The Series in Continental Thought currently has several manuscripts under contract, and the list for the upcoming seasons is full. For this reason, the press is not accepting submissions for the series at this time.
Now in its fourth decade, the Series in Continental Thought publishes philosophy and scholarship inspired by twentieth and twenty-first century European thought, especially phenomenology and post-structuralism. Featuring original works that extend the insights of continental theory in novel directions, the series encourages dialogue with other philosophical traditions and fields of research, including architecture, cognitive science, environmental studies, literary criticism, and psychoanalysis. The series also provides a forum for innovative interpretations of eminent thinkers within the tradition, such as Buber, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Derrida, as well as translations of seminal texts. Published in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc., the series is committed to the development of continental philosophy and the work of emerging scholars.
Ted Toadvine, Series Editor
Dept. of Philosophy
1295 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1295
These original essays focus on the introduction of phenomenology to the United States by the community of scholars who taught and studied at the New School for Social Research in New York City between 1954 and 1973. The collection powerfully traces the lineage and development of phenomenology in the North American context.
While there have been many essays devoted to comparing the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty with that of Jacques Derrida, there has been no sustained book-length treatment of these two French philosophers. Additionally, many of the essays presuppose an oppositional relationship between them, and between phenomenology and deconstruction more generally.
Učník examines the existential conflict that formed the focus of Edmund Husserl’s final work: how to reconcile scientific rationality with the meaning of human existence. To investigate this conundrum, she places Husserl in dialogue with three of his most important successors: Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Jan Patočka.
Rational Animals: The Teleological Roots of Intentionality offers an original account of the intentionality of human mental states, such as beliefs and desires. The account of intentionality in Rational Animals is broadly biological in its basis, emphasizing the continuity between human intentionality and the levels of intentionality that should be attributed to animal actions and states.
The World Unclaimed argues that Heidegger's critique of modern epistemology in Being and Time is seriously flawed. Heidegger believes he has done away with epistemological problems concerning the external world by showing that the world is an existential structure of Dasein. However, the author argues that Heidegger fails to make good his claim that he has “rescued” the phenomenon of the world, which he believes the tradition of philosophy has bypassed.
Working on a large canvas, Science Unfettered contributes to the ongoing debates in the philosophy of science. The ambitious aim of its authors is to reconceptualize the orientation of the subject, and to provide a new framework for understanding science as a human activity.
Examining select high points in the speculative tradition from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages and German tradition to Dewey and Heidegger, Placing Aesthetics seeks to locate the aesthetic concern within the larger framework of each thinker's philosophy. In Professor Robert Wood's study, aesthetics is not peripheral but rather central to the speculative tradition and to human existence as such. In Dewey's terms, aesthetics is “experience in its integrity.”