Books Received


Symposium publishes 20-40 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 and include no endnotes (internal citations only). 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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We are seeking reviewers for the following books. If accepted, reviews will be published on the website. Persons interested in reviewing a book not on this list are invited to contact the book review editor at the above address or by email. We also accept unsolicited reviews.

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Author / Auteur
Title / Titre
Press / Éditeur
Year / Année
Allen, AmyThe Politics of Our Selves: Power, autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical TheoryColumbia UP2013
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
Bambach, CharlesThinking the Poetic Measure of Justice: Hölderlin-Heidegger-CelanSUNY2013
Barthes, RolandHow to Live Together: Novelistic Simulations of Some Everyday Spaces, trans. Kate BriggsColumbia UP2012
Bearn, Gordon C. F.Life Drawing: A Deleuzian Aesthetics of ExistenceFordham UP2013
Bernstein, Richard J.Violence: Thinking without BanistersPolity2013
Bowden, Sean and Simon Duffy (eds)Badiou and PhilosophyEdinburgh UP2012
Bowie, AndrewAdorno and the Ends of PhilosophyPolity2013
Braidotti, RosiThe PosthumanPolity2013
Brand, RoyLoveKnowledge: The Life of Philosophy from Socrates to DerridaColumbia UP2012
Brown, Wendy and Rainer ForstThe Power of Tolerance: A DebateColumbia UP2014
Crockett, ClaytonDeleuze Beyond Badiou: Ontology, Multiplicity, and EventColumbia UP2013
Davidson, Scott and Diane Perpich (eds)Totality and Infinity at 50Duquesne UP2012
De Boever et al. (ed.)Gilbert Simondon: Being and TechnologyEdinburgh UP2012
De Fontenay, ÉlisabethWithout Offending Animals: A critique of Animal Rights, trans. Will BishopU of Minnesota Press2012
Di Cesare, Donatella EsterUtopia of UnderstandingSUNY Press2012
Duffy, MariaPaul Ricoeur's Pedagogy of Pardon: A Narrative Theory of Memory and ForgettingContinuum2012
Dussel, EnriqueEthics of Liberation: In the Age of Globalization and ExclusionDuke 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
Flaxman, GregoryGilles Deleuze and the Fabulation of PhilosophyMinnesota UP2012
Foti, Veronique M,Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and OntologyNorthwestern UP2013
Fradet, Pierre-AlexandreDerrida-Bergson: Sur l'immédiatetéHermann2014
Gehmann, Ulrich and Martin Reiche (eds)Real Virtuality: About the Destruction and Multiplication of World, with a preface by Gerd Sterntranscript2014
Gratton, PeterThe State of Sovereignty: Lessons from the Political Fictions of ModernitySUNY2012
Grebowicz, Margret and helen MerrickBeyond the Cyborg: Adventures with Donna HarawayColumbia UP2013
Grondin, JeanIntroduction to Metaphysics: From Parmenides to LevinasColumbia UP2012
Grondin, JeanPaul RicœurPUF (Que sais-je?)2013
Gschwandtner, Christina M.Postmodern Apologetics? Arguments for God in Contemporary PhilosophyFordham UP2013
Gumbrecht, Hans UlrichOur Broad Present: Time and Comtemporary CultureColumbia UP2014
Heidegger, MartinBremen and Freiburg Lectures: Insight Into That Which is and Basic Principles of Thinking, trans. Andrew MitchellIndiana UP2012
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
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
Krell, David FarrellDerrida and Our Animal Others: Derrida's Final Seminar, "The Beast and the Sovereign"Indiana UP2013
Lambert, GreggIn Search of A New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical ExpressionismU of Minnesota Press2012
Laruelle, FrançoisPhilosophy and Non-Philosophy, trans. T. AdkinsUnivocal2013
Laruelle, François et coll.Dictionary of Non-Philosophy, trans. T. AdkinsUnivocal`2013
Lawlor, LeonardEarly Twentieth Century Continental PhilosophyIndiana UP2012
Lecercle, Jean-JacquesBadiou and Deleuze Read LiteratureEdinburgh UP2012
Lefebvre, AlexandreHuman Rights as a Way of Life: On Bergson's Political PhilosophyStanford UP2013
Lemke, ThomasFoucault, Governmentality, and CritiqueParadigm2012
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
Lundy, CraigHistory and Becoming: Deleuze’s Philosophy of CreativityEdinburgh UP2012
Maharaj, AyonThe Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Revaluating German Aesthetics from Kant to AdornoBloomsbury2013
Marion, Jean-LucIn the Self's Place: The Approach of Saint AugustineStanford UP2012
McBride, CillianRecognitionPolity2013
McCumber, JohnOn Philosophy: Notes from a CrisisStanford UP2013
McMullin, IreneTime and the Shared WorldNorthwestern UP2013
Minister, StephenDe-Facing the Other: Reason, Ethics, and Politics after DifferenceMarquette2012
Mitcheson, KatrinaNietzsche, Truth and TransformationPalgrave Macmillan2013
Moati, RaoulDerrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary LanguageColumbia UP2014
Morgan, Michael L.Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An IntroductionU of Toronto P2013
Mullarkey, John and Anthony Paul SmithLaruelle and Non-PhilosophyEdinburgh UP2012
Nayar, Pramod K.PosthumanismPolity2014
Negri, AntonionSpinoza for our Time: Politics and Postmodernity, trans. William NcCuaigColumbia UP2013
Nichols, Joshua Ben DavidThe End(s) of CommunityWilfrid Laurier UP2013
Noys, BenjaminThe Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Continental PhilosophyEdinburgh UP2012
Olkowski, Dorothea E.Postmodern Philosophy and the Scientific TurnIndiana UP2012
Ó Murchadha, FelixA Phenomenology of Christian Life: Glory and NightIndiana UP2013
Phelps, HollisAlain Badiou: Between Theology and Anti-TheologyAcumen2013
Powell, Jeffrey (ed.)Heidegger and LanguageIndiana UP2013
Protevi, JohnLife, War, Earth: Deleuze and the SciencesMinnesota UP2013
Ramey, JoshuaThe Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual OrdealDuke UP2012
Rensmann, Lars and Samir Gandesha (eds.) Arendt and Adorno: Political and Philosophical InvestigationsStanford UP2012
Rockhill, GabrielRadical History & the Politics of ArtColumbia UP2014
Romano, ClauseEvent and Time, trans. S. E. LewisFordham UP2014
Ross, ChristineThe Past is the Present; It's the Future Too: The Temporal Turn in Contemporary ArtContinuum2012
Rubenstein, Mary-janeWorlds without End: The Many Lives of the MultiverseColumbia UP2014
Sallis, JohnLight Traces, with paintings and drawings by Alejandro A. VallegaIndiana UP2014
Sallis, JohnLogic of Imagination: The Expanse of the ElementalIndiana UP2012
Sanos, SandrineThe Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism, and Gender in 1930s FranceStanford UP2012
Shirley, Greg
Heidegger and Logic: The Place of Logos in Being and Time
Sloterdijk, Peter
The Art of Philosophy: Wisdom as a Practice, trans. Karen Margolis
Columbia UP
Sloterdijk, PeterPhilosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault, trans. T. DunlapColumbia UP2013
Sloterdijk, Peter
Rage and Time: A Psychopolitical Investigation, trans. Mario Wenning
Columbia UP
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
Still, Judith
Derrida and Hospitality: Theory and Practice
Edinburgh UP
Svirsky, Marcelo and Simone Bignall (eds.)
Agamben and Colonialism
Edinburgh UP
Taylor, Mark C.
Refiguring the Spiritual: Beuys, Barney, Turrell, Goldsworthy
Columbia UP
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
Tunstall, Dwayne A.Doing Philosophy Personally: Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack RacismFordham UP2013
Tynan, Aidan
Deleuze's Literary Clinic: Criticisms and the Politics of Symptoms
Edinburgh UP
Vallega, Alejandro A.Latin American Philosophy: From Identity to ExteriorityIndiana UP2014
van der Heiden, Gert-JanOntology after Ontotheology: Plurality, Event, and contingency in Contemporary PhilosophyDuquesne UP2014
Vasalou, SophiaSchopenhauer and the Aesthetics Standpoint: Philosophy as a Practice of the SublimeCambridge UP2013
Vogel, MatthiasMedia of Reason: A Theory of Rationality, trans. D. Arnold
Columbia UP
Von Hermann, Friedraich-WilhelmHermeneutics and Reflection: Heidegger and Husserl on the Concept of PhenomenologyU of T Press2013
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
Wicks, Robert L.
Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation
Widder, NathanPolitical Theory after DeleuzeContinuum
Wiskus, JessicaThe Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-PontyU of Chicago P2013
Ziarek, Ewa PlonowskaFeminist Aesthetics and the Politics of ModernismColumbia UP2012
Ziarek, Krzysztof Language After HeideggerIndiana UP2013
Zourabichvili, François
Deleuze: A Philosophy of the Even (together with The Vocabulary of Deleuze), trans. K. Aarons
Edinburgh UP
Zuidervaart, Lambert, Allyson Carr, Matthew J. Klaassen, and Ronnie ShukerTruth Matters: Knowledge, Politics, Ethics, ReligionMcGill-Queen's UP2013