This is now at least the third time during this election season that Trump or one of his spokespersons has fantasized about, joked about, or encouraged homicidal violence against Hillary. Between these persistent and horrifying 'jokes', Trump's 'locker room' endorsements of sexual assault, and his cronies' persistent defenses of those endorsements, I am terribly worried about the long-term implications that this election will have on the treatment of women in this country. 
The plan for this volume was hatched five years ago over sandwiches at Panera in Lafayette, Indiana, with my good friend, Nicolae Morar. We wanted to bring together all the major pieces of the famous 'cogito' debate between Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida, in a volume that also included several new pieces from leading scholars in continental philosophy. At long last, it is my tremendous pleasure to see it in print! 

Besides the Foucault/Derrida pieces, there are new contributions by Edward McGushin, Amy Allen, Ellen Armour, Fred Evans, Leonard Lawlor, Paul Rekret, Arkady Plotnitsky, Jeffrey Nealon, and Peter Gratton. In addition, the volume includes a detailed chronology by Alan Schrift, an excellent introduction by Christopher Penfield (one of the co-editors of the volume), and a newly translated piece by Jean-Marie Beyssade. I am so proud to have been involved with this volume, (and proud of my nephew, Kurtis Sanders, who sketched the images for the back cover). Thank you to my co-editors and thank you to Edinburgh University Press for their unwavering support!

Order the volume here!

I just returned a few days ago from this year's Faith, Film, and Philosophy Seminar, hosted by Gonzaga University's Faith and Reason Institute. This year's theme was "Saving Private Ryan and other Love Stories," and focused on questions concerning love, and different types of love, in films having to do with conflict. 

I heard some very stimulating papers, watched a few excellent movies, and learned of a few more that I need to see. It was great to have the opportunity to connect with old friends, and to make a few new ones as well. 

Looking forward to future interactions between the FFP and the GCPFS!