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    The Socratic Method, Once and for All
    Comparative and Continental Philosophy 12 (3): 240-244. 2020.
    ABSTRACT The “Socratic method” seems to be well understood in general to mean some sort of “question and answer” procedure as distinguished from “lecturing.” Law schools are familiar sites for its so-called practice, and the Platonic dialogues are believed to provide models of it. However, Socrates himself never speaks of having a method except in one place in the Phaedo – where it has nothing to do with “question and answer.” The Greeks had a clear word for method, “methodos,” and Socrates appl…Read more
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    Kant's transcendental psychology
    History of European Ideas 22 (2): 151-152. 1996.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Kant (review)
    History of European Ideas 21 (1): 75-80. 1995.
    The fundamental task of philosophy since the seventeenth century has been to determine whether the essential principles of both knowledge and action can be discovered by human beings unaided by an external agency. No one philosopher contributed more to this enterprise than Kant, whose Critique of Pure Reason (1781) shook the very foundations of the intellectual world. Kant argued that the basic principles of the natural science are imposed on reality by human sensibility and understanding, and t…Read more
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    Book Reviews (review)
    with Oded Balaban, Timothy Baycroft, Petyr Beck, Michael Berkowitz, Joseph C. Bertolini, Janet Burton, Steven Cassedy, Harvey Chisick, Neil Cornwell, Paul Crook, Terence Dawson, Rudolf Dekker, David A. Freeman, Kantik Ghosh, Naomi Gold, Christoph Hollender, Thomas A. Howard, Cécile Laborde, Cyana Leahy‐Dios, Sam Lehman‐Wilzig, Beryl Logan, André Mineau, Cary J. Nederman, Jolanta T. Pekacz, Teresa L. Polowy, Helen Pringle, Paul Richards, Larissa Rudova, Glen Segell, Scott Spector, Lavinia Stan, G. V. Strong, Birgit Wägenbaur, and Geoff Wells
    The European Legacy 3 (5): 117-161. 1998.
    Mind and World. By John McDowell. 191 pp. n.p.g. Art and the French Commune: Imagining Paris after War and Revolution. By Albert Boime The Princeton Series in Nineteenth‐Century Art, Culture and Society xv + 234 pp. $19.95, £14.95 paper. Individual Choice and the Structures of History: Alexis de Tocqueville as Historian Reappraised. By Harvey Mitchell 290 pp. $54.95, £35.00 cloth. Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory. By Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, 2d ed.. 190pp., $12.95 paper. The European Comm…Read more
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    Kant and the irrational
    History of European Ideas 20 (4-6): 945-949. 1995.
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    Imagination and Depth in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
    Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften. 1994.
    The Kerygma of the Wilderness Traditions in the Hebrew Bible examines biblical writers' use of the wilderness traditions in the books of Exodus and Numbers, Deuteronomy, the Prophets, and the Writings to express their beliefs in God and their understandings of the community's relationship to God. Kerygma is the proclamation of God's actions with the purpose of affirming faith/or appealing to an obedient response from the community. The experiences of the wilderness community, who rebelled and re…Read more
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    Book reviews (review)
    with Douglas Moggach, Louis J. Hammann, Nancy Vine Durling, Gabriel Albiac, André Mineau, Gilbert Larochelle, Henrietta Leyser, Dorothy Koenigsberger, John Collier, Gerhard Richter, Hartmut Rosenau, Margaret A. Maiumdar, Fredric S. Zuckerman, Fred S. Michael, Emily Michael, Ian Duncan, John E. Weakland, Deborah L. Madsen, David Stevenson, José Luis Nella Hernandez, David Garrioch, Howard G. Schneiderman, Terrell Carver, Tjitske Akkerman, K. Steven Vincent, Thomas M. Banchich, Richard Bosworth, Joyce S. Pedersen, Dieter A. Binder, Frederick Wasser, Bernard Zelechow, Hrvoje Lorkovic, Krishan Kumar, Kate Ince, Laurie M. Johnson Bagby, James R. Watson, Vitezslav Vellmský, William R. Everdell, Reinhard Heinisch, Hermine W. Williams, Tracy B. Strong, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Keith Bradley, Tracey Rowland, David W. Lovell, and A. S. Gratwick
    The European Legacy 1 (6): 1969-2032. 1996.
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    Part I. Phenomenology -- Phenomenology and the return to beginnings -- Delimitations: phenomenology and the end of metaphysics -- Part II. Sallis's Plato interpretation -- Being and logos: reading the Platonic dialogues -- Chorology: on beginning in Plato's Timaeus -- Platonic legacies -- Part III. Art/Sallis -- Stone -- Shades-of painting at the limit -- Topographies -- Part IV. Sallis and other thinkers -- The gathering of reason -- Spacings-of reason and imagination in texts of Kant, Fichte, …Read more
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    Play resides at the heart of the Platonic dialogues, shaping their insights as well as informing their style. "The Play of the Platonic Dialogues" traces the prominent role of play, both as a general philosophical characteristic and as influencing the treatment of key issues. The nature of the forms, of the city, of virtue, of the soul and its immortality - these and others have been shaped by play. This book shows how Platonic playfulness is joined with the deepest seriousness throughout the di…Read more
  • A dark history of modern philosophy
    Indiana University Press. 2017.
    This provocative reassessment of modern philosophy explores its nonrational dimensions and connection to ancient mysteries. Delving beneath the principal discourses of philosophyfrom Descartes through Kant, Bernard Freydberg plumbs the previously concealed dark forces that ignite the inner power of modern thought. He contends that reason itself issues from an implicit and unconscious suppression of the nonrational. Even the modern philosophical concerns of nature and limits are undergirded by a …Read more