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    Response to Fred Rush and Adrian Daub
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73 (3): 323-329. 2015.
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    Hegel's Dialectic: The Explanation of Possibility
    Philosophical Review 100 (4): 710. 1991.
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    10 Gadamer's Hegel
    In Robert J. Dostal (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer, Cambridge University Press. pp. 225. 2002.
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    In this pathbreaking book one of America’s most distinguished philosophers brilliantly explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawks’ _Red River_ and John Ford’s _The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance_ and _The Searchers._ Robert Pippin treats these films as sophisticated mythic accounts of a key moment in American history: its “second founding,” or the western expansion. His central question co…Read more
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    Naturalität und Geistigkeit in Hegels Kompatibilismus
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 49 (1): 45-64. 2001.
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    Hegel on Political Philosophy and Political Actuality
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 53 (5): 401-416. 2010.
    Hegel is the most prominent philosopher who argued that 'philosophy is its own time comprehended in thought', and he argued for this with an elaborate theory about the necessarily historical and experiential content of normative principles and ideals, especially, in his own historical period, the ideal of a free life. His insistence that philosophy must attend to the 'actuality' of the norms it considers is quite controversial, often accused of accommodation with the status quo, a 'might makes r…Read more
  •  53
    Naturalness and mindedness: Hegel' compatibilism
    European Journal of Philosophy 7 (2). 1999.
    The problem of freedom in modern philosophy has three basic components: (i) what is freedom, or what would it be to act freely? (ii) Is it possible so to act? (iii) And how important is leading a free life?1 Hegel proposed unprecedented and highly controversial answers to these questions.
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    The Persistence of Subjectivity examines several approaches to, and critiques of, the core notion in the self-understanding and legitimation of the modern, 'bourgeois' form of life: the free, reflective, self-determining subject. Since it is a relatively recent historical development that human beings think of themselves as individual centers of agency, and that one's entitlement to such a self-determining life is absolutely valuable, the issue at stake also involves the question of the historic…Read more
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    Modernism as a Philosophical Problem. On the Dissatisfactions of European High Culture, 2e éd
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 192 (1): 114-115. 2002.
  • In his Berlin lectures on fine art, Hegel argued that art involves a unique form of aesthetic intelligibility—the expression of a distinct collective self-understanding that develops through historical time. Hegel’s approach to art has been influential in a number of different contexts, but in a twist of historical irony Hegel would die just before the most radical artistic revolution in history: modernism. In _After the Beautiful_, Robert B. Pippin, looking at modernist paintings by artists suc…Read more
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    Truth and Lies in the Early Nietzsche
    Journal of Nietzsche Studies 11 35-52. 1996.
  • Henry James and Modern Moral Life
    Cambridge University Press. 1999.
    This important book argues that Henry James reveals in his fiction a sophisticated theory of moral understanding and moral motivation. The claim is that in his novels and short stories James is engaged in a distinctive kind of original thinking and reflecting on modern moral life. Sensitive to the precarious and extremely confusing situation of moral understanding in modern societies, James avoids skepticism and presents powerfully the full nature of moral claims and moral dependence. The book i…Read more
  •  88
    Kant's theory of value: On Allen wood's Kant's ethical thought
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 43 (2). 2000.
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    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.
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    Responses to Conway, Mooney, and Rorty
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (3). 2002.
    This Article does not have an abstract
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    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.
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    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
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    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