Looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. This work contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel divested of the ability to know what is true about themselves.
A History of Dangerous Assumptions features over two hundred illuminating and intriguing case-studies of this fascinating subject, including some of the most disastrous assumptions ever foisted upon the human race. This book began as an experiment, to discover if acting on assumptions could be discerned through the ages. In fact, this matter of ......
Re-examining the stakes of critique in the twenty-first century, this book contends with the complex socio-political realities of a globalized world and the changing role that critique and the academy have to play.
Offering a critical introduction to the philosophical debate on the concept of the political, this book explores recent developments in continental philosophy. Viriasova engages with key contemporary thinkers: Agamben, Esposito, Henry and Meillassoux and explores the current debate in the context of the Italian concept of the impolitical.
This book is the first examination of the cliche as a philosophical concept. Challenging the idea that cliches are lazy or spurious opposites to genuine thinking, it instead locates them as a dynamic and contestable boundary between 'thought' and 'non-thought'.
Putting the New Materialist figure of diffraction to use in a set of readings - in which cultural texts are materially read against their contents and their themes, against their readers or against other texts - this volume proposes a critical intervention into the practice of reading itself.
A Guide to Writing a Paper Using the Concepts and Processes of Critical
The main goal of Critical Writing is to provide students with a set of robust, integrated critical concepts and processes that will allow to them think through a topic, and then write about it, and to do so in a way that is built on, and permeated by, substantive critical thinking.