It seems that the time has come for philosophy to break the spell of correlationism. But how? The present book gathers essays by philosophers and […]
Mimesis International brings together a selection of books addressing a range of fundamental ideas within the latest, global philosophical debates. Presenting well known thinkers together with emerging voices, our books are written in a clear and concise way, making them suitable both for academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students.
The Invention of the Text
The notion of text is perhaps the most used and discussed within social and human sciences. Nevertheless, it is surprisingly one of the worst defined. […]
Time and Cross-Temporal Relations
According to both ordinary and scientifi c thought, two objects can enter into relation not only simultanously, but also at different times, namely cross-temporally. For […]
Time without Becoming
Time without Becoming is the text of a lecture Quentin Meillassoux gave at the Middlesex University in May 2008. He makes a summary of the […]
Only for them
Year after year, day after day, minute after minute, billions of non-human animals are slaughtered for several purposes and aims (food, clothing, entertainment, research). An analogous situation whose objects were humans instead of animals would obviously never be accepted. But why do we tolerate and even justify one practice while deploring the other?
The darkness of this time. Ethics, politics, and religion in Wittgenstein
The present book is a collection of 9 essays, emerging from a long and intense research collaboration amongst scholars coming from different backgrounds and traditions. As the book subtitle suggests, these essays focus on the ethical, religious, and political aspects or dimensions of Wittgenstein’s thought
Pretense. A relativist account
Pretending is a puzzling activity. Why should we waste our time building up representations of an imaginary world when it would be better to acquire […]
Concepts of morphology
Morphology is the general theory of form and formation, which can be seen as the innovative and fruitful point of intersection of the old two cultures, the scientific and the humanistic. The three papers presented in the book by Olaf Breidbach, Pietro Corvaja and Angelo Vianello respectively illustrate different features of morphology from the epistemic viewpoints of history of science, mathematics and biology. The texts were produced in the context of the second meeting of the “Centro Interdipartimentale di Morfologia F. Moiso”, which took place in Udine on the 14 December 2007.
The scholarly contribution of Ilya Gershevitch to the development of Iranian studies
This volume contains the proceedings of the international seminar dedicated to the scholarly contribution offered by Dr. Ilya Gershevitch (Cambridge University, England) to the development of Iranian Studies and held in Ravenna, 11th April 2003, on the second anniversary of his sudden death. Most of the papers published here belong to scholars being direct pupils, colleagues and friends of the late Dr. Ilya Gershevitch. The variety and complexity of the subjects represented in this volume actually reflect his most significant scientific interests and the wide and extraordinary competence of this great protagonist of Ancient, Middle and Modern Iranian studies.