University of Frankfurt (Germany)
Alumnus, 1992
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Areas of Interest
Philosophy of Law
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    Pre´cis of Heidegger, Language, and World-disclosure
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (2). 2002.
    This Article does not have an abstract
  • Kommunikatives Handeln
    In Hauke Brunkhorst, Regina Kreide & Cristina Lafont (eds.), Habermas-Handbuch, Metzler. pp. 332--336. 2009.
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    Heidegger and the synthetic a-priori
    In Steven Galt Crowell & Jeff Malpas (eds.), Transcendental Heidegger, Stanford University Press. pp. 104--118. 2007.
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    Was Heidegger an externalist?
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 48 (6). 2005.
    To address the question posed in the title, I focus on Heidegger's conception of linguistic communication developed in the sections on Rede and Gerede of Being and Time. On the basis of a detailed analysis of these sections I argue that Heidegger was a social externalist but semantic internalist. To make this claim, however, I first need to clarify some key points that have led critics to assume Heidegger's commitment to social externalism automatically commits him to semantic externalism regard…Read more
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    Dilemas en torno a la verdad
    Theoria 10 (2): 109-124. 1995.
    This article argues for an intermediate standpoint concerning the theory of truth which finds an equilibrium between realist an epistemic conceptions of truth. At the same time it is accepted that truth is a notion with an ultimate realist sense, but it is made clear that this intuitive sense does only have a non-trivial (i.e. non-“disquotational”), reading if the function of “truth” is seen from within the epistemic framework of our practices of belief-formation (i.e. of confirmation and revisi…Read more
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    Spannungen im Wahrheitsbegriff
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 42 (6): 1007-1024. 1994.
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    In this essay, I analyze the cosmopolitan project for a new international order that Habermas has articulated in recent publications. I argue that his presentation of the project oscillates between two models. The first is a very ambitious model for a future international order geared to fulfill the peace and human rights goals of the UN Charter. The second is a minimalist model, in which the obligation to protect human rights by the international community is circumscribed to the negative duty …Read more
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    En este artículo se intenta mostrar cómo es posible defender un punto de vista universalista y cognítivista en cuestiones morales sin tener que negar el pluralismo ético que caracteriza a las sociedades modernas. Para ello se analiza una dificultad que ha sido planteada recientemente a la ética del discurso de Habermas en relación con la posibilidad de compaginar ambas cosas. Si defender un universalismo moral implica defender lo que Habermas denomina "la premisa de una respuesta correcta» en re…Read more
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    Citizens in robes: The place of religion in constitutional democracies
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 43 (4-5): 453-464. 2017.
    The normative place of religion in liberal democracies is as contested as ever. This contestation produces understandable fears that liberal democratic institutions may ultimately be incompatible with religious forms of life. If this is so, if there is genuinely no hope that secular and religious citizens can equally take ownership over and identify with these institutions, then the future of democracy within pluralist societies seems seriously threatened. These fears commonly arise in debates c…Read more
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    En este artículo se argumenta contra la interpretación metaética del kantianismo moral como una forma de constructivismo o antirealismo moral. Dado que los kantianos no comparten el expresivismo característico del antirealismo moral estándar, el constructivismo kantiano parece llevar a una posición inherentemente inestable que sólo puede desarrollarse o bien en un realismo consistente con el cognitivismo moral kantiano o en un decidido antirealismo moral. Tomando la ética del discurso de Haberma…Read more
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    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (2). 2002.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    Heidegger, Language, and World-Disclosure
    Cambridge University Press. 2000.
    This book is a major contribution to the understanding of Heidegger and a rare attempt to bridge the schism between traditions of analytic and Continental philosophy. Cristina Lafont applies the core methodology of analytic philosophy, language analysis, to Heidegger's work providing both a clearer exegesis and a powerful critique of his approach to the subject of language. In Part One, she explores the Heideggerean conception of language in depth. In Part Two, she draws on recent work from theo…Read more
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    Welterschließung und Referenz
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 41 (3): 491-508. 1993.
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    Can democracy go global?
    Ethics and Global Politics 3 (1): 13-19. 2010.
    In his Democracy across borders, Bohman articulates an ambitious political proposal for a future international order. Perhaps its most salient feature is the promise of global democracy without a world government. Global democracy is usually associated with the ideal of a world community unified under a set of global democratic institutions. Fear of the totalitarian consequences that such a concentration of power would generate often leads even the staunchest cosmopolitans to limit their democra…Read more
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    Pluralism and global justice
    Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 46 11-37. 2011.
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    World-Disclosure and Critique: Did Habermas Succeed in Thinking with Heidegger and against Heidegger?
    Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2008 (145): 161-176. 2008.
    Any attempt to elucidate the interconnections between phenomenology and critical theory must at some point confront the question of what role Heidegger's philosophy plays in that equation. The historical or biographical side of the question is interesting in its own right and can be philosophically illuminating.1 My focus here, however, will be systematic. In particular, I would like to analyze the similarities and differences between Heidegger's hermeneutic transformation of phenomenology in Be…Read more
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    Critical Theory: The Right and the Good
    Philosophy Today 52 (Supplement): 104-113. 2008.
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    Referencia Y verdad
    Theoria 9 (2): 39-60. 1994.
    The main thesis of this article consists in that the two concepts “reference” and “truth” have an ultimate realist sense of which all epistemologizing conceptions -like relativism and incommensurabilist theses- necessarily have to come short. The arguments for this thesis are embedded in a revision of the ‘direct’-reference-position as well as of recent arguments against epistemic notions of truth, to show in the next,evaluating step how it is exactly the realist kernel of both concepts that mak…Read more