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  1. Katy Abramson, Elizabeth S. Anderson, Erik A. Anderson, Chris Armstrong, Barbara Arneil, Richard Arneson, Gustaf Arrhenius, Marcus Arvan, Elizabeth Ashford & Michael Bacon (2013). Recognition of Reviewers. Journal of Social Philosophy 44 (4):309-312.
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  2. Michael Bacon (2012). Pragmatism: An Introduction. Polity.
    The book explores the diverse range of positions within the field which have often resulted in marked and sometimes acrimonious disputes amongst pragmatist thinkers.
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  3. Michael Bacon (2011). Richard Rorty : Liberalism, Irony, and Social Hope. In Catherine H. Zuckert (ed.), Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Authors and Arguments. Cambridge University Press.
  4. Anita Allen, Andrew Altman, Erik A. Anderson, David Archard, Faith Armitage, Gustaf Arrhenius, Marcus Arvan, Michael Bacon, Daniel Bar-Tal & Paul Benson (2010). Recognition of Reviewers. Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (4):399-402.
  5. Michael Bacon (2010). Breaking Up is Hard to Do. Social Theory and Practice 36 (3):365-384.
    This paper examines the issue that has taken center stage in the writings of John Gray, the bankruptcy of the Enlightenment project and its implications for liberal political theory. The paper outlines Gray’s critique, showing that elements of his argument against what he calls “the liberal project” apply equally to his own value-pluralist position. It suggests that Gray equivocates between rejecting the Enlightenment liberal project and offering a value-pluralist version of that project because of a fear of moral relativism, a (...)
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  6. Michael Bacon (2010). Richard Rorty, Philosophy as Cultural Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), Paperback, Isbn 9780521698351, 218 Pages,£ 15.99. [REVIEW] Critical Horizons 9 (1):102-104.
  7. Arash Abizadeh, Brooke Ackerly, Andrew Altman, Scott A. Anderson, Daniel Attas, Michael Bacon, Marcia Baron, Mark Bernstein, Benjamin Bradley & Nicholas Buccola (2009). Recognition of Reviewers. Journal of Social Philosophy 40 (4):457-460.
  8. Michael Bacon (2008). Philosophy as Cultural Politics. Critical Horizons 9 (1):102-104.
     
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  9. Michael Bacon (2007). Richard Rorty: Pragmatism and Political Liberalism. Lexington Books.
     
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  10. Michael Bacon (2005). A Defence of Liberal Ironism. Res Publica 11 (4):403-423.
    Richard Rorty’s notion of ironism has been widely criticized for entailing frivolity and light-mindedness, for being inimical to moral commitment and, perhaps most importantly, for its putative incompatibility with his vision of liberalism. This paper suggests that these criticisms are misplaced, stemming from a misunderstanding of ironism that Rorty’s presentation has itself in part encouraged. The paper goes on to argue that ironism is not only consistent with the liberal society which Rorty favours, but that it can serve such a (...)
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  11. Michael Bacon (2003). Liberal Universalism: On Brian Barry and Richard Rorty. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (2):41-62.
    At first sight it would seem difficult to find two philosophers as different as Brian Barry and Richard Rorty. It is widely held that the former is one of the most forceful proponents of liberal universalism, whereas the latter is typically viewed as the quintessential relativist. In this essay, different usages of the term univeralism are considered, and it is argued that Rorty's position is much closer to that of Barry than is generally supposed. Indeed, the article concludes by suggesting (...)
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