• How to Overcome Oneself Nietzsche on Freedom
    In Renate Reschke & Volker Gerhardt (eds.), Nietzsche Und Europa – Nietzsche in Europa, Akademie Verlag. pp. 129-144. 2007.
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    History, Metaphors, Fables. A Hans Blumenberg Reader
    Philosophical Quarterly 71 (3): 669-672. 2021.
    History, Metaphors, Fables. A Hans Blumenberg Reader. Edited, translated, and with an introduction by BajohrHannes, FuchsFlorian, and KrollJoe Paul.
  • On the surface, The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness, is a close reading of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece Vertigo. This, however, is a book by Robert B. Pippin, one of our most penetrating and creative philosophers, and so it is also much more. Even as he provides detailed readings of each scene in the film, and its story of obsession and fantasy, Pippin reflects more broadly on the modern world depicted in Hitchcock’s films. Hitchcock’s characters, Pippi…Read more
  • The Rise of Neo-Kantianism: German Academic Philosophy Between Idealism and Positivism (review)
    Philosophical Review 102 (4): 594-596. 1993.
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    The Philosophy of F. J. Schelling: History, System, and Freedom (review)
    Philosophical Review 96 (4): 620-623. 1987.
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    Reconstructivism: On Honneth’s Hegelianism
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 40 (8): 725-741. 2014.
    In this paper I express enthusiastic solidarity with Axel Honneth's inheritance and transformation of several core Hegelian ideas, and express one major disagreement. The disagreement is not so much with anything he says, as it is with what he doesn't say. It concerns his rejection of Hegel's theoretical philosophy, and so his attempt to reconstruct Hegel's practical philosophy without reliance on that theoretical philosophy. This attitude towards Hegel's Science of Logic – that it involves a “m…Read more
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    Filmed Thought: Cinema as Reflective Form
    University of Chicago Press. 2019.
    With the rise of review sites and social media, films today, as soon as they are shown, immediately become the topic of debates on their merits not only as entertainment, but also as serious forms of artistic expression. Philosopher Robert B. Pippin, however, wants us to consider a more radical proposition: film as thought, as a reflective form. Pippin explores this idea through a series of perceptive analyses of cinematic masterpieces, revealing how films can illuminate, in a concrete manner, c…Read more
  • Rigorism and the 'New Kant'
    In Volker Gerhardt, Rolf-Peter Horstmann & Ralph Schumacher (eds.), Kant Und Die Berliner Aufklärung: Akten des Ix Internationalen Kant-Kongresses, Walter De Gruyter. pp. 313-326. 2001.
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    Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2018, Page 440-457.
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    Reading Hegel
    Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (4): 365-382. 2018.
    ABSTRACTThe project defended in this article is a forty-plus year attempt to argue for the continuing philosophical importance of the positions in theoretical and practical and aesthetic philosophy defended in what has come to be known as ‘German Idealism’ For the most part this has concerned Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, and the relations among them, with most of the attention focused on Hegel. The Hegel interpretation has been criticized for its claim about the influence of Kant on Hegel’s a…Read more
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    Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy
    University of Chicago Press. 2015.
    In this latest book, renowned philosopher and scholar Robert B. Pippin offers the thought-provoking argument that the study of historical figures is not only an interpretation and explication of their views, but can be understood as a form of philosophy itself. In doing so, he reconceives philosophical scholarship as a kind of network of philosophical interanimations, one in which major positions in the history of philosophy, when they are themselves properly understood within their own historic…Read more
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    This is the most important book on Hegel to have appeared in the past ten years. Robert Pippin offers a completely new interpretation of Hegel's idealism, which focuses on Hegel's appropriation and development of kant's theoretical project. Hegel is presented neither as a precritical metaphysician nor as a social theorist, but as a critical philosopher whose disagreements with Kant, especially on the issue of intuitions, enrich the idealist arguments against empiricism, realism and naturalism. I…Read more
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    Replies to critics
    European Journal of Philosophy 27 (4): 1065-1074. 2019.
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    Idealism and Anti-idealism in Modern European Thought
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 33 (3): 349-367. 2019.
    The project from which this essay is drawn is a philosophical engagement with the tradition of anti-Hegelianism in modern European philosophy, a critique that I want to show amounts to an attack on Hegel's version of idealism and ultimately on philosophy as traditionally understood. Idealism, in this tradition, should not be understood as a claim about the mind-dependence of the world, or about a mind-imposed structure in experience, or as a so-called objective idealism, but first and foremost a…Read more
  • Idealismus und Anti-Idealismus. Die Unendlichkeit des Denkens und radikale Endlichkeit
    In Thomas Khurana, Dirk Quadflieg, Dirk Setton, Francesca Raimondi & Juliane Rebentisch (eds.), Negativität: Kunst - Recht - Politik, Suhrkamp. pp. 391-400. 2018.
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    Gay science and corporeal knowledge
    Nietzsche Studien Gesamtregister Bände 1-20 29 136-152. 2000.
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    The Unavailability of the Ordinary
    Political Theory 31 (3): 335-358. 2003.
    In Natural Right and History Leo Strauss argues for the continuing “relevance” of the classical understanding of natural right. Since this relevance is not a matter of a direct return, or a renewed appreciation that a neglected doctrine is simply true, the meaning of this claim is some- what elusive. But it is clear enough that the core of Strauss’s argument for that relevance is a claim about the relation between human experience and philosophy. Strauss argues that the classical understanding a…Read more
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    Finite and Absolute Idealism
    In Sebastian Gardner & Matthew Grist (eds.), The Transcendental Turn, Oxford University Press Uk. 2015.
    Any interpretation of Hegel which stresses both his deep dependence on and radical revision of Kant must account for the nature of the difference between what Hegel calls a merely finite idealism and a so-called ’Absolute Idealism’. Such a clarification in turn depends on understanding Hegel’s claim to have preserved the distinguishability of intuition and concept, but to have insisted on their inseparability, or, to have defended their ’organic’ rather than ’mechanical’ relation. This is the ma…Read more
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    Hegel frequently claimed that the heart of his entire system was a book widely regarded as among the most difficult in the history of philosophy, The Science of Logic. This is the book that presents his metaphysics, an enterprise that he insists can only be properly understood as a “logic,” or a “science of pure thinking.” Since he also wrote that the proper object of any such logic is pure thinking itself, it has always been unclear in just what sense such a science could be a “metaphysics.” Ro…Read more
  • Heglov etični racionalizem
    Filozofski Vestnik 19 (1). 1998.
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    Hölse, System and Subject
    Hegel Bulletin 9 (1): 5-19. 1988.
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    Hegel on Historical Meaning: For Example, The Enlightenment
    Hegel Bulletin 18 (1): 1-17. 1997.
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    Hegel's Idealism: Prospects
    Hegel Bulletin 10 (1): 28-41. 1989.
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    Foreword
    In Deborah Hertz (ed.), Hermeneutics as Politics, Yale University Press. 2017.