on the idea that we deserve to be punished and need to experience guilt in order to take full account of our economic sins. Following thinkers such as Weber, Benjamin and Foucault, Debt and Guilt provides a startling examination of the relationship between contemporary politics and economics and how we structure our inner lives. UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 192 pages PB 9781350063433 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781350063426 • £55.00 / $74.00 Individual eBook 9781350063402 Library eBook 9781350063396 Series: Political Theologies • Bloomsbury Academic World English


Why Iris Murdoch Matters

Over three decades, Gillian Howie wrote at the forefront of philosophy and critical theory. This collection uses her key writings as springboards, examining the productive yet often resistant relationship between feminism and critical theory. The contributors also consider Howie’s turn towards philosophies of death, life-limiting illness and therapy and the role of mortality, embodiment, alienation and dialectic in thinking through new forms of feminism and philosophy. UK April 2018 • US April 2018 • 304 pages PB 9781350067295 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474254120 Individual eBook 9781474254144 Library eBook 9781474254137 Bloomsbury Academic

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The Polemics of Ressentiment Variations on Nietzsche

Edited by Sjoerd van Tuinen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands "A remarkably timely volume, exploring ressentiment as a problem of voluntary servitude and clearly articulating its critical and polemical value. One of the richest and most coherently framed discussions of ressentiment in Continental philosophy in recent decades." Oliver Davis, Warwick University, UK

Posthumanist, Feminist and Materialist Perspectives in Higher Education Edited by Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Vivienne Bozalek, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Tamara Shefer, University of the Western Cape, South Africa & Michalinos Zembylas, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus

The rise of populism, cynicism, fanaticism and fundamentalism challenges us to reconsider Nietzsche’s concept of ressentiment, which is now making a comeback in political discourse. The aim of this book is to examine the divergent senses in which the concept of ressentiment is used today.

This book addresses contemporary philosophical issues in higher education that aim to create a socially just university. Providing a forum for thinking through how critical posthumanism, affect theory and feminist new materialisms provide a useful lens for higher education, the book shows how these standpoints can benefit methods and practices of learning and teaching.

UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781350003675 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350003682 Library eBook 9781350003699 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

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Contemporary Democracy and the Sacred, Religion and Ideology

Jon Wittrock, Stockholm University, Sweden "Jon Wittrock reminds us of a “topology of the exceptional” within the everyday life of liberal democracies: rituals, symbols, “luminous” experiences, and ancient religious legacies are at play in contemporary issues such as the clash between nationalism and human rights. Wittrock’s well-balanced, erudite inquiry invites us to imagine how future communities may unite individual autonomy with sacred meaning." Richard Polt, Xavier University, USA UK July 2018 • US July 2018 • 192 pages HB 9781350058835 • £95.00 / $128.00 Individual eBook 9781350058842 Library eBook 9781350058828 Series: Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Heidegger’s Politics of Enframing

Technology and Responsibility Javier Cardoza-Kon, California State University Monterey Bay, USA "Unlike many scholars who have written on Heidegger, Cardoza-Kon brings to his discussion a deep knowledge of the intricate and subtle connections between Heidegger’s philosophy and his politics. This book will put to rest any doubts that Heidegger’s critique of western metaphysics is related to his far-right politics." Grant Havers, Professor of Philosophy and Political Studies, Trinity Western University, Canada Examining the controversial political choices made by Heidegger, this book articulates a direct connection between his troubling political decisions, his late thoughts on technology and what the political ramifications of this are for Heidegger’s thought today. UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 160 pages HB 9781350052598 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350052604 Library eBook 9781350052581 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic


Socially Just Pedagogies

The Reasoning of Unreason Universalism, Capitalism and Disenlightenment

John Roberts, University of Wolverhampton, UK "John Roberts’ The Reasoning of Unreason impressively shows how a contemporary critique of oppression must proceed: it must understand oppression in its own rationality. Roberts therefore analyzes in detail and with a broad historical perspective how the regimes of oppression think – how they reason against reason. Oppression thus becomes recognizable as the oppression of thinking itself: of its emancipatory power of radical universality. A remarkable example of Marx's true philosophical criticism." Christoph Menke, Goethe University, Germany UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 224 pages HB 9781350015845 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350015852 Library eBook 9781350015838 Bloomsbury Academic

The Human

Bare Life and Ways of Life John Lechte, Macquarie University, Sydney "How can it be possible for human life to be excluded, exploited, oppressed and, ultimately, destroyed in the very name of humanity? This is the crucial question that Lechte tackles in this philosophical tour de force. Taking up from where Agamben left off, Lechte proposes a radical new understanding of the human as transcendent, as that which cannot be reduced to bare life. In doing so, he presents a fundamental challenge to the economic and political rationalities that today aim to objectify and control us." Saul Newman, Professor of Political Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK UK June 2018 • US June 2018 • 272 pages HB 9781350028135 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350028159 Library eBook 9781350028128 Bloomsbury Academic

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Heterotopias Beyond Foucault

Edited by Robert G. White, Kingston University London, UK, Anthony Faramelli, Kingston University London, UK & David Hancock, Buckinghamshire New University, UK This book formulates an interdisciplinary and international approach to Foucault’s concept of heterotopic spaces that aims to rupture the particularities of spatial discourses, challenging existing borders, boundaries, horizons, surfaces and planes. With essays on politics, philosophy, literature, post-colonial studies, and aesthetics, this book thinks through how spaces of crisis and critique are still functioning to open up disruptive, subversive or minoritarian fields within already existing discourses, giving us a better understanding of our present geopolitical epoch. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 176 pages HB 9781350021129 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350021112 Library eBook 9781350021136 Bloomsbury Academic

Resistance, Revolution and Fascism

Zapatismo and Assemblage Politics Anthony Faramelli, Kingston University London, UK This book is an in depth analysis of the intrinsic, yet under-theorized, relationship between revolution and fascism. Through an examination of the psychic conditions created by integrated world capitalism, and the revolutionary projects that oppose this form of financial and social organization, this book identifies the limits of revolutionary thinking. Faramelli argues that revolutionary projects are inevitably subsumed by capitalism’s organization of life, causing them to reproduce the same structures of control. Drawing on the resistant philosophies developed by Deleuze and Guattari, Howard Caygill’s defiant philosophy, and the Zapatista insurgents, this book develops a philosophically-informed practice of resistance. UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 192 pages HB 9781350050068 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350050082 Library eBook 9781350050075 Bloomsbury Academic

Georg Lukács’s Philosophy of Praxis From Neo-Kantianism to Marxism

Konstantinos Kavoulakos, University of Crete, Greece Georg Lukács early Marxist philosophy of the 1920s constituted the foundations of Critical Theory. However the evaluation of Lukács’ philosophical contribution has been largely determined by one-sided readings of eminent theorists like Adorno, Habermas, Honneth or even Lukács himself. With a preface by major Lukacs scholar Andrew Feenberg, this book offers a new reconstruction of Lukács’ early Marxist work, capable of restoring its dialectical complexity by highlighting its roots in Lukács’ 'pre-Marxist' period. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 264 pages HB 9781474267410 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474267472 Library eBook 9781474267427 Bloomsbury Academic

Lacan Contra Foucault

Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics Edited by Nadia Bou Ali, American University of Beirut, Lebanon & Rohit Goel, University of Chicago, USA Engaging the influential yet divergent bodies of thought of two thinkers who were antagonistic contemporaries, the authors of this volume chart distinct trajectories at the peak of French structuralism, whose comparison is crucial to understanding the contours and stakes of critical theory today. Although these two thinkers have had a number of direct encounters, this volume seeks to stage another encounter in the present, which grounds their divergences and confluences in relationship to the topics of sexuality, the theory of the subject, history and historicism, scientific formalization, and ultimately politics.


Spaces of Crisis and Critique

UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 208 pages HB 9781350036888 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350036895 Library eBook 9781350036871 Bloomsbury Academic

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Haunted Data

Transmedia, Affect, Weird Science and Archives of the Future Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Revealing the hidden concepts at work in weird science and computational cultures, within the context of the “Affective Turn” in philosophy, this book looks at how software is changing scientific innovation, progress, discussion, review, debate and consensus; focusing specifically on controversies in the area of “weird science,” including interspecies communication and extra-sensory perception. Drawing from radical philosophies of science, feminism, queer theory and cultural studies, the book develops a manifesto for how artists, philosophers and scholars might engage creatively and critically with science and digital communication. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 224 pages HB 9781350047044 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350047068 Library eBook 9781350047037 Bloomsbury Academic

Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy Edited by Jan Völker, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany

Alain Badiou achieved international success and recognition, but most of the secondary literature on him focuses on the internal problems of his philosophy, rather than its position within a broader genealogy. This book unites philosophers from Germany, Slovenia, the UK, Australia and France, to trace the relation between elements of Badiou’s philosophy and the German philosophical tradition, namely the three movements of German Idealism, Phenomenology, and the Frankfurt School. With an original chapter from Badiou himself, looking back at his influences and antagonisms within the German tradition, this book is essential for readers interested in the exploration of Badiou’s legacy. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 240 pages HB 9781350069947 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350069961 Library eBook 9781350069954 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Apocalyptic Political Theology

Philosophical Posthumanism

Thomas Lynch, University of Chichester, UK

A road map to philosophical posthumanism, this book lays out its theories and develops the historical, genealogical and ontoepistemological relevance of this field.

Hegel, Taubes and Malabou

"Thomas Lynch is emerging as an original and creative voice in Continental Philosophy of Religion. In this book, he brilliantly situates Jacob Taubes between Hegel and Malabou to create an apocalyptic political theology. Anyone interested in these topics or figures has to read this book!" Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas, USA UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 208 pages HB 9781350064744 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350064751 Library eBook 9781350064737 Series: Political Theologies • Bloomsbury Academic

Francesca Ferrando, New York University, USA

Used as an all-inclusive label, 'posthuman' has created methodological and theoretical confusion. This book highlights the similarities and differences between the various terms and schools of thought, and focuses specifically on philosophical posthumanism, uncovering it’s historical, genealogical and onto-epistemological groundings. Examining the topics that fall under the 'Posthuman' umbrella, this book looks at: the postmodern roots of the movement; philosophical, cultural and critical posthumanism; transhumanisms; new materialisms and posthumanist feminisms; antihumanism; posthumanities and metahumanities. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 224 pages HB 9781350059504 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350059498 Library eBook 9781350059481 Bloomsbury Academic World English

From Marx to Hegel and Back Capitalism, Critique, and Utopia

Edited by Victoria Fareld, Stockholm University, Sweden & Hannes Kuch, Hanover Institute of Philosophical Research, Germany The relation between Hegel and Marx is among the most important and most challenged in the history of philosophy. Given the contemporary renaissance of Marx and Marxist theories, how should we re-read the Hegel-Marx connection today? What place does Hegel have in contemporary critical thinking? With a particular focus on essential concepts like recognition and love, revolution, alienation, freedom, and the idea of critique, this fresh intervention into Hegelian and Marxian philosophy combines the unifying the ethical content of Hegel’s philosophy with the power of Marx’s social and economic critique of the contemporary world. UK August 2019 • US August 2019 • 256 pages HB 9781350082670 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350082694 Library eBook 9781350082687 Bloomsbury Academic


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Series Editors: David Webb, Joanna Hodge Serres is a radically disruptive thinker with respect to the history of philosophy, the practice of philosophy and the future of enquiry. His writings stretch from the sixties of the last century to the present moment. This book series provides discussions of both of the various stages and aspects of his own writings, and extend the discussion to developing responses to contemporary questions and problems of and for philosophy including mathematics, our relationship with technology and the ecological crisis.

Michel Serres and the Crises of the Contemporary Edited by Rick Dolphijn, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

"This collection is both timely and important. The essays gathered here deploy many of the concepts and modes of thinking that Michel Serres has developed through his prodigious body of work, to make sense of the conditions of crisis, economic, environmental and political, that we currently inhabit. They take their impetus from the living and loving sweep of Serres's work, as they range between nature, language, mathematics, knowledge, technology and the senses. Their manner of thinking with, rather than merely about Serres, means that they are able to move beyond the parched, penurious work of critique to the imagination of new ways of thinking, feeling and being." Steven Connor, Professor of English, University of Cambridge, UK UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 208 pages HB 9781350060692 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350060715 Library eBook 9781350060708 Series: Michel Serres and Material Futures • Bloomsbury Academic

Mathematics and Information in the Philosophy of Michel Serres

Vera Bühlmann, Vienna University of Technology, Austria This book introduces the reader to Serres’ unique manner of ‘doing philosophy’, which present throughout his oeuvre, as a manner of bearing witness. It traces how Serres takes note of a range of epistemologically unsettling situations, which he witnesses as arising from the short-circuit of a proprietary notion of capital, with a praxis of science which privileges the most direct path to expend minimal efforts while pursuing maximal efficiency. Bühlmann acquaints the reader with Serres’ monist manner of addressing the universality and the power of knowledge – that is at once also the anonymous and empty faculty of incandescent, inventive thought. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 256 pages HB 9781350019768 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350019751 Library eBook 9781350019775 Series: Michel Serres and Material Futures • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Companions series


Michel Serres and Material Futures

Bloomsbury Companions series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx

Edited by Andrew Pendakis, University of Alberta, Canada, Imre Szeman, University of Waterloo, Canada & Jeff Diamanti, University of Alberta, Canada There are few figures in history that have exerted as much and as varied an influence as Karl Marx. Written by an international team of leading Marx scholars, this book offers complete coverage of Marx’s: life and contexts; sources, influences and encounters; key writings; major themes and topics; and reception and influence. The defining feature of this Companion is its attention to the new directions in Marxism: Gender and the growing importance of Marxist-feminism, is treated as equally important as traditional critiques of class, capital, and mode of production. This Companion also showcases the importance of Marxism to environmentalist politics and examines non-European Marxisms in detail. UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 560 pages HB 9781474278713 • £130.00 / $176.00 Individual eBook 9781474278720 Library eBook 9781474278706 Series: Bloomsbury Companions • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Companion to Arendt

Edited by Peter Gratton, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada & Yasemin Sari, Northern Iowa University, USA The definitive guide to Hannah Arendt's writings, ideas, influences and commentators, this book contains over 70 original essays, detailing the reasons for her lasting relevance today. Written by an international set of readers and commentators, it covers her life and the contexts of her work. Sections cover each of her key writings, her reception, and the significant ways in which she interpreted those who influenced her. The Bloomsbury Companion to Arendt both enables us to think with Arendt, and shows where thinking with her can lead. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 256 pages HB 9781350053298 • £130.00 / $176.00 Individual eBook 9781350053304 Library eBook 9781350053281 Series: Bloomsbury Companions • Bloomsbury Academic

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Schizoanalysis and Ecosophy Reading Deleuze and Guattari

Edited by Constantin V. Boundas, Trent University, Canada "Constantin Boundas, one of Deleuze’s foremost translators and interpreters, has assembled a fine collection of essays exploring one of the most important questions of our time. Ecophilosophy extends well beyond exegesis and commentary to a radical transformation of philosophy by way of ecological thinking. This book will be important reading for anyone working in the environmental humanities." Claire Colebrook, Penn State University, USA UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 280 pages HB 9781350052185 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350052208 Library eBook 9781350052192 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Hermeneutics After Ricoeur John Arthos, Denison University, USA

"An excellent analysis and reflection on the significance of Ricoeur’s thought from one of the premier scholars in hermeneutics. The book offers a fine balance of breadth, depth, and spaciousness of thought in dealing with key debates in the history of philosophy and how Ricoeur’s contributions matter greatly." Todd Mei, University of Kent, UK and President of the Society for Ricoeur Studies UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781350080867 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350080881 Library eBook 9781350080874 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Poetry and Revelation

For a Phenomenology of Religious Poetry

Philosophy of Finitude

Heidegger, Levinas and Nietzsche Rafael Winkler, University of Johannesburg, South Africa "A unique, original, and very welcome contribution to philosophical and literary studies of the self, experience, and singularity. Written with an admirable rigour in explication and analysis, a lucidity in expression, and an always cogent line of reasoning, Philosophy of Finitude explores the limit experiences of the ‘I’ through the focus on Heidegger, Levinas, and Nietzsche, that produces exciting fascinating new readings both of selfhood and identity." Julian Wolfreys, Professor of English, University of Portsmouth, UK UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 208 pages HB 9781350059368 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350059375 Library eBook 9781350059351 Bloomsbury Academic

Kevin Hart, University of Virginia, USA "Few scholars can claim the sort of wide-ranging expertise that we see in the work of Kevin Hart. He has made substantial contributions to Continental philosophy, Christian theology, and literary criticism, and, in addition to this academic work, he is one of today’s finest Australian poets. In his new book Poetry and Revelation, we see these many elements together in one place. The result is a volume that conveys, perhaps better than any single previous publication, the scope of his scholarly interests and the ambition of his constructive project for extending the application of phenomenology in the Husserlian style to literary and theological material." Literature and Theology UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 344 pages PB 9781472598301 • £21.99 / $29.95 Previously published in HB 9781472598318 Individual eBook 9781472598332 Library eBook 9781472598325 Bloomsbury Academic

Relational Hermeneutics

Essays in Comparative Philosophy

Hermeneutics and Phenomenology Figures and Themes

Edited by Saulius Geniusas & Paul Fairfield, Queen’s University, Canada "This extended comparison of hermeneutics and phenomenology lets the reader see afresh what is specific to each current, and how they have interacted and pulled apart. The editors have assembled thorough treatments of the most famous advocates of both schools, but also with generous treatments of less prominent philosophers from the 19th to the 21st Century. In carrying this project out, the book treats the central questions of philosophy: historical thinking vs. systematic reason; realism vs. idealism; the hermeneutical circle and the scientific method; the relation of philosophy to art, literature and religion. The excellent articles, by over a dozen authors, are accurate in exposition and documentation." Graeme Nicholson, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Canada UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 224 pages HB 9781350078024 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350078048 Library eBook 9781350078031 Bloomsbury Academic

Edited by Paul Fairfield, Queen’s University, Canada & Saulius Geniusas, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Investigating connections between philosophical hermeneutics and neighbouring traditions of thought, this volume considers the question of how post-Heideggerian hermeneutics, as represented by Gadamer, Ricoeur and recent scholars following in their wake, relate to these traditions, both in general terms and bearing upon specific questions. The traditions covered in this volume—existentialism, pragmatism, poststructuralism, Eastern philosophy, and hermeneutics itself—are all characterized by significant internal diversity, adding to the difficulty in reaching an interpretation that is at once comparative and critical. None of these traditions represent a unified system of belief; all are umbrella terms which are at once useful and imprecise, and the differences internal to each are not to be understated. An innovative work of comparative philosophy, this volume avoids oversimplification and offers specific analyses that treat hermeneutics in relation to particular themes and key figures in each of these traditions of thought. Philosophical hermeneutics is explicitly dialogical, and it is in this spirit that the authors of this book approach their subjects, revealing the important affinities and opportunities for mutually enriching conversations which have until now been overlooked. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781350077928 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350077942 Library eBook 9781350077935 Bloomsbury Academic

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Heidegger's Style

Edited by Nancy Cartwright, University of Durham, UK & Keith Ward, Heythrop College, UK

Markus Weidler, Columbus State University, USA

After the Laws of Nature “[A] strikingly coherent collection. Individually the contributions are clear and interesting. Furthermore, they are written with a broad audience in mind. One need not be a philosopher of science to comprehend the chapters devoted to issues of scientific representation and the order described, nor trained in metaphysics to appreciate the later chapters devoted to agency, free will, and natural theology." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 256 pages PB 9781350089891 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474244060 Individual eBook 9781474244084 Library eBook 9781474244053 Bloomsbury Academic

Ethical Experience A Phenomenology

Nicolle Zapien & Susi Ferrarello, Loyola University, USA "The book’s clarity and concreteness will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, leadership, business, and philosophy. Focused primarily on what it means to perceive reality, what it means to be intimate, and what it means to live a temporal life, this work will inspire and direct students to phenomenology as to a meaningful resource for better communication and introspection." Peter Costello, Professor of Philosophy, Providence College, USA This textbook focuses on the lived experiences of the everyday. This focus enables you to explore how ethics relates to psychology, and how you act as an ethical agent within your surrounding community and world. Using Husserl’s ethics alongside the work of Ricoeur, Merleau-Ponty and Freud, this book presents a phenomenological approach to moral psychology.

On Philosophical Anthropology and Aesthetics "Rarely are books this nuanced also this comprehensive. Anyone interested in Heidegger should read this book. Everyone attempting to think about aesthetics or religion after Heidegger must read it." J. Aaron Simmons, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Furman University, USA Addressing Heidegger’s continuing centrality to continental thought, Markus Weidler argues that Heidegger’s difficult charm is his great ingenuity, crafting a novel genre of writing which promises to harness the revelatory power of artworks for the purpose of philosophical inquiry. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 256 pages HB 9781350083394 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350083417 Library eBook 9781350083400 Bloomsbury Academic

A Critical Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion


Rethinking Order

Understanding the Moral Arguments Bernie Cantens, Moravian College, USA An up-to-date introduction to the choice of abortion presenting a balance between ethical concepts, views and arguments. Each chapter deals with a central argument to the debate, from the Being a Person vs. Functioning as a Person Argument to feminist arguments and bioethical issues. It offers an impartial view of each of the arguments and draws on the importance of critical thinking and the logic of argumentation throughout. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 256 pages PB 9781350055872 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350055865 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350055889 Library eBook 9781350055896 Bloomsbury Academic

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Thinking Beyond the Human Condition Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick, UK "Yet another great book from one of our most important scholars on Bergson (and Nietzsche, and Deleuze). There is no question that AnsellPearson succeeds in introducing Bergson more thoroughly to the Anglophone world, illuminating all of the most central areas of Bergson’s thinking. Of particular note are the final two chapters on ethics and religion in Bergson, areas usually left unexplored by Bergson scholars. Bergson: Thinking beyond the Human Condition is one of the best, if not the best, studies of Bergson." Leonard Lawlor, Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University, USA UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350043954 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350043947 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350043978 Library eBook 9781350043961 Bloomsbury Academic

The Many Futures of a Decision Jay Lampert, Duquesne University, USA

"Jay Lampert has written a provocative book on the temporality of decisions. He intertwines the book’s innovative insight with a masterly and clear treatment of major continental and analytic thinkers as well as with discussions of temporal logic, decision theory, quantum physics, and the Chinese game of Go. Lampert also considers the vital implications of his thesis for ethical responsibility, especially for an age in which fundamentalisms strive to crowd out more judicious and imaginative thought. It’s a must read for scholars and theoreticians working on the relation between decision and time and will be of great interest to those concerned more generally with contemporary continental philosophy." Fred Evans, Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University, USA UK June 2018 • US June 2018 • 352 pages PB 9781350047792 • £22.99 / $31.95 • HB 9781350047785 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781350047815 Library eBook 9781350047808 Bloomsbury Academic

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Stoic Ethics

Corine Pelluchon, University of Paris-Est-MarneLa-Vallée, France

William O. Stephens, Creighton University, USA

A Philosophy of the Political Body

Translated by Justin E. H. Smith "In this original and important book, Corrine Pelluchon argues for nothing less than a new social contract that does justice to the biosphere, to all life, especially other animals, as well as human life, and to future generations. On the basis of a phenomenology of food and nourishment, she shows how freedom depends on the “love of life” and on sharing what nourishes with others. Pelluchon also takes up the practical challenge of reimagining democratic institutions to sustain this ethics of life. Anyone interested in questions of justice and environmental or food ethics should read this book." Mary C. Rawlinson, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, USA UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 256 pages PB 9781350073890 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350073883 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350073906 Library eBook 9781350073876 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Hannah Arendt’s Ethics

Deirdre Lauren Mahony, University of Hamburg, Germany "Arendt’s thinking of ethics is at the forefront of our minds today. This is a work deserving of that thinking. Arendt's writings on judgment after the Shoah warrant our deepest reflections, and this book does that and more. It is a must-read for anyone concerned with how to think through our notions of selfhood and about evil today. The amazingly clear book brings you to leading-edge thinking about what ethics means in these times." Peter Gratton, Professor of Philosophy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada UK June 2018 • US June 2018 • 240 pages HB 9781350034174 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350034181 Library eBook 9781350034167 Bloomsbury Academic

Transformative Pacifism

Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom William O. Stephens explores the moral philosophy of Epictetus, a former Roman slave and dynamic Stoic teacher whose teachings are a compelling defense of ancient Stoicism. Epictetus' philosophy captures the spirit of Stoicism by examining and remedying our greatest human disappointments, such as the death of a loved one. Stephens shows how, for Epictetus, happiness results from focusing our concern on what is up to us while not worrying about what is beyond our control. He concludes that the strength of Epictetus' thought lies in his conception of happiness as freedom from fear, worry, grief, and dependence upon luck. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 208 pages PB 9781350068353 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780826496089 Individual eBook 9781441170453 Library eBook 9781441187918 Series: Continuum Studies in Ancient Philosophy & Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy Bloomsbury Academic

The Ethics of Resistance Tyranny of the Absolute

Drew M. Dalton, Dominican University, USA Attacking post-Kantian ethics, the foundation of European philosophical morality, Dalton critiques the idea that ethical judgement must affirm some conception of the absolute good. Dalton brings some of the most influential contemporary philosophical traditions into dialogue with each other, tackling sociopolitical problems through reflections on the rise of neo-liberalism and neo-nationalism, as well as rampant consumerism and racism. Proposing a new way of conceiving of contemporary ethical thought, not as an affirmation of the tyranny of the absolute, but as a resistance to it. Re-casting ethics against dominant European ethical sensibilities, Dalton sees evil not as merely moral failure, but as a source of potential resistance. UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 224 pages HB 9781350042032 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350042056 Library eBook 9781350042025 Bloomsbury Academic

Critical Theory and Practice

Andrew Fiala, California State University, Fresno, USA "Original in conception, vast in scope and lucid in presentation, Andrew Fiala's book represents a fresh approach to moral philosophy as well as making a major contribution to understanding world peace." Robert L. Holmes, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Rochester, USA "Transformative Pacifism provides a holistic discussion of pacifism as a comprehensive normative theory and critical social theory. The book persuasively assesses and supports the relevance and importance of pacifism as a distinctive ethical and political position at multiple levels, from the personal to the global. This book will be an important resource for those interested in peace studies, nonviolence studies, and political theory." Iain Atack, Assistant Professor in International Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 272 pages HB 9781350039209 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350039216 Library eBook 9781350039193 Bloomsbury Academic



Jay R. Elliott, Bard College, USA Why do people do bad things? 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. 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 includes a guide to further reading that will help students deepen their understanding of contemporary ethics. UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 200 pages PB 9781472574237 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472574244 Individual eBook 9781472574268 Library eBook 9781472574251 Series: Bloomsbury Ethics • Bloomsbury Academic

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Catherine Breillat, Joan Didion, and Audre Lorde Matthew R. McLennan, University of Ottawa, Canada Issues surrounding precarity, debility and vulnerability are now of central concern to philosophers as we try and navigate an increasingly uncertain world. Matthew R. McLennan delves into these subjects enthusiastically and sensitively, presenting a vision of the discipline of philosophy which is grounded in real, lived experience. Developing an invigorating, if at times painful, sense of the finitude and fragility of human life, Vulnerability and Philosophy provocatively marshals three disciplinary “nonphilosophers” to make its argument: French filmmaker and novelist Catherine Breillat, journalist and masterful cultural commentator Joan Didion and feminist poet and civil rights activist Audre Lorde. Through this encounter, this book suggests ways in which rigorous attention to difference and diversity must nourish a militant philosophical universalism in the future. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 208 pages HB 9781350004153 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350004092 Library eBook 9781350004139 Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry

Edited by Serife Tekin, Daemen College, USA & Robyn Bluhm Beginning with an introduction to research issues, this companion addresses what psychiatry is and distinguishes it from other areas of medical practice, other health care professions, and from psychology. With each section of the companion corresponding to a philosophical subject, contributors systematically cover relevant topics in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, ethics, social and political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, phenomenology, and philosophy of medicine. Looking ahead to new research directions, chapters address recent issues including the metaphysics of mental disorders, gender and race in psychiatry and psychiatric ethics.

Nietzsche and Friendship

Willow Verkerk, St Mary’s University Twickenham, UK Willow Verkerk identifies Friedrich Nietzsche as a therapeutic and an ethical thinker whose writings on friendship, love and woman force us to rethink the ideal of friendship today. His provocative writings on woman offer critique on the heteronormative roles of love and the gender troubles of friendship. Yet few scholars have paid attention to the critical contribution his work makes to studies on friendship and love in the history of philosophy. Verkerk revives interest in the ethical, therapeutic, and feminist dimensions of Nietzsche’s thinking through examining his writings on friendship, love, and woman in relation to contemporary scholars and key figures in the history of philosophy. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 256 pages HB 9781350047341 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350047365 Library eBook 9781350047358 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice Alexandra M. Kokoli, Middlesex University, UK

"A powerful feminist critique of not only the home, but a number of borders and boundaries." Oxford Art Journal Through discussions of the influence of theories and practices on contemporary art, Alexandra Kokoli proposes a new concept, the feminist uncanny, exploring it as one of the most enduring legacies of the Women's Liberation Movement. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 560 pages PB 9781350060784 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472511393 Individual eBook 9781472514028 Library eBook 9781472505583 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 464 pages HB 9781350024083 • £130.00 / $176.00 Individual eBook 9781350024076 Library eBook 9781350024069 Series: Bloomsbury Companions • Bloomsbury Academic

The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying

Edited by Darren Hudson Hick, Texas Tech University, USA & Reinold Schmücker, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Germany

Beauty and the End of Art

Wittgenstein, Plurality and Perception Sonia Sedivy, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

"A landmark contribution to the philosophical literature on this subject . . . This collection is valuable to scholars not only because the essays are of such high quality, but because it demonstrates the rewards to be reaped by such a boldly interdisciplinary approach to its subject." Philosophy in Review

Sonia Sedivy shows how a resurgence of interest in beauty and a sense of ending in Western art are challenging us to rethink art, beauty and their relationship. Arguing that Wittgenstein’s later work and contemporary theory of perception offer just what we need for a unified approach to art and beauty, Sedivy provides new answers to these new challenges.

By responding to the rapidly changing attitudes towards the use of another’s ideas, styles, and artworks, this collection provides the first philosophical foundation for an aesthetics and ethics of copying and establishes the complex conditions that underlie and complicate the topic.

Examining contemporary debates about art, aesthetics and perception, she weaves together insights from Kant, Gadamer and Danto, Nehamas, Scarry and Hickey to reveal how they make good sense if we bring contemporary theory of perception and Wittgensteinian realism into the conversation.

UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 432 pages • 1 bw illustration PB 9781350056077 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474254519 Individual eBook 9781474254526 Library eBook 9781474254533 Bloomsbury Academic

UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 272 pages PB 9781350076631 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474255752 Individual eBook 9781474255769 Library eBook 9781474255776 Bloomsbury Academic

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Philosophy and Vulnerability



Adventures with the Theory of the Baroque and French Philosophy

Nadir Lahiji, University of Canberra, Australia Analysing the reception of contemporary French philosophy in architecture, Nadir Lahiji discusses the problematic nature of importing philosophical categories into architecture. Focusing on the notion of the Baroque in Deleuze and Lacan’s investigations of the concept, Lahiji challenges the contemporary dominance of the Baroque as a phenomenon related to postmodernism, establishing it as a name for the paradoxical unity of ‘kitsch’ and ‘high’ art. This original critique explains why the category of the Baroque, if it is still useful in architecture criticism, must be tied to the notion of Post-Rationalism. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 296 pages • 10 bw illustrations PB 9781350064010 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474228541 Individual eBook 9781474228534 Library eBook 9781474228527 Bloomsbury Academic

Retroactivity and Contemporary Art Craig Staff, University of Nottingham, UK

Through specific case studies of artists who strategically work with historical moments, this book examines how art from the last two decades has sought to mobilize these particular histories, and to what effect, against the backdrop of Modernism. Drawing on the art theory of Rosalind Krauss and the philosophies of Benjamin, Richter, and Agamben, Staff interprets those works that foreground some aspect of retroactivity as key artistic strategies. This book is a reflection on time within art and an indispensable read for those attempting to understand the artistic significance of history, materiality, and memory. UK April 2018 • US April 2018 • 224 pages • 20 bw illus HB 9781350009974 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350009998 Library eBook 9781350009967 Bloomsbury Academic

Aesthetic Marx

Edited by Samir Gandesha, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Johan F. Hartle, University of Amsterdam "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 "The collection also includes essays on specific examples of aesthetics in Marxist political practice, for example the aesthetics of the communist world, the aesthetics of conceptual art in post1968 Mexico, Marxist aesthetics in cinema, and the aesthetics of images of Marx. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty." - CHOICE UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 344 pages • 35 bw illus PB 9781350074712 • £21.99 / $29.95 Previously published in HB 9781350024229 Individual eBook 9781350024236 Library eBook 9781350024212 Bloomsbury Academic


The Visibility of the Image

History and Perspectives of Formal Aesthetics Lambert Wiesing, Jena University, Germany Translated by Nancy Ann Roth, University of Falmouth, UK Now available in English for the first time, Lambert Wiesing explores the development of an influential aesthetic tradition through the work of six figures: Robert Zimmermann (1824-1898); Alois Riegl (1858-1905); Heinrich Wölfflin (1864-1945), Konrad Fiedler (1841-1895), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) and Charles William Morris (1901-1979). Analysing their contribution to the progress of formal aesthetics, from its origins in Germany in the 1880s to semiotic interpretations in America a century later, Wiesing introduces the rise of modern image theory and provides a valuable account of our engagement with pictures in the 21st century. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 280 pages • 4 colour illustrations PB 9781350064027 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474232647 Individual eBook 9781474232661 Library eBook 9781474232678 Bloomsbury Academic

Figural Philology

Panofsky and the Science of Things Adi Efal, University of Cologne, Germany Though inspired by a Panofskyan legacy, this book diverges at certain points from his declared objectives, and calls attention to aspects that have been less accentuated in his intellectual reception. Insisting on the importance of iconology as a method for art history and the humanities, it shows how examining this promotes a cooperation between the history of art and the history of philosophy. It discusses whether Panofsky’s method could be of use for general questions in the epistemology of the historical sciences that examine human works. Distilling Panofsky's writings, Efal selects the elements that could be useful for philosophy. UK April 2018 • US April 2018 • 224 pages PB 9781350067288 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474254014 Individual eBook 9781474254045 Library eBook 9781474254021 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Sublime Reader

Edited by Robert Clewis, Gwynedd Mercy University, USA The first in the English language collection of primary source material on the concept of the sublime, this book takes a chronological approach, covering the earliest ancient Greek tradition, through the modern period, and into contemporary theory. It includes an explanatory introduction and conclusion and takes an inclusive, interdisciplinary approach to this key concept in aesthetics. Including brief introductions to each section, an extensive bibliography and list of recommended reading, this is an ideal text to build a course around and a vital resource across humanities teaching. UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 400 pages PB 9781350030169 • £28.99 / $39.95 • HB 9781350030152 • £90.00 / $122.00 Individual eBook 9781350030176 Library eBook 9781350030145 Bloomsbury Academic World English

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Unnatural Theology

Andrew McNamara, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Charlie Gere, Lancaster University, UK

Ambivalence in Art, Politics and Society

McNamara argues in this book that it is time to forget the quest to surpass modernity. Instead, we should re-examine a legacy that continues to inform our artistic conceptions, our political debates, our critical justifications, even if that legacy is baffling and contradictory. We may find it difficult to live with, but without recourse to this legacy, our critical-cultural ambitions would remain seriously diminished. How do we explain the culture we live in today? And how do we, as citizens, make sense of it? This book suggests these questions have become increasingly difficult to answer. UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 224 pages • 9 bw illus PB 9781350008342 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350008335 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350008359 Library eBook 9781350008328 Bloomsbury Academic

Religion, Art, and Media after the Death of God The failure of secular modernity to deliver on its promise of progress and enlightenment leaves a void that religion is rushing to fill. Yet what kind of religious thinking can be adequate in our posthuman condition? How can we avoid either embracing religious fantasy and fundamentalism or remaining mired in hopeless atheistic nihilism? Charlie Gere addresses the possibilities of religion and theology in the context of our highly technologized postmodernity. Taking its cue from a wide range of thinkers, including Ruskin, Whitehead, Derrida, Butler, Agamben, and Critchley, and artists such as Duchamp and Richard Hamilton, and films including The Incredible Shrinking Man, this book seeks the remnants of theology and religion in the realms of technology, art and media. UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 224 pages HB 9781350064690 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350064713 Library eBook 9781350064683 Series: Political Theologies • Bloomsbury Academic

Art as Human Practice

Techne Theory

Georg W. Bertram, Institute for Philosophy, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Henry Staten, University of Washington, USA

An Aesthetics

Translated by Nathan Ross, Oklahoma City University, USA How is art both distinct and different from the rest of human life, while also mattering in and for it? This central yet overlooked question in contemporary philosophy is at the heart of Georg W. Bertram's new aesthetic. Drawing on the resources of diverse philosophical traditions – analytic philosophy, French philosophy, and German post-Kantian philosophy – this book offers a systematic account of art as a human practice. One that remains connected to the whole of life. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 224 pages PB 9781350063150 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350063143 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350063167 Library eBook 9781350063136 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Stanley Cavell and the Arts Philosophy and Popular Culture

Rex Butler, University of Queensland, Australia Over a 50-year career, Cavell wrote about visual art, photography, classical music, Shakespeare, the plays of Samuel Beckett and perhaps most notably Hollywood cinema, throughout the long period of cultural post-modernism. Stanley Cavell and the Arts offers an overview of Cavell’s writings on the arts, situating them within his wider philosophical practice, analysing in detail his treatment of particular art forms and looking at the work of those he has deeply shaped. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 224 pages PB 9781350008526 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350008519 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350008533 Library eBook 9781350008502 Bloomsbury Academic

How Art Gets Made Proposing a radical realignment of contemporary aesthetic philosophy, criticism and practice, Techne Theory traces an understanding of the nature and implications of art, via the ancient Greek concept of techne, meaning art as craftsmanship, to reignite an appreciation for the artwork as work.


Surpassing Modernity

Staten develops a working model of techne criticism that enables combinations of agency and structure, concept and practice, form and content, possibility and actuality. Techne Theory affirms an important critique of Romantic conceptions of art and their humanist politics, and proposes instead a wholly original conception of individual artistic agency defined through materialist terms. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 224 pages PB 9781472592903 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781472592897 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781472592910 Library eBook 9781472592927 Bloomsbury Academic

The Incandescent

Michel Serres, Stanford University, USA "The Incandescent glows with genius. Michel Serres brings the full array of his analytic, synthetic, and literary powers to bear on the grand narrative of humanity’s co-evolution with the natural world. Scientific erudition and philosophical depth come together in a sweeping cultural history that goes to the core of who we are as a species. In these pages the earth itself calls on us to become its curators and the avatars of more fully realized humanity." Robert Pogue Harrison, Professor of Literature, Stanford University, USA This crucial piece of posthumanist and philosophical writing has never before been released in English. Randolph Burks ensures the poetry and wisdom of Serres shines through in this masterful translation. UK July 2018 • US July 2018 • 248 pages PB 9781474297400 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474297417 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474297431 Library eBook 9781474297424 Bloomsbury Academic World English

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Radical Aesthetics-Radical Art Series Editors: Gillian Whiteley, Jane Tormey RARA reconsiders the relationship between practicing art and thinking about art and so what aesthetics might mean in the 21st century. The term 'radical' denotes how the books promote debate, confront convention and formulate alternative ways of thinking about art practice. The series aims to liberate the notion of aesthetics from visual traditions and to expand its parameters in a creative and meaningful way. It examines those multisensory, collaborative, participatory and transitory practices that have developed in the last twenty years.

Transitional Aesthetics

Contemporary Art at the Edge of Europe Uros Cvoro, University of New South Wales, Australia Transitional aesthetics are artistic strategies that disrupt and interrogate ideologically loaded trajectories of cultural, social, or political transition. Examples of such trajectories include the movement from totalitarianism to democracy (post-socialism), from war to freedom and reconciliation (post-conflict), and from the edges of Europe to its centre (inclusion in the European Union). Using artist's perception of EU integration and transition from a Soviet past as a conceptual launching pad, this book explores how artists critically inhabit a permanent state of ‘in-between’ to capture the simultaneous existence of multiple and overlapping temporalities. UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 184 pages • 15 bw illus HB 9781350053410 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350053434 Library eBook 9781350053403 Series: Radical Aesthetics-Radical Art • Bloomsbury Academic

Aesthetic Theory, Abstract Art, and Lawrence Carroll David Carrier

In the first monograph devoted to the contemporary artist Lawrence Carroll, David Carrier reveals his importance as a subject for the philosophy of art. Carrier explains how he understands the medium of painting, shows what his art says about the identity of painting as an art, discusses the place of his paintings in the development of abstraction and, finally, offers an interpretation of his art. Confronting essentialism in aesthetics from a very different direction, Carrrier shows how Carroll challenges traditional definitions of paintings in order to present the fullest possible perspective on Carroll's work. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 224 pages • 20 bw and 5 colour illus HB 9781350009561 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350009554 Library eBook 9781350009578 Series: Aesthetics and Contemporary Art • Bloomsbury Academic

The Question of Painting

Working Aesthetics

Labour, Art and Capitalism Danielle Child, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Working Aesthetics addresses the relationship between labour and art work under capitalism. The subject of work within art was largely muted within the historical narratives of modernism, due to the privileging of the artist’s hand and personality in analyses of art. The rise and dominance of collective artistic practice within the neoliberal period has allowed for this analysis to reconsider how artists work collectively. This book presents new readings of social models of artistic labour alongside the ideological changes accompanying contemporary capitalism. UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 224 pages PB 9781350022393 • £21.99 / $29.95 HB 9781350022386 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781472571700 Library eBook 9781350022409 Bloomsbury Academic

A History of Light

The Idea of Photography Junko Theresa Mikuriya, University of West London, UK When was photography invented? In 1826 with the first permanent photograph? If we depart from the technologically oriented accounts and consider photography as a philosophical discourse an alternative history appears, one which examines the human impulse to reconstruct the photogogic or “the evoking of light”. The significance of the photagogic throughout the history of ideas is explored via the Platonic Dialogues, Iamblichus’ theurgic writings, Marsilio Ficino’s texts and the works of Renaissance magus John Dee. This alternative history is not a replacement of other narratives of photographic history but rather offers a way of rethinking photography’s ontological instability. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 192 pages PB 9781350084575 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474254175 Individual eBook 9781474254205 Library eBook 9781474254199 Bloomsbury Academic

Re-thinking Thought with Merleau-Ponty Jorella Andrews, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK


Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Aesthetics

How can paintings change the world today? This question fuelled the investigations of 20th-century philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The Question of Painting provides a chronological account of his unfolding project and its relationship with art, clarifying how painting helped him to access the fundamentally “intercorporeal” basis of reality as he saw it, and articulate its lived implications. With an exclusive conversation about the contemporary virtues of painting with artist Leah Durner, who is inspired by the work of Merleau-Ponty, The Question of Painting brings today’s much debated concerns about the criticality of painting into contact with the question of painting in philosophy.

Experimental philosophy has blossomed into a variety of philosophical fields including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of language. But there has been very little experimental philosophical research in the domain of philosophical aesthetics. Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Aesthetics introduces this burgeoning research field, presenting it both in its unity and diversity, and determining the nature and methods of an experimental philosophy of aesthetics.

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Werner Herzog

Filmmaker and Philosopher Richard Eldridge, Swarthmore College, USA Werner Herzog’s films, both fictional and documentary, work towards the disclosure of fundamental philosophical truths. Partly this arises through a distinctive use of the camera, and partly through his choices of subject matter; obsessive individuals in extreme situations and archaic orprimitive settings. Using the Heideggerian notion of disclosure as an organizing framework, Eldridge elaborates on Herzog’s understandings of: nature in relation to Nietzsche; selfhood in relation to Heidegger; and history in relation to Benjamin. In each case, the focus is on how the films through their imagery, mise en scene, and narrative arcs develop and engage in philosophical views indistinctive and original ways. UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 224 pages • 20 bw illus HB 9781350091672 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350091689 Library eBook 9781350091665 Series: Philosophical Filmmakers • Bloomsbury Academic

Explaining Evil Four Views

Edited by W. Paul Franks, Tyndale University College, Canada If evil is a result of our having libertarian free will, why would God bother creating humans with such a will in the first place? If all human actions are ultimately determined by God, then why would he refrain from determining all humans to do the good? If naturalism is true, then how does ‘evil’ arise and why does it persist? Is one justified in saying that instances of pain and suffering are genuinely ‘evil’ at all? In Explaining Evil four prominent philosophers, two theists and two non-theists, present their own account of why evil exists and respond to objections from fellow contributors. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 176 pages PB 9781501331121 • £22.99 / $27.95 • HB 9781501331145 • £72.00 / $90.00 Individual eBook 9781501331138 Library eBook 9781501331152 Bloomsbury Academic

A Critical Introduction to Fictionalism

Fredrick Kroon, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Jonathan McKeown-Green, University of Auckland, New Zealand & Stuart Brock, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Drawing on questions from ethics, the philosophy of religion, mathematics, logic and science, this is a complete exploration of how fictionalism contrasts with other non-realist doctrines and motivates influential fictionalist treatments. Defending and criticizing standard as well as emerging fictionalist approaches, this introduction discuses universals, God, numbers and other fictional entities in art. Distinguishing fictionalism from other views about the existence of items, it explains its central features. UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 256 pages PB 9781472512888 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781472509529 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781472513946 Library eBook 9781472506962 Series: Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Metaphysics Bloomsbury Academic


Language, Music, and Cartesian Mind Reflections on Human Grammar

Nirmalangshu Mukherji, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, India The Cartesian conception of language and mind has governed theories of language for the last fifty years. But while it accounts for our language capacity, to what extent can it account for our creation and cognition of musical expression? Drawing on textual evidence and contemporary research, Language, Music and Cartesian Mind examines Descartes’ doctrines and reveals a formal relationship between language and music. UK June 2019 • US June 2019 • 256 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350062689 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350062702 Library eBook 9781350062696 Bloomsbury Academic

Truth: A Contemporary Reader

Edited by Douglas Edwards, Utica College, USA For the first time Truth: A Contemporary Reader brings together the essays that have shaped two aspects of a fundamental philosophical topic: the nature of truth and the value of truth. Featuring 28 essays from 1878 to 2011, it includes work by leading philosophers such as Putnam, Dummet, Davidson, Russell and Peirce. Showing how thoughts about truth and value bear heavily on one another, this reader provides new opportunities for understanding and advancing the link between these central topics. UK April 2018 • US January 2019 • 432 pages PB 9781474213301 • £24.99 / $33.95 • HB 9781474213295 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474213318 Library eBook 9781474213325 Bloomsbury Academic

A Philosophy of the Essay Scepticism, Experience and Style

Erin Plunkett, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Erin Plunkett argues that there is an internal relation between adopting a particular stance towards scepticism, and adopting the form of the essay to articulate that stance. The authors that are examined here—Montaigne, Hume, the early German Romantics, Kierkegaard and Stanley Cavell—represent an exemplary sample of philosophical essayists. Each author adopts a therapeutic approach to the problem of scepticism, situating the will to know within a broader frame of meaningful human activity. Plunkett demonstrates through their writings that skepticism is better suited to a friendly, fragmentary, nondogmatic style of writing. UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 208 pages HB 9781350049987 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350050006 Library eBook 9781350049994 Bloomsbury Academic

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Series Editor: Stephen Hetherington, Professor of Philosophy, The University of New South Wales, Australia Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology introduces and advances the central topics within one of the most dynamic areas of contemporary philosophy. Each critical introduction provides a comprehensive survey to an important epistemic subject, covering the historical, methodological, and practical contexts and exploring the major approaches, theories, and debates. By clearly illustrating the changes to the ways human knowledge is being studied, each volume places an emphasis on the historical background and makes important connections between contemporary issues and the wider history of modern philosophy. Designed for use in contemporary epistemology courses, the introductions are defined by a clarity of argument and equipped with easy-to-follow chapter summaries, annotated guides to reading, and glossaries to facilitate and encourage further study. This series is ideal for upper-level undergraduates and postgraduates wishing to stay informed of the thinkers, issues, and arguments shaping twenty-first century epistemology.

An Epistemology of Noise

Cecile Malaspina, University of Paris Diderot, France "This is one of the freshest intellectual works I have read in recent years. If you did not previously recognize the philosophical significance of Claude Shannon, Warren Weaver, and Norbert Wiener, you will after reading this book. Shannon’s paradoxical claim that information and noise are both forms of entropy is revived by Malaspina and developed with ideas drawn from Gilbert Simondon and Nicholas of Cusa. The result is a challenging and compelling experience for the reader, who will want to study this book multiple times." Graham Harman, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, USA UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781350011786 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350011809 Library eBook 9781350011793 Bloomsbury Academic

A Critical Introduction to the Epistemology of Memory

Thomas D. Senor, University of Arkansas, USA In this clear and up-to-date introduction, Thomas D. Senor lays the philosophical foundation needed to understand the justification of memory belief. He surveys and defines key epistemological concepts and explores recent work in the psychology of memory, explaining why our naïve picture of memory as a storehouse is not realistic. Senor canvases the history of the epistemology of memory, discussing the work of Plato, Hume, Reid, and Russell before looking at what contemporary philosophers have to say. This is a valuable resource for students approaching epistemology for the first time or those looking to advance their understanding of a core area of philosophy. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 256 pages PB 9781472525598 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781472526076 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781472529381 Library eBook 9781472525130 Series: Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology Bloomsbury Academic

Wilfrid Sellars, Idealism, and Realism


Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology

Understanding Psychological Nominalism Edited by Patrick J. Reider, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, USA This book is the first study of its kind to address a range of realist and idealist views inspired by psychological nominalism. Bringing together premier analytic realists and distinguished defenders of German idealism, it reveals why psychological nominalism is one of the most important theories of the mind to come out of the 20th century. In providing original and accessible chapters on psychological nominalism, this volume raises themes that intersect with numerous disciplines: the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics. It also provides clarity on arguably the best available account of why humans can reason, be self-aware, know, and act as agents. UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350070080 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474238939 Individual eBook 9781474238946 Library eBook 9781474238953 Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism Edited by Pieranna Garavaso, University of Minnesota Morris, USA

Applying the tools and methods of analytic philosophy, analytic feminism is an approach adopted in discussions of sexism, classism and racism. The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism presents the first comprehensive reference resource to the nature, history and significance of this growing tradition and the forms of social discrimination widely covered in feminist writings. Through individual sections on metaphysics, epistemology, and value theory, a team of esteemed philosophers examine the relationship between analytic feminism and the main areas of philosophical reflection. The result is an in-depth and authoritative guide to understanding analytic feminist’s characteristic methods. UK June 2018 • US June 2018 • 640 pages HB 9781474297783 • £130.00 / $176.00 Individual eBook 9781474297790 Library eBook 9781474297776 Series: Bloomsbury Companions • Bloomsbury Academic

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Natural and Artifactual Objects in Contemporary Metaphysics Exercises in Analytic Ontology

Edited by Richard Davies, University of Bergamo, Italy Beginning from the starting point that bona fide objects are those endowed with some natural border, such as a material discontinuity, between themselves and everything else, while fiat objects depend on the observation of tacit conventions and may include the ordinary objects of everyday life, this volume explores, contextualises and interrogates objects. Contributors discuss a variety of objects including physical, scientific and mental ones, as well as things that appear to question the limits of objecthood, including holes, Quinean ‘posits’ and language. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 224 pages HB 9781350066328 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350066342 Library eBook 9781350066335 Bloomsbury Academic

Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present

Edited by Diego Machuca, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina & Baron Reed, Northwestern University, USA "An indispensable resource for both students and scholars of skepticism, skeptical traditions, and skeptical arguments . . . A true tour de force." John Greco, Leonard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Philosophy Editor, Saint Louis University, USA "This volume marks a watershed moment. An array of leading international scholars explain how powerful currents of skepticism surge across the entirety of philosophical history in ways that still offer resources salient to the central challenges of contemporary philosophical thought today." Peter S. Fosl, Professor of Philosophy, Transylvania University, USA UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 768 pages PB 9781350097131 • £29.99 / $40.95 Previously published in HB 9781472507716 Individual eBook 9781472511492 Library eBook 9781472514363 Bloomsbury Academic

Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita

Technic and Magic

Keya Maitra, University of North Carolina, USA

Federico Campagna, Royal College of Art, UK

A Contemporary Introduction

A complete philosophical guide and new translation of the most celebrated text of Hinduism. While usually treated as mystical and religious poetry, this new translation focuses on the philosophy underpinning the story of a battle between two sets of cousins of the Aryan clan. Situating the text in its philosophical and cultural contexts, it features summaries at the end of each of the eighteen chapters encouraging further study. Designed for use in the classroom, this lively and readable translation requires no prior knowledge of Hinduism and reveals the importance and value of reading the Gita philosophically. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350040182 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781350040199 • £55.00 / $74.00 Individual eBook 9781350040175 Library eBook 9781350040168 Bloomsbury Academic

The Reconstruction of Reality "Federico Campagna's book is a brilliant tour de force that oscillates between lucid analyses of philosophical concepts, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western frameworks, and radical propositions for alternative worlds. Campagna expertly unravels the very foundations upon which our contemporary reality sits, gradually building towards a new and striking reconfiguration of reality that merges together the past, present and future." Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director at the Serpentine Galleries, London, UK "Federico Campagna’s brilliant Technic and Magic is essential reading for our desperate times. This stunning historical and philosophical exploration radically transforms our understanding of the global technological culture we now inhabit." Jonathan Crary, Professor of Modern Art and Theory, Columbia University, USA UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 256 pages PB 9781350044029 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350044012 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350044043 Library eBook 9781350044036 Bloomsbury Academic

Mao Zedong's Philosophical Influences and Reflections Robert Allinson, Soka University, USA

What shaped the ideas and actions of one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century? Presenting a new account of Mao Zedong’s lifelong engagement with philosophy, Robert Allinson reveals the extent to which Chinese and Western thinkers determined Mao’s political career. For the first time Mao’s understanding of early philosophers such as Confucius, Aristotle and Nietzsche is looked at in close detail. Revealing how Mao’s reading of Western political thought, as well as misreadings of traditional Chinese thought impacted his thinking, this offers a fresh and challenging study of the man who ushered in antiintellectualism during the dark period of the Cultural Revolution. UK April 2019 • US April 2019 • 288 pages PB 9781350059856 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350059863 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350059870 Library eBook 9781350059887 Bloomsbury Academic


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Philosophical Thought in Russia in the Second Half of the 20th Century

Edited by Karyn Lai, University of New South Wales, Australia, Rick Benitez, University of Sydney, Australia & Hyun Jin Kim, University of Melbourne, Australia

Edited by Marina F. Bykova, North Carolina State University, USA & Vladislav A. Lektorsky, Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Both Ancient Chinese and Greek philosophers provide accounts of the life lived well: a Confucian junzi, a Daoist sage and a Greek phronimos. Cultivation in Early China and Ancient Greece engages in comparative, cross-tradition scholarship and investigates the processes associated with cultivating or nurturing the self in order to live such lives.

The first book of its kind to systematically cover an often misrepresented period in Russia’s philosophy. Focusing on philosophical ideas produced during the middle of the 20th century, it reconstructs the development of genuine philosophical thought in the Soviet period and introduces those non-dogmatic Russian philosophers interested in philosophy as a means of reforming social life.

Perspectives and Reverberations

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A Contemporary View


Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy

UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 560 pages HB 9781350040588 • £130.00 / $176.00 Individual eBook 9781350040595 Library eBook 9781350040601 Bloomsbury Academic World English

Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought Series Editors: Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, Lucian Stone This series interrupts standardized discourses involving the Middle East and the Islamicate world by introducing creative and 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.

Continental Philosophy and the Palestinian Question Beyond the Jew and the Greek

Zahi Zalloua, Whitman College, USA "This is an important book: a historically sensitive and theoretically rigorous intervention on behalf of the Palestinian cause and at the same time a thorough critique of every form of exceptionalism and exemplarity that shores up the totality of the human condition in the name of one chosen cause, suffering, or people. In addition, Zahi Zalloua does a commendable job of exposing the blind spots of so called radical continental philosophers and their Eurocentric mis-recognition of the Palestinian Question." R. Radhakrishnan, Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, USA UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 240 pages PB 9781350084568 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474299206 Individual eBook 9781474299213 Library eBook 9781474299190 Series: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought Bloomsbury Academic

Traces of Racial Exception

Racializing Israeli Settler Colonialism Ronit Lentin, Independent Scholar, Ireland "An important contribution to theorizing the state of Israel. It is a bold, daring and brilliant anti-racist critical elucidation of the state of Israel, defining the Ashkenazi state and society as white supremacist with policies of dehumanization and elimination of the Other. By going beyond the ethnic/national paradigm, the book establishes race/racism as Israel’s settler colonial prime mover. Race and gender are intersected with the state’s settler colonial rule, enriching existing critical theorization of Israel. Evidence from the racialized everyday life experiences of Palestinian natives and non-white Jewish others is provided throughout the process of theorization. Highly recommended for feminist and critical scholars and students in general and those of Israel more specifically." Nahla Abdo, Professor of Sociology, Carleton University, Canada UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 224 pages HB 9781350032064 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350032071 Library eBook 9781350032057 Series: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought Bloomsbury Academic

Revolutionary Bodies

Technologies of Gender, Sex, and Self in Contemporary Iran Kristin Soraya Batmanghelichi, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research in New York, USA Gender and sexuality in modern Iran is frequently examined through the prism of nationalist symbols and religious discourse. Batmanghelichi interrogates how normative ideas of women’s bodies in state, religious, and public health have resulted in the female body being deemed as immodest and taboo. This book brings much needed research to the discourse around bodily technologies. UK July 2019 • US July 2019 • 192 pages • 22 bw illus HB 9781350050020 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350050044 Library eBook 9781350050037 Series: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought Bloomsbury Academic

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Against Moderate Islam

Orientalism and Imperialism

and Other Deconstructive Eurodecentrisms

From Nineteenth-Century Missionary Imaginings to the Contemporary Middle East

Farhang Erfani, The American University, Washington, USA Deconstruction is considered by many – including some non-Western philosophers – as the best philosophical ally for the peoples of the global south. This book challenges the sometimes facile manner in which Derrida's writings are used, offering a philosophical response to the growingcelebration of "moderate Islam". Farhang Erfani argues that Derrida not only adheres to the colonial paradigm and takes “Islam” as the only name available and subject to deconstruction for the Middle-East and North Africa, he also restores European centrality and supremacy. UK July 2019 • US July 2019 • 160 pages HB 9781350002890 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350002913 Library eBook 9781350002906 Series: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought Bloomsbury Academic

Andrew Wilcox, Independent Scholar, UK "Andrew Wilcox helps unravel otherly Orientalist stereotypes through the lens of 19th century Anglican and American Presbyterian missionary impressions of Kurdistan. In giving us a new interpretation of the intricate treasure-throve of interrelationships among deterministic Orientalists, disputing missionaries, and ambiguous imperialists, Wilcox enables us better to understand today’s varying standards of judgement as well as decipher the complicated discursive processes which undermine actions of otherwise altruistic actors." Michael M. Gunter, Professor of Political Science, Tennessee Technological University, USA UK July 2018 • US July 2018 • 248 pages HB 9781350033795 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350033801 Library eBook 9781350033788 Series: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought Bloomsbury Academic

Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy Series Editors: Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Sor-hoon Tan Bringing together established academics and rising stars, Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy surveys 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, asking how the field has changed, highlighting current disputes, anticipating new directions of study, illustrating the Western philosophical significance of a subject and demonstrating why a topic is important for understanding Asian thought. From knowledge, being, gender and ethics, to methodology, language and art, these research handbooks provide up-to-date and authoritative overviews of Asian philosophy in the 21st century.

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy

Edited by Michiko Yusa, Western Washington University, USA


The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy and Gender Edited by Veena Howard, California State University, USA

Gender and feminist theories are a major part of Western academic discourse, but their engagement in the Indian philosophical context remains glaringly absent. This handbook presents a definitive overview of the field, exploring a variety of texts and traditions from Indian philosophy where the treatment of gender is dynamic and diverse. By addressing questions such as ‘How do gender constructions transform religious experiences?’ and ‘What is the role of bodily materiality in ethics and epistemology?’ this collection provides the first authoritative research resource to Indian philosophical gender issues, examining constructions in relation to contemporary debates on sex, gender, and sexuality. UK March 2019 • US March 2019 • 352 pages HB 9781474269582 • £100.00 / $136.00 Individual eBook 9781474269599 Library eBook 9781474269605 Series: Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics

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.

Organized in accordance with major topics in moral philosophy, this is a valuable guide to understanding the past, present and future research directions of a central component of Indian philosophy. Featuring scholars from philosophy, political science and religious studies, this research handbook dispels the myth that Indian thinkers and philosophers were uninterested in ethics.

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Edited by Shyam Ranganathan, York University, Canada

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Ideas, Responses and Legacy

Edited by Marina F. Bykova, North Carolina State University, USA The German Idealism Reader is a comprehensive account of the key ideas and arguments central to German idealists and their immediate critics. Expanding the scope beyond the four best-known representatives - Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel -and including those thinkers often considered as secondary, yet are crucial for an understanding of this period, this reader presents an influential era in all its philosophical complexity. With readings from Maimon, Schulze, Novalis, and Schleimacher as well as responses to and critiques of German idealist thought by late 19th-entury thinkers such as Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, it provides students of German idealism with a dynamic picture of the intellectual period. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 336 pages PB 9781474286671 • £29.99 / $40.95 • HB 9781474286664 • £95.00 / $128.00 Individual eBook 9781474286657 Library eBook 9781474286688 Bloomsbury Academic


1. The Inception of Occidental Thinking and 2. Logic: Heraclitus’s Teaching of the Logos Martin Heidegger

College, USA

Translated by Julia Goesser Assaiante, Trinity College, USA & S. Montgomery Ewegen, Trinity

Heraclitus is the first English translation of Volume 55 of the Martin Heidegger Gesamtausgabe. The book comprises two lecture courses delivered by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg during the summers of 1943 and 1944. Translating and interpreting the fragments of Heraclitus in idiosyncratic style, Heidegger presents an essential rethink of previous translations of the philosopher, questioning his interpretive authority. Moreover, his unique elucidation of the fragments sheds light on the broader field of Occidental thinking and its logic, including discussion of many hinkers such as Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Hölderlin, and Rilke. UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 320 pages PB 9780826462411 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9780826462404 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474249201 Library eBook 9781474249195 Bloomsbury Academic World English

The Selected Writings of Maurice O’Connor Drury On Wittgenstein, Philosophy, Religion and Psychiatry Maurice O’Connor Drury Edited by John Hayes, University of Limerick, Ireland & Ray Monk, University of Southampton, UK "Intelligently and humanely curated by its editor, this collection will remain the definitive volume on Drury's life and his life-defining relationship with Wittgenstein." Times Literary Supplement "A splendid book that provides an interesting, original perspective on Wittgenstein’s thought . . . A substantial work excellently assembled and edited." The Irish Times "A welcome and long overdue publication." Dublin Review of Books UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 472 pages PB 9781350091542 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474256360 Individual eBook 9781474256377 Library eBook 9781474256384 Bloomsbury Academic


The German Idealism Reader

Spinoza in 21st-Century American and French Philosophy Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Moral and Political Philosophy Edited by Jack Stetter, Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis, France & Charles Ramond, Université Paris 8 Vincennes SaintDenis, France Here is a unique opportunity to discover the most consequential and sophisticated aspects of American and French Spinoza research today. Structured according to the themes of Spinoza’s philosophy, including metaphysics, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy and political philosophy, this collection features the work of over twenty philosophers in dialogue with one another. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 400 pages HB 9781350067301 • £130.00 / $176.00 Individual eBook 9781350067325 Library eBook 9781350067318 Bloomsbury Academic

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Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy presents cutting edge scholarship in the history of ancient philosophy. The wholly original arguments, perspectives and research findings in titles in this series make it an important and stimulating resource for students and academics from across the fields of Philosophy and Classical Studies.

Plato’s Trial of Athens

Mark A. Ralkowski, George Washington University, USA Providing a new answer to the question of why Socrates was prosecuted and sentenced to death by the democracy of Athens, Ralkowski demonstrates that several of Plato's dialogues carried a message designed to exonerate Socrates and instead indict his fellow Athenian citizens. Plato's many ominous allusions to Socrates' trial in the Gorgias, Symposium and Republic are evidence of an undisclosed political subtext to the trial and the city’s attitude toward Socrates. Plato’s Trial of Athens provides a fuller understanding of these works and supports a politically motivated interpretation of Socrates trial. UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 240 pages HB 9781474227247 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474227254 Library eBook 9781474227261 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

Plato and Plotinus on Mysticism, Epistemology, and Ethics

A Comparative Analysis of Cicero and Aquinas Nature and the Natural Law

Charles P. Nemeth, City University of New York, USA In A Comparative Analysis of Cicero and Aquinas, Charles P. Nemeth investigates how, despite their differences, these two figures may be the most compatible brothers in ideas ever conceived in the theory of natural law. Looking to find common threads that run between the philosophies of these two great thinkers of the Classical and Medieval periods, this book aims to determine whether or not there exists a common ground whereby ethical debates and dilemmas can be evaluated. Does comparison between Cicero and Aquinas offer a new pathway for moral measure, based on defined and developed principles? Do they deliver certain moral and ethical principles for human life to which each agree? Instead of a polemical diatribe, comparison between Cicero and Aquinas may edify a method of compromise and afford a more or less restrictive series of judgements about ethical quandaries. UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350091856 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350009462 Individual eBook 9781350009479 Library eBook 9781350009486 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

David J. Yount, Mesa Community College, USA

Beginning by examining the ways in which Plato and Plotinus claim that it is possible to have an ultimate experience that answers the most significant philosophical questions, David J. Yount provides an extended analysis of why we should interpret both philosophers as mystics. The book then moves on to demonstrate that both philosophers share a belief in non-discursive knowledge and the methods to attain it, including dialectic and recollection, and shows that they do not essentially differ on any significant views on ethics. UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 320 pages PB 9781350082182 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474298421 Individual eBook 9781474298438 Library eBook 9781474298445 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Anti-Romantic

Hegel Against Ironic Romanticism Jeffrey Reid, University of Ottawa, Canada "The Anti-Romantic offers a brilliant and highly original perspective on Hegel's idea of philosophy as scientific discourse. Hegel's idea is presented indirectly through his polemic against the Romantic forms of irony defended by Friedrich Schlegel, Novalis and Schleiermacher. On the basis of his broad historical research, Reid presents the intriguing thesis that Hegel's critique of irony may be viewed as a critique of post-modernity." Angelica Nuzzo, Professor of Philosophy, Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA An important contribution to the understanding of early Romanticism, Hegel, and, more broadly, German Idealism and the cultural history of the 19th century. UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350089907 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472574817 Individual eBook 9781472574831 Library eBook 9781472574824 Bloomsbury Academic


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Series Editor: Marco Sgarbi Aristotle's influence throughout the history of philosophical thought has been immense, and in recent years the study of Aristotelian philosophy has enjoyed a revival. However, Aristotelianism remains an incredibly polysemous concept, encapsulating many, often conflicting, definitions. This series responds to the need to define Aristotelianism and give rise to a clear characterisation. Investigating the influence and reception of Aristotle's thought from classical antiquity to contemporary philosophy from a wide range of perspectives, this series reconstructs how philosophers have become acquainted with the tradition. The books go beyond simply ascertaining that there are Aristotelian doctrines within the works of various thinkers, but seek to understand how they have received and elaborated Aristotle's thought.

Elijah Del Medigo and Paduan Aristotelianism Investigating the Human Intellect

Michael Engel, University of Hamburg, Germany Elijah Del Medigo (1458-1493) was a Jewish Aristotelian philosopher living in Padua, whose work influenced many of the leading philosophers of the early Renaissance. This book places Del Medigo’s philosophical work and his ideas about the human intellect within the context of the wider Aristotelian tradition. Providing a detailed account of the unique blend of traditions that influenced the Two Investigations, it provides an important contribution to our understanding of Renaissance Aristotelianisms and scholasticisms. UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 208 pages PB 9781350074408 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474268493 Individual eBook 9781474268509 Library eBook 9781474268516 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition • Bloomsbury Academic

Pontano’s Virtues

Phantasia in Aristotle's Ethics

Matthias Roick, University of Göttingen, Germany

Edited by Jakob Leth Fink, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Aristotelian Moral and Political Thought in the Renaissance Giovanni Pontano (1429-1503) was a key figure of the Italian Renaissance. Taking inspiration from Aristotle, Pontano wrote on topics such as prudence, fortune, magnificence, and the art of pleasant conversation. This book shows how Pontano’s rewriting of Aristotelian ethics affected not only his philosophical views, but also his political life and his place in the humanist movement. Drawing on Pontano’s treatises, dialogues, letters, poems and political writings, this book presents the first comprehensive study of Pontano’s moral and political thought. UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 336 pages PB 9781350082175 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474281850 Individual eBook 9781474281867 Library eBook 9781474281836 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition • Bloomsbury Academic

ity and Authorship in Kierkegaard's Writings

Authorship and Authority in Kierkegaard's Writings Edited by Joseph Westfall, University of Houston-Downtown, USA

Authorship has long been recognized as an important issue in studies of the work of philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard. From the use of multiple pseudonyms and antonyms, to contributions in across a spectrum of media and genres, such as journalism, religious discourses, diaries, short fictions and dramatic works, philosophical and theological treatises, issues of authorship abound. This collection, by leading contemporary Kierkegaard scholars, examines the divisive question and practice of authorship in Kierkegaard from philosophical, literary and theological perspectives. UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781350055957 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350055971 Library eBook 9781350055964 Bloomsbury Academic


Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition

Reception in the Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and Latin Traditions

This book investigates both Aristotle’s claim that ‘the principle does not immediately appear to the man who has been corrupted by pleasure or pain’ and its reception in various medieval Aristotelian traditions. Even when the hazards of transmission have left no explicit comments on this passage, Aristotle’s commentators still offer valuable interpretations of phantasia (representation) and its role in deliberation and action. This volume casts light on these readings, showing how the distant voices from the medieval Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and Latin Aristotelian traditions still contribute substantially to contemporary debate concerning phantasia, motivation and deliberation in Aristotle’s Ethics. UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 208 pages HB 9781350028005 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350028012 Library eBook 9781350028029 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition • Bloomsbury Academic

The Concept of History

Dmitri Nikulin, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA "A major contribution to the understanding of what history is and what it is not […] The author is at his best not only when he argues that historians seek meaning in their choice of subjects and seek truth in dealing with them, but also when he notes that they may seek to save the past for the future. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and faculty." CHOICE "Nikulin offers a wide-ranging and compelling treatment of the philosophy of history. The book’s implications are philosophically significant and will interest a range of readers." Bryn Mawr Classical Review UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 248 pages PB 9781350064898 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474269117 Individual eBook 9781474269131 Library eBook 9781474269124 Bloomsbury Academic

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The Golden Age of Philosophy of Science 1945 to 2000 Logical Reconstructionism, Descriptivism, Normative Naturalism, and Foundationalism

Conflict and Contest in Nietzsche's Philosophy

Edited by Herman Siemens, Leiden University, Netherlands & James Pearson, Leiden University, Netherlands

Featuring major figures of twentieth century science, and engaging with the work of previous philosophers of science, including Ernest Nagel, Rudolf Carnap, Karl Popper and Richard Dawkins, this volume tackles questions such as: should philosophy of science be a prescriptive discipline? How should competing philosophies of science be balanced? And finally, how can understanding the history of science aid us in analyzing the philosophy of science? In answering these questions it shows us why we understand science the way we do.

While Nietzsche’s works and ideas are relevant across the many branches of philosophy, the themes of contest and conflict have been mostly overlooked. This collection redresses this situation, arguing for the importance of these themes across Nietzsche’s work. It takes three key lines of inquiry: Nietzsche’s ontology of conflict; Nietzsche’s conception of the agon; and Nietzsche’s warrior-philosophy. Under these three umbrellas it brings together insightful and provocative essays considering, among other topics, Nietzsche’s understanding of resistance; his engagement with classical thinkers and his views on language, metaphor, revolt, and terror.

UK December 2018 • US December 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781350071513 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350071537 Library eBook 9781350071520 Bloomsbury Academic

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John Losee, Lafayette College, USA

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Series Editor: Miles Hollingworth 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. Rather than engage only with specific Christian or theological concerns, Reading Augustine explores topics aimed at a broader constituency of students and scholars, such as the nature of spiritual biography, Augustine as novelist, Augustine and the phenomenological tradition, and the relation of Augustinian and 21st-century moral positions.

On Consumer Culture, Identity, The Church and the Rhetorics of Delight Mark Clavier, University of Oxford, UK

Mark Clavier draws on Augustine of Hippo to provide a philosophical explanation for the success of marketing and consumer culture. Augustine’s thought, rooted in rhetorical theory, presented a brilliant understanding of the experiences of damnation and salvation that took seriously the often hidden psychology of human motivation. His keen insight into the power of delight over personal notions of freedom and self-identity can be used to shed light on how the constant lure of promised happiness shapes the identities of consumers. From Augustine’s perspective, it is only by addressing the sources of delight within consumerism and by rediscovering the wellsprings of spiritual thought that we can effectively challenge consumer culture. UK November 2018 • US November 2018 • 144 pages PB 9781501330919 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781501330926 • £64.00 / $80.00 Individual eBook 9781501330957 Library eBook 9781501330933 Series: Reading Augustine • Bloomsbury Academic

On God, The Soul, Evil and the Rise of Christianity

John Peter Kenney, Saint Michael's College, USA Why did the ancients come to adopt monotheism and Christianity? On God, The Soul, Evil and the Rise of Christianity introduces possible answers to that question by looking closely at the development of the thought of Augustine of Hippo, whose complex spiritual trajectory included Gnosticism, academic skepticism, pagan Platonism, and orthodox Christianity. The apparently sudden shift of ancient culture to monotheism and Christianity was momentous, defining the subsequent nature of Western religion and thought. John Peter Kenney shows us that Augustine offers an unusually clear vantage point to understand the essential ideas that drove that transition.


Reading Augustine

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Violence, Desire, and the Sacred Series Editors: Chris Fleming, Joel Hodge, Scott Cowdell Violence, Desire, and the Sacred is a series dedicated to the global development of mimetic theory. It includes historical and theoretical studies aimed at reconstructing the human sciences-addressing new issues, seizing interdisciplinary opportunities, and tackling global problems. It also sets about demonstrating the practical relevance of mimetic theory. This series breaks new ground, especially as a vehicle for the emerging second generation of Girardian scholars. Violence, Desire, and the Sacred is an initiative of the Australian Girard Seminar, which was inaugurated in 2010 and has become a vigorous international contributor to Girardian studies.

René Girard and Raymund Schwager Correspondence 1974-1991

Edited by Scott Cowdell, Charles Sturt University, AUS, Joel Hodge, Australian Catholic University, AUS, Chris Fleming, Western Sydney University, AUS & Mathias Moosbrugger, University of Innsbruck, Austria Translated by Sheelah Treflé Hidden, University of London, UK & Chris Fleming, Western Sydney University, Australia

Does Religion Cause Violence?

“A touching testimony of growing friendship, alert contemporary companionship, and of passionate theology. Hardly anything compares in current intellectual life.” Józef Niewiadomski, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Edited by Joel Hodge, Australian Catholic University, Australia, Scott Cowdell, Charles Sturt University, Australia, Chris Fleming, Western Sydney University, Australia & Carly Osborn, University of Adelaide, Australia

This volume presents the correspondence—conducted in French and as yet unpublished, let alone translated into English—between René Girard and his theological interlocutor Raymund Schwager SJ. It reveals the personal relationship between two great thinkers that contributed to the theological development of Girard’s thought and his eventual entry, in part thanks to Schwager's help, into the mainstream of theological debate.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Violence and Religion in the Modern World

This volume explores contemporary instances of religious violence, such as Islamist terrorism and radicalization in its various political, economic, religious, military and technological dimensions, as well as the legitimacy and efficacy of modern cultural mechanisms to contain violence. It brings together the insights of René Girard, the premier theorist of violence in the 20th century, with the latest scholarship on religion and violence, particularly exploring the nature of extremist violence.

UK April 2018 • US April 2018 • 232 pages • 2 bw illustrations PB 9781501341762 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501320477 Individual eBook 9781501320484 Library eBook 9781501320491 Series: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred • Bloomsbury Academic World English

UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 272 pages • 1 bw illustration HB 9781501333835 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501333842 Library eBook 9781501333859 Series: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred • Bloomsbury Academic

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Mimesis and Atonement

René Girard and the Doctrine of Salvation Edited by Michael Kirwan, Heythrop College, University of London, UK & Sheelah Treflé Hidden, University of London, UK "This delightful collection of essays gathers the insights and the most up-to-date research from a variety of theological camps and disciplines. I recommend it highly." Grant Kaplan, Saint Louis University, USA How are we to best understand the statement of faith that Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again ‘for us and for salvation?’ René Girard made startling connections between religion, violence and culture and enlivened once again the debates around the question of whether and how we are to understand Christ’s death as a ‘sacrifice’. This volume brings together philosophers from Catholic, Evangelical and Orthodox backgrounds to examine Girard’s work. UK June 2018 • US June 2018 • 208 pages • 2 colour illus PB 9781501342714 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501325427 Individual eBook 9781501325434 Library eBook 9781501325441 Series: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred • Bloomsbury Academic

Lonergan, Meaning and Method Philosophical Essays

Andrew Beards, School of the Annunciation, UK “Andrew Beards is one of the most insightful and lucid students of Lonergan alive today. This book builds on previous exercises in proposing a critical realist 'third way' that can breach the 'Berlin wall' between continental philosophy and analytic philosophy. It deserves to be widely read and deeply considered.” Rev. Gerard Whelan SJ, Pontifical Gregorian University, Italy Bernard Lonergan is acknowledged as one of the most significant philosopher-theologians of the twentieth century. Lonergan, Meaning and Method brings Lonergan’s thought into critical dialogue with other contemporary philosophical interlocutors, introducing themes and arguments from the analytic and continental traditions. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 304 pages PB 9781501341243 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501318665 Individual eBook 9781501318672 Library eBook 9781501318689 Bloomsbury Academic

Between Death and Resurrection A Critical Response to Recent Catholic Debate Concerning the Intermediate State Stephen Yates, Maryvale Institute, UK “An admirably fair, thorough, and comprehensive account of its crucial if unfashionable subjectmatter, and a vindication of the role of a lucid rationality in the service of orthodoxy.” Aidan Nichols O.P., Blackfriars, Cambridge, UK The question of death and resurrection has traditionally been answered in terms of the disembodied souls of human beings awaiting bodily resurrection. Since the 1960s, Catholic theologians have proposed two alternatives: resurrection at death into the Last Day, or resurrection in death into an interim state in which the embodied dead await, with us, the final consummation of all things. Between Death and Resurrection examines the philosophical and theological reasons for these alternatives. UK July 2018 • US July 2018 • 280 pages PB 9781501343711 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501312281 Individual eBook 9781501312298 Library eBook 9781501312304 Bloomsbury Academic


Mimetic Theory and Film

Edited by Paolo Diego Bubbio, Western Sydney University, Australia & Chris Fleming, Western Sydney University, Australia In La Conversion de l’art, Rene Girard asserted that the novel may be an “outmoded” form for revealing humans to themselves. However, Girard never specified what, if anything, might take the place of the novel. This collection of essays is one attempt at answering this question, by offering a series of analyses of films that aims to test mimetic theory in an area in which relatively little has so far been offered. One of the main questions that this collection considers considers is: can we develop a genre-specific mimetic analysis (of film), and are we able to develop anything approaching a “Girardian aesthetic”? UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 192 pages HB 9781501334832 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501334849 Library eBook 9781501334856 Series: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred • Bloomsbury Academic

Rethinking Faith

Heidegger between Nietzsche and Wittgenstein Edited by Antonio Cimino, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands & Gert-Jan van der Heiden, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands “A philosophical tour de force which floods new light onto those traumas of faith or trust which we cannot escape.” Ward Blanton, University of Kent, UK Rethinking Faith explores how the phenomena of religion and faith are present in the works of Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein, and how these phenomena are brought into play in their discussion of the classical metaphysical motives they criticize. Despite important differences, all three are guided by similar questions and remain reference points for contemporary philosophical debates relating to the phenomenon of religion and faith. UK May 2018 • US May 2018 • 224 pages PB 9781501342127 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501321221 Individual eBook 9781501321238 Library eBook 9781501321245 Bloomsbury Academic

Enactment, Politics, and Truth

Pauline Themes in Agamben, Badiou, and Heidegger Antonio Cimino, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands Antonio Cimino develops a new interpretation of Saint Paul’s influence on contemporary philosophy by focusing on the question of how thinkers such as Agamben, Badiou, and Heidegger understand the articulation of faith (pistis) on the basis of their own readings of the Pauline letters. Cimino analyzes both secret or unsuspected convergences and important differences between the interpretations of Saint Paul that have been developed by Agamben, Badiou, and Heidegger. In doing so, he goes beyond an immanent reading of these three authors and shows the shared post-metaphysical horizon in which their interest in Saint Paul should be located. UK July 2018 • US July 2018 • 192 pages HB 9781501341014 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501341021 Library eBook 9781501341038 Bloomsbury Academic

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Immediacy and Meaning

Edited by Mikel Burley, University of Leeds, UK

Caitlin Smith Gilson, University of Holy Cross, USA

New Perspectives from Philosophy and Theology

Ludwig Wittgenstein was an outstanding 20th-century philosopher whose influence has reverberated throughout not only philosophy but also numerous other areas of inquiry, not least theology and the study of religions. Exemplifying how Wittgenstein’s thought can be engaged with both sympathetically and critically, Wittgenstein, Religion and Ethics pushes forward our thinking about religion and ethics and their place in the modern world. UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781350050211 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350050235 Library eBook 9781350050228 Bloomsbury Academic

J. K. Huysmans and the Immemorial Origin of Metaphysics "Insightful reflections on origin, time, and narrative, as well as deep engagement with both the classical and modern philosophical traditions." Cyril O’Regan, University of Notre Dame, USA Immediacy and Meaning seeks to approach the odd uneasiness at root in all metaphysical meaning; that the human knower attempts to mediate what cannot be mediated; that there is a pre-cognitive immemorial immediacy to Being that renders its participants irreducible, incommunicable and personal. It is an attempt to pause, but without retreat, to be a spectator within the game, to gain access into this immediate Presence, for a moment only perhaps, before the signatory failure into metaphysical language returns us to the mediated. UK August 2018 • US August 2018 • 328 pages • 1 bw illustration PB 9781501344671 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501329111 Individual eBook 9781501329128 Library eBook 9781501329135 Bloomsbury Academic

God, Existence, and Fictional Objects

Nietzsche and The Antichrist

John-Mark L. Miravalle, Mount St. Mary's University, USA

Edited by Daniel Conway, Texas A&M University, USA

The Case for Meinongian Theism

God and fictional objects are central topics within philosophy, but rarely do the respective discussions overlap. Until now the two fields have remained independent. Applying the debate about fictional objects to issues of theology for the first time, John-Mark L. Miravalle bridges these two fields and presents a new approach to notions of God, creatures, and existence. UK October 2018 • US October 2018 • 192 pages HB 9781350061613 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350061637 Library eBook 9781350061620 Bloomsbury Academic


Wittgenstein, Religion and Ethics

Religion, Politics, and Culture in Late Modernity

This collection both reflects and contributes to the recent surge of philosophical interest in The Antichrist and represents a major contribution to Nietzsche studies. Nietzsche regarded The Antichrist, along with Zarathustra, as his most important work. In it he outlined many epoch-defining ideas, including his dawning realisation of the ‘death of God’ and the inception of a new, post-moral epoch in Western history. Until now, there has been no book that attempts to account with philosophical precision for the multiple themes addressed in this difficult and complex work. UK January 2019 • US January 2019 • 240 pages HB 9781350016880 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350016903 Library eBook 9781350016897 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy • Bloomsbury Academic

The Maturing of Monotheism A Dialectical Path to its Truth

Garth Hallett, Saint Louis University, USA Taking into consideration a range of antitheistic challenges, including materialism, determinism, the denial of objective value, the pervasiveness of evil, and predictions of the afterlife and collective extinction, this book shows how, nonetheless, it is possible to make an argument for God’s existence. It draws on the work of a number of philosophers, including Wittgenstein, and takes a dialectical approach in revealing its argument. UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 256 pages HB 9781350089358 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350089372 Library eBook 9781350089365 Bloomsbury Academic

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 August 2018 • US August 2018 • 184 pages PB 9781350082236 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474296441 Individual eBook 9781474296458 Library eBook 9781474296472 Bloomsbury Academic

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Cultural Histories Series The Cultural Histories are multi-volume sets offering comprehensive surveys of the social and cultural construction of specific subjects across six historical periods: Antiquity; The Medieval Age; The Renaissance; The Enlightenment; The Age of Empire; and The Modern Age. Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters so that readers may gain a broad understanding of a period by reading an entire volume, or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Titles are also available as part of a fully-searchable digital library available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access (see www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com).

A Cultural History of Ideas Six-Volume Set

Edited by Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania, USA & Peter T. Struck, University of Pennsylvania, USA 61 experts, 60 chapters and around 1,700 pages add greatly to our understanding of ideas in society from antiquity to the present day. Themes and chapter titles are: Knowledge; the Human Self; Ethics and Social Relations; Politics and Economies; Nature; Religion and the Divine; Language, Poetry and Rhetoric; The Arts; and History. UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 6 vols. • c.1,728 pages • 240 bw illus HB Pack 9781350007550 • £395.00 / $550.00 Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Bloomsbury Academic

The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History Four-Volume Set

Edited by Stephen Hetherington, University of New South Wales, Australia, Stephen Gaukroger, University of Sydney, Australia, Henrik Lagerlund, University of Western Ontario, Canada & Nicholas D. Smith, Lewis & Clark College, USA Divided chronologically into ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary periods, this set presents the history of one of philosophy's greatest challenges: understanding the nature of knowledge. 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, this is the first major collection to address one of philosophy’s defining topics. UK September 2018 • US September 2018 • 4 vols. • c.1,008 pages HB Pack 9781474258876 • £260.00 / $430.00 • Bloomsbury Academic



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Philosophy Catalogue 2019  

Bloomsbury's latest education products for academic study, including textbooks, research and initial teacher education.

Philosophy Catalogue 2019  

Bloomsbury's latest education products for academic study, including textbooks, research and initial teacher education.