• 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.
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    Authenticity and Interaction
    Tulane Studies in Philosophy 32 45-52. 1984.
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    Hegelianism: The Path Toward Dialectical Humanism, 1805-1841 (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30 342-343. 1984.
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    Review of Richard Lynch, Foucault’s Critical Ethics (review)
    Philosophy Today 64 (4): 949-955. 2020.
  • Philosophy and Romantic Nationalism
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30 340-341. 1984.
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    Hegel and the French Revolution
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30 338-340. 1984.
  • Hegelianism
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30 342-343. 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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    Book Review (review)
    Ethics 102 (2): 408-409. 1992.
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    Work and Weltanschauung: The Heidegger Controversy from a German Perspective
    with Jürgen Habermas
    Critical Inquiry 15 (2): 431-456. 1989.
    From the perspective of a contemporary German reader, one consideration is particularly important from the start. Illumination of the political conduct of Martin Heidegger cannot and should not serve the purpose of a global depreciation of his thought. As a personality of recent history, Heidegger comes, like every other such personality, under the judgment of the historian. In Farias’ book as well, actions and courses of conduct are presented that suggest a detached evaluation of Heidegger’s ch…Read more
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    Hegel’s Anarchistic Utopia: The Politics of His Aesthetics
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (2): 203-210. 1984.
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    Reflection and Emancipation in Habermas
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (1): 71-81. 1984.
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    John McCumber; The Threshold of Bio-Ethics: Philosophical Warrant in the Thought of Stephen Erickson, Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Mor.
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    Hegel’s Circular Epistemology (review)
    The Owl of Minerva 20 (2): 205-207. 1989.
    That Hegel had an “epistemology” at all is only one of the preliminary points argued in this demanding, but extremely rewarding book. Rockmore argues that, though Hegel abandoned the traditional epistemological standpoint of an isolated subject seeking a foundation for knowledge, he was clearly concerned throughout his career with the more general issue of the justification of knowledge claims überhaupt. Moreover, Rockmore shows that Hegel’s views are strikingly relevant to contemporary philosop…Read more
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    Absolute Knowledge: Hegel and the Problem of Metaphysics (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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    Hegel, “China” and Imihigo
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy 45 (1-2): 38-51. 2018.
    Hegel’s account of China, based mainly on the reports of European travelers and missionaries, is hardly trustworthy. Attention to it, however, can illuminate Hegel’s own critical practices. Displacing his claims about China onto the imaginary nation of “Baffinland,” I argue that Hegel’s critical standards derive from the basic nature of his thought, which requires that a good society be one that not merely tolerates but encourages the full development of human diversity. As an example of how thi…Read more
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    In ‘Le puits et la pyramide’, Jacques Derrida critiques the way in which Hegel privileges speech over writing atEncyclopedia§459. He traces that privileging back to Hegel's teleologically motivated view of time as the sublation of space, which he takes in turn to be motivated by Hegel's concern, as a metaphysical thinker, for validating and securing the philosophical dream of “full presence”. This, on Hegelian terms, involves subjecting the “materiality” of space to the “ideality” of time.Perhap…Read more
  • Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era
    Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 37 (4): 677-681. 2001.
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    Scientific Progress and Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
    Idealistic Studies 13 (1): 1-10. 1983.
    A vast amount of attention has traditionally been paid to the relation of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit to the system of “science” which complements it in his thought. Recently, Errol Harris has suggested that the Phenomenology is also related to “science” as we understand it today, and this view has been worked out in some detail by Paul Thagard. The approach seems of interest for the philosophy of science because of the increasing contemporary awareness that empirical science is not based si…Read more
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    Funny foreigners
    The Philosophers' Magazine 39 43-45. 2007.
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    Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 8 118-123. 1987.
  • Hegel and the Logics of History
    Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 19 69-83. 2009.
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    Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 17 111-125. 2006.