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    Recognition Within the Limits of Reason: Remarks on Pippin's Hegel's Practical Philosophy
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 53 (5): 470-489. 2010.
    In Hegel's Practical Philosophy (2008), Robert Pippin argues that Hegel's mature concept of recognition is properly understood as an ontological category referring exclusively to what it means to be a free, rational individual, or agent. 1 I agree with Pippin that recognition for Hegel functions in this capacity. However, I shall argue that conceiving it this way also requires that we conceive it as a political category. Furthermore, while Hegel insists that recognition must be concrete?mediated…Read more
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    Clear, concise and comprehensive, this is the ideal introduction to the philosophy of law for those studying it for the first time.
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    In Habermas: Introduction and Analysis, Cornell University Press. pp. 351-360. 2016.
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    In Habermas: Introduction and Analysis, Cornell University Press. 2016.
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    Human rights belong to individuals in virtue of their common humanity. Yet it is an important question whether human rights entail or comport with the possession of what I call group-specific rights, or rights that individuals possess only because they belong to a particular group. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says they do. Article 15 asserts the right to nationality, or citizenship. Unless one believes that the only citizenship compatible with a universal human rights regime is cos…Read more
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    Appendix B: Understanding Action
    In Habermas: Introduction and Analysis, Cornell University Press. pp. 331-334. 2016.
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    Letters to the Editor
    with John D. Sommer, Linda Martín Alcoff, Merold Westphal, Marya Bower, Ladelle McWhorter, and Tom Nenon
    Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 72 (2). 1998.
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    Foucault and Habermas
    In Gary Gutting (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Foucault, Cambridge University Press. 2006.
    The article is a comprehensive comparison of Foucault and Habermas which focuses on their distinctive styles of critical theory. The article maintains that Foucault's virtue ethical understanding of aesthetic self-realization as a form of resistance to normalizing practices provides counterpoint to Habermas's more juridical approach to institutional justice and the critique of ideology. The article contains an extensive discussion of their respective treatments of speech action, both strategic a…Read more
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    Response to James Swindal and bill Martin on reason, history, and politics (review)
    Human Studies 23 (2): 203-210. 2000.
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    Hans Seigfried, 1933-2006
    with Thomas Wren, Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Thomas Carson, Paul Moser, and David Schweickart
    Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 80 (5). 2007.
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    Reviews (review)
    with Michael Weiskopf, John W. Murphy, Oliva Blanchette, and Frederick J. Adelmann
    Studies in Soviet Thought 27 (2): 175-193. 1984.
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    World Crisis and Underdevelopment examines the impact of poverty and other global crises in generating forms of structural coercion that cause agential and societal underdevelopment. It draws from discourse ethics and recognition theory in criticizing injustices and pathologies associated with underdevelopment. Its scope is comprehensive, encompassing discussions about development science, philosophical anthropology, global migration, global capitalism and economic markets, human rights, interna…Read more
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    Habermas claims that an inclusive public sphere is the only deliberative forum for generating public opinion that satisfies the epistemic and normative conditions underlying legitimate decision-making. He adds that digital technologies and other mass media need not undermine – but can extend – rational deliberation when properly instituted. This paper draws from social epistemology and technology studies to demonstrate the epistemic and normative limitations of this extension. We argue that curr…Read more
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    The article situates Vico's hermeneutical science of history between a hermeneutics of suspicion and a redemptive hermeneutics. It discusses Vico's early writings and his ambivalent trajectory from Cartesian rationalism to counter-enlightenment historicist and critic of natural law reasoning. The complexity of Vico's thinking belies some of the popular treatments of his thought developed by Isaiah Berlin and others
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    The Political (edited book)
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2002.
    _The Political_ is a collection of readings by the most important political philosophers representing the six major schools of Continental philosophy: Phenomenology, Existentialism, Critical Theory, Poststructuralism, Postmodernism, and Postcolonialism
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    The Postmodern Kantianism of Arendt and Lyotard
    Review of Metaphysics 42 (1). 1988.
    THE PAST DECADE has witnessed an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Kant's writings on aesthetics, politics, and history. On the Continent much of this interest has centered on the debate between modernism and postmodernism. Both sides of the debate are in agreement that Kant's differentiation of cognitive, practical, and aesthetic domains of rationality anticipated the fragmentation of modern society into competing if not, as Weber assumed, opposed lifestyles, activities, and value spheres…Read more
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    The Paradox of Democracy
    Radical Philosophy Review 9 (2): 191-196. 2006.
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    Toward a cleaner white(ness): New racial identities1
    Philosophical Forum 36 (3): 243-277. 2005.
    The article re-examines racial and ethnic identity within the context of pedagogical attempts to instill a positive white identity in white students who are conscious of the history of white racism and white privilege. The paper draws heavily from whiteness studies and developmental cognitive science in arguing (against Henry Giroux and Stuart Hall) that a positive notion of white identity, however postmodern its construction, is an oxymoron, since whiteness designates less a cultural/ethnic eth…Read more