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    5. Discourse Ethics
    In Habermas: Introduction and Analysis, Cornell University Press. pp. 115-152. 2016.
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    Philosophy in the middle of the 20th Century, between 1920 and 1968, responded to the cataclysmic events of the time. Thinkers on the Right turned to authoritarian forms of nationalism in search of stable forms of collective identity, will, and purpose. Thinkers on the Left promoted egalitarian forms of humanism under the banner of international communism. Others saw these opposed tendencies as converging in the extinction of the individual and sought to retrieve the ideals of the Enlightenment …Read more
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    Critical Theory and Philosophy
    Paragon House. 1990.
    Critical Theory and Philosophy illuminates one of the most complex and influential philosophical movements of this century. After tracking Critical Theory to its source in the works of Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Weber, David Ingram examines the four major figures of the Frankfurt School: Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, and Jurgen Habermas. The logical structure of this text guides both novice and veteran students through specific social and political concerns toward a gradual unders…Read more
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    It is well known that Rawls and Habermas propose different strategies for justifying and classifying human rights. The author argues that neither approach satisfies what he regards as threshold conditions of determinacy, rank ordering, and completeness that any enforceable system of human rights must possess. A related concern is that neither develops an adequate account of group rights, which the author argues fulfills subsidiary conditions for realizing human rights under specific conditions. …Read more
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    Contractualism, democracy, and social law: Basic antinomies in liberal thought
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 17 (4): 265-296. 1991.
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    Between Political Liberalism and Postnational Cosmopolitanism
    Political Theory 31 (3): 359-391. 2003.
    It is well known that Rawls and Habermas propose different strategies for justifying and classifying human rights. The author argues that neither approach satisfies what he regards as threshold conditions of determinacy, rank ordering, and completeness that any enforceable system of human rights must possess. A related concern is that neither develops an adequate account of group rights, which the author argues fulfills subsidiary conditions for realizing human rights under specific conditions. …Read more
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    Critical Theory: The Essential Readings (edited book)
    with Julia Simon-Ingram
    Paragon House. 1992.
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    Calhoun, Craig , "Habermas and the Public Sphere" (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 33 (n/a): 249-250. 1993.
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    Reviews (review)
    with S. M. Easton, F. Seddon, Robert B. Louden, Michael Howard, Philip Moran, N. G. O. Pereira, and Thomas A. Shipka
    Studies in East European Thought 28 (2): 219-229. 1984.
  • Reviews (review)
    with S. M. Easton, F. Seddon, Robert B. Louden, Michael Howard, Philip Moran, N. G. O. Pereira, and Thomas A. Shipka
    Studies in Soviet Thought 28 (2): 133-165. 1984.
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    Reviews (review)
    with Oliva Blanchette, Kurt Marko, John W. Murphy, Irving H. Anellis, Vladimir Zeman, and Thomas Nemeth
    Studies in East European Thought 31 (2): 135-137. 1986.
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    Of sweatshops and subsistence: Habermas on human rights
    Ethics and Global Politics 2 (3). 2009.
    In this paper I argue that the discourse theoretic account of human rights defended by Jürgen Habermas contains a fruitful tension that is obscured by its dominant tendency to identify rights with legal claims. This weakness in Habermas’s account becomes manifest when we examine how sweatshops diminish the secure enjoyment of subsistence, which Habermas himself (in recognition of the UDHR) recognizes as a human right. Discourse theories of human rights are unique in tying the legitimacy of human…Read more
  • Reviews (review)
    with Oliva Blanchette, Kurt Marko, John W. Murphy, Irving H. Anellis, Vladimir Zeman, and Thomas Nemeth
    Studies in Soviet Thought 31 (2): 149-191. 1986.
  • Review of Jurgen Habermas's "Philosophical-Political Profiles"