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    The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2007.
    This Handbook will be an essential reference point for graduate students and professional academics working on continental philosophy, as well as those with an ...
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    Hegel’s Dialectic and its Criticism
    Cambridge University Press. 1982.
    Hegel's philosophy has often been compared to a circle of circles: an ascending spiral to its admirers, but a vortex to its critics. The metaphor reflects Hegel's claim to offer a conception of philosophical reason so comprehensive as to include all others as partial forms of itself. It is a claim which faces the writer on Hegel with peculiar difficulties. Criticism, it would appear, can always be outflanked; criticism of the system can be turned back into criticism within the system. Michael Ro…Read more
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    The history of Ideas as philosophy and history
    History of Political Thought 32 (4): 691-720. 2011.
    This article argues for a conception of the history of ideas that treats philosophy historically while avoiding sociological reductionism. On the view presented here, philosophical problems characteristically arise from a conflict of commitments, at least some of which have roots in wider forms of life and ways of seeing the world. In bringing such 'doxa' to our attention, the history of ideas, it is argued, plays a role that is both genuinely historical and, at the same time, contributes to phi…Read more
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    The role of rules
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 9 (3). 2001.
    The question of rules is not an issue that separates the 'analytical' and 'Continental' traditions from one another; rather it is an issue that is a source of division within each tradition. Within Continental philosophy the problem of the rule-governed character of cognition goes back to Kant's dualism of sense and understanding. Many philosophers in the Continental tradition (notably, Nietzsche, Gadamer and Adorno) have retained a quasi-Kantian conception of judgement while rejecting the idea …Read more
  •  33
    Benjamin, Adorno and the Decline of the Aura
    In Fred Leland Rush (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory, Cambridge University Press. pp. 40--56. 2004.
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    Liberté, esprit et histoire
    Archives de Philosophie 3 (3): 463-478. 2002.
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    On Voluntary Servitude: False Consciousness and the Theory of Ideology
    with Andrew Levine
    Philosophical Review 107 (2): 304. 1998.
    Human history is a history of the domination of some groups by others, sustained in part by the willing subordination of the members of dominated groups. How can this remarkable fact be explained? On Michael Rosen’s telling, some of the best political theorists of the early modern period, from Machiavelli through Rousseau and Hume, grappled with this question. But it was, of course, in Marx’s work that the problem of voluntary servitude received its most philosophically trenchant and historicall…Read more
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    This book addresses a central theme in social and political theory: what is the motivation behind the theory of ideology, and can such a theory be defended?
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    The Ruined Castle
    Hegel Bulletin 33 (2): 10-15. 2012.
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    Review of (review)
    Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. forthcoming.
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    On Voluntary Servitude
    Science and Society 62 (4): 606-609. 1998.
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    Review of R. Bubner (review)
    Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. forthcoming.
  •  9
    Review of G. Guenther (review)
    Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. forthcoming.
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    Opus Postumum
    with Jeffrey Edwards, Immanuel Kant, and Eckart Forster
    Philosophical Review 104 (2): 280. 1995.
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    Die Weltgeschichte ist das Weltgericht
    In Fred Rush & Jürgen Stolzenberg (eds.), Geschichte/History, De Gruyter. pp. 256-272. 2014.
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    Philosophical Papers, 2 vols. by Charles Taylor (review)
    Journal of Philosophy 86 (5): 270-276. 1989.
  • This book addresses a central theme in social and political theory: what is the motivation behind the theory of ideology, and can such a theory be defended?
  • Opus Postumum (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 1995.
    This volume is the first ever English translation of Kant's last major work, the so-called Opus Postumum, a work Kant himself described as his 'chef d'oeuvre' and as the keystone of his entire philosophical system. It occupied him for more than the last decade of his life. Begun with the intention of providing a 'transition from the metaphysical foundations of natural science to physics,' Kant's reflections take him far beyond the problem he initially set out to solve. In fact, he reassesses a w…Read more
  • Introduction
    In Brian Leiter & Michael Rosen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy, Oxford University Press. 2007.