Western Political Science Association: Philosophy

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On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence On Posthuman War Computation and Military Violence Mike Hill 2022 Spring
Tracing war’s expansion beyond the battlefield to the concept of the human being itself
Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Plant Life The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Rosetta S. Elkin 2022 Spring
How afforestation reveals the often-concealed politics between humans and plants
The Life Worth Living: Disability, Pain, and Morality The Life Worth Living Disability, Pain, and Morality Joel Michael Reynolds 2022 Spring
A philosophical challenge to the ableist conflation of disability and pain
The Big No The Big No Kennan Ferguson, Editor 2021 Fall
What it means to celebrate the potential and the power of no
Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Disorderly Families Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault 2021 Fall
The first English translation of letters of arrest from eighteenth century France held in the archives of the Bastille
Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature Language, Madness, and Desire On Literature Michel Foucault 2021 Fall
Insight into the importance of literature for Michel Foucault—published in English for the first time
Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Maurice Hamington and Michael Flower, Editors 2021 Fall
How care can resist the stifling force of the neoliberal paradigm
An Essay for Ezra: Racial Terror in America An Essay for Ezra Racial Terror in America Grant Farred 2021 Fall
An intensely personal, and philosophical, account of why white America’s racial unconscious is not so unconscious
Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Intolerable Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Michel Foucault and Prisons Information Group Edited by Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A groundbreaking collection of writings by Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group documenting their efforts to expose France’s inhumane treatment of prisoners
Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry Curiosity and Power The Politics of Inquiry Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A trailblazing exploration of the political stakes of curiosity
The Dispossessed: Karl Marx's Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor The Dispossessed Karl Marx's Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor Daniel Bensaïd 2021 Spring
Excavating Marx’s early writings to rethink the rights of the poor and the idea of the commons in an era of unprecedented privatization
Practicing the Good: Desire and Boredom in Soviet Socialism Practicing the Good Desire and Boredom in Soviet Socialism Keti Chukhrov 2020 Spring
A philosophical consideration of Soviet Socialism that reveals the hidden desire for capitalism in contemporary anticapitalist discourse and theory
Curiosity Studies: A New Ecology of Knowledge Curiosity Studies A New Ecology of Knowledge Perry Zurn and Arjun Shankar, Editors 2020 Spring
The first English-language collection to establish curiosity studies as a unique field
Afrotopia Afrotopia Felwine Sarr 2019 Fall
A vibrant meditation and poetic call for an African utopian philosophy of self-reinvention for the twenty-first century
Medical Technics Medical Technics Don Ihde 2020 Spring
A personal account of the aging body and advanced technologies by a preeminent philosopher of technology
Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens Archives of Infamy Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens Nancy Luxon, Editor 2019 Spring
Expanding the insights of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families into policing, public order, (in)justice, and daily life
Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism Arne De Boever 2019 Fall
Reconsiders exceptionalism between aesthetics and politics
Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology Theory for the World to Come Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer 2019 Spring
Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future?
Edges of the State Edges of the State John Protevi 2019 Fall
Using philosophical and scientific work to engage the perennial question of human nature
Cyberwar and Revolution: Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Cyberwar and Revolution Digital Subterfuge in Global Capitalism Nick Dyer-Witheford and Svitlana Matviyenko 2019 Spring
Uncovering the class conflicts, geopolitical dynamics, and aggressive capitalism propelling the militarization of the internet
Heidegger: Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics Heidegger Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics Michael Marder 2018 Fall
Understanding the political and ecological implications of Heidegger’s work without ignoring his noxious public engagements
99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value A Postcapitalist Manifesto Brian Massumi 2018 Fall
A speculative exploration of value, emphasizing practical experimentation in its future forms
After Extinction After Extinction Richard Grusin, Editor 2018 Spring
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next
Life: A Modern Invention Life A Modern Invention Davide Tarizzo 2017 Fall
A paradigm-shifting genealogy of biological life as metaphysical concept rather than a scientific category
The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic The Microbial State Global Thriving and the Body Politic Stefanie R. Fishel 2017 Fall
An innovative exploration of the metaphorical power of bodies on global politics and the potential for the planet’s future
The Man Who Walked in Color The Man Who Walked in Color Georges Didi-Huberman 2017 Spring
A renowned art historian’s careful reading of the work of American artist James Turrell
Anthropocene Feminism Anthropocene Feminism Richard Grusin, Editor 2017 Spring
A stunning experiment in thinking of the Anthropocene through feminism and queer theory
Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds Matters of Care Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds María Puig de la Bellacasa 2017 Spring
Challenging the view that caring is only human
The Anguish of Thought The Anguish of Thought Évelyne Grossman 2017 Spring
A groundbreaking inquiry into modernist thinkers, anxiety, and writing
Utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin Utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin Miguel Abensour 2017 Spring
An insightful philosophical investigation and reading of the concept of utopia
Marxist Thought and the City Marxist Thought and the City Henri Lefebvre 2016 Fall
For the first time in English, Lefebvre’s essential work on how Marx and Engels conceptualized the development of the city
The Groove of the Poem: Reading Philippe Beck The Groove of the Poem Reading Philippe Beck Jacques Rancière 2016 Fall
A careful reading of one of France’s most important contemporary poets by one of today’s most engaging thinkers of aesthetics
Being a Skull: Place, Contact, Thought, Sculpturesee Being a Skull Place, Contact, Thought, Sculpturesee Georges Didi-Huberman 2016 Fall
A renowned art historian’s exploration of the work of the Italian artist Giuseppe Penone
Didactic Poetries Didactic Poetries Philippe Beck 2016 Fall
The inaugural publication in English of one of France’s most important contemporary poets
Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment Foucault in Iran Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi 2016 Fall
A groundbreaking reassessment of Foucault’s writings on one of the greatest political upheavals of our time
Grafts Grafts Michael Marder 2016 Fall
A vital call for the cross-pollination of philosophy and plant sciences
Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Language Vilém Flusser 2016 Fall
Exploring language from an ontological perspective
Archaeology of Algorithmic Artefacts Archaeology of Algorithmic Artefacts David Link 2016 Spring
Unearthing the cumulus of transient technologies that underlie the fabric of contemporary society
On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects Gilbert Simondon 2016 Spring
A groundbreaking study on the universe of technical objects by one of France’s most important thinkers of the second half of the twentieth century.
A Love of UIQ A Love of UIQ Félix Guattari 2016 Spring
An exciting attempt by one of France’s best-known thinkers wherein he explores his thought through cinematic narrative.
Desert Dreamers Desert Dreamers Barbara Glowczewski 2016 Spring
An ethnographic adventure exploring the Warlpiri and their cultural practices of “the dreaming” in relation to their societal laws, ritual art, and connection with the cosmos
Elemental Ecocriticism: Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Elemental Ecocriticism Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert, Editors 2015 Fall
Brings to ecotheory and the environmental humanities the challenges and possibilities offered by thinking in elemental terms
The Different Modes of Existence The Different Modes of Existence Etienne Souriau 2015 Fall
Exploring the aesthetic depths of the various modes of existence by one of France’s most heralded but forgotten thinkers of existential pluralism
Cartography of Exhaustion: Nihilism Inside Out Cartography of Exhaustion Nihilism Inside Out Peter Pál Pelbart 2015 Fall
A meditation on the possibility of fighting off the exhaustion of our contemporary age of communicative and connective excess
All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy All Thoughts Are Equal Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy John Ó Maoilearca 2015 Fall
A much-needed illumination of the “non-philosophy” of François Laruelle
ABC of Impossibility ABC of Impossibility Simon Critchley 2015 Fall
An experimental text of para-philosophical fragments working toward a poetic ontology
Cosmic Pessimism Cosmic Pessimism Eugene Thacker 2015 Fall
“A philosophy exists between the axiom and the sigh. Pessimism is the wavering, the hovering.”
Mad Like Artaud Mad Like Artaud Sylvère Lotringer 2015 Spring
Exploring madness, in and around the work of Antonin Artaud
Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman Stone An Ecology of the Inhuman Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 2015 Spring
A beautifully written account of stone’s intimacy to what it means to be human
The Intellective Space: Thinking beyond Cognition The Intellective Space Thinking beyond Cognition Laurent Dubreuil 2015 Spring
A daring exploration of the space between language and thought
The Nonhuman Turn The Nonhuman Turn Richard Grusin, Editor 2015 Spring
A groundbreaking work introducing a new series in twenty-first-century studies
Machinic Eros: Writings on Japan Machinic Eros Writings on Japan Félix Guattari Gary Genosko and Jay Hetrick, Editors 2015 Spring
Félix Guattari’s encounter with the “machinic eros” of Japanese culture in the 1980s
No Speed Limit: Three Essays on Accelerationism No Speed Limit Three Essays on Accelerationism Steven Shaviro 2015 Spring
Proposes a vision of survival and flourishing in the face of economic and environmental catastrophe
Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World Hyperobjects Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World Timothy Morton 2013 Fall
The world as we know it has already come to an end
The Ethos of Pluralization The Ethos of Pluralization William E. Connolly 1995 Fall
A skeptical examination of the inclusiveness of pluralism.
Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics Davide Panagia 2016 Fall
Reckoning the unsettled relationship between aesthetics and politics