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    Remembering Lewis E. Hahn
    with George Sun, John Howie, Thomas Alexander, and Randall Auxier
    Philosophy East and West 56 (1): 1-15. 2006.
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    Although Charles Peirce is generally not interpreted primarily as a social-political philosopher, several commentators on Peirce have contended, along with Lara Trout, that his philosophy “provides significant resources to add to contemporary discussions of social criticism” (11). Trout’s bold, creative, and lively volume, however, is perhaps the first to develop that point systematically and in depth. By reading Peirce as a social critic, Trout argues, we allow the various strands of his though…Read more
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    Review of Sergio Franzese, The Ethics of Energy: William James's Moral Philosophy in Focus (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (5). 2009.
    Every scholar and reader of William James is aware of his frequent uses of "energy," especially in his discussions of ethics and most notably in his 1906 Presidential Address to the American Philosophical Association, "The Energies of Men".[1] But while other interpretations treat James's use of "energy" as merely one of his several folksy metaphors, The Ethics of Energy: William James's Moral Philosophy in Focus is the first monograph, as its author, Sergio Franzese, rightly claims, to focus up…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
  •  35
    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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    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
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    Ambivalences of Modernity
    International Studies in Philosophy 28 (1): 87-101. 1996.
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    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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    Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Culture (review)
    The Personalist Forum 10 (1): 49-51. 1994.
  •  28
    Message fran the Secretary-Treasurer
    Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 15 (49): 6-6. 1987.
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    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
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    Review of Fred Dallmayr, Integral Pluralism: Beyond Culture Wars (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (9). 2010.
  •  25
    Minutes of the 2006 Annual Business Meeting
    Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 34 (105): 1-2. 2006.
  •  23
    Introduction to the SAAP Proceedings
    The Pluralist 6 (3): 1-4. 2011.
  •  21
    Minutes of the Business Meeting
    Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 16 (50): 3-5. 1988.
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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
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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
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    Dialogue between pragmatism and constructivism in historical perspective
    In Larry A. Hickman, Stefan Neubert & Kersten Reich (eds.), John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism, Fordham University Press. 2009.
    This chapter discusses the problematic reception of Pragmatism in Europe, especially Germany, in the early twentieth century. It examines the important role played by American Pragmatism, especially Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, in the development of the sociology of knowledge and reflects on what lessons one might learn from such an historical investigation for social constructivist thought today. It looks into Max Scheler's complex reaction to the works of Peirce and James as their…Read more
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    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
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    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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    Economy within Culture: Introduction
    Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 1 (2): 1-3. 2017.