•  26
    Truth and Lies in the Early Nietzsche
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 11 35-52. 1996.
  •  88
    Kant's theory of value: On Allen wood's Kant's ethical thought
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 43 (2). 2000.
    No abstract
  •  20
    Theory’s Empire: Reflections on a Vocation for Critical Inquiry
    with Stanley Fish, Peter Galison, Sander L. Gilman, Miriam Hansen, Harry Harootunian, Fredric Jameson, Jerome McGann, J. Hillis Miller, and Robert Morgan
    Critical Inquiry 30 (2): 396-402. 2004.
  •  14
    Responses to Conway, Mooney, and Rorty
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (3). 2002.
    This Article does not have an abstract
  •  73
    The belated genre classification, “film noir,” is a contested one, much more so than “Western” or “musical.”2 However, there is wide agreement that there were many stylistic conventions common to the new treatment of crime dramas prominent in the 1940s: grim urban settings, often very cramped interiors, predominantly night time scenes, and so-called “low key” lighting and unusual camera angles.3 But there were also important thematic elements in common.Two are especially interesting. First, noirs …Read more
  • Fichte's Contribution
    Philosophical Forum 19 (2): 74. 1987.
  •  69
    The Significance of Self‐Consciousness in Idealist Theories of Logic
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 114 (2pt2): 145-166. 2014.
    Among Kant's innovations in the understanding of logic (‘general logic’) were his claims that logic had no content of its own, but was the form of the thought of any possible content, and that the unit of meaning, the truth-bearer, judgement, was essentially apperceptive. Judging was implicitly the consciousness of judging. This was for Kant a logical truth. This article traces the influence of the latter claim on Fichte, and, for most of the discussion, on Hegel. The aim is to understand the re…Read more
  •  162
    This fresh and original book argues that the central questions in Hegel's practical philosophy are the central questions in modern accounts of freedom: What is freedom, or what would it be to act freely? Is it possible so to act? And how important is leading a free life? Robert Pippin argues that the core of Hegel's answers is a social theory of agency, the view that agency is not exclusively a matter of the self-relation and self-determination of an individual but requires the right sort of eng…Read more
  •  1
    Hegel On Historical Meaning: For Example, The Enlightenment
    Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 35 1-17. 1997.
  •  88
    McDowell's germans: Response to 'on Pippin's postscript'
    European Journal of Philosophy 15 (3). 2007.
    As McDowell makes clear in ‘On Pippin’s Postscript’ and in many other works, the interpretive question at issue in this exchange—how to understand the relation between Kant and Hegel, especially as that concerns Kant’s central ‘Deduction’ argument in the Critique of Pure Reason1—brings into the foreground an even larger problem on which all the others depend: the right way to understand at the highest level of generality the relation between active or spontaneous thought and our receptive and co…Read more
  •  11
    Books in Review
    Political Theory 31 (6): 891-896. 2003.
  •  87
    The Idealism of Transcendental Arguments
    Idealistic Studies 18 (2): 97-106. 1988.
    Many philosophers have been suspicious of any “transcendental argument”. In the literature concerned with arguments such as Kant’s Transcendental Deduction, or the “private language” or “other minds” argument, there have been frequent charges that such attempts are “impossible,” spurious, or, even more frequently, incomplete, that their success depends on some controversial philosophical position, such as verificationism. A recent addition to the latter kind of charge is that a successful TA mus…Read more
  •  82
    Agency and Fate in Orson Welles's The Lady from Shanghai
    Critical Inquiry 37 (2): 214-244. 2011.
  • On Not Being Neostructuralist
    Common Knowledge 6 142-158. 1997.
  •  8
    Forthcoming in Conference Proceedings, Jena Phänomenologie conference I Hegels Charakterisierungen der neuen, von ihm entwickelten philosophischen Form, der Phänomenologie des Geistes, stellen vor allem deswegen ein Problem dar, weil sie so zahlreich sind. Bei einigen handelt es sich um klar erkennbare Reformulierungen oder Spezifizierungen anderer, in vielen Fällen aber scheinen die Beschreibungen inkonsistent zu sein oder unterschiedliche Perioden in Hegels Denken widerzuspiegeln, das sich wäh…Read more
  •  49
    In the most influential chapter of his most important philosophical work, the Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel makes the central and disarming assertions that "self-consciousness is desire itself" and that it attains its "satisfaction" only in another self-consciousness. Hegel on Self-Consciousness presents a groundbreaking new interpretation of these revolutionary claims, tracing their roots to Kant's philosophy and demonstrating their continued relevance for contemporary thought. As Robert Pippi…Read more
  •  5
    As a representative of the humanities, I understood my charge this afternoon to be to offer some sort of response to what is at the very least a book publishing or market phenomenon – the flood of recent books especially in the last decade by neuroscientists, primatologists, computer scientists, evolutionary biologists and economists about what had traditionally been considered issues in the humanities - issues like morality, politics, the nature of rationality, what makes a response to an objec…Read more