• System
    Transcript Verlag. 2003.
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    Thinking in the Form of an Encyclopedia
    Hegel Jahrbuch 2019 (1): 19-31. 2019.
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    Leben and Leib in Kant and Hegel
    Hegel-Jahrbuch 2007 (1). 2007.
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    Living in the Interregnum
    Philosophy Today 61 (4): 817-832. 2017.
    The essay uses the second moment of Hegel’s “absolute method,” namely, the moment of the advancing action, in order to shed light on the constitution of the dynamic universal in society, politics, and history through the moment of stasis or crisis. In the action that advances or in the middle moment of the method lies the “crisis” of the unfolding process. Dialectically, action advances by stalling and imploding but also by emerging from this frozen state, moving on from it. I indicate the momen…Read more
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    "Living in the Interregnum" in advance
    Philosophy Today. forthcoming.
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    Dialectical Reason and Necessary Conflict—Understanding and the Nature of Terror
    Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 3 (2-3): 291-307. 2007.
    Taking as point of departure Hegelrsquo;s early reflections on his historical present, this essay examines the relationship between dialectical reason and the activity of the understanding in generating contradiction. Dialecticmdash;as logic and methodmdash;is Hegelrsquo;s attempt at a philosophical comprehension of the conflicts and the deep changes of his contemporary world. This idea of dialectic as logic of historical transformation guides the development of consciousness in the emPhenomenol…Read more
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    History and Memory in Hegel’s Phenomenology
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 29 (1): 161-198. 2008.
  • Review (review)
    Hegel-Studien 34. 1999.
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    Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution-by Rebecca Comay
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 32 (1): 191. 2011.
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    : This essay analyzes the U.S. political situation before the 2003 invasion of Iraq and ties this conflict to the events of 9/11. The guiding thread of the discussion is the definition of “terrorism” that has led to George W. Bush's declared “war on terrorism.” By means of Hegel's dialectic logic, the essay exposes the problem offered by the category of causality involved in the definition of terrorism: Is terrorism the original “cause” of the war declared on it by the United States or is terror…Read more
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    This essay reconstructs the argument of Kritik der Urteilskraft §§76 –77 by placing it in the context of the “Critique of Teleological Judgment”. What role does the problematic and historically so successful figure of the intuitive understanding play in the antinomy of teleological judgment? The answer is considered indispensable to address the issue of the reception of §§76 – 77. The claim is that these sections institute the “closure” of transcendental philosophy—a closure fundamentally misund…Read more
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    Hegel on Religion and Politics (edited book)
    State University of New York Press. 2013.
    _Critical essays on Hegel's views concerning the relationship between religion and politics._
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    Transformations of Freedom in the Jena Kant Reception
    The Owl of Minerva 32 (2): 135-167. 2001.
    “The relation of a trillion to unity is very clearly understood, yet so far philosophers have not been able to make the concept of freedom comprehensible in terms of their unities, i.e., in terms of their simple and familiar concepts.” That this estimation of Kant’s, formulated as early as 1764, still holds true for the state of post-Kantian philosophy becomes evident when one attempts to reconstruct the discussion of the concept of freedom, which was initiated even among Kant’s contemporaries b…Read more
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    Memory, History, and Justice in Hegel’s System
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 31 (2): 349-389. 2010.
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    Kant and the unity of reason
    Purdue University Press. 2005.
    Kant and the Unity of Reason is a comprehensive reconstruction and a detailed analysis of Kant's Critique of Judgment. In the light of the third Critique, the book offers a final inter­pretation of the critical project as a whole. It proposes a new reading of Kant's notion of human experience in which domains, as different as knowledge, morality, and the experience of beauty and life, are finally viewed in a unified perspective. The book proposes a reading of Kant's critical project as one of th…Read more
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    What Are Poets For?
    Philosophy Today 59 (1): 37-60. 2015.
    This essay is a renewal of Hölderlin’s poetic question as raised again philosophically by Heidegger, and is an attempt to frame the issue anew bringing Hegel into the conversation. At stake, first, is the way in which poetry and philosophy respectively—or perhaps in conjunction—are able to address the chief question of the time as a question of “truth.” What is it that poetry and the poet properly and uniquely do in relation to their time? Does the poet think, and how does she think poetically i…Read more