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Critchley, Simon 1960-

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Works: 121 works in 664 publications in 17 languages and 21,184 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Speaker, Creator, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Interviewer, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: B2430.D484, 190
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Continental philosophy : a very short introduction by Simon Critchley( Book )

57 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing the entire development of post-Kantian continental philosophy, the volume functions as an essential reference work for philosophers and those engaged in the many disciplines (including literary theory and cultural studies) that are integral to continental and European philosophy
The book of dead philosophers by Simon Critchley( Book )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of brief lives--and deaths--of nearly two hundred of the world's greatest thinkers, noted philosopher Simon Critchley creates a register of mortality that is tragic, amusing, absurd, and exemplary. From the self-mocking haikus of Zen masters on their deathbeds to the last words of Christian saints and modern-day sages, this irresistible book contains much to inspire both amusement and reflection.--From publisher description
The ethics of deconstruction : Derrida and Levinas by Simon Critchley( Book )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is now widely accepted that The Ethics of Deconstruction was the first book to argue for the ethical turn in Derrida's work and to show as powerfully as possible how deconstruction has persuasive ethical consequences that were vital to our thinking through of questions of politics and democracy. Now reissued with three new appendices which restate as well as reflect upon and deepen the book's argument, this is undoubtedly the standard work in the field
Infinitely demanding : ethics of commitment, politics of resistance by Simon Critchley( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley's influential views on philosophy, ethics and politics. Part diagnosis of the times, part theoretical analysis of the impasses and possibilities of ethics and politics, part manifesto, Infinitely Demanding identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart of liberal democracy and argues that what is called for is an ethics of commitment that can inform a radical politics. Infinitely Demanding culminates in an argument for anarchism as an ethical practice and a remotivating means of political organization."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Levinas by Simon Critchley( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lévinas is recognized as one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. This volume contains overviews of his work & includes discussions of his relation to Judaism & talmudic commentary & his contributions to the philosophy of religion
Emmanuel Levinas : basic philosophical writings by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995), has exerted a profound influence on twentieth-century continental philosophy. This anthology of 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 included 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. This collection is an ideal text for students of philosophy concerned with understanding and assessing the work of this major philosopher
Deconstruction and pragmatism by Simon Critchley( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone wishing to understand the philosophical and political standpoints of Rorty and Derrida should read this book
Very little-- almost nothing : death, philosophy, literature by Simon Critchley( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Very Little ... Almost Nothing is a passionate and challenging philosophical defence of the very question of the meaning of life. Following the nihilism that has accompanied the 'death of God' and characterised much of modernity, Simon Critchley argues that the key question becomes a matter of finding a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. Very Little ... Almost Nothing explores this question through examining the work of philosophers such as Blanchot and Levinas. Simon Critchley also draws out the philosophical significance of Cavell's reading of romanticism and the presence of death in Beckett's work - crucial but often overlooked themes in contemporary philosophy. A compelling reading of the convergence of literature and philosophy, Very Little ... Almost Nothing opens up new ways of understanding finitude, modernity and the nature of the imagination
On humour by Simon Critchley( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Critchley skillfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood features 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
Re-reading Levinas( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stay, illusion : the Hamlet doctrine by Simon Critchley( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this insightful interpretation, philosopher Critchley (The Faith of the Faithless) and psychoanalyst Webster (The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis) offer their take on Hamlet, using as touchstones the work of analysts such as Freud and Jacques Lacan, philosophers like Walter Benjamin and Nietzsche, and writers such as James Joyce, all of whom have written about the play. The authors discuss Hamlet's bizarre obsession with his mother, his inability to kill Claudius, as well as the oppression caused by the near-constant spying on others, among other topics. Of the theories presented to explain Hamlet's failure to avenge his father, the most interesting is Hegel's suggestion that with his experience with death, he becomes disgusted with humanity, and no longer cares to engage in the world except in an absurd, punning way; "the wrong man" for the job, he dies as a result of his own hesitation and external circumstance. Ophelia's situation is also explored; used by Hamlet, Polonius, Laertes, and Claudius and Gertrude as bait, "her desire explodes onto the stage" in her madness scene and in the description of her death. Whether singing of flowers and their reproductive cycles, or appearing in a pool "mermaid-like" and with a voice "heavy with 'drink, '"Ophelia finally expresses the sexuality restrained and ignored by others. The author's passion for the play and its questions are clearly evident. -- Publisher's Weekly
The faith of the faithless : experiments in political theology by Simon Critchley( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 faith, love, religion and violence. Should we defend a version of secularism and quietly accept the slide into a form of theism--or is there another way? From Rousseau's politics and religion to the return to St. Paul in Taubes, Agamben and Badiou, via explorations of politics and original sin in the work of Schmitt and John Gray, Critchley examines whether there can be a faith of the faithless, a belief for unbelievers. Expanding on his debate with Slavoj Zizek, Critchley concludes with a meditation on the question of violence, and the limits of non-violence
Memory theater by Simon Critchley( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished papers mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through them, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart for Critchley himself, laying out in great detail the course of his life and eventual demise. While waiting for his friend's prediction to come through, Critchley receives the missing, final box, which contains a maquette of Giulio Camillo's sixteenth-century Venetian memory theater, a space supposed to contain the sum of all knowledge"--Dust jacket flap
Ethics, politics, subjectivity : essays on Derrida, Levinas and contemporary French thought by Simon Critchley( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 considered anew in Critchleyʹs bold excursions on the meaning and value of recent French philosophy. -- Back cover
Things merely are : philosophy in the poetry of Wallace Stevens by Simon Critchley( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 an extended 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 recast the philosophical problem of the relation between mind and world, or thought and things, in a way that allows us to cast the problem away." "Drawing on Kant, the German and English Romantics and Heidegger, Critchley argues that, through its descriptions of particular things and their difficult plainness, poetry evokes the 'mereness' of things. Poetry brings us to the realization that things merely are, an experience that provokes a mood of calm, a calm that allows the imagination to press back against the pressure of reality. Critchley also argues that this calm defines the cinematic eye of Terrence Malick, whose work is discussed at the end of the book."--Jacket
Deconstructive subjectivities( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Heidegger's Being and time by Simon Critchley( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time of his death in 1993, Reiner Schürmann was one of the world' s leading Heidegger scholars. On Heidegger' s Being and Time is an outstanding exploration and elucidation of Heidegger' s most important work by two major philosophers, providing a masterclass in reading a philosophical classic. It is also the first time that Sch rmann' s renowned lectures on Heidegger have been published
How to stop living and start worrying : conversations with Carl Cederström by Simon Critchley( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Critchley, philosophy begins with the question of finitude and with his
The problem with Levinas by Simon Critchley( Book )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levinas's idea of ethics as a relation of responsibility to others has become highly influential. Simon Critchley proposes a dramatic new way of reading Levinas's work, and provides a less familiar, more troubling, account of it. He argues that Levinas's fundamental problem was the attempt to escape the tragic fatality of Heidegger's philosophy
The anarchist turn by Jacob Blumenfeld( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together innovative and fresh perspectives on contemporary anarchism
 
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The book of dead philosophers
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Critchley, S. 1960-

Critchley, S. J. 1960-

Critchley, Simon

Critchley, Simon James 1960-

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Simon Critchley filósofo británico

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Саймън Кричли

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크리츨리, 사이먼 1960-

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西蒙·克里奇利

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The book of dead philosophersThe ethics of deconstruction : Derrida and LevinasInfinitely demanding : ethics of commitment, politics of resistanceThe Cambridge companion to LevinasEmmanuel Levinas : basic philosophical writingsDeconstruction and pragmatismVery little-- almost nothing : death, philosophy, literatureOn humour