•  3
    Review of Richard Lynch, Foucault’s Critical Ethics (review)
    Philosophy Today 64 (4): 949-955. 2020.
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    The present article responds to the points raised by Edward S. Casey and Julia Sushytska in this issue concerning the nature of the speaking of matter and that of its metaphysical complement,. It fills in several dimensions of those concepts which were omitted from my because of its specific focus on philosophy itself. Among the topics discussed are the way the abstract structure of comes to function concretely on society ; how the speaking of human matter relates to other kinds; the “temporocen…Read more
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    Authenticity and Interaction
    Tulane Studies in Philosophy 32 45-52. 1984.
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    This fascinating study reveals the extensive influence of Cold War politics on academia, philosophical inquiry, and the course of intellectual history. From the rise of popular novels that championed the heroism of the individual to the proliferation of abstract art as a counter to socialist realism, the years of the Cold War had a profound impact on American intellectual life. As John McCumber shows in this fascinating account, philosophy, too, was hit hard by the Red Scare. Detailing the immen…Read more
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    Absolute Knowledge (review)
    The Owl of Minerva 16 (1): 83-86. 1984.
    The ultimate purpose of Alan White’s careful and detailed confrontation of Hegel with Schelling is to rehabilitate first philosophy itself. In this effort, White argues two subtheses: that first philosophy is possible as “Hegelian transcendental ontology”; and that Hegel’s thought makes sense only as “transcendental ontology.” Defending Hegel against Schelling is crucial in two senses: first, Schelling’s Hegel-critique contains, “in at least rudimentary form, all of the fundamental criticisms th…Read more
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    Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 8 118-123. 1987.
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    "Time and Philosophy" presents a detailed survey of continental thought through an historical account of its key texts. The common theme taken up in each text is how philosophical thought should respond to time. Looking at the development of continental philosophy in both Europe and America, the philosophers discussed range from Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt, Adorno and Horkheimer, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Foucault, Derrida, to the most influential thinkers of today…Read more
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    Funny foreigners
    The Philosophers' Magazine 39 43-45. 2007.
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    Poetic Interaction: Language, Freedom, Reason
    with Kathleen Wright
    Philosophical Review 101 (3): 714. 1992.
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    Hegel and the French Revolution
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30 338-340. 1984.
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    Hegel and the logics of history
    In Will Dudley (ed.), Hegel and History, State University of New York Press. 2009.
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    A Question Of Origin: Hegel's Privileging Of Spoken Over Written Language
    Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 47 50-60. 2003.
  • Philosophy and Romantic Nationalism
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30 340-341. 1984.
  • On philosophy: notes from a crisis
    Stanford University Press. 2013.
    From scientific revolutions to Boston AA : philosophy and the speaking of matter -- What is the history of philosophy? -- Aristotle, oppression, and metaphysics -- Modernism in philosophy : fulfillment and subversion in Kant -- The malleability of reason : Hegel's return to Heracleitus -- The fragility of reason : earth, art, and politics in Heidegger -- Dialectics, thermodynamics, and the end of critique -- Critical practice and public goods : the role of philosophy.
  • Hegel and the Logics of History
    Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 19 69-83. 2009.
  • Derrida and the Closure of Vision
    In David Kleinberg-Levin (ed.), Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision, The University of California Press. pp. 234--51. 1993.
  • On Philosophy: Notes From a Crisis
    Stanford University Press. 2013.
    Deepening divisions separate today's philosophers, first, from the culture at large; then, from each other; and finally, from philosophy itself. Though these divisions tend to coalesce publicly as debates over the Enlightenment, their roots lie much deeper. Overcoming them thus requires a confrontation with the whole of Western philosophy. Only when we uncover the strange heritage of Aristotle's metaphysics, as reworked, for example, by Descartes and Kant, can we understand contemporary philosop…Read more
  • Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 37 (4): 677-681. 2001.
  • Time in the Ditch. Analytic Philosophy and the McCarthy Era
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 193 (4): 452-453. 2003.
  • Hegelianism
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30 342-343. 1984.