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.

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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
Angermuller, JohannesWhy There Is No Postructuralism in FranceBloomsbury2015
Badiou, Alain and Barbara CassinThere's No Such Thing as a Sexual Relationship: Two Lessons on LacanColumbia UP2017
Badiou, Alain and Nicolas TruongIn Praise of TheatrePolity2015
Balibar, ÉtienneViolence and Civility: On the Limits of Political Philosophy, trans G. M. GoshgarianColumbia UP2015
Cixous, HélèneDeath Shall Be Dethroned: Los, A Chapter, A JournalPolity2016
Dalissier, MichelHéritages et Innovations: Merleau-Ponty et la fonction conquérante du langageMetisPresses2017
Dastur, FrançoiseQuestions of Phenomenology: Language, Alterity, Temporality, FinitudeFordham UP2017
Derrida, JacquesArtaud the MomaColumbia UP2017
Deutscher, PenelopeFoucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive ReasonColumbia UP2017
Deutscher, Penelope and Cristina LafontCritical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic OrderColumbia UP2017
Enns, DianneLove in the Dark: Philosophy by Another NameColumbia UP2016
Enns, Diane and Antonio CalcagnoThinking about Love: Essays in Contemporary Continental PhilosophyPenn State2015
Faizzada, WalidAutonome Praxis und intelligible Welt: Die transzendental-praktische Freiheit in Kants Lehre vom höchsten GutBrill2017
Fuyarchuk, AndrewThe Inner Voice in Gadamer's Hermeneutics: Mediating Between Modes of Cognition in the Humanities and Sciences Lexington Books2017
Gratton, Peter and Paul J. Ennis (eds)The Meillassoux DictionaryEdinburgh UP2015
Harding, BrianNot Even a God Can Save Us NowMcGill-Queens UP2017
Harvey, RobertSharing Common Ground: A Space for EthicsBloomsbury2017
Heller-Roazen, DanielNo One's Ways: An Essay on Infinite MeaningZone2017
Keller, CatherineCloud of the impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary EntanglementColumbia UP2015
Lundy, Craig and Daniela VossAt the Edges of Thought: Deleuze and Post-Kantian PhilosophyEdinburgh UP2015
Lynch, Richard A.Foucault's Critical EthicsFordham UP2016
McGowan, ToddCapitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free MarketsColumbia UP2016
Mitchell, Andrew and Peter TrawnyHeidegger's Black Notebooks: Responses to Anti-SemitismColumbia UP2017
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
Onfray, MichelA Hedonist Manifesto: The Power to ExistColumbia UP2015
Phillips, John W.P.Derrida Now: Current Perspectives in Derrida StudiesPolity2016
Raschke, Carl A.Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal DemocracyColumbia UP2015
Razinsky, HiliAmbivalence: A Philosophical ExplorationRowman & Littlefield2017
Schuster, AaronThe Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and PsychoanalysisMIT Press2016
Seron, DenisApparaître: Essai de philosophie phénoménologiqueBrill2017
Stauffer, JillEthical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being HeardColumbia UP2015
Valdés, Mario J.Cultural Hermeneutics: Essays after Unamuno and RicoeurU of Toronto Press2016
Vattimo, GianniOf Reality: The Purposes of PhilosophyColumbia UP2016
Vernon, Jim and Antonio CalcagnoBadiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, SubjectivityLexington2015
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