Infinite Mobilization Towards a Critique of Political Kinetics PETER SLOTERDIJK Karlsruhe School of Design Translated by Sandra Berjan ‘Much of politics today is concerned with movement – from migration to the climate crisis. Written in the last years of the Cold War and shortly after the Chernobyl and Challenger disasters, Sloterdijk’s reflections on political kinetics remain perceptive today.’ Stuart Elden, University of Warwick What we commonly refer to as ‘the project of modernity’ is the idea that human beings have the power to bring the world under their control. But as we actualize our plans, we set in motion unintended side-effects. What looked like a steady march towards freedom turns out to be a slide into a catastrophic syndrome of perpetual mobilization. 229 x 152mm • 176 pages • UK April 2020, US June 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-1847-0 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-1848-7 • £17.99 / $24.95 / €23.90 ebook available See page 28 and backlist for more Sloterdijk titles.
Excluding the Jew Within Us JEAN-LUC NANCY Translated by Sarah Clift Why does anti-Semitism seem to be so deeply ingrained in our societies, our institutions and our attitudes? To answer this question we need to look beyond our current practices and see that antiSemitism has much deeper roots – that it is woven into the very structures of Western thought. 190 x 124mm • 76 pages • UK June 2020, US July 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-4272-7 • £35.00 / $45.00 / €42.90 PB • 978-1-5095-4273-4 • £9.99 / $12.95 / €12.90 ebook available
Philosophy, Ethics and Politics PAUL RICOEUR Translated by Kathleen Blamey In this series of interviews and dialogues which took place between 1981 and 2003, Paul Ricoeur addresses some of the central questions of political philosophy and ethics: justice, violence, war, the environmental crisis, the question of evil and ethical and political action in the polis. 229 x 152mm • 164 pages • UK October 2020, US November 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-3450-0 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3451-7 • £16.99 / $22.95 / €20.90 ebook available
The disappearance of rituals
The Disappearance of Rituals A Topology of the Present BYUNG-CHUL HAN University of the Arts, Berlin Translated by Daniel Steuer Han provides a genealogy of rituals’ disappearance as a means of diagnosing the pathologies of the present. He juxtaposes a community without communication – where the intensity of togetherness in silent recognition provides structure and meaning – to today’s communication without community, which does away with collective feeling. 210 x 140mm • 120 pages • UK September 2020, US November 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-4275-8 • £40.00 / $49.95 / €48.90 PB • 978-1-5095-4276-5 • £12.99 / $16.95 / €15.90 ebook available See page 29 for more Han titles.
Correspondences TIM INGOLD University of Aberdeen We inhabit a world of more than humans. For life to flourish, we must listen to the calls this world makes on us. Tim Ingold opens a personal collection of correspondences with landscapes and forests, oceans and skies, monuments and artworks, pointing us to how the practice of correspondence can help restore our kinship with a stricken earth. 198 x 129mm • 293 pages • UK October 2020, US November 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-4410-3 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-4411-0 • £15.99 / $22.95 / €19.90 ebook available
Troublemakers A Philosophy of Puer Robustus DIETER THOMÄ Universität St. Gallen Translated by Jessica Spengler ‘In fluent and energetic style, Dieter Thomä offers a compelling response to the current threats facing our economic, social, and political order. This timely and important book will be of great interest to anyone who is struggling to understand what is going on in the world today.’ Joachim Whaley, University of Cambridge ‘For some years now, Dieter Thomä has been writing extraordinarily original, elegantly conceived and executed books about topics as varied as parents, fathers, and Americans – in effect, he has been re-defining the proper topics of philosophical reflection. His new book on the puer robustus, a notion introduced by Hobbes about the “troublemakers” in society, is a masterpiece of this genre, the literate philosophical essay. The scholarship is astonishing, ranging over Hobbes, Rousseau, Diderot, Schiller, Hugo, Marx, Freud, and others, the insights acute and important, and the pleasure of reading it constant.’ Robert Pippin, University of Chicago 229 x 152mm • 480 pages • 2019 HB • 978-1-5095-2558-4 • £30.00 / $45.00 / €36.90 ebook available