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Desmond, William 1951-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 259 publications in 4 languages and 18,551 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: B2948, 110
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Desmond
Art and the absolute : a study of Hegel's aesthetics by William Desmond( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hegel and his critics : philosophy in the aftermath of Hegel( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire, dialectic, and otherness : an essay on origins by William Desmond( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a philosophical effort to deal with the problem of otherness, particularly as it has been bequeathed to contemporary thought by the legacy of German idealism, whose most challenging, influential thinker was Hegel
Hegel's god : a counterfeit double? by William Desmond( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Desmond's misgivings regarding Hegel's take on God leads the reader through Hegel's writings to reveal a path that leads anywhere but to God. The author believes that an idol is no less an idol constructed from thought as constructed from gold
Philosophy and its others : ways of being and mind by William Desmond( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophy and its Others" responds to the widespread sense that philosophy must renew its intellectual community with other significant ways of being and mind. The author articulates philosophy's community of mind with the aesthetic, the religious, and the ethical, without losing any of its own distinctive voice. He develops an original and constructive position between these extremes: the Hegelian extreme which reduces the plurality of others to a dialectical totality and the Wittgensteinian and deconstructive options that celebrate plurality, but without a proper sense of the connectedness of philosophy and its others
Beyond Hegel and dialectic : speculation, cult, and comedy by William Desmond( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and the between by William Desmond( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being and the between by William Desmond( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, origins, otherness : between philosophy and art by William Desmond( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book deals diversely with the issues of art, origins, and otherness, both in themselves and in philosophical engagements with the works of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Addressing themes such as eros and mania, genius and the sublime, transcendence and the saving power of art, William Desmond tries to make sense of the paradox that too much has been asked of art that now almost nothing is asked of it. He argues that there is more to be said philosophically of art, and claims that art has the power to open up mindfulness beyond objectifying knowledge, as well as beyond thinking that claims to be entirely self-determining."--Jacket
Perplexity and ultimacy : metaphysical thoughts from the middle by William Desmond( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a sabbath for thought? : between religion and philosophy by William Desmond( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and the between by William Desmond( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the space between religion and philosophy, as the religious person cannot escape philosophical perplexity and the philosopher of religion by nature occupies this middle space. The author suggests that this junction is not just dictated by religion having to prove its credentials to rational philosophy but that it is also a matter of philosophy wondering whether religion is the ultimate partner in dialogue."--Jacket
The intimate strangeness of being : metaphysics after dialectic by William Desmond( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the contested place of metaphysics since Kant and Hegel, arguing for a renewed metaphysical thinking about the intimate strangeness of being. There is a mysterious strangeness to being at all, and yet there is also something intimate. Without the intimacy, argues William Desmond, we become strangers in being; without the mystery, we take being for granted. The book locates the origin of metaphysics' contested place in recessed equivocations in Kantian critique and Hegelian dialectic, equivocations that keep from view the more original sources of metaphysical thinking. It takes issue with contemporary claims about the "overcoming of metaphysics" associated with Heidegger, the "deconstruction of metaphysics" associated with Derrida, as well as with claims that a new "post-metaphysical thinking" is necessary. The book begins with an exploration of the status of metaphysics in light of equivocations in Hegelian dialectic. It then offers an assessment of metaphysics in light of critique and deconstruction. Finally, it proposes an affirmative rethinking of the constant perplexities of being in terms of a metaxological metaphysics. This metaphysics involves a thinking of the between (metaxu) that characterizes Desmond's singular approach. Addressing the problematic state of metaphysics in recent centuries, this metaxological metaphysics tries to be true to both the strange mystery and the intimacy, to be faithful to the constant perplexities of being, and to recuperate appreciatively some of the rich resources of the longer philosophical tradition
Being and dialectic : metaphysics and culture( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and religion in German idealism by William Desmond( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume comprises studies written by prominent scholars working in the field of German Idealism. These scholars come from the English speaking philosophical world and Continental Europe. They treat major aspects of the place of religion in Idealism, Romanticism and other schools of thought and culture. They also discuss the tensions and relations between religion and philosophy in terms of the specific form they take in German Idealism and in terms of the effect they still have on contemporary culture. The authors consider figures such as Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Jacobi." "The book will prove very informative to researchers and teachers working in the fields of philosophy, philosophy of religion, and classical German philosophy."--Jacket
Beyond conflict and reduction : between philosophy, science, and religion( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Whiteheadian process thought( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W. Eugene Smith : du côté de l'ombre by Gilles Mora( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alma Mahler, muse to genius : from fin-de-siècle Vienna to Hollywood's heyday by Karen Monson( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intimate universal : the hidden porosity among religion, art, philosophy, and politics by William Desmond( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Desmond sees religion, art, philosophy, and politics as essential and distinctive modes of human practice, manifestations of an intimate universality that illuminates individual and social being. They are also surprisingly permeable phenomena, and by observing their relations, Desmond captures notes of a clandestine conversation that transforms ontology
 
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Hegel and his critics : philosophy in the aftermath of Hegel
Alternative Names
Desmond, William

Languages
English (186)

French (7)

Dutch (1)

German (1)

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Hegel's god : a counterfeit double?Philosophy and its others : ways of being and mindEthics and the betweenBeing and the betweenArt, origins, otherness : between philosophy and artPerplexity and ultimacy : metaphysical thoughts from the middleIs there a sabbath for thought? : between religion and philosophyGod and the between