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    Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era.John McCumber - 1996 - Diacritics 26 (1):33-49.
    In _Time in the Ditch, _John McCumber explores the effect of McCarthyism on American philosophy in the 1940s and 1950s. The possibility that the political pressures of the McCarthy era might have skewed the development of the discipline has rarely been addressed in the subsequent half century. Why was silence maintained for so long? And what happens, McCumber asks, when political events and pressures go beyond interfering with individual careers to influence the nature of a discipline itself?
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  2. Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era.John Mccumber - 2001 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 37 (4):677-681.
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    The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection.John McCumber & Rodolphe Gasche - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (2):300.
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    Work and Weltanschauung: The Heidegger Controversy from a German Perspective.Jürgen Habermas & John McCumber - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 15 (2):431-456.
    From the perspective of a contemporary German reader, one consideration is particularly important from the start. Illumination of the political conduct of Martin Heidegger cannot and should not serve the purpose of a global depreciation of his thought. As a personality of recent history, Heidegger comes, like every other such personality, under the judgment of the historian. In Farias’ book as well, actions and courses of conduct are presented that suggest a detached evaluation of Heidegger’s character. But in general, as (...)
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    The Philosophy Scare: The Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War.John McCumber - 2016 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    This fascinating study reveals the extensive influence of Cold War politics on academia, philosophical inquiry, and the course of intellectual history. From the rise of popular novels that championed the heroism of the individual to the proliferation of abstract art as a counter to socialist realism, the years of the Cold War had a profound impact on American intellectual life. As John McCumber shows in this fascinating account, philosophy, too, was hit hard by the Red Scare. Detailing the immense political (...)
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    Hegel’s Ethical Thought.John McCumber - 1990 - Ethics 102 (2):408-409.
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    Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant.John McCumber - 2013 - Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
    A short introduction to an endless task -- Hegel and his project -- Hegel contra Kant on philosophical critique and the limits of knowledge -- Transcendental versus linguistic idealism -- The nature and development of will -- Hegel's critique of Kant's moral theory.
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  8. Hegel on Habit.John McCumber - 1990 - The Owl of Minerva 21 (2):155-165.
    “Die Gewohnheit” is given as title for two paragraphs in the section of the 1830 Philosophy of Mind on “Subjective Spirit,” but the word itself occurs in only one of them. A more cursory treatment of the topic is thus formally impossible, and Hegel seems to follow what he calls the tendency, in “scientific” treatments of Spirit, either to speak condescendingly of habit or to pass it over altogether. But Hegel does not share the grounds for that tendency, which according (...)
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    The Company of Words: Hegel, Language, and Systematic Philosophy.John McCumber - 1993 - Northwestern University Press.
    In this provocative work, the author asks us to understand Hegel's system as a new approach to human linguistic communication.
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  10. On philosophy: notes from a crisis.John McCumber - 2013 - Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
    From scientific revolutions to Boston AA : philosophy and the speaking of matter -- What is the history of philosophy? -- Aristotle, oppression, and metaphysics -- Modernism in philosophy : fulfillment and subversion in Kant -- The malleability of reason : Hegel's return to Heracleitus -- The fragility of reason : earth, art, and politics in Heidegger -- Dialectics, thermodynamics, and the end of critique -- Critical practice and public goods : the role of philosophy.
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  11. On Philosophy: Notes From a Crisis.John McCumber - 2013 - Stanford University Press.
    Deepening divisions separate today's philosophers, first, from the culture at large; then, from each other; and finally, from philosophy itself. Though these divisions tend to coalesce publicly as debates over the Enlightenment, their roots lie much deeper. Overcoming them thus requires a confrontation with the whole of Western philosophy. Only when we uncover the strange heritage of Aristotle's metaphysics, as reworked, for example, by Descartes and Kant, can we understand contemporary philosophy's inability to dialogue with women, people of color, LGBTs, (...)
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  12. Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought.John McCumber - 2011 - Routledge.
    "Time and Philosophy" presents a detailed survey of continental thought through an historical account of its key texts. The common theme taken up in each text is how philosophical thought should respond to time. Looking at the development of continental philosophy in both Europe and America, the philosophers discussed range from Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt, Adorno and Horkheimer, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Foucault, Derrida, to the most influential thinkers of today, Agamben, Badiou, Butler and Ranciere. Throughout, the concern (...)
     
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    Back from Syracuse?Hans-Georg Gadamer & John McCumber - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 15 (2):427-430.
    It has been claimed, out of admiration for the great thinker, that his political errors have nothing to do with his philosophy. If only we could be content with that! Wholly unnoticed was how damaging such a “defense” of so important a thinker really is. And how could it be made consistent with the fact that the same man, in the fifties, saw and said things about the industrial revolution and technology that today are still truly astonishing for their foresight?In (...)
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    Just in time: Toward a new american philosophy. [REVIEW]John McCumber - 2003 - Continental Philosophy Review 36 (1):61-80.
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    Metaphysics and Oppression: Heidegger's Challenge to Western Philosophy.John McCumber - 1999 - Indiana University Press.
    Well-documented, brilliant, definitely a major contribution to philosophy!" —Choice In this compelling work, John McCumber unfolds a history of Western metaphysics that is also a history of the legitimation of oppression.
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    Poetic Interaction: Language, Freedom, Reason.John McCumber - 1989 - University of Chicago Press.
    Poetic Interaction presents an original approach to the history of philosophy in order to elaborate a fresh theory that accounts for the place freedom in the Western philosophical tradition. In his thorough analysis of the aesthetic theories of Hegel, Heidegger, and Kant, John McCumber shows that the interactionist perspective recently put forth by Jürgen Habermas was in fact already present in some form in the German Enlightenment and in Heidegger's hermeneutic phenomenology. McCumber's historical placement of the interactionist perspective runs counter (...)
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  17. Derrida and the Closure of Vision.John McCumber - 1993 - In David Kleinberg-Levin (ed.), Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision. The University of California Press. pp. 234--51.
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  18. Contradiction and Resolution in the State: Hegel's Covert View.John McCumber - 1986 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 15 (4):379-390.
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    Hegel’s Anarchistic Utopia.John McCumber - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (2):203-210.
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    Scientific Progress and Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.John McCumber - 1983 - Idealistic Studies 13 (1):1-10.
    A vast amount of attention has traditionally been paid to the relation of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit to the system of “science” which complements it in his thought. Recently, Errol Harris has suggested that the Phenomenology is also related to “science” as we understand it today, and this view has been worked out in some detail by Paul Thagard. The approach seems of interest for the philosophy of science because of the increasing contemporary awareness that empirical science is not based (...)
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    Poetic Interaction: Language, Freedom, Reason.Kathleen Wright & John McCumber - 1992 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):714.
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    Hegel’s Circular Epistemology. [REVIEW]John McCumber - 1989 - The Owl of Minerva 20 (2):205-207.
    That Hegel had an “epistemology” at all is only one of the preliminary points argued in this demanding, but extremely rewarding book. Rockmore argues that, though Hegel abandoned the traditional epistemological standpoint of an isolated subject seeking a foundation for knowledge, he was clearly concerned throughout his career with the more general issue of the justification of knowledge claims überhaupt. Moreover, Rockmore shows that Hegel’s views are strikingly relevant to contemporary philosophical debates, since justification in Hegel’s view is, as circular, (...)
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    Threshold of Bio-Ethics: Philosophical Warrant in the Thought of Stephen Erickson.John McCumber - 2002 - Christian Bioethics 8 (3):255-274.
    John McCumber; The Threshold of Bio-Ethics: Philosophical Warrant in the Thought of Stephen Erickson, Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Mor.
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    Endings: Questions of Memory in Hegel and Heidegger.Rebecca Comay & John McCumber (eds.) - 1999 - Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
    Introduction: Transforming Thought John McCumber The Story of Things According to an ancient story which (because of Hegel and Heidegger) we are now able to ...
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  25. 8/communicative consciousness and human destiny in Hegel's phenomenology.John Mccumber - 1981 - In Stephen Skousgaard (ed.), Phenomenology and the Understanding of Human Destiny. University Press of America. pp. 143.
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  26. Hegelianism.John McCumber - 1984 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30:342-343.
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  27. Hegel and natural language.John McCumber - 2009 - In Angelica Nuzzo (ed.), Hegel and the Analytic Tradition. Continuum.
     
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  28. Hegel and the Logics of History.John McCumber - 2009 - Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 19:69-83.
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  29. Hontina tropon gignetai philos : genesis versus alteration in the forming of friendships.John McCumber - 2018 - In Sean D. Kirkland & Eric Sanday (eds.), A Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Northwestern University Press.
     
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  30. J.J. Kockelmans, "On the truth of being: Reflections on Heidegger's later philosophy". [REVIEW]J. Mccumber - 1987 - Man and World 20 (2):221.
     
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  31. Language and Appropriation: The Nature of Heideggerean Dialogue.John Mccumber - 1979 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 60 (4):384.
     
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  32. Philosophy and Freedom, Derrida, Rorty, Habermas, Foucault, coll. « Studies in Continental Thought ».John Mccumber - 2003 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 193 (2):262-262.
     
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  33. Philosophy and Romantic Nationalism.J. McCumber - 1984 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30:340-341.
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  34. Philosophy as the heteronomous center of modern discourse.John McCumber - 1988 - In Hugh J. Silverman (ed.), Philosophy and Non-Philosophy Since Merleau-Ponty. Routledge.
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  35. Unearthing the wonder : A "post-Kantian" paradigm in Kant's critique of judgment.John McCumber - 2006 - In Rebecca Kukla (ed.), Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant's Critical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 266--290.
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    Reflection and Emancipation in Habermas.John McCumber - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (1):71-81.
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    Substance and Reciprocity in Hegel.John McCumber - 2003 - The Owl of Minerva 35 (1-2):1-24.
    This paper explores how an earlier stage of Hegel’s system structures later stages. Starting with the section on “substance” in the Logic, I argue that substance for Hegel is a “dialectical” or narrative structure, one whose nature is to unfold over time. In the Logic, substance unfolds into causality and reciprocity in turn. This established, I then show how this narrative structure can be found in Hegel’s treatments of three phases of objective spirit: marriage, family, and state. Objective spirit, I (...)
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    Hegel, Heidegger and the Ground of History.John McCumber - 1986 - The Owl of Minerva 18 (1):68-70.
    The question of the ground of history, according to Gillespie, is the question of what history is. German Idealism’s attempt to construe history as a source of value was the “fullest and perhaps the most profound” attempt to answer this question, and culminated in Hegel’s vindication of history as a rational process. The twentieth century, with its wars and holocausts, has made it impossible to affirm history as a rational process or a source of value, and Heidegger’s account of history (...)
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    Absolute Knowledge: Hegel and the Problem of Metaphysics.John McCumber - 1984 - The Owl of Minerva 16 (1):83-86.
    The ultimate purpose of Alan White’s careful and detailed confrontation of Hegel with Schelling is to rehabilitate first philosophy itself. In this effort, White argues two subtheses: that first philosophy is possible as “Hegelian transcendental ontology”; and that Hegel’s thought makes sense only as “transcendental ontology.” Defending Hegel against Schelling is crucial in two senses: first, Schelling’s Hegel-critique contains, “in at least rudimentary form, all of the fundamental criticisms that have ever been made” of Hegel ; second, because Schelling generally (...)
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    Funny foreigners.John McCumber - 2007 - The Philosophers' Magazine 39 (39):43-45.
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  41. Hegel and the logics of history.John McCumber - 2009 - In Will Dudley (ed.), Hegel and History. State University of New York Press.
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    Heidegger and Modernity.John Mccumber - 1991 - International Studies in Philosophy 23 (3):109-110.
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    The temporal turn in German idealism: Hegel and after.John McCumber - 2002 - Research in Phenomenology 32 (1):44-59.
    Hegel's rejection of the Kantian thing-in-itself makes the "an sich" an ingredient in experience—that about a thing which is not yet present to us is what it is "an sich." Hegel bars thus any philosophical appeal to anything construed as atemporal, a path which I argue was also taken by Nietzsche, Foucault, Rorty, and Habermas. Unlike them, however, Hegel pursues a project of systematic philosophy, which now consists in showing how temporal things mutually support one another. The recent Continental philosophers (...)
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    A Closed Intellectual Community: The Policing of American Philosophy.John McCumber - 2000 - Studies in Practical Philosophy 2 (2):125-137.
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    Anamnesis as Memory of Intelligibles in Plotinus.John Mccumber - 1978 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 60 (2):160-167.
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    Philosophy and Romantic Nationalism.J. McCumber - 1984 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30:340-341.
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    Book Notes. [REVIEW]Kevin A. Ameriks, Tad R. Brennan, Ann E. Cudd, Kirk A. Greer, Bart Gruzalski, David P. McCabe, John McCumber, Richard Sherlock & Ira J. Singer - 2003 - Ethics 114 (1):205-212.
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    Reconnecting Rorty: The Situation of Discourse in Richard Rorty's Contingency, Irony, and SolidarityContingency, Irony, and Solidarity. [REVIEW]John McCumber & Richard Rorty - 1990 - Diacritics 20 (2):2.
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    To Be is to Be an Anecdote: Hegel and the Therapeutic Absolute.John McCumber - 2009 - Substance 38 (1):56-65.
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    Reshaping Reason: Toward a New Philosophy.John McCumber - 2007 - Indiana University Press.
    In Reshaping Reason, John McCumber breathes new life into American philosophy. Moving past the tired divide between "analytic" and "continental" camps, he proposes new directions to unite a discipline which has become more unfocused and invisible. McCumber recommends a new set of rational tools to enable philosophers and then puts these tools to work to redefine epistemology, ontology, and ethics. Reshaping Reason explores philosophy's achievements and failures in a cold light and paves the way for the discipline to become more (...)
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