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    Charles Taylor: Meaning, Morals and Modernity.Nicholas H. Smith - 2002 - Cambridge: Polity Press.
    Clearly written and authoritative, this book will be welcomed by students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, ...
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    Reading McDowell: On Mind and World.Nicholas H. Smith (ed.) - 2002 - Routledge.
    John McDowell's Mind and World is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important contributions to philosophy in recent years. In this volume leading philosophers examine the nature and extent of McDowell's achievement in Mind and World and related writings. The chapters, most of which were specially commissioned for this volume, are divided into five parts. The essays in part one consider Mind and World 's location in the modern philosophical tradition, particularly its relation to Kant's critical project. Parts (...)
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    Work and the Struggle for Recognition.Nicholas H. Smith - 2009 - European Journal of Political Theory 8 (1):46-60.
    This article examines a neglected but crucial feature of Honneth's critical theory: its use of a concept of recognition to articulate the norms that are apposite for the contemporary world of work. The article shows that from his first writings on the structure of critical social theory in the early 1980s to the recent exchange with Nancy Fraser on recognition and redistribution, the problem of grounding a substantive critique of work under capitalism has been central to Honneth's enterprise. This answers (...)
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  4. Rorty on Religion and Hope.Nicholas H. Smith - 2005 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):76 – 98.
    The article considers how Richard Rorty's writings on religion dovetail with his views on the philosophical significance of hope. It begins with a reconstruction of the central features of Rorty's philosophy of religion, including its critique of theism and its attempt to rehabilitate religion within a pragmatist philosophical framework. It then presents some criticisms of Rorty's proposal. It is argued first that Rorty's "redescription" of the fulfilment of the religious impulse is so radical that it is hard to see what (...)
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    Strong Hermeneutics: Contingency and Moral Identity.Nicholas H. Smith - 1997 - Routledge.
    Strong Hermeneutics presents a compelling case for the importance of hermeneutics in understanding ethics today. It provides a critical comparison of the enlightenment view of ethics with the postmodern or "weak" view of ethics. The weak view, which Nicholas H. Smith traces back to Nietzsche and identifies in the recent work of Rorty and Lyotard, is skeptical of any universal principles in ethics. The enlightenment view, starting with Kant and taken up in the work of Habermas, casts identity as subject (...)
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    Work and the Politics of Misrecognition.Nicholas H. Smith & Jean-Philippe Deranty - 2012 - Res Publica 18 (1):53-64.
    In this article we examine the idea of a politics of misrecognition of working activity. We begin by introducing a distinction between the kind of recognition and misrecognition that attaches to one’s identity, and the kind of recognition and misrecognition that attaches to one’s activity. We then consider the political significance of the latter kind of recognition and misrecognition in the context of work. Drawing first on empirical research undertaken by sociologists at the Institut für Sozialforschung in Frankfurt, we argue (...)
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    Perspectives on the Philosophy of Charles Taylor.Arto Laitinen & Nicholas Hugh Smith (eds.) - 2002 - Acta Philosophical Fennica.
    The essays in this volume offer a range of new perspectives on Charles Taylor's philosophy. Part one addresses key metaphilosophical themes such as the role of transcendental arguments, the critique of representationalism, and the dialectics of Enlightenment. Part two critically examines Taylor's views on personhood, selfhood and interpersonal recognition. Part three discusses issues in Taylor's moral and political theory, including the nature of his moral realism, his theory of modernity, and his critical appropriation of the liberal tradition. The book concludes (...)
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    Taylor on Solidarity.Nicholas H. Smith & Arto Laitinen - 2009 - Thesis Eleven 99 (1):48-70.
    After characterizing Taylor’s general approach to the problems of solidarity, we distinguish and reconstruct three contexts of solidarity in which this approach is developed: the civic, the socio-economic, and the moral. We argue that Taylor’s distinctive move in each of these contexts of solidarity is to claim that the relationship at stake poses normatively justified demands, which are motivationally demanding, but insufficiently motivating on their own. On Taylor’s conception, we need some understanding of extra motivational sources which explain why people (...)
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    Three Normative Models of Work.Nicholas H. Smith - unknown
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    From the Concept of Hope to the Principle of Hope.Nicholas H. Smith - unknown
    The chapter begins by contrasting two approaches to the analysis of hope, one which takes its departure from a view broadly shared by Hobbes, Locke and Hume, another which fits better with Aquinas's definition of hope. The former relies heavily on a sharp distinction between the cognitive and conative aspects of hope. It is argued that while this approach provides a valuable source of insights, its focus is too narrow and it rests on a problematic rationalist psychology. The chapter then (...)
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  11. Review Essay : Reason After Meaning: Charles Taylor, Philosophical Arguments (Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press, 1995).Nicholas H. Smith - 1997 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 23 (1):131-140.
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    Recognition, Culture and Economy : Honneth’s Debate with Fraser.Nicholas H. Smith - unknown
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    Contingency and Self-Identity.Nicholas H. Smith - 1996 - Theory, Culture and Society 13 (2):105-120.
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  14. The Return of Work in Critical Theory: Self, Society, Politics.Christophe Dejours, Jean-Philippe Deranty, Emmanuel Renault & Nicholas H. Smith - 2018 - New York, USA: Columbia University Press.
    From John Maynard Keynes’s prediction of a fifteen-hour workweek to present-day speculation about automation, we have not stopped forecasting the end of work. Critical theory and political philosophy have turned their attention away from the workplace to focus on other realms of domination and emancipation. But far from coming to an end, work continues to occupy a central place in our lives. This is not only because of the amount of time people spend on the job. Many of our deepest (...)
     
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    Pragmatist Transcendence in Rorty’s Metaphilosophy.Tracy Llanera & Nicholas H. Smith - 2019 - Analyse & Kritik 41 (1):97-116.
    This article argues that a pragmatist ambition to transcendence undergirds Richard Rorty’s metaphilosophy. That transcendence might play a positive role in Rorty’s work might seem implausible given his well-known rejection of the idea that human practices are accountable to some external, Archimedean standpoint, and his endorsement of the historicist view that standards of rationality are products of time and chance. It is true that Rorty’s contributions to epistemology, philosophy of mind and metaphysics have this anti-transcendentalist character. But in his metaphilosophy, (...)
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  16. Arendt’s Anti-Humanism of Labour.Nicholas H. Smith - 2019 - European Journal of Social Theory 22 (2):175-190.
    The aim of this article is to situate Arendt’s account of labour as a critical response to humanisms of labour, or put otherwise, to situate it as an anti-humanism of labour. It compares Arendt’s account of labour with that of the most prominent humanist theorist of labour at the time of the composition of The Human Condition: Georges Friedmann. Arendt’s and Friedmann’s accounts of labour are compared specifically with respect to the range of capacities, social relations, and possibilities of fulfilment (...)
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    Basic Income, Social Freedom and the Fabric of Justice.Nicholas H. Smith - 2019 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-21.
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    Introduction to Special Issue of Critical Horizons on Social Hope.Nicholas H. Smith - 2008 - Critical Horizons 9 (1):1-3.
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    Introduction : A Recognition-Theoretical Research Programme in the Social Sciences.Nicholas H. Smith - unknown
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    Levinas, Habermas and Modernity.Nicholas H. Smith - 2008 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (6):643-664.
    This article examines Levinas as if he were a participant in what Habermas has called `the philosophical discourse of modernity'. It begins by comparing Levinas' and Habermas' articulations of the philosophical problems of modernity. It then turns to how certain key motifs in Levinas' later work give philosophical expression to the needs of the times as Levinas diagnoses them. In particular it examines how Levinas interweaves a modern, post-ontological conception of `the religious' or `the sacred' into his account of subjectivity. (...)
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    Language, Work and Hermeneutics.Nicholas H. Smith - unknown
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    Ordinary Life.Nicholas H. Smith - 2018 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 44 (7):751-753.
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    Rationality and Engagement: McDowell, Dreyfus and Zidane.Nicholas H. Smith - 2013 - Hegel Bulletin 34 (2):159-180.
    The article examines John McDowell's attempt to rehabilitate the classical idea of the rational animal and Hubert Dreyfus's criticisms of that attempt. After outlining the 'engaged' conception of rationality which, in McDowell's view, enables the idea of the rational animal to shake off its intellectualist appearance, the objections posed by Dreyfus are presented that such a conception of rationality is inconsistent with the phenomena of everyday coping, characterised by non-conceptual 'involvement', and expertise, characterised by non-conceptual 'absorption'. Drawing on Michael Fried's (...)
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    Solidarity and Work: A Reassessment.Nicholas H. Smith - 2015 - In Arto Laitinen & Anne Birgitta Pessi (eds.), Solidarity: Theory and Practice. Lanham: Lexington. pp. 155-177.
    In this collection, philosophers, social psychologists, and social scientists approach contemporary social reality from the viewpoint of solidarity. They examine the nature of solidarity and explore its normative and explanatory potential.
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  25. Strong Hermeneutics: Contingency and Moral Identity.Nicholas H. Smith - 1997 - Routledge.
    Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in ethics, particularly in the approaches of deconstruction and hermeneutics. At the same time, questions of identity have risen to prominence in philosophy and beyond into cultural studies and literature. _Strong Hermeneutics_ is a clear and accessible investigation of both the enlightenment and postmodern or 'weak' approaches to contemporary discussions of ethics. The weak view, which can be traced back to Nietzche and seen in the recent work of Rorty and Lyotard, is (...)
     
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    Work as a Sphere of Norms, Paradoxes, and Ideologies of Recognition.Nicholas H. Smith - unknown
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    Work, Recognition and the Social Bond : Changing Paradigms.Nicholas H. Smith & Jean-Philippe Deranty - unknown