Books Received


Symposium publishes 15-20 book reviews annually, in all areas of Continental philosophy and some history of philosophy. Current and future reviews will be also be available on this site. Book reviews should be 800–1500 words in length. They should include no endnotes (internal citations only) but a list of references can be added at the end if necessary. Reviews accepted for publication are published immediately on our website and a list of recently published reviews is printed in each issue of Symposium.

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Author / Auteur
Title / Titre
Press / Éditeur
Year / Année
Aho, KevinExistentialism: An IntroductionPolity2014
Badiou, AlainThe Incident at Antioch: A Tragedy in Three Acts, trans. S. SpitzerColumbia UP2013
Badiou, AlainMathematics of the Transcendental, trans. A.J. Bartlett and Alex LingBloomsbury2014
Badiou, AlainPlato's Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters, trans. S. SpritzerColumbia UP2013
Badiou, Alain & Élisabeth RoudinescoJacques Lacan, Past and Present: A Dialogue, trans. Jason E. SmithColumbia UP2014
Balibar, ÉtienneViolence and Civility: On the Limits of Political Philosophy, trans G. M. GoshgarianColumbia UP2015
Bambach, CharlesThinking the Poetic Measure of Justice: Hölderlin-Heidegger-CelanSUNY2013
Barthes, RolandHow to Live Together: Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces, trans. Kate BriggsColumbia UP2013
Bartlett, A.J., Justin Clemens, and Jon RoffeLacan, Deleuze, BadiouEdinburgh UP2014
Bates, Jennifer Ann and Richard Wilson (eds)Shakespeare and Continental PhilosophyEdinburgh UP2014
Bearn, Gordon C. F.Life Drawing: A Deleuzian Aesthetics of ExistenceFordham UP2013
Beaulieu, Alain, Edward Kazarian, and Julie SushytskaGilles Deleuze and MetaphysicsLexington Books2014
Bernstein, Richard J.Violence: Thinking without BanistersPolity2013
Bowie, AndrewAdorno and the Ends of PhilosophyPolity2013
Braidotti, RosiThe PosthumanPolity2013
Braver, LeeHeideggerPolity2014
Brown, Wendy and Rainer ForstThe Power of Tolerance: A DebateColumbia UP2014
Campbell, EdwardMusic After DeleuzeBloomsbury2013
Capobianco, RichardHeidegger's Way of BeingUniversity of Toronto Press2014
Caron, DavidThe Nearness of Others: Searching for Tact and Contact in the Age of HIVUniversity of Minnesota Press2014
Constantinou, Marios (ed.)Badiou and the Political ConditionEdinburgh UP2014
Critchley, SimonThe Ethics of Deconstruction. 3rd EditionEdinburgh UP2014
Crockett, ClaytonDeleuze Beyond Badiou: Ontology, Multiplicity, and EventColumbia UP2013
Ewegen, S. MontgomeryPlato's Cratylus: The Comedy of LanguageIndiana UP2014
Feltman, OliverAnatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political ActionBloomsbury2013
Ferber, IlitPhilosophy and Melancholy: Benjamin's Early Reflections on Theater and LanguageStanford UP2013
Forst, RainerJustification and Critique: Towards a Critical Theory of PoliticsPolity2013
Foti, Veronique M,Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and OntologyNorthwestern UP2013
Fradet, Pierre-AlexandreDerrida-Bergson: Sur l'immédiatetéHermann2014
Fritzman, J.M.HegelPolity2014
Gehmann, Ulrich and Martin Reiche (eds)Real Virtuality: About the Destruction and Multiplication of World, with a preface by Gerd Sterntranscript2014
Goldwyn, ElisabethReading Between the Lines: Form and Content in Levinas's Talmudic ReadingsDuquesne UP2015
Gratton, Peter and Paul J. Ennis (eds)The Meillassoux DictionaryEdinburgh UP2015
Grebowicz, Margret and helen MerrickBeyond the Cyborg: Adventures with Donna HarawayColumbia UP2013
Gumbrecht, Hans UlrichOur Broad Present: Time and Comtemporary CultureColumbia UP2014
Gunkel, David J. and Paul A. TaylorHeidegger and the MediaPolity2014
Güven, FeritDecolonizing Democracy: Intersections of Philosophy and Postcolonial TheoryLexington2015
Holland, Eugene W.Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand PlateausBloomsbury2013
Jensen, Anthony K.Nietzsche's Philosophy of HistoryCambridge UP2014
Johnston, Adrian and Catherine MalabouSelf and Emotional Life: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and NeuroscienceColumbia UP2013
Joy, Morny (ed.)Women and the Gift: Beyond the Given and All-Giving Indiana UP2013
Keller, CatherineCloud of the impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary EntanglementColumbia UP2015
Khandker, WahidaPhilosophy, Animality and the Life SciencesEdinburgh UP2014
Kitcher, PhilipDeaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von AschenbachColumbia UP2013
Kolozova, KaterinaCut of the Real: Subjectivity in Postructuralist PhilosophyColumbia UP2014
Koopman, ColinGenealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of ModernityIndiana UP2013
Koopman, ColinPragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and RortyColumbia UP2015
Krell, David FarrellDerrida and Our Animal Others: Derrida's Final Seminar, "The Beast and the Sovereign"Indiana UP2013
Kroker, ArthurExits to the Posthuman FuturePolity2014
Laruelle, FrançoisChristo-Fiction: The Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem, trans. R. MackayColumbia UP2015
Laruelle, FrançoisIntellectuals and PowerPolity2015
Laruelle, FrançoisPhilosophy and Non-Philosophy, trans. T. AdkinsUnivocal2013
Laruelle, François et coll.Dictionary of Non-Philosophy, trans. T. AdkinsUnivocal`2013
Lefebvre, AlexandreHuman Rights as a Way of Life: On Bergson's Political PhilosophyStanford UP2013
Lin, YaelThe Intersubjectivity of Time: Levinas and Infite responsibilityDuquesne UP`2013
Lumsden, SimonSelf-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the PoststructuralistsColumbia UP2014
Maharaj, AyonThe Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Revaluating German Aesthetics from Kant to AdornoBloomsbury2013
McBride, CillianRecognitionPolity2013
McCumber, JohnOn Philosophy: Notes from a CrisisStanford UP2013
McMullin, IreneTime and the Shared WorldNorthwestern UP2013
Mitcheson, KatrinaNietzsche, Truth and TransformationPalgrave Macmillan2013
Moati, RaoulDerrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary LanguageColumbia UP2014
Montemayor, Carlos and Harry Haroutioun HaladjianConsciousness, Attention, and Conscious AttentionMIT Press2015
Morgan, Michael L.Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An IntroductionU of Toronto P2013
Nayar, Pramod K.PosthumanismPolity2014
Negri, AntonioSpinoza for our Time: Politics and Postmodernity, trans. William NcCuaigColumbia UP2013
Nichols, Joshua Ben DavidThe End(s) of CommunityWilfrid Laurier UP2013
Nichols, RobertThe World of Freedom: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Politics of Historical OntologyStanford UP2014
Ó Murchadha, FelixA Phenomenology of Christian Life: Glory and NightIndiana UP2013
Peden, KnoxSpinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to DeleuzeStanford UP2014
Phelps, HollisAlain Badiou: Between Theology and Anti-TheologyAcumen2013
Powell, Jeffrey (ed.)Heidegger and LanguageIndiana UP2013
Protevi, JohnLife, War, Earth: Deleuze and the SciencesMinnesota UP2013
Rancière, JacquesFigures of HistoryPolity2014
Raschke, Carl A.Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal DemocracyColumbia UP2015
Rockhill, GabrielRadical History & the Politics of ArtColumbia UP2014
Romano, ClauseEvent and Time, trans. S. E. LewisFordham UP2014
Rubenstein, Mary-janeWorlds without End: The Many Lives of the MultiverseColumbia UP2014
Sallis, JohnLight Traces, with paintings and drawings by Alejandro A. VallegaIndiana UP2014
Sanos, SandrineThe Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism, and Gender in 1930s FranceStanford UP2013
Sholtz, JanaeThe Invention of a People: Heidegger and Deleuze on Art and the PoliticalEdinburgh2015
Sloterdijk, PeterPhilosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault, trans. T. DunlapColumbia UP2013
Smyth, Bryan A.Merleau-Ponty's Existential Phenomenology and the Realization of PhilosophyBloomsbury2014
Somers-Hall, HenryDeleuze's Difference and Repetition: An Edinburgh Philosophical GuideEdinburgh UP2013
Sparrow, TomLevinas UnhingedZero Books2013
Stauffer, JillEthical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being HeardColumbia UP2015
Taylor, Mark C.Rewriting the real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLilloColumbia UP2013
Tahmasebi-Birgani, Victoria Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Non-ViolenceU of Toronto Press2014
Todorov, TzvetanThe Inner Enemies of DemocracyPolity2014
Tunstall, Dwayne A.Doing Philosophy Personally: Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack RacismFordham UP2013
Vallega, Alejandro A.Latin American Philosophy: From Identity to ExteriorityIndiana UP2014
Van der Heiden, Gert-JanPhenomenological Perspectives on PluralityBrill2015
Vasalou, SophiaSchopenhauer and the Aesthetics Standpoint: Philosophy as a Practice of the SublimeCambridge UP2013
Von Hermann, Friedraich-WilhelmHermeneutics and Reflection: Heidegger and Husserl on the Concept of PhenomenologyU of T Press2013
Waisbord, SilvioMedia Sociology: A ReappraisalPolity2014
Webb, DavidFoucault's Archeology: Science and TransformationEdinburgh UP2013
Weber, Elisabeth (ed.)Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and DeathFordham UP2013
Weir, AllisonIdentities and Freedom: Feminist Theory between Power and ConnectionOxford UP2013
Welsh, TaliaThe Child as Natural Phenomenologist: Primal and Primary Experience in Merleau-Ponty's PsychologyNorthwestern UP2013
Willett, Cynthia Interspecies EthicsColumbia UP2014
Winnubst, ShannonWay Too Coll: Selling Out Race and EthicsColumbia UP2015
Wiskus, JessicaThe Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-PontyU of Chicago P2013
Ziarek, Krzysztof Language After HeideggerIndiana UP2013
Žižek, Slavoj and Srećko HorvatWhat Does Europe Want? the Union and Its DiscontentsColumbia UP2014
Zuidervaart, Lambert, Allyson Carr, Matthew J. Klaassen, and Ronnie ShukerTruth Matters: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics, ReligionMcGill-Queen's UP2013