Book Reviews by Richard E. Palmer
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Scholar in Residence
MacMurray College
Jacksonville, Illinois

Book Reviews

Kaplan, David M.  Ricoeur’s Critical Theory. State University of New York, 2003. 223pp. Choice October 2003, item 41-0852.


Malpas, Jeff, Ulrich Arnswald, and Jens Kertscher (eds.), Gadamer’s Century: Essays in Honor of Hans-Georg Gadamer.  The MIT Press, 2002.  xiv+363pp.  Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002.06.01. 


Tallis, Raymond.  A conversation with Martin Heidegger.  Palgrave, 2002.  226pp.  Choice, October 2002, item 40-0847.


Winchester, James J.  Aesthetics across the color line: Why Nietasche (sometimes) can’t sing the blues.  Rowman and Littlefield.  145pp.  Choice, October 2002, item 40-0834.    


De Bolla, Peter.  Art Matters.  Harvard, 2001.  157pp.  Choice, June 2002, item 39-5740.


Losurdo, Domenico.  Heidegger and the ideology of war: community, death, and the West, translated by Marella Morris and Jon Morris.  Humanities Books, 2001.  256pp. Choice, March 2002, #39-3910.


Rauch, Angelika.  The hieroglyph of tradition: Freud, Benjamin, Gadamer, Novalis, Kant.  Fairleigh Dickinson, 2001.  Dist. by the Association of University Presses.  245pp.  Choice, January 2002, item 39-2737. 


The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics, ed. Berys Gaut and Dominic McIver Lopes.  Routledge, 2001.  580pp.  Choice, September 2001, item 39-0242. 


Schaeffer, Jean-Marie.  Art of the Modern Age: Philosophy of Art from Kant to Heidegger, translated by Steven Rendall.  Princetion, 2000.  Choice, May 2001, item 38-4976. 


Torres, Louis, and Michelle Marder Kamhi.  What Art Is: The Aesthetic Theory of Ayn Rand.  Open Court Press, 2000.  523pp.  Choice, April 2001, item 38-4404.  


Glazebrook, Trish.  Heidegger’s Philosophy of Science.  Fordham University, 2000.  278pp. Choice, March 2001, item 38-3838. 


Hatab, Lawrence J.  Ethics and Finitude: Heideggerian Contributions to Moral Philosophy.  Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.  223pp.  Choice, February 2001, item 38-3262. 


Wood, Robert E. Placing Aesthetics: Reflections on the philosophic tradition. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1999. 413pp.  Choice, September 2000, item 38-0240.


Barber, Michael.  Ethical Hermeneutics: Rationality in Enrique Dussel’s Philosophy of Liberation.  Fordham University Press, 1999.  184pp.  Choice, February 2000, item 37-3295. 


Irigaray, Luce. The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger. Translated from the French by Mary Beth Mader. Austin: University of Texas, 1999.  198pp.  Choice, ca 2000.


McCumber, John. Metaphysics and Oppression: Heidegger's Challenge to Western Philosophy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. Choice, April, 2000, item 37-4434.


Gadamer, Hans-Georg. The Beginning of Philosophy. Trans. Rodney Coltman. New York: Continuum, 1999. Choice, September, 1999. item 37-0235


Sparshott, Francis. The Future of Aesthetics: The 1996 Ryle Lectures. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press, 1998. 173p. Choice, May, 1999, no. 36-5029.


Singer, Irving. Reality Transformed: Film as Meaning and Technique. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998. Choice, early 1999.


Dastur, Françoise. Heidegger and the Question of Time. Trans. François Raffoul and David Pettigrew. Humanities Press, 1998. Choice. Submitted June, 1998.


Risser, James. Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other: Re-reading Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics. Albany: SUNY Press, 1997. Review for International Studies in Philosophy. (1998).


Fodor, James. Christian Hermeneutics: Paul Ricoeur and the Refiguring of Theology. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1995. Forthcoming in International Studies in Philosophy. Submitted mid-August 1996. Perhaps it has appeared!


Lyas, Colin. Aesthetics. Montreal and Kingston, London, Buffalo: McGill-Queens University Press, 1997. Choice, February 1998, page n.a.


Risser, James. Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other: Re-reading Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics. SUNY Series in Continental Philosophy. Albany: SUNY Press, 1997. 291pp. Review of Metaphysics, (March 1998): 715-717.


The Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Ed. Lewis E. Hahn. Chicago: Open Court, 1997. Choice, June, 1997.


Lang, Berel. Heidegger's Silence. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996. Choice, May, 1997. 96-16193 CIP.


Heidegger, Martin. Aristotle’s Metaphysics q 1-3: On the Essence and Actuality of Force. Translated by Walter Brogan and Peter Warnek. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. Choice, December, 1996.


Grondin, Jean. Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics. Trans. Joel Weinsheimer. New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1995. Choice. Submitted Jan. 1996. No data on this due to my being in Germany 1995-1996.


Levine, Peter. Nietzsche and the Modern Crisis of the Humanities. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. Choice. Submitted May, 1995. No data on this, due to my being in Germany for 1995-1996.


Wachterhauser, Brice, ed. Hermeneutics and Truth. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1994. Choice, December 94. #294.


Deleuze, Gilles and Félix Guattari. What is Philosophy? Trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Braham Burchell. New York: Columbia U. Press, 1994. Choice, December 1994. #289.


Stambaugh, Joan. The Other Nietzsche. SUNY Press, 1994. Choice July/August 1994. #272.


Heidegger, Martin. Basic Concepts, trans. Gary E. Aylesworth. Bloomington: Indiana U. Press, 1993. Choice, June 1994. #256.


Haar, Michel. Heidegger and the Essence of Man. Albany: State University of New York, 1993. Choice, March, 1994. #258.


Lawlor, Leonard. Imagination and Chance: The Difference between the Thought of Ricoeur and Derrida. SUNY Press, 1992. Choice, Oct. 1993. #313.


Habermas, Jürgen. Postmetaphysical Thinking: Philosophical Essays. Translated by William Mark Hohengarten. MIT, 1992. Choice July/August 1993. #249.


Simm, Stuart. Beyond Aesthetics: Confrontations with Poststructuralism and Postmodernism. Toronto, 1992. Choice in June 93. #261.


Stack, George J. Nietzsche and Emerson: An Elective Affinity. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1992. Choice in April 93. #238


Vattimo, Gianni. The Transparent Society. Trans. David Webb. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. Choice, Feb. 1993. #285.


Ormiston, Gayle L. and Alan D. Schrift, Transforming the Hermeneutic Context: From Nietzsche to Nancy. Albany: SUNY Press, 1990. Review of Metaphysics, 1991, pp. 649-651.


Weinsheimer, Joel. Philosophical Hermeneutics and Literary Theory. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991. Southern Journal of Philosophy,


Ormiston, Gayle L. and Alan D. Schrift, The Hermeneutic Tradition. Albany: SUNY Press, 1990. Choice, sometime in 1990.


Rosen, Stanley. Hermeneutics as Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Choice, May, 1988.


Parkes, Graham, ed., Heidegger and Asian Thought. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1987. Choice, April, 1988.


Taylor, Mark C. Deconstruction in Context. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 23 (1988): 48-50.


Derrida, Jacques. The Truth in Painting. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Choice, February, 1988.


Scott, Charles E. The Language of Difference. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1987. Choice, December, 1987.


Schürmann, Reiner. Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles to Anarchy. Choice, June, 1987.


Fynsk, Christopher. Heidegger: Thought and Historicity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986. 246 pp. Choice, April, 1987.


Weinsheimer, Joel. Gadamer's Hermeneutics: A Reading of Truth and Method. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985. Philosophy and Rhetoric, Vol. 20, No. 2 (1987): 135-38.

Simmel, Georg. Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Cambridge: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986. 186 pp. Choice, November 1986.


Schrag, Calvin. Communicative Praxis and the Space of Subjectivity. Blooming-ton: Indiana University Press, 1986. 219 pp. Review appeared in Choice, ca. June 1986.


Halliburton, David. Poetic Thinking: An Approach to Heidegger. Review appeared in Philosophy and Literature, 7 (Spring 1983): 126-27.


Bleicher, Josef. Contemporary Hermeneutics: Hermeneutics as Method, Philosophy, and Critique. One review appeared in Style, 1982?, pp. 486-88, and another much longer review appeared under the title, "How Comprehensive and Contemporary is Bleicher’s Contemporary Hermeneutics?" in the Phenomenology and Social Science Newsletter, 10.3 (1984): 5-10.


Johnson, Barbara. The Critical Difference: Essays in Contemporary Rhetoric of Reading. Review appeared in Philosophy and Literature, 5 (Fall 1981): 244-45.


Thiselton, Anthony. The Two Horizons. Review appeared in Review of Metaphysics 35 (September 1981): 172-74.


Ihde, Don. Listening and Voice. Review appeared under the title, "The Claim of Sound," Human Studies, 1 (1978): 347-55.


Ricoeur, Paul. Interpretation Theory. Review appeared in Philosophy and Literature, 2 (Spring 1978): 135-36.


Graff, Gerald. Poetic Statement and Critical Dogma. Review appeared in Archiv, 211 (July 1974): 83-86.


Leibfried, Erwin. Kritische Wissenschaft vom Text. Review appeared in Archiv, 210 (December 1973): 346-48.


Fuhrmann, Manfred, ed. Terror und Spiel: Probleme der Mythenrezeption [another lengthy volume of the "Poetik und Hermeneutik" series]. Review appeared in Archiv, 210 (December 1973): 338-42.


Halfmann, Ulrich. Der amerikanische "New Criticism. Review appeared in Archiv für die neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, 209 (August 1972): 172-73.


Immanente Ästhetik and Die nicht mehr schönen Künste [two long volumes (543 and 735 pages, respectively) in the "Poetik und Hermeneutik" series, published by Fink Verlag]. Review appeared in Criticism, 13 (Winter 1971), 95-102.


Hirsch, E. D., Jr. Validity in Interpretation. Review appeared in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 36 (1968): 243-46.

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