Symposium publishes 20-30 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 1200–2000 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.

All inquiries regarding book reviews, including submissions, should be addressed to: .

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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Devin Zane Shaw
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Author / AuteurTitle / TitrePress / ÉditeurYear / Année
Adorno, Theodor W.Notes to Literature (Combined Edition)Columbia UP2019
Bernet, RudolfForce, Drive, Desire: A Philosophy of PsychoanalysisNorthwestern UP2020
Bonner, Kieran and Stanley Raffel (eds.)Redefining the Situation: The Writings of Peter McHughMcGill-Queen's UP2019
Carlson, LianeContingency and the Limits of History: How Touch Shapes Experience and MeaningColumbia UP2019
Dasgupta, ParthaTime and Generations: Population Ethics for a Diminishing PlanetColumbia UP2019
Evans, FredPublic Art and the Fragility of Democracy: An Essay in Political AestheticsColumbia UP2019
Finlayson, James GordonThe Habermas-Rawls DebateColumbia UP2019
Forsey, Jane and Lars Aagaard-Mogenson (eds.)On the Ugly: Aesthetic ExchangesCambridge Scholars2019
Gaon, StellaThe Lucid Vigil: Deconstruction, Desire and the Politics of CritiqueRoutledge2019
Ghosh, Ranjan (ed)Philosophy and Poetry: Continental PerspectivesColumbia UP2019
Gourgouris, StathisPerils of the OneColumbia UP2019
Horton, Sarah et al.Somatic Desire: Recovering Corporeality in Contemporary ThoughtLexington2019
Marder, MichaelPolitical Categories: Thinking Beyond ConceptsColumbia UP2019
McAfee, NöelleFear of Breakdown: Politics and PsychoanalysisColumbia UP2019
McCance, DawneThe Reproduction of Life Death: Derrida's La vie la mortFordham UP2019
McGowan, ToddEmancipation after Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory RevolutionColumbia UP2019
Meinong, AlexiusOn Emotional Presentation Northwestern UP2020
Merleau-Ponty, MauriceThe Sensible World and the World of Expression: Course Notes from the Collège de France, 1953Northwestern UP2020
Mitscherling, Jeff and Paul FairfieldArtistic Creation: A Phenomenological AccountLexington2019
Paquette, ElisabethUniversal Emancipation: Race beyond BadiouMinnesota UP2020
Plessner, HelmuthLaughing and Crying: A Study of the Limits of Human BehaviorNorthwestern UP2020
Plessner, HelmuthLevels of Organic Life and the Human: An Introduction to Philosophical AnthropologyFordham UP2019
von Hildebrand, DietrichGraven Images: Substitutes for True MoralityHildebrand Press2019
von Hildebrand, DietrichMorality & Situation EthicsHildebrand Press2019