Jan 152015
 

Antoine Panaïoti, Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013; 244 pages. ISBN: 978-1-107-03162-3.

Reviewed by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, University of Western Ontario

Antoine Panaïoti’s Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy is an interesting comparative interpretation of certain important aspects of Nietzsche’s thought in relation to Buddhist philosophy. The book explicitly aims to bring the Indian Theravadan Buddhist concepts of suffering  … Read More …

Jan 102015
 

David S. Stern (ed.), Essays on Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit. Albany: SUNY Press, 2013; 266 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4384-4445-1.

Reviewed by Wes Furlotte, University of Ottawa

Essays on Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit functions as a sea-change in Hegel scholarship—especially in English. While Hegel’s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit (PSS) operates as a crucial joint within the conceptual  … Read More …

Jan 072015
 

Rainer Forst, The Right to Justification: Elements of a Constructivist Theory of Justice, trans. Jeffrey Flynn. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012; 351 pages. ISBN: 978-0-231-14708-8.

Review by Michael Maidan

The Right to Justification contains twelve essays by Rainer Forst, a social philosopher in the tradition of Jürgen Habermas and the Frankfurt School, who refines and sharpens the positions  … Read More …

Dec 182014
 

Samir Haddad, Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013; 178pp. ISBN: 9780253008411.

Reviewed by Clay Lewis, York University

It is not without justification that numerous scholars have noted a “return to the political” in contemporary Continental philosophy. Since Derrida’s death in 2004, there has been a proliferation of scholarship exploring the uncertain global fate of liberal  … Read More …

Sep 032014
 

Jessica Whyte, Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben. Albany: SUNY Press, 2013; 215 pages. ISBN: 9781438448534.

Review by Tom Frost, University of Sussex

Academic interest in the thought of Giorgio Agamben has increased almost exponentially in recent years. This popularity has been tied to the fact that Agamben’s work appeared to be remarkably prescient. When Agamben  … Read More …

Sep 032014
 

S.J. McGrath, The Dark Ground of Spirit: Schelling and the Unconscious. London and New York: Routledge, 2012; 217 pages. ISBN 978-0-415-49212-6.

Review by J.A.F. Marshall, McMaster University

S.J. McGrath’s 2012 monograph, The Dark Ground of Spirit: Schelling and the Unconscious, contains much to recommend it, in particular because it accomplishes so much within a relatively thin volume. First  … Read More …