I’ve made a list of some new books coming out this Fall that have sample chapters online, so interested parties that don’t already know can check them out.
The Centre of Theology and Philosophy is publishing five books this fall on SCM Press. Some of these books have their respective introductions and first chapter’s online. As I spent a month indexing the conference volumes I can say that they are well worth reading if you have interests in these areas and present a good variance of viewpoints and work. Our favorite Scientifico-Enlightenment-Lacanian-Rationalist has a blog post cited in Belief and Metaphysics in an essay by Marcus Pound, whose Theology, Psychoanalysis and Trauma is sure to be controversial amongst Lacanians. It should be noted that I don’t exactly quite line up with the purpose of the books series, so don’t expect a defense of the orientation, but I will say that they are looking to be quite good regardless. For those attending the AAR this year do come to the book launch and drink free alcohol with me.
Palgrave has really taken off as a publisher of interesting work in Continental philosophy. Three books in the Renewing Philosophy series look particularly interesting to me. Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari: Thought Beyond Representation by Simon O’Sullivan, On Futurity:Malabou, Nancy & Derrida by Jean-Paul Martinon, and of course Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction by Ray Brassier. The last of which I believe will be the focus of a reading group here at Nottingham, but the price may prohibit that. Palgrave has also founded two new series that look very promising. Miguel de Beistegui will be editing the Palgrave Forum for French Philosophy and John Protevi will be editing New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. All of this with the recent Henri Bergson Centennial Series makes Palgrave my current favorite publisher. Now if only they’d publish these at an affordable price.
Lastly is Philip Goodchild’s Theology of Money. I’ve read about a 2/3 of this in draft form and think it is a very powerful piece of work. Sure to be controversial, I can only hope it will also be read.