•  1
    Chimpanzees and Sign Language: Darwinian Realities versus Cartesian Delusions
    with Sandra B. Rosenthal, Roger Fouts, Erin McKenna, Kelvin J. Booth, Steven Fesmire, Felicia E. Kruse, John Kaag, Lucas McGranahan, and Jose-Antonio Orosco
    The Pluralist 6 (3): 19-24. 2011.
  •  372
    Remembering Lewis E. Hahn
    with George Sun, John Howie, Thomas Alexander, and Randall Auxier
    Philosophy East and West 56 (1): 1-15. 2006.
  • For over 2000 years, economics was studied in the West as a branch of ethics, or moral philosophy. Presently, though, few economists and no textbook in economic orthodoxy claim any close connection between economic science and philosophy. However, might the current 'crises' in economics, and in the economics profession have their deep roots in the separation of economics from philosophy and ethics? American pragmatism, among the various contemporary philosophic traditions, lends itself specially…Read more
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    from my first courses as an undergraduate in African American studies, I have been concerned about the dynamics by which white and Black1 people discuss race. For one, I was troubled in my undergraduate African American studies courses by the ease with which white students would insert themselves into conversations where, it seemed to me, they simply did not belong, for example, conversations concerning visions for the future of the Black community and strategies for achieving such visions. Shan…Read more
  •  27
    The Spirit of Capitalism and the Caribbean Slave Trade
    The Pluralist 10 (2): 194-204. 2015.
    capitalist proponents and orthodox Marxists alike tend to agree that capitalism entails a significant break from systems of chattel slavery: both claim that there is a significant, substantive difference between a system that commands and oppresses labor directly and one that commands labor indirectly through the private ownership of capital, although Marxists would deny that the latter is any less oppressive that the former. Apologists for capitalism commonly claim that the rise of that system …Read more
  •  32
    Response to Bromley
    The Pluralist 10 (1): 31-37. 2015.
    despite the fact that pragmatism spawned a whole school of economics, namely, Institutionalism, relatively little work has been done by pragmatists in philosophy to apply pragmatism to contemporary economic issues or to the rethinking of economic theory, which seems to be unraveling in the current state of economic crisis. There are notable exceptions, of course, and I mention here especially the work of Judith Green, in applying pragmatism in the furtherance of economic democracy; Larry Hickman…Read more
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    The Pluralist 7 (3): 1-6. 2012.
    Let me begin by repeating my remarks at the close of the annual Business Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 17, 2012 :"We call ourselves the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, but one of the hopes of at least Josiah Royce and John Dewey was that great societies might eventually grow into great communities. So I am deeply honored today to assume the position of SAAP's new President because it is an honor that comes not merely from a society o…Read more
  •  23
    Introduction to the SAAP Proceedings
    The Pluralist 6 (3): 1-4. 2011.
  •  8
    Max Scheler’s Two Approaches to Philosophy of Culture
    Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 4 (4): 36-44. 2021.
    Max Scheler seems to present two distinct approaches to philosophy of culture. In the early period of his Formalismus in der Ethik und die materiale Wertethik and “Ordo Amoris,” he describes cultures as being defined by their distinct order of value preferencings. In his later period of his “Probleme einer Soziologie des Wissens,” however, Scheler explains the dynamics of culture in terms of the interaction of what he calls “real” and “ideal sociological factors,” rooted in various drives and sp…Read more
  •  10
    While the idea of worker-owned cooperatives is centuries-old, the network of over 300 such enterprises in the Basque region of Spain and founded upon Catholic social justice teachings, is the most successful and impressive in history. The central claim of this paper is that the worker-owned, Mondragon cooperatives demonstrate not only how economic institutions can be structured so as to promote the common good but also how participation in them can engender a concern for the common good among in…Read more
  •  9
    Economy within Culture: Introduction
    Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 1 (2): 1-3. 2017.
  •  10
    Growth and Well-Being, Economic and Human
    Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 1 (2): 54-67. 2017.
    The aim of this paper is to trace how a perverted understanding of the human – of human nature, growth, and well-being – came to form the foundation for classical liberal economic thought and to identify some of the negative consequences of this development. My suggestion is that, in response to the social upheaval of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries that would lead to the rise of capitalism and make possible the industrial revolution, moral philosophers applied to humans and to human society …Read more
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    Economist Amartya Sen’s and philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s capabilities approach to economic development enjoys global attention, and there has been considerable interest in connections between it and pragmatism. 1 This paper argues, first, that there are indeed strong, productive affinities between Sen’s and Nussbaum’s understanding of ‘capabilities’ in rethinking how economies are to be developed and measured, on the one hand, and John Dewey’s notion of ‘growth’ and applications of pragmatism t…Read more
  •  7
    Bibliography of English Translations of the Works of Max Scheler
    with Manfred S. Frings
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 9 (3): 207-208. 1978.
  •  5
    Reply to R. T. Allen
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 18 (1): 72-74. 1987.
  •  4
    Max Scheler: Toward a Sociology of Space
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 9 (3): 175-183. 1978.
  •  5
    Introduction to Max Scheler's “The Idea of Peace and Pacifism”
    with Manfred S. Frings
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 7 (3): 151-153. 1976.
  •  6
    The Life-World Roots of Economy
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 16 (2): 167-176. 1985.
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    The “Art of Living”
    Radical Philosophy Review 12 (1-2): 339-353. 2009.
    In volumes two and three of The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault recovers an ancient ethical tradition of “aesthetics of existence,” or “art of living”—the “elaboration of one’s own life as a personal work of art”—centered on the notion of “care of the self.” This ethic invites one to think of one’s life as one’s primarywork of art, and hence is a matter strictly of personal choice and freedom, while the codified ethics characterizing Christianity and modernity are matters of universal obli…Read more
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    Ambivalences of Modernity
    International Studies in Philosophy 28 (1): 87-101. 1996.
  • Manfred S. Frings, Philosophy of Prediction and Capitalism (review)
    Philosophy in Review 8 396-398. 1988.
  • The purpose of this dissertation is twofold: first, to set forth a social theory of space based upon, but not restricted to, the philosophy of Max Scheler, and second, to apply such a theory to the contemporary experience of space in technological society. Such an experience, I suggest, is marked by a tension between 'societal space' and 'communal place'. Societal space affords one privacy, autonomy, and individual freedom, but it also is fragmented and alienating. Communal place, on the other h…Read more
  • John Dewey on the Public Responsibility of Intellectuals
    Etica E Politica 12 (1): 195-206. 2010.
    What is a “public intellectual”? And, what is the public responsibility of intellectuals? I wish to place these issues at the intersection of John Dewey’s notion of “publics” and his call for a recovery of philosophy, which I take to be a broader call for a recovery of intellectual life generally. My analysis from such a perspective will suggest the public responsibility of intellectuals to be at least three-fold: 1) to identify and maintain citizens’ focus on the concrete problems that define p…Read more
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    Dewey, Economic Democracy, and the Mondragon Cooperatives
    European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 3 (2): 186-200. 2011.
    This article argues that the Mondragon cooperatives, a network of worker-owned businesses in the Basque region of Spain, offers a concrete example of Deweyan economy, wherein democracy is part of everyday work-life. It first identifies three central features of Deweyan economy: a) its notion of economic growth is rooted in human growth; b) it is organic and evolutionary, not ideological or utopian; and c) it is empirical and experimental. Second, the article sketches some of the important histor…Read more
  • Index to Volume X
    with Vincent Colapietro, Being as Dialectic, Dale Jacquette, Adversus Adversus Regressum Against Infinite Regress Objections, Santosh Makkuni, Moral Luck, Practical Judgment, Leo J. Penta, and On Power
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 10 (4). 1996.