James Bohman
(1954 - 2021)
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    No dominación y democracia transnacional
    In Immanuel Kant, Granja Castro, Dulce María, Gustavo Leyva & James Bohman (eds.), Cosmopolitismo: Democracia En la Era de la Globalización, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, División De Ciencias Sociales Y Humandidades. pp. 107--140. 2009.
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    Participation through publics: did Dewey answer Lippmann?
    Contemporary Pragmatism 7 (1): 49-68. 2010.
    John Dewey's Public and its Problems provides his fullest account of democracy under the emerging conditions of complex, modern societies. While responding to Lippmann's criticisms of democracy as self-rule, Dewey acknowledges the truth of many of the social scientific criticisms of democracy, while he defends democracy by reconstructing it. Dewey seeks a new public in a “Great Community” based on more face-to-face communication about nonlocal issues. Yet Dewey fails to consistently apply his ow…Read more
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    World Disclosure and Radical Criticism
    Thesis Eleven 37 (1): 82-97. 1994.
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    Modern Schoolman 75 (2): 85-86. 1998.
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    Liberalism, Deliberative Democracy, and “Reasons that All Can Accept”
    with Henry S. Richardson
    Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (3): 253-274. 2009.
    No Abstract
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    Nondomination and transnational democracy
    In Cécile Laborde & John W. Maynor (eds.), Republicanism and Political Theory, Blackwell. pp. 159--216. 2008.
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    A response to my critics: Democracy across Borders
    Ethics and Global Politics 3 (1): 71-84. 2010.
    It is a special privilege for me to have my book, Democracy across borders, discussed by insightful critics, all of whom in one way or another have contributed to emerging thinking about democracy, globalization, and international institutions. But it is also a privilege to have it discussed in this particular journal, which I see as a very good example of a transnational (rather than international) space for reflection and communication on matters of global politics. It is transnational, at lea…Read more
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    Jürgen Habermas
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2008.
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    The Possibility of Post-Socialist Politics
    Modern Schoolman 70 (3): 217-224. 1993.
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    A new phenomenological marxism (review)
    Human Studies 13 (2): 163-172. 1990.
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    Deliberative Toleration
    Political Theory 31 (6): 757-779. 2003.
    Political liberals now defend what Rawls calls the "inclusive view" of public reason with the appropriate ideal of reasonable pluralism. Against the application of such a liberal conception of toleration to deliberative democracy "the open view of toleration is with no constraints" is the only regime of toleration that can be democratically justified. Recent debates about the public or nonpublic character of religious reasons provide a good test case and show why liberal deliberative theories ar…Read more
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    It is often assumed that democracies can make good use of the epistemic benefi ts of diversity among their citizenry, but difficult to show why this is the case. In a deliberative democracy, epistemically relevant diversity has three aspects: the diversity of opinions, values, and perspectives. Deliberative democrats generally argue for an epistemic form of Rawls' difference principle: that good deliberative practice ought to maximize deliberative inputs, whatever they are, so as to benefi t all…Read more
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    On the Reliability of Science
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (1): 100-115. 2013.
    Error and Inference discusses Deborah Mayo’s theory that connects the reliability of science to scientific evidence. She sees it as an essential supplement to the negative principles of critical rationalism. She and Aris Spanos, her co-editor, declare that the discussions in the book amount to tremendous progress. Yet most contributors to the book misconstrue the Socratic character of critical rationalism because they ignore a principal tenet: criticism in and of itself comprises progress, and e…Read more
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    Democracy, solidarity and global exclusion
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 32 (7): 809-817. 2006.
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    We, Heirs of enlightenment: Critical theory, democracy and social science
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 13 (3). 2005.
    My goal here is to come to terms with the Enlightenment as the horizon of critical social science. First, I consider in more detail the understanding of the Enlightenment in Critical Theory, particularly in its conception of the sociality of reason. Second, I develop an account of freedom in terms of human powers, along the lines of recent capability conceptions that link freedom to the development of human powers, including the power to interpret and create norms. Finally, I show the ways in wh…Read more
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    Cosmopolitanism and republicanism are both inherently political ideals. In most discussions, they are taken to have contrasting, if not conflicting, normative aspirations. Cosmopolitanism is “thin” and abstractly universal, unable to articulate the basis for a “thick” citizenship in a republican political community. This commonly accepted way of dividing up the conceptual and political terrain is, however, increasingly misleading in the age of the global transformation of political authority. Ra…Read more
  • Call for Papers
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (1): 121-122. 2013.