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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We are seeking reviewers for the following books. Persons interested in reviewing a book not on this list are invited to contact the book review editor by email at the above address. We also accept unsolicited reviews.

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Author / AuteurTitle / TitrePress / ÉditeurYear / Année
Adkins, BrentDeleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus: A Critical Introduction and GuideEdinburgh UP2015
Aho, KevinExistentialism: An IntroductionPolity2014
Angermuller, JohannesWhy There Is No Postructuralism in FranceBloomsbury2015
Badiou, Alain and Barbara CassinHeidegger: His Life and His PhilosophyColumbia UP2016
Badiou, AlainMathematics of the Transcendental, trans. A.J. Bartlett and Alex LingBloomsbury2014
Badiou, Alain, et al.What Is a People?Columbia UP2016
Badiou, Alain & Élisabeth RoudinescoJacques Lacan, Past and Present: A Dialogue, trans. Jason E. SmithColumbia UP2014
Badiou, Alain and Nicolas TruongIn Praise of TheatrePolity2015
Balibar, ÉtienneViolence and Civility: On the Limits of Political Philosophy, trans G. M. GoshgarianColumbia UP2015
Bartlett, A.J., Justin Clemens, and Jon RoffeLacan, Deleuze, BadiouEdinburgh UP2014
Bates, Jennifer Ann and Richard Wilson (eds)Shakespeare and Continental PhilosophyEdinburgh UP2014
Beaulieu, Alain, Edward Kazarian, and Julie SushytskaGilles Deleuze and MetaphysicsLexington Books2014
Braver, LeeHeideggerPolity2014
Brown, Wendy and Rainer ForstThe Power of Tolerance: A DebateColumbia UP2014
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
Charle, ChristopheBirth of the Intellectuals: 1880-1900Polity2015
Cixous, HélèneDeath Shall Be Dethroned: Los, A Chapter, A JournalPolity2016
Constantinou, Marios (ed.)Badiou and the Political ConditionEdinburgh UP2014
Critchley, SimonThe Ethics of Deconstruction. 3rd EditionEdinburgh UP2014
Derrida, Jacques, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Philippe Lacoue-LabartheHeidegger, Philosophy, and Politics: The Heidelberg ConferenceFordham UP2016
Enns, DianneLove in the Dark: Philosophy by Another NameColumbia UP2016
Enns, Diane and Antonio CalcagnoThinking about Love: Essays in Contemporary Continental PhilosophyPenn State2015
Ewegen, S. MontgomeryPlato's Cratylus: The Comedy of LanguageIndiana UP2014
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
Gratton, Peter and Paul J. Ennis (eds)The Meillassoux DictionaryEdinburgh UP2015
Gumbrecht, Hans UlrichOur Broad Present: Time and Comtemporary CultureColumbia UP2014
Gunkel, David J. and Paul A. TaylorHeidegger and the MediaPolity2014
Jensen, Anthony K.Nietzsche's Philosophy of HistoryCambridge UP2014
Käufer, Stephan and Anthony ChemeroPhenomenology: An IntroductionPolity2015
Keller, CatherineCloud of the impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary EntanglementColumbia UP2015
Khandker, WahidaPhilosophy, Animality and the Life SciencesEdinburgh UP2014
Kolozova, KaterinaCut of the Real: Subjectivity in Postructuralist PhilosophyColumbia UP2014
Laruelle, FrançoisChristo-Fiction: The Ruins of Athens and Jerusalem, trans. R. MackayColumbia UP2015
Lumsden, SimonSelf-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the PoststructuralistsColumbia UP2014
Lundy, Craig and Daniela VossAt the Edges of Thought: Deleuze and Post-Kantian PhilosophyEdinburgh UP2015
Lynch, Richard A.Foucault's Critical EthicsFordham UP2016
Moati, RaoulDerrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary LanguageColumbia UP2014
Moati, RaoulLevinas and the Night of Being: A Guide to Totality and InfinityFordham UP2016
Moran, Brendan and Carlo SalzaniTowards the Critique of Violence: Walter Benjamin and Giorgio AgambenBloomsbury2015
Nancy, Jean-LucThe Disavowed CommunityFordham UP2016
Nayar, Pramod K.PosthumanismPolity2014
Nichols, RobertThe World of Freedom: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Politics of Historical OntologyStanford UP2014
Onfray, MichelA Hedonist Manifesto: The Power to ExistColumbia UP2015
Peden, KnoxSpinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to DeleuzeStanford UP2014
Phillips, John W.P.Derrida Now: Current Perspectives in Derrida StudiesPolity2016
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
Sallis, JohnLight Traces, with paintings and drawings by Alejandro A. VallegaIndiana UP2014
Schuster, AaronThe Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and PsychoanalysisMIT Press2016
Smyth, Bryan A.Merleau-Ponty's Existential Phenomenology and the Realization of PhilosophyBloomsbury2014
Stauffer, JillEthical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being HeardColumbia UP2015
Tahmasebi-Birgani, Victoria Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Non-ViolenceU of Toronto Press2014
Todorov, TzvetanThe Inner Enemies of DemocracyPolity2014
Valdés, Mario J.Cultural Hermeneutics: Essays after Unamuno and RicoeurU of Toronto Press2016
Vallega, Alejandro A.Latin American Philosophy: From Identity to ExteriorityIndiana UP2014
Van der Heiden, Gert-JanPhenomenological Perspectives on PluralityBrill2015
Vattimo, GianniOf Reality: The Purposes of PhilosophyColumbia UP2016
Vernon, Jim and Antonio CalcagnoBadiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, SubjectivityLexington2015
Waisbord, SilvioMedia Sociology: A ReappraisalPolity2014
Willett, Cynthia Interspecies EthicsColumbia UP2014
Williams, JamesA Process Philosophy of SignsEdinburgh UP2016
Wills, DavidInanimation: Theories of Inorganic LifeUniversity of Minnesota Press2016
Winnubst, ShannonWay Too Coll: Selling Out Race and EthicsColumbia UP2015
Wirth, JasonCommiserating with Devastated ThingsFordham UP2016
Žižek, Slavoj and Srećko HorvatWhat Does Europe Want? the Union and Its DiscontentsColumbia UP2014
Zimmermann, JensHermeneutics: A Very Short IntroductionOxford UP2015
Zuidervaart, LambertReligion, Truth, and Social Reformation: Essays in Reformational PhilosophyMcGill-Queen's UP2016