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  1. added 2015-01-18
    Aboulafia (2002). Habermas und Mead: Über Universalität und Individualität (translation of Habermas and Mead: On Universality and Individuality). In Axel Honneth & Hans Joas (eds.), Kommunikatives Handeln.
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    Mitchell Aboulafia (1989). A Mead Divided Against Himself: A Mead Divided Against Himself," Comments on R. Collins' "Toward a Neo-Meadian Sociology of Mind,. Symbolic Interaction 12 (1).
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  3. added 2015-01-16
    Mitchell Aboulafia (1999). A (Neo) American in Paris: Bourdieu, Mead, and Pragmatism. In RIchard Shusterman (ed.), Bourdieu: A Critical Reader. 153-174.
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    Andreas Dorschel (2010). Ideengeschichte. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
    What are ideas? How have new ideas emerged? How have ideas been preserved or altered? Whoever ‘has got an idea’ may believe it fell from the skies. Yet in so far as they become intelligible, ideas must have grown out of some tradition, and in so far as they are significant, new ideas grow from them. In a nutshell: Ideas are always connected historically. How such connections are to be explored constitutes the subject matter of this book, focussing on method.
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  5. added 2015-01-02
    Andreas Dorschel (2006). Über Kanonisierung. Musiktheorie 21 (1):6-12.
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    Krzysztof Brzechczyn (2012). Varieties of Idealization and Strategies of Modification of Social Theory. The Case of the Totalitarian Syndrome. Człowiek I Społeczeństwo 34:235-47.
    The aim of this paper is to consider the influence of the methodological status of the concept of the totalitarian syndrome on the strategy of its development. It is argued that the totalitarian syndrome as put forward by Carl J. Friedrich and Zbigniew Brzezinski represented a kind of social modelling. However, there are different approaches to modelling in the social sciences. Modelling, when perceived from a neo-Hegelian perspectives, leads to the elaboration of dependencies between social phenomenon and their main factors. (...)
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  7. added 2014-12-30
    Claude Lévi-Strauss (1969). The Elementary Structures of Kinship. Beacon Press.
    'At last one of the most famous generalizing works in anthropology by the field's most stimulating and controversial contemporary figure has been translated, beautifully, and with the enlightening preface of the second French edition.
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  8. added 2014-12-22
    Andreas Dorschel (2013). Aesthetics of Conducting: Expression and Gesture. In Jean Paul Olive & Susanne Kogler (eds.), Expression et geste musical. L'Harmattan. 65-73.
    Expression in orchestral music is a matter of conductors rather than orchestras. Why should that be so? The straightforward answer seems to be that expression is bound to the individual self. But, then, does it have to be? Collective expression of, e.g., anger, rage or protest is not at all unusual in the public domain of politics. Our intuition of conductors’ expressive primacy could be salvaged if we were to conceive of orchestras as their instruments. But that will not do. (...)
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    Andreas Dorschel (2010). Der ‘Kunstregelbau’. Kontrapunktik in Max Webers Fragment Zur Musiksoziologie. In Ulrich Tadday (ed.), Philosophie des Kontrapunkts. edition text + kritik. 135-142.
    In his social theory, Max Weber (1864 – 1920) attempts to identify patterns that have distinguished Western rationality. Music, he argues, is one of the domains that exhibit such structures. As a specific instance, Weber cites counterpoint as developed in 15th century Europe and – so he claims – culminating in Bach’s music. “No other epoch and culture possesses it”, Weber asserts. Counterpoint’s rationality is meant to manifest itself in rules; yet Weber’s approach lacks an analysis of such rules. Remarkably, (...)
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    Steven M. Rosen (2014). How Can We Signify Being? Semiotics and Topological Self-Signification. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 10 (2):250-277.
    The premise of this paper is that the goal of signifying Being central to ontological phenomenology has been tacitly subverted by the semiotic structure of conventional phenomenological writing. First it is demonstrated that the three components of the conventional sign as defined by C. S. Peirce—the sign-vehicle, object, and interpretant—bear an external relationship to each other. This is linked to the abstractness of alphabetic language, which objectifies nature and splits subject and object. It is the subject-object divide that phenomenology must (...)
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    Andreas Dorschel & Matthias Kettner (1996). Systemrationalität? In Karl-Otto Apel & Matthias Kettner (eds.), Die eine Vernunft und die vielen Rationalitäten. Suhrkamp. 349-372.
    We judge actions to be rational if means are adequate to ends. In modern societies, innumerable actions are interconnected into complex systems. Does rationality, then, become a feature of systems? If so, it will not do to view means in the light of ends, Niklas Luhmann maintained. In ‘The Concept of Purpose and Systems Rationality’ (‘Zweckbegriff und Systemrationalität’) (1968), he defined the rationality of systems as their capacity to reduce complexity (“Reduktion von Komplexität”); in his later work, Luhmann elaborated and (...)
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    Andreas Dorschel (1995). Das anthropologische Argument in der praktischen Philosophie und die Logik des Vergleichs. Logos 2 (1):19-40.
    Arnold Gehlen's attempt to give anthropological grounds for morality stems from Kant's idea that being freed from the compulsion of instinct left human beings in need of compensation for the loss of the practical guidance which instinct had hitherto provided. Whereas Kant thought this compensation was to found only in reasoned morality, Gehlen would argue that morality provides recompense by becoming a quasi-instinct that functions without reflection and that needs to be bred into human beings. The author maintains that in (...)
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    Andreas Dorschel (1986). Religion als 'Teilsystem'? Zu Niklas Luhmanns 'Die Unterscheidung Gottes'. Österreichische Zeitschrift Für Soziologie 11 (3):12-18.
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    Lajos L. Brons (2014). Needing the Other: The Anatomy of the Mass Noun Thesis. ARGUMENT 4 (1):103-122.
    Othering is the construction and identification of the self or in-group and the other or out-group in mutual, unequal opposition by attributing relative inferiority and/or radical alienness to the other/out-group. Othering can be “crude” or “sophisticated”, the defining difference being that in the latter case othering depends on the interpretation of the other/out-group in terms that are applicable only to the self/in-group but that are unconsciously assumed to be universal. The Mass Noun Thesis, the idea that all nouns in certain (...)
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    Eva-Maria Engelen, Christian Fleischhack, C. Giovanni Galizia & Katharina Landfester (eds.) (2010). Heureka: Evidenzkriterien in den Wissenschaften. Ein Kompendium für den interdisziplinären Gerauch. Spektrum Springer.
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  16. added 2014-11-28
    Bertold Schweitzer (forthcoming). Modelling Mechanisms of Democratic Transition in the Arab Uprisings. Middle East Critique 24 (1).
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    Patricia Bauer & Bertold Schweitzer (2014). Egypt and the European Union: Political Dialogue and Authoritarian Resilience. In Adham Hamed (ed.), Revolution as a Process: The Case of the Egyptian Uprising. Wiener Verlag für Sozialforschung. 221–243.
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    Patricia Bauer & Bertold Schweitzer (2013). The Egyptian Revolution 2011: Mechanisms of Violence and Non-Violence. In Bert Preiss & Claudia Brunner (eds.), Democracy in Crisis: The Dynamics of Civil Protest and Civil Resistance. Lit. 309–328.
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  19. added 2014-11-19
    Danny Frederick, Values in Education and the Community.
    The UK School Curriculum and Assessment Authority proposes a set of values to which everyone can subscribe, which can provide schools with a secure basis for the provision of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. The proposal is misguided. The code would be determined by political negotiation, which would bring the whole idea of moral education into disrepute, and it would be an impediment to moral advancement, which requires trial and error experimentation. Imposing a code on all state schools would (...)
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  20. added 2014-11-11
    Marc Champagne (2014). Just Do It: Schopenhauer and Peirce on the Immediacy of Agency. Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 18 (2):209-232.
    In response to the claim that our sense of will is illusory, some philosophers have called for a better understanding of the phenomenology of agency. Although I am broadly sympathetic with the tenor of this response, I question whether the positive-theoretic blueprint it promotes truly heralds a tenable undertaking. Marshaling a Schopenhauerian insight, I examine the possibility that agency might not be amenable to phenomenological description. Framing this thesis in terms of Charles S. Peirce’s semiotic framework, I suggest a way (...)
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    Matteo Bianchin (forthcoming). From Joint Attention to Communicative Action Some Remarks on Critical Theory, Social Ontology and Cognitive Science. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714556693.
    In this article I consider the relevance of Tomasello’s work on social cognition to the theory of communicative action. I argue that some revisions are needed to cope with Tomasello’s results, but they do not affect the core of the theory. Moreover, they arguably reinforce both its explanatory power and the plausibility of its normative claims. I proceed in three steps. First, I compare and contrast Tomasello’s views on the ontogeny of human social cognition with the main tenets of Habermas’ (...)
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    Ching-Hsin Yu, Eric Chen-hua Yu & Kaori Shoji (2014). Innovations of Candidate Selection Methods: Polling Primary and Kobo Under the New Electoral Rules in Taiwan and Japan. Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (4):635-659.
    This paper explores the linkage between electoral systems and candidate selection methods (CSMs) by analyzing two innovations of CSMs in Taiwan and Japan: polling primary and kobo, respectively. With an assumption that partiesno-finding’ conclusion in some previous large-N studies on the linkage between electoral systems and choices of CSMs. Additionally, our findings highlight the importance of institutional factors, such as electoral systems, in explaining CSM reforms in a comparative perspective.
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    Jean-Marc Coicaud (2014). Toward an Integrated Theory of Emotions/Passions, Values and Rights in International Politics. Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (4):603-634.
    This article focuses on the relationship between emotions and passions, on the one hand, and values, needs and rights, on the other. This relationship is indeed central to the social dimension of international politics. In this perspective, the article examines how emotions and passions can be at the same time effects and causes of the extent to which actors feel that their needs and rights are fulfilled or not. In the process, the article also explores the negative and positive features (...)
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    Kosuke Shimizu (2014). The Ambivalent Relationship of Japan's Soft Power Diplomacy and Princess Mononoke : Tosaka Jun's Philosophy of Culture as Moral Reflection. Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (4):683-698.
    Culture is a demanding word, particularly when it is used in the context of the contemporary academic discipline of international relations . It is often employed in order to distinguish one identity from another, allegedly illuminating idiosyncrasies embedded in a particular society or group of people. The essentialized understanding of culture is also detectable in the case of the current debate on the non-Western international relations theories . Non-Western politicians and scholars often employ the term culture in order to distinguish (...)
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    Lien Thi Quynh Le & Mikami (2014). Global Leadership and International Regime: Empirical Testing of Cooperation Without Hegemony Paradigm on the Basis of 120 Multilateral Conventions Data Deposited to the United Nations System. Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (4):523-601.
    This study is an attempt to construct a quantitative link for international regimes with global leadership. The country's willingness to lead in solving global issues as the first mover in the formation of an international regime is measured and characterized by analyzing their ratification behavior in multilateral conventions deposited to the United Nations which shape of the global community. For this purpose, a set of quantitative indicators, the Index of Global Leadership Willingness and the Global Support Index, was defined and (...)
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    Yusuke Anami (2014). Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Translated byJoshua A. Fogel, The Formation of the Chinese Communist Party ,New York:Columbia University Press,2013. Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (4):701-704.
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    Chung-in Moon (2014). Hiroshi Masuda, MacArthur in Asia: The General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea ,Ithaca:Cornell University Press,2012. Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (4):699-701.
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    Ching-Hsin Yu & Chen-Hua Yu (2014). Innovations of Candidate Selection Methods: Polling Primary and Kobo Under the New Electoral Rules in Taiwan and Japan. Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (4):635-659.
    This paper explores the linkage between electoral systems and candidate selection methods by analyzing two innovations of CSMs in Taiwan and Japan: polling primary and kobo, respectively. With an assumption that partiesno-finding’ conclusion in some previous large-N studies on the linkage between electoral systems and choices of CSMs. Additionally, our findings highlight the importance of institutional factors, such as electoral systems, in explaining CSM reforms in a comparative perspective.
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    Youngho Cho (2014). Internet and Democratic Citizenship Among the Global Mass Publics: Does Internet Use Increase Political Support for Democracy? Japanese Journal of Political Science 15 (4):661-682.
    This study analyzed public opinion data for the 45 societies from the latest World Values Survey and found that Internet use promotes democratic support in democratic countries but not in authoritarian countries. In advanced democracies, democratic ideas and thoughts are freely produced and disseminated in cyberspace, and Internet users tend to absorb them. On the other hand, this online content is highly controlled by authoritarian governments in non-democratic settings, and Internet users are likely to be exposed to pro-government messages and (...)
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  30. added 2014-11-06
    Peter Olsthoorn (2015). Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy. State University of New York Press.
    In this history of the development of ideas of honor in Western philosophy, Peter Olsthoorn examines what honor is, how its meaning has changed, and whether it can still be of use. Political and moral philosophers from Cicero to John Stuart Mill thought that a sense of honor and concern for our reputation could help us to determine the proper thing to do, and just as important, provide us with the much-needed motive to do it. Today, outside of the military (...)
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