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    The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas.Simon Critchley - 2014 - Edinburgh: Blackwell.
    Simon Critchley's first book, The Ethics of Deconstruction, was originally published to great acclaim in 1992. This edition contains three new appendices and a new preface where Critchley reflects upon the origins, motivation and reception of The Ethics of Deconstruction.
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    Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings.Emmanuel Lévinas, Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak, Simon Critchley & Robert Bernasconi - 1996 - Indiana University Press.
    Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1996) has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and (...)
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    Deconstruction and Pragmatism.Simon Critchley, Jacques Derrida, Ernesto Laclau & Richard Rorty (eds.) - 1996 - New York: Routledge.
    Deconstruction and pragmatism constitute two of the major intellectual influences on the contemporary theoretical scene; influences personified in the work of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. Both Rortian pragmatism, which draws the consequences of post-war developments in Anglo-American philosophy, and Derridian deconstruction, which extends and troubles the phonomenological and Heideggerian influence on the Continental tradition, have hitherto generally been viewed as mutually exclusive philosophical language games. The purpose of this volume is to bring deconstruction and pragmatism into critical confrontation with (...)
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    Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity: Essays on Derrida, Levinas & Contemporary French Thought.Simon Critchley - 2009 - Verso Books.
    In Ethics–Politics–Subjectivity, Simon Critchley takes up three questions at the centre of contemporary theoretical debate: What is ethical experience? What can be said of the subject who has this experience? What, if any, is the relation of ethical experience to politics? Through spirited confrontations with major thinkers, such as Lacan, Nancy, Rorty, and, in particular, Levinas and Derrida, Critchley finds answers in a nuanced “ethics of finitude” and defends the political possibilities of deconstruction. Democracy, economics, friendship, and technology are all (...)
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    The faith of the faithless: experiments in political theology.Simon Critchley - 2012 - London ; New York: Verso Books.
    The return to religion has perhaps become the dominant cliche of contemporary theory, which rarely offers anything more than an exaggerated echo of a political reality dominated by religious war. Somehow, the secular age seems to have been replaced by a new era, where political action flows directly from metaphysical conflict. The Faith of the Faithless asks how we might respond. Following Critchley's Infinitely Demanding, this new book builds on its philosophical and political framework, also venturing into the questions of (...)
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  6. Continental philosophy: a very short introduction.Simon Critchley - 2001 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    In this enlightening new Very Short Introduction, Simon Critchley shows us that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida. He also introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomology, by explaining their place in the Continental tradition. The perfect guide for anyone (...)
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    The Problem with Levinas.Simon Critchley (ed.) - 2015 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press UK.
    Levinas's idea of ethics as a relation of responsibility to the other person has become a highly influential and recognizable position across a wide range of academic and non-academic fields. Simon Critchley's aim in this book is to provide a less familiar, more troubling, and truer account of Levinas's work. He proposes a new dramatic method for reading Levinas, where the fundamental problem of his work is seen as the attempt to escape from the tragedy of Heidegger's philosophy and the (...)
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    Re-Reading Levinas.Robert Bernasconi & Simon Critchley (eds.) - 1991 - Indiana University Press.
    These essays provoke new responses to the work of the eminent French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas through an analysis of how the problematics of reading, deconstruction, feminism, and psychotherapy complicate and deepen Levinas's account of ...
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  9. On Humour.Simon Critchley - 2002 - Routledge.
    Does humour make us human, or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us? On Humour is a fascinating, beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood aspects of humour, such as our tendency to laugh at animals and our bodies, why we mock death with comedy and why we think it's funny when people act like machines. He also looks at (...)
     
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    On Humour.Simon Critchley - 2002 - Routledge.
    Does humour make us human, or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us? _On Humour_ is a fascinating, beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood aspects of humour, such as our tendency to laugh at animals and our bodies, why we mock death with comedy and why we think it's funny when people act like machines. He also looks at (...)
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  11. On Humour.Simon Critchley - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 61 (4):414-416.
     
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    The Cambridge Companion to Lévinas.Robert Bernasconi & Simon Critchley (eds.) - 2002 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognised alongside Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as one of the most important Continental philosophers of the twentieth century. His abiding concern was the primacy of the ethical relation to the other person and his central thesis was that ethics is first philosophy. His work has also had a profound impact on a number of fields outside philosophy such as theology, Jewish studies, literature and cultural theory, psychotherapy, sociology, political theory, international relations theory and critical legal (...)
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    Deconstruction and pragmatism.Simon Critchley & Chantal Mouffe (eds.) - 1996 - New York: Routledge.
    Deconstruction and pragmatism constitute two of the major intellectual influences on the contemporary theoretical scene--influences personified in the work of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. The purpose of this volume is to bring deconstruction and pragmatism into critical confrontation with one another through staging a debate between Derrida and Rorty, itself based on discussions that took place at the College International de Philosophie in Paris in 1993.
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  14. A Disparate Inventory.Simon Critchley - 2002 - In Simon Critchley & Robert Bernasconi (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Levinas. Cambridge University Press.
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    Five Problems in Levinas’s View of Politics and the Sketch of a Solution to them.Simon Critchley - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (2):172-185.
    This essay attempts to sharpen significantly the critical debate around Levinas's work by focussing on the question of politics, which is, it is argued, Levinas's Achilles'heel. Five problems in Levinas's treatment of politics are identified and discussed: fraternity, monotheism, androcentrism, the family, and Israel. It is argued that Levinas 's ethics is terribly compromised by his conception of politics. In order to save Levinasian ethics from this compromise, two possibilities are explored: first, to follow Derrida 's separation of ethical form (...)
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    Is there a normative deficit in the theory of hegemony?Simon Critchley - 2004 - In Simon Critchley & Oliver Marchart (eds.), Laclau: A Critical Reader. Routledge. pp. 113--122.
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    Laclau: a critical reader.Simon Critchley & Oliver Marchart (eds.) - 2004 - New York: Routledge.
    Over the last thirty years, the work of the political theorist Ernesto Laclau has reinvigorated radical political and social theory. Taking concepts previously ignored or unused within mainstream political theory, such as the political, hegemony, discourse, identity, and representation, he has made them fundamental to thinking about politics and social theory. Resisting the dead end of postmodern politics, his work has drawn in stimulating ways on Gramscian, poststructuralist and psychoanalytic theory. Laclau: A Critical Reader is the first full-length critical appraisal (...)
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    Very little-- almost nothing: death, philosophy, literature.Simon Critchley - 1997 - New York: Routledge.
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    Five Problems in Levinas’s View of Politics and the Sketch of a Solution to them.Simon Critchley - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (2):172-185.
    This essay attempts to sharpen significantly the critical debate around Levinas’s work by focussing on the question of politics, which is, it is argued, Levinas’s Achilles’heel. Five problems in Levinas’s treatment of politics are identified and discussed: fraternity, monotheism, and rocentrism, the family, and Israel. It is argued that Levinas’s ethics is terribly compromised by his conception of politics. In order to save Levinasian ethics from this compromise, two possibilities are explored: first, to follow Derrida’s separation of ethical form from (...)
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  20. What is continental philosophy?Simon Critchley - 1997 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 5 (3):347 – 363.
    This paper attempts to provide an account of what is philosophically distinctive about what has come to be known as 'Continental philosophy'. In the early parts of the paper I give a historical and cultural analysis of the emergence of Continental philosophy and consider objections to the latter and some stereotypical representations of the analytic-Continental divide. In the philosophically more substantial part of the paper, I seek to redraw the distinction between analytic and Continental philosophy by focusing on a number (...)
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  21. Very Little... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature.Simon Critchley - 1997 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 60 (1):210-211.
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    Things merely are: philosophy in the poetry of Wallace Stevens.Simon Critchley - 2005 - New York: Routledge.
    This book is an invitation to read poetry. Simon Critchley argues that poetry enlarges life with a range of observation, power of expression and attention to language that eclipses any other medium. In a rich engagement with the poetry of Wallace Stevens, Critchley reveals that poetry also contains deep and important philosophical insight. Above all, he argues for a "poetic epistemology" that enables us to think afresh the philosophical problem of the relation between mind and world, and ultimately to cast (...)
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  23. Laclau: A Critical Reader.Simon Critchley & Oliver Marchart (eds.) - 2004 - New York: Routledge.
    _Laclau: A Critical Reader_ is the first full-length critical appraisal of Laclau's work and includes contributions from several leading philosophers and theorists. The first section examines Laclau's theory that the contest between universalism and particularism provides much of the philosophical background to political and social struggle, taking up the important place accorded to, amongst others, Hegel and Lacan in Laclau's work. The second section of the book considers what Laclau's 'radical democracy' might look like and reflects on its ethical implications, (...)
     
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  24. Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings.Adriaan T. Peperzak, Simon Critchley & Robert Bernasconi (eds.) - 1996 - Indiana University Press.
    Emmanuel Levinas has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. (...)
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  25. Metaphysics in the Dark.Simon Critchley - 1998 - Political Theory 26 (6):803-817.
    In this essay I respond to criticisms of my position on the question of the relation between deconstruction, ethics, and politics levelled at me by Richard Rorty and Ernesto Laclau. With regard to the latter, I argue that there is a normative deficit in Laclau's discourse theory' and with regard to the former, I argue that Rorty's reading of Derrida is at the least questionable and I attempt to criticize Rorty on the issues of the status of metaphysics and politics.
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    Remarks on Derrida and Habermas.Simon Critchley - 2000 - Constellations 7 (4):455-465.
  27. Books for review and for listing here should be addressed to Emily Zakin, Review Editor, Department of Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.Gareth B. Matthews New, Andrew R. Bailey, Sarah Buss, Steven M. Cahn, Howard Caygill, David J. Chalmers, John Christman, Michael Clark, David E. Cooper & Simon Critchley - 2002 - Teaching Philosophy 25 (4):403.
  28. Violent Thoughts about Slavoj Zizek.Simon Critchley - 2011 - In Nathan Eckstrand & Christopher S. Yates (eds.), Philosophy and the return of violence: studies from this widening gyre. London: Continuum International Publishing Group. pp. 183-204.
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    A companion to continental philosophy.Simon Critchley & William Schroeder - 1996 - In Dennis M. Patterson (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory. Blackwell. pp. 76-76.
    The purpose of this volume is to provide a high‐quality, one‐volume companion to the study of philosophy in the Continental tradition. At present, there is no volume which provides the analytically trained philosopher, the interested academic in the humanities and social sciences, the postgraduate and undergraduate student in philosophy and related areas, and the lay reader, with an introductory but authoritative account of what is distinctive and compelling about Continental philosophy and which gives an overview of its diverse historical movements, (...)
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    A Companion to Continental Philosophy.Simon Critchley & William Ralph Schroeder (eds.) - 1998 - Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Covering the complete development of post-Kantian Continental philosophy, this volume serves as an essential reference work for philosophers and those engaged in the many disciplines that are integrally related to Continental and European Philosophy.
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    Deconstructive Subjectivities.Simon Critchley & Peter Dews (eds.) - 1996 - State University of New York Press.
    Explores the meanings of subjectivity in continental philosophy in the wake of post-structuralism and critical theory.
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    On Heidegger's Being and time.Simon Critchley - 2008 - New York: Routledge. Edited by Reiner Schürmann & Steven Levine.
    On Heidegger's Being and Time is an outstanding exploration of Heidegger's most important work by two major philosophers. Simon Critchley argues that we must see Being and Time as a radicalization of Husserl's phenomenology, particularly his theories of intentionality, categorial intuition, and the phenomenological concept of the a priori. This leads to a reappraisal and defense of Heidegger's conception of phenomenology. In contrast, Reiner Schürmann urges us to read Heidegger 'backward', arguing that his later work is the key to unravelling (...)
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    With Being-With? Notes on Jean-Luc Nancy’s Rewriting of Being and Time.Simon Critchley - 1999 - Studies in Practical Philosophy 1 (1):53-67.
  34. Originary inauthenticity: on Heidegger's Sein und zeit.Simon Critchley - 2008 - In On Heidegger's Being and time. New York: Routledge.
  35. Mystical Anarchism.Simon Critchley - 2009 - Critical Horizons 10 (2):272-306.
    This essay explores the philosophical significance of the history of mystical anarchism for contemporary ethics and politics. It examines the complex relationship between religion and politics, and elaborates the thesis that many of our contemporary political concepts are secularized theological concepts. After a critical discussion of Carl Schmitt's theory of sovereignty and John Gray's critique of liberal humanism, it examines the anarchist practices of medieval mystics such as Marguerite Porete and the heresy of the Movement of the Free Spirit, and (...)
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  36. A Companion to Continental Philosophy.Simon Critchley & William R. Schroeder - 1999 - Philosophy 74 (288):289-291.
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    Comedy and Finitude: Displacing the Tragic‐Heroic Paradigm in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis.Simon Critchley - 1999 - Constellations 6 (1):108-122.
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    Demanding Approval: On the Ethics of Alain Badiou.Simon Critchley - 2000 - Radical Philosophy 100:16-27.
    This article examines the ethical thought of the prominent French philosopher, Alain Badiou. His work is placed in the context of discussions of the sources of normativity in relation to Kant and Levinas and then the central category of the event in Badiou's work is critically discussed. The article claims that Badiou's talk of truth in relation to event is misplaced and argues that there is a residual heroism behind Badiou's political thinking.
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    Enigma variations: An interpretation of Heidegger's sein und zeit.Simon Critchley - 2002 - Ratio 15 (2):154–175.
    There are two phrases in Heidegger's Sein und Zeit that provide a clue to what is going on in that book: Dasein ist geworfener Entwurf and Dasein existiert faktisch . I begin by trying to show how an interpretation of these phrases can help clarify Heidegger's philosophical claim about what it means to be human. I then try and explain why it is that, in a couple of important passages in Sein und Zeit, Heidegger describes thrown projection as an enigma (...)
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    Enigma Variations: An Interpretation of Heidegger's Sein und Zeit.Simon Critchley - 2003 - Ratio 15 (2):154-175.
    There are two phrases in Heidegger's Sein und Zeit that provide a clue to what is going on in that book: Dasein ist geworfener Entwurf and Dasein existiert faktisch (Dasein is thrown projection and Dasein exists factically). I begin by trying to show how an interpretation of these phrases can help clarify Heidegger's philosophical claim about what it means to be human. I then try and explain why it is that, in a couple of important passages in Sein und Zeit, (...)
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  41. Philosophy in Germany.Simon Critchley & Axel Honneth - 1998 - Radical Philosophy 89.
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  42. Very Little... Almost Nothing: Death.Simon Critchley - 1997 - Philosophy, Literature 50.
     
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    How to stop living and start worrying: Conversations with Carl Cederstrom.Carl Fredrik Rudolf Cederstrom & Simon Critchley - unknown
    The question of how to lead a happy and meaningful life has been at the heart of philosophical debate since time immemorial. Today, however, these questions seem to be addressed not by philosophers but self–help gurus, who frantically champion the individual′s quest for self–expression and self–realization; the desire to become authentic. Against these new age sophistries, How to Stop Living and Start Worrying tackles the question of ′how to live′ by forcing us to explore our troubling relationship with death. For (...)
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    Very Little... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy and Literature.Simon Critchley - 1997 - New York: Routledge.
    Very Little... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. In this second edition, (...)
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    The book of dead philosophers.Simon Critchley - 2008 - London: Granta.
    Pre-Socratics, physiologists, sages and sophists -- Platonists, Cyrenaics, Aristotelians and cynics -- Sceptics, stoics and epicureans -- Classical Chinese philosophers -- Romans (serious and ridiculous) and neoplatonists -- The deaths of Christian saints -- Medieval philosophers: Christian, Islamic, and Judaic -- Philosophy in the Latin Middle Ages -- Renaissance, Reformation and scientific revolution -- Rationalists (material and immaterial), empiricists and religious dissenters -- Philosophes, materialists and sentimentalists -- Many Germans and some non-Germans -- The masters of suspicion and some unsuspicious (...)
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  46. Frankfurt impromptu: Remarks on Derrida and Habermas.Simon Critchley - 2006 - In Lasse Thomassen, Jacques Derrida & Jürgen Habermas (eds.), The Derrida-Habermas reader. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
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    A Commentary Upon Derrida's Reading of Hegel in Glas.Simon Critchley - 1988 - Hegel Bulletin 9 (2):6-32.
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    Deconstruction and pragmatism : Is Derrida a private ironist or a public liberal?Simon Critchley - 1994 - European Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):1-21.
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    Deconstruction and Pragmatism ‐ is Derrida a Private Ironist or a Public Liberal?Simon Critchley - 1994 - European Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):1-21.
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    Did you hear the One about the Philosopher Writing a Book on Humour?Simon Critchley - 2002 - Think 1 (2):103-112.
    Simon Critchley, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Essex, investigates humour. And tells some pretty good jokes.
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