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  • Rezension (review)
    Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 47 (3): 489-494. 1993.
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    H. E. Allison, The Kant-Eberhard Controversy (review)
    Société Française de Philosophie, Bulletin 66 (2): 247. 1975.
  • Philosophie und geschichtlicher Wandel. Wie zeitgemaess ist Isaiahs Berlins Kulturphilosophie?
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 47 (5): 851-862. 1999.
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    Being, Time, and Politics: The Strauss-Kojeve Debate
    History and Theory 32 (2): 138-161. 1993.
    The 1963 publication in English of Leo Strauss's study of Xenophon's dialogue, Hiero, or Tyrannicus, also contained a critical review of Strauss's interpretation by the French philosopher and civil servant, Alexandre Kojève, and a "Restatement" of his position by Strauss. This odd triptych, with a complex statement of the classical position on tyranny in the middle, Strauss's defense of classical philosophy on one side, and Kojève's defense of a radically historicist, revolutionary Hegel on the …Read more
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    In Natural Right and History Leo Strauss argues for the continuing "relevance " of the classical understanding of natural right. Since this relevance is not a matter of a direct return, or a renewed appreciation that a neglected doctrine is simply true, the meaning of this claim is somewhat elusive. But it is clear enough that the core of Strauss's argument for that relevance is a claim about the relation between human experience and philosophy. Strauss argues that the classical understanding ar…Read more
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    Hegel's Practical Philosophy: The Realization of Freedom'
    In Karl Ameriks (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to German Idealism, Cambridge University Press. pp. 180--199. 2000.
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    Leaving Nature Behind
    In Nicholas Smith (ed.), Reading Mcdowell, Routledge. pp. 58--75. 2002.
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    Nietzche and the Melancholy of Modernity
    Social Research: An International Quarterly 66 (2). 1999.
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    Discussione su "Il dolore dell'indeterminato" di Axel Honneth
    with Sergio Dellavalle and Italo Testa
    Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 16 (3): 609-624. 2003.
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    Hegel e la razionalità istituzionale
    Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 14 (3): 549-574. 2001.
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    Modern mythic meaning: Blumenberg contra Nietzsche
    History of the Human Sciences 6 (4): 37-56. 1993.
    Nothing surprised the promoters of the Enlightenment more, and left them standing more incredulously before the failure of what they thought were their ultimate exertions, than the survival of the contemptible old stories - the continuation of work on myth. (Blumenberg, 1985: 274)1
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    One of the most discussed and disputed claims in John McDowell’s Mind and World is the claim that we should not think that in experience, “conceptual capacities are exercised on non-conceptual deliverances of sensibility.” Rather, “Conceptual capacities are already operative in the deliverances of sensibility themselves.” Such capacities are said to be operative, but not in the same way they are operative when the faculty of assertoric judgment is explicitly exercised. This position preserves th…Read more
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    Hegel and Category Theory
    Review of Metaphysics 43 (4). 1990.
    THE IDEA OF A "PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCE," something of a Fata Morgana in the West for several centuries, underwent a well-known revolutionary change when Kant argued that in all philosophical speculation about the nature of things, reason is really "occupied only with itself." Indeed, Kant argued convincingly that the possibility of any cognitive relation to objects presupposed an original and constitutive "relation to self." Thereafter, instead of an a priori science of substance, a science of "ho…Read more
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    Review of Richard Eldridge, Literature, Life, and Modernity (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (1). 2009.
  • On giving oneself the law
    In Richard L. Velkley (ed.), Freedom and the Human Person, Catholic University of America Press. 2007.
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    In my ‘Reponses’ to critics (McDowell 2002), I devoted three pages to Pippin’s ‘Leaving Nature Behind, or Two Cheers for ‘‘Subjectivism’’ ’ (Pippin 2002). Pippin reprinted that paper in his The Persistence of Subjectivity (Pippin 2005),1 with a fifteen-page postscript, in which he connects a response to my response with some of the broader themes of the book. This is a response to Pippin’s response to my response, and I suppose I should worry about diminishing returns. But there is room for clar…Read more
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    Nietzsche described all modern moral philosophy, together with its psychological assumptions, as a doomed attempt to cling to the fundamental precepts of Christian morality, but without the authorizing force that made the whole “system” credible – a creator God. He understood this morality as essentially an egalitarian humanism, opposed to all forms of egoism or inequality and one promoting a selfless dedication to a perspective where one would count equally, as only “one among many,” in any ref…Read more
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    Online Publication Date: 01 September 2007 To cite this Article: Pippin, Robert (2007) 'Can There Be 'Unprincipled Virtue'? Comments on Nomy Arpaly', Philosophical Explorations, 10:3, 291 - 301 To link to this article: DOI: 10.1080/13869790701535360 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13869790701535360..
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    dimension is actually “the typical.”[i] There would seem to be little typical about a world of comatose women, a barely sane, largely delusional male nurse, a woman bullfighter, and a rape that leads to a “rebirth” in a number of senses. But comatose women, the central figures in Almodóvar’s Talk to Her, are, oddly, very familiar in that mythological genre closest to us: fairy tales. Both Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are comatose women who endure, “non-consensually” we must say, a male kiss, m…Read more
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    Hegel's social theory of agency : the 'inner-outer' problem
    In Arto Laitinen & Constantine Sandis (eds.), Hegel on Action, Palgrave-macmillan. pp. 3-50. 2010.
    The following is a chapter of a book and I should say something at the outset about the content of the book. The topic is Hegel’s “social theory of agency,” and that topic, given how the problem of agency is usually understood, raises the immediate question of why anyone would think that “sociality” would have anything at all to do with the “problem of agency.” That problem is understood in a number of ways; most generally – what distinguishes naturally occurring events from actions (if anything…Read more
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    Can there be 'unprincipled virtue'? Comments on Nomy Arpaly
    Philosophical Explorations 10 (3). 2007.
    In her book, Unprincipled Virtue, Nomy Arpaly is suspicious of reflective endorsement or deliberative rationality views of agency, those which tie the possibility of responsibility and moral blame to the conscious exercise of deliberation and reflection, and which require as a condition of blame- or praise- worthiness an agent's explicit commitment to ethical principles. I am in sympathy with her attack on standard autonomy theories, but argue that she confuses the phenomenon of unknowing and un…Read more